Bath salts are just a class of designer drugs. The title comes from cases where the drugs were disguised as a bath salt. The crystals, powders, or flakes often look very much like Epsom salt but are different chemically. Some bath salts have been compared to bath gels because both contain some similar ingredients. But bath salt is simply bath water with a salt element added.
There are many types and styles of bath salts on the market today. All are made with one of three salts. Dead Sea salts are used mostly for cosmetic purposes, although there are bath salts that also contain Epsom salt. Epsom salt has been known to relieve colds and ease stomach pains, but there are no proven medical benefits. As a bath salt, bath salts containing magnesium chloride are effective for increasing blood circulation. The salt can be absorbed into the skin to help with muscle pain and soreness.
Not only do salts from the Dead Sea contain minerals and other healing properties, but they can also be used for a variety of beauty products. Magnesium chloride is among the most common ingredients in bath soaps, makeup removers, bath salt sprays, and body lotions. It has an intensely soothing effect on dry, itchy, flaky, and irritated skin. Some brands of bath salt are also added small amounts of other ingredients, such as olive oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, and aloe vera gel. These additional ingredients can provide additional soothing effects. The most commonly known properties of bath salt are its soothing effect and its ability to gently draw out impurities from the skin.
There are other uses for bath salts other than cosmetics and spa treatments. It is also used in sunburn treatment. The salt is said to reduce redness and inflammation, which can be the initial signs of a sunburn. Other uses include relief of insect bites, sunburn, and bites from pets. It can also help relieve minor wounds and minor scrapes.
The benefits of bath salt are not limited to cosmetic reasons. Medical experts have also linked bath salt to various digestive problems, including irritable bowel syndrome. It is said to help with diarrhea and its effects on colon cleansing. It can also be helpful with constipation, as well as preventing hemorrhoids and weakening of the walls of the veins. In addition, it is believed to have some anti-inflammatory properties.
Although bath salt has a variety of positive effects, there are some potential side effects too. Most importantly, it can irritate the eyes, especially when it is used repeatedly in contact with the eyes. Salts with large amounts of calcium may cause dryness of the eyelids. The nose and throat can also become irritated when bath salts are used too frequently or for a long period of time. In some people, bath salts can cause a stinging sensation in the throat.
While there are some side effects associated with the use of bath salts, they pale in comparison to the negative side effects that can occur if you use other forms of alternative medicine, such as anesthetics during surgery. You may also find that your skin feels tauter and smoother after bathing. However, this has not been proven yet and is mostly hearsay. Some of the bath salts contain additives which can be irritating and even drying out your skin. For this reason, it is important to read the labels carefully when shopping for bath salts.
There are other benefits of bath salt, besides those listed above. They can be used to soothe cuts and burns, and to treat athlete's foot, ringworm, athlete's feet, and jock itch. Some bath salt brands also have antibacterial and antioxidant properties and may help to alleviate problems like eczema and acne. There are even several brands on the market now that combine salt with different herbs and bath products. These are marketed as aromatherapy bath salts, and claim to offer relaxation, aphrodisiacs, and other health benefits. Many consumers enjoy these products and swear by them.