Thursday, September 1, 2011
The soothing miracle-working waters of the Dead Sea have a reputation that dates back over 2000 years. Physicians now recommend Dead Sea Salt (Bokek) to relieve the symptoms of dry skin disorders such as Psoriasis and Eczema, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint and muscle pain.
Prior to a salt glow treatment, take a short shower to moisten the body. Wetting of the skin is important to prevent irritation caused by friction. After the skin is slightly wet, apply a salt glow mixture and gently rub on the skin to facilitate exfoliation. After the mixture is rubbed onto the entire body, take a very hot shower to remove all the salt from the skin. Please note: A salt glow treatment should not be given to anyone with an open cut, sore or abrasion, and should not be used if an individual has recently shaved.
Mixed with true lavender essential oil it is also a great sleep inducer, salt is vital for sleep regulation because it is a natural hypnotic. Bringing the Dead Sea’s properties right into the bathtub for relaxation and relief, the widely reputed soothing effects of the Dead Sea can now be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home. Now every bathtub, hot tub, Jacuzzi and whirlpool can be a private spa, with the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea minerals, whenever anyone anywhere wants relief or relaxation.
Organic Bokek Dead Sea Salts are the most therapeutic of bath salts. With a sodium content of less than 40%, it is gentle on the skin. Natural skin softeners and muscle relaxers make this salt unique. For a deep therapy bath, use 2-3 lbs. of salt in a regular size bathtub. Soak 20-30minutes. Be sure to drink lots of water as the detoxification process will pull moisture from your body as it eliminates toxins. This should be done once or twice a month. For every day baths, one to two cups of salt is plenty. Mixed with therapeutic oils you can create wonderful synergistic blends.
1 cup Bokek Dead Sea Salt Crushed/Fine
4 oz Grapeseed Oil (½ cup)
2 oz Avocado Oil (¼ cup)
1 T Vitamin E Oil 20-30 drops Essential Oil Blend
Essential Oil Blends
Cleansing: ¾ oz Grapefruit and ¼ oz Eucalyptus
Soothing and Relaxing: ½ oz Lavender and ½ oz Bergamot
Uplifting: ¼ oz Lemongrass and ¾ oz Lime
Energizing: ¼ oz Rosemary and ¾ oz Spearmint
Cold Relief: ¼ oz Eucalyptus, ¾ oz Lavender and 6 drops Tea Tree
Pour oils mixture into storage jar. Jar should be glass or PET and have an air tight seal. Slowly add salt and mix well. Salt Glow should be stored in cool dark place to maximize shelf life. Adding a drop or two of Rosemary Essential Oil will help to preserve your scrubs. Be sure to store your salts in an air tight container to avoid clumping.
Our skin is amazingly complex and, by weight, the largest organ of the body. It covers some 22 square feet and weighs around nine pounds (roughly 7% of body weight). Its integumentary system provides the front line of defense for the body, as well as being expressive of physiological conditions and emotional states. Skin is the extension of our nervous system to the outside of the body. It is involved in processes of exchange between the internal and external environments respiration, absorption and elimination. It’s no wonder that the uses of bath salts, with their unique balance of minerals, are so beneficial to our health and state of mind.
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Posted by Susan Berry at 10:37 AM