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1.10.2011

More on Bath Time Beauty

Getting great comments about your bath rituals. We can agree that bathing is always a time to relax and reduce stress. Adding bath salts to the routine makes it a therapeutic experience.

HIMALAYAN PINK SALT
This crystalline salt is extremely pure, therapeutic, and even nutritious. Contains 84 elements that match the ocean and our bodies. Easily balances the body's PH level, stimulates circulation and pulls toxins from the body. Can even alleviate flu-like symptoms. Add essential oils like lavender or chamomile to destress completely. Try the SAN FRANCISCO BATH SALT COMPANY Himalayan Bath Salt/$18.99 for 5 lbs. Select from fine, medium, or coarse grains and add a scent too. Go to www.sfbsc.com.

DEAD SEA SALT
Taken from the Dead Sea, used in ointments and soaps, this salt is the least drying. A concentration of minerals including magnesium and potassium. It's a natural muscle relaxer, soothing to arthritis and heals a host of skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. Go to www.ahavaus.com for the JUNIPER Mineral Bath Salt/$22.

EPSOM SALT
A common drug store favorite! It is a cheapie exfoliant that soothes dry skin. Known to draw out fluids to quickly reduce swelling and relieve achy muscles, it's the classic problem solver. Get more ways to use Epsom Salt here.

TABLE SALT
Yes, Sodium Chloride has amazing anti-bacterial properties in crystal form. A potent cleanser that fights acne and combats breakouts. Mixed with grape seed or olive oil, it makes a nice scrub.

Make sure you drink plenty of water to restore fluids that can be depleted. Fill the tub and add two or three scoops of the crystals. Choose from any of the bath salts above to refresh and rejuvenate both body and mind. Be sure to include a bath pillow, lie back and enjoy.

If you're pregnant or have medical issues, consult your doctor first!
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