How to Have a Successful Mineral Bath

Getting the best out of a mineral bath requires being attentive to some specific requirements for the ideal mineral bath. This article sets out the key elements to consider.

Steps

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    Only use warm water. Bathwater that is too hot will spoil the effect of the minerals by closing up your pores and making you feel tired.
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    Test the water. If you cannot immediately slip your foot into the bath, it is too hot for a successful mineral bath. Add more cold water.
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    Try to use Dead Sea salt. Its mineral profile is the best of the sea salts. Although more expensive, it has therapeutic benefits that make it worthwhile.
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    Add essential oils. To add the uplifting and relaxing element to a mineral bath, select a suitable essential oil and add several drops to scent the bath.
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    Keep the lighting low. The experience should be a pleasant and relaxing one. This means keeping lights down low and avoiding overhead lights where possible.
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    Have soft towels ready for after the bath. Do not use scratchy or old towels after a luxurious soak; keep treating yourself to the best and have clean, fluffy, soft towels ready to dry off with.
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    If possible, continue relaxing by going to bed for an early night. This is the best way to get the most out of a mineral bath and you will awaken incredibly refreshed the next morning. Otherwise, have a very relaxing afternoon or rest of day without too many chores.

Things You'll Need

  • Bath salts (preferable Dead Sea derived)
  • Low lighting
  • Warm water (tepid to warm only)
  • Soft towels

Article Info

Categories: Spa Treatments & Massages