THE BATH SOAK: WHY SALTY BATH IS UNIQUE

THE BATH SOAK: WHY SALTY BATH IS UNIQUE


SPRING HAS SPRUNG! And, our March Box — Spring Cleaning: Body, Mind + Spirit — has shipped. Every item was selected for its exquisite ability to detox the body, relax sore muscles, ease stress + anxiety… rejuvenate your spirit, and get glowing, happy skin! Starting with our bath soak of the month: aptly titled, CALM DOWN, it is spring renewal in a jar!  Let’s look at our March Bath Soak in greater detail, along with each ingredient’s amazing properties:

WHAT’S IN IT? 4 THERAPEUTIC-GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS + OUR MNERAL-RICH BATH SALTS:

GERANIUM — A sweet, flowery and versatile oil that provides instant relief from anxiety, depression, moodiness and exhaustion.  In this formulation, we also activate its restorative and balancing properties by combining it with lavender and rose oils.

ROSE — An amazing natural stress-reducer!  Rose essential oil is one of the most expensive oils due to the extraction process — it takes 60,000 rose petals to produce just one ounce of oil! Rose Oil effectively reduces stress, boosts self esteem, confidence, and mental strength while efficiently fighting depression. (Clinical studies have shown that patients suffering from acute depression who were treated with rose oil saw a significant positive boost in their lives.)  This oil is widely used in aromatherapy and invokes positive thoughts, spiritual relaxation and feelings of joy, happiness and hope.

LAVENDER — Widely known and used for its calming, balancing and relaxing properties, Lavender oil has many effective uses, and is also an excellent treatment for the skin.  It works wonders for helping to promote better sleep as well.

FRANKINCENSE — A magical and exotic oil, with incredible medicinal and spiritual properties. Frankincense is a natural astringent which speeds up cell renewal and rejuvenation.  Because it also tightens and tones the skin, it’s fantastic as an anti-aging component when used to effectively reduce and smooth out wrinkles, as well as treat dry, rough skin. Furthermore, clinical studies suggest Frankincense deepens breath – which supports why it is widely used for meditation and spiritual practices. But it’s also great when used in a chest massage to help open the lungs, and alleviate respiratory issues, such as tightness of the chest, breathlessness, and restores health to mucous membranes.  We chose it for this soak because of its effectiveness in treating stress, anxiety and depression, and the very premise of what a Salty Bath embodies. The therapeutic aromatherapy benefits of Frankincense include:

  • Calms the mind
  • Helps balance mood
  • Helps channel excessive energy and heightens concentration
  • Has an organic, woody scent that is both grounding + uplifting
  • Allows you to experience the beauty of now, the present moment
  • Allows you to disconnect from unpleasant thoughts and mental chatter

DEAD SEA SALTS + MAGNESIUM SULFATE – Our salts are harvested from the Dead Sea, in a region with the highest concentration of minerals. Dead Sea Salts contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals naturally occur in our bodies but must be replenished, as they are lost throughout the day. These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.

Some common ailments that are effectively treated using Dead Sea salt include:

Magnesium: Promotes quick healing of skin tissue and provides the skin’s surface with anti-allergic elements. Also essential for cell metabolism.

Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and calms nerves.

Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges.

Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins). Known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.

Potassium: Helps balance moisture in the skin and body, aiding in the reduction of water retention and in the nourishment of cells. Potassium also regulates the nervous system.

Calcium: An essential mineral, known to strengthen bones and teeth. Also strengthens cell membranes and cleanses pores.

Sodium: Relieves stiffness and muscle cramps. Sodium is also a powerful detoxifying agent, helping cells retain nourishment and expel waste.

Zinc: When applied topically, it is known to protect the skin against sunburn and windburn. Also known to boost the immune system. Internally, it is a key factor in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.

Our all-natural, custom-formulated bath soaks are unique and special not only because you cannot find them anywhere else, but because they are effective in helping you leverage nature’s purest ingredients for your total well-being. We carefully select each ingredient for its effect on the body and mind. That means no artificial fragrances or harsh chemicals, and a mindful bath experience that will relax, restore and renew you all over.  Each monthly delivery is packed with everything you need to elevate your ordinary bath into a mindful spa retreat! By committing to a good salty soak a few times a month, you are taking charge of your health – physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally, which has its benefits to helping you live a happier, more positive life.

 

 

 

 

 

A Look Inside The Salty Bath LUXE BATH BOX

A Look Inside The Salty Bath LUXE BATH BOX

Self-care is a journey of self love that can be challenging for so many people. But it doesn’t have to be. We want to help you thrive and be your best self, without feeling selfish, or guilty, because you are more than worthy of love — especially your own!

Just imagine the convenience of having the highest-quality natural ingredients delivered directly to your home.  Every Salty Bath Box includes a custom-formulated bath soak based on recipes we have developed, an essential-oil aromatherapy blend, and assorted self-care goodies.

Spotlighting the LUXE BATH BOX

Every Salty Bath box comes packed with all the essentials you need to have an organic and relaxing spa experience right in the convenience of your own bathroom.  I’m going to break it down for you so you can get an idea of what’s inside each box. (And you can read about what one blogger had to say about our Luxe box she received, here.)

One of the things I am most proud of is that we offer the highest quality and most luxurious natural products that you would expect to find in the most expensive spas in the world.  But, the beauty is that you get all the benefit of the experience without any of the hassle.  Think of us as your personal spa concierge, working behind the scenes to bring you an experience that you can’t get anywhere else.

Key Benefits of Our Monthly Holistic Self-Care Service:

  • Convenient monthly deliveries right to your door.
  • Completely affordable, all the luxury benefits for a fraction of the “luxury spa” cost.
  • No hunting around or figuring out the best products on the market – no harsh chemicals, cruelty-free, all natural and organic.
  • We give you a complete ritual that you can practice all month long, whenever you need to recharge, in the privacy of your own home.
  • The savings add up, and value of the box is always higher than what you pay! On average, over $50 value in a Luxe tier box. The subscription price is $34.95.
  • You’ll love it!

We are always creating new products to include in the Salty Bath experience.  Here’s what LUXE subscribers received in a past box:

THE SACRED SOAK: All our bath soaks are custom-formulated based on recipes we have developed.  This soak has a high concentration of minerals – featuring a mix of Dead Sea salts, sourced from Israel, along with Magnesium Sulfate – and a deeply therapeutic blend of essential oils: Sandalwood, Peppermint, Thyme & Frankincense. This soak is excellent for removing toxins from the body, alleviating fatigue and reducing stress, as well as uplifting mood, fortifying your immune system and grounding your spirit. You emerge completely restored and rested, so it’s an ideal way to end your day for a much better, more restful sleep. Luxe subscribers receive a 9.5 ounce jar, good for typically 3 to 4 soaks, depending on how much you like in your bath.  All you need is a warm, 20-minute SACRED SOAK to feel revitalized, it is that amazing!

TOTAL DEFENSE ESSENTIAL OIL:  Discover aromatherapy in every box. This incredible oil blend is legendary, and protects your health and effectively supports your immune system.  This powerful protective blend, which consists of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, rosemary, and eucalyptus radiata, is derived from a Medieval oil called Thieves Oil.  For our Salty Bath subscribers, we take this oil found in the Royal English Archives to produce a modern version that surpasses all others. We call it TOTAL DEFENSE. It’s your first line of defense against germs and bacteria. Luxe subscribers received a roller of TOTAL DEFENSE that can be easily applied on pulse points, the bottoms of the feet, as well as along the throat. We use organic jojoba oil as the carrier oil in our rollers.  These beauties are a great way to experience aromatherapy and its therapeutic benefits on the go, and beyond the bath.

BLACK TOURMALINE + MOONSTONE HEALING CRYSTALS: One of the spiritual aspects of the Salty Bath experience is to incorporate healing crystals into the bath ritual. Crystals are a powerful way to connect to you and the world around you, and use that energy to support positivity and manifestation in your life. Every box has at least one, and sometimes two.  Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, known for dispelling negative energies or destructive forces.  Highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, turning them into positive, usable energy.

Moonstone is a fantastic stone which allows the flow of intuition and understanding.  It can assist in times of change, and is often used for protection in traveling. Moonstone is also known for good fortune, self-discovery, insight, dreams and new beginnings.  We love working with this stone when bathing and reflecting on our deepest desires. Luxe subscribers received both stones in their box.

Creating a sacred space to renew body + spirit.

THE MANDALA CARD:  The mandala is an iconic Salty Bath element. Mandalas represent wholeness, and thus reflect the “whole body” experience that is at the center of what we create for you. Our boxes feature a series of custom-designed mandala mantra cards.  Each card accompanies the monthly soak to help you set an intention and affirm abundance and self-awareness in your life. The mantra for the month in this delivery was “I am light. I nourish my body, mind and soul.” When we practice self-care, we are tending to our needs – emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.  And doing so enables one to live optimally and more present, from a place of power and intention.

THE BUDDAHEAD ARTISANAL CANDLE: Luxe subscribers received this candle, made by artisans in Bali.  We love including candles in our boxes for two reasons: it helps you to remember to be the light in the world you came here to be, and also, we want to inspire your spark within.  We call this “mindful bathing,” as you soak in the salty, aromatic water, along with your crystals, mantra, and glowing candle, you can have a deeply rewarding experience – to just “be.”

THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE! Every box, regardless what tier you subscribed to, will always have a surprise or two inside.  Luxe subscribers received a generous 4-ounce bottle of our luscious COCONUT MILK + HONEY CLEANSER made of organic aloe and of course, coconut milk and honey. Gentle foaming, it heals as it cleans and moisturizes. And we included organic tea to sip while in the tub or after for an added spa touch!

THE CONVENIENCE OF A CURATED EXPERIENCE. That’s 8 full-sized amazing items in one box, expertly curated, with a retail value of over $69! Luxe subscribers pay $34.95 monthly (plus shipping). Where can you enjoy a month of spa experiences for that price? We truly offer a relaxing and rejuvenating spa retreat in one box. Many of our subscribers tell us they appreciate the beautiful packaging and the pure ingredients, but also that they now have a ritual they can enjoy knowing it’s good for them, and their optimal well-being.

Each month, we have a new theme and products for you to discover as part of that experience.  For March, it’s SPRING CLEAN: Body, Mind and Soul, and we give detox a whole new meaning.  This is one detox experience that you will love, and you’ll be glowing all over! We will be debuting new products that you will not want to miss. And as usual, the Luxe March Box will be packed with essentials to help relax easily but also help you enjoy a natural glow that comes from within, all hand-picked and created by us…for you!

Ready to experience higher vibes and claim your Luxe Box? Join us now to reserve your March box, which will ship around 3/24.

February Is A Perfect Time To Fall In Love With Yourself

February Is A Perfect Time To Fall In Love With Yourself

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Do you ever forget to take care of yourself?

We have been talking to hundreds of women about self-care.  The good news is that more and more women are aware that they need to take better care of themselves, and getting better at it.  The not-so-good news is that many are still struggling with how to find a self-care routine.

One theme that comes up a lot is: guilt! Women still have issues with taking the time they need for themselves because they feel guilty or selfish for doing so.  But only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others, and caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Yet it is so easy to forget to do!

Women who neglect their own needs or forget to nurture themselves often become unhappy, have a low self-esteem, and feel resentment. They become completely worn out and run down. The stress can be overwhelming.  Simply put, self-care means that you value yourself, and that you are deserving of your own love.

But it’s not a one-time deal. It’s the way you approach balancing the ongoing stress of daily life, and develop habits that help to soothe you – emotionally, physically and mentally.  It’s any activity that nourishes you, and that is nothing to feel guilty about, because if you are a caretaker, then you will be in a much stronger position to take care of your spouse, kids, and all life’s obligations, when you are at your optimal health. That last point is important – soothing yourself with a pint of ice cream when the kids go to bed is not self care! Self care is about identifying your own needs and taking the steps to meet them – it’s about nurturing you, and being kind to yourself.

The key is to start to regularly include a little self care every day, and at very little to no cost, to affordable luxuries that nurture your body, mind and soul, for the longer term. Here’s a list of self-care ideas to get your juices flowing… Isn’t February a wonderful time to kick-start the new habit of loving yourself more?

  • Listen to music.
  • Take a nap.
  • Read a book.
  • Visit a museum or art gallery.
  • Talk with a friend.
  • Socialize with family.
  • Unplug for an hour; silence all your devices, and enjoy unstructured, uninterrupted time.
  • Breathe! Take a few minutes for some mindful, deep breathing exercising. Be aware of your thoughts, your feelings, and any sensations.
  • Declutter 5 things from your life that you no longer need.
  • Take a nature walk – look at the clouds, listen for sounds, birds, squirrels, running water.  Connect with the earth and the world around you.
  • Do something just for the pure pleasure of it. Be selfish – if it makes you happy, do it!
  • Take a warm bath. Warm water is very soothing and relaxing for tight muscles, tension, and for quieting the mind. Better yet, make it a spa at home experience, light a candle, drink some tea and lounge in your robe afterwards, reading a magazine or a book.
  • Write in a journal.
  • Inhale an upbeat smell.  Peppermint, Grapefruit and Lemon are all very uplifting scents.
  • Crank up the music and dance! Get your blood pumping.
  • Drink more water.
  • Commit to better eating – make one small change that you can handle for a week — eat more veggies or cut out processed foods, wherever you can add balance, add it.
  • Try a new class – cooking, yoga, pottery, or a new language. Anything to get you out of your comfort zone, or trying new things just for the fun of it.
  • Check in with your emotions. Whatever comes up, recognize it and honor it, without judging it.
  • Cook your favorite meal.
  • Connect with strangers, offer help.
  • Exercise – all it takes is as little as a 20 minute walk, 3 times a week.
  • Plant a garden, or buy yourself some flowers.

So, rejoice in the simple pleasures. Each day try a little something just for you, and when you can, schedule time with yourself on your calendar. The benefits of nurturing yourself are huge and deeply rewarding.  Which one will you do today?

 

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Have An Essential Oil Diffuser

5 Reasons Why You Should Have An Essential Oil Diffuser

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Essential oils can have a healing effect on us mentally, physically, and emotionally. They are known to help you relax or sleep, or improve your skin or digestion, and even improve the way your brain cells function — their benefits go well beyond a pleasant smell. That is why having an essential oil diffuser in your home is one of the healthiest things you can do for your, and your family’s, well-being. Let’s look at our top 5 uses, and our recommendations for which oils to diffuse:

RELAXATION AND SLEEP

One of the most popular uses of essential oils is due to their ability to help you relax and unwind, particularly after a stressful or long day. Having a diffuser on your nightstand is a great way to help relax your body and mind so you can get a better night’s sleep. Our picks: Lavender, Clary Sage, Sandalwood

MOOD BOOSTER

This is one of our favorite uses for an essential oil diffuser! There are so many possibilities. Whether to energize you when you’re feeling low, or to infuse the atmosphere with festivity – think Autumn aroma of clove and cinnamon or wintry like Peppermint, White Fur and Spruce – diffusing essential oils will elevate your mood and inspire positive vibes, naturally! Our picks: Grapefruit, Jasmine, Rose, Peppermint, White Fur

IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION

Did you know that essential oils can super-charge your brain cells? Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities – meaning that they are soothing when you’re stressed, but they can also give you a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down or sluggish. By leveling out your mood, the oils in the air will help you to focus. Also, there are several essential oils known for their powerful ability to balance the body’s hormones. These oils, with regular use, can actually help to heal the underlying causes responsible for hampering mental function. Our picks: Peppermint, Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Pine, Lemon, Basil, Lavender, Bergamot

WARD OFF SICKNESS

Essential oils can be used to boost your immune system, and are effective for keeping cold, flu, and other nasty illnesses at bay. They are anti-microbial and when introduced into the air in vapor form, the organic compounds within the oils come into direct contact with airborne pathogens before they invade your body. Plus, some diffusers also double as humidifiers which will help to keep your airways moist and healthy so you are less susceptible to any microbes that do make it into your body. Our picks: Eucalyptus, Clove, Lemon, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cinnamon, Thyme

PAIN RELIEF

Headaches? Sore Muscles? Joint Pain? While, soaking in a warm salty bath with essential oils in the water will work wonders on pain, I extend the healing relief by diffusing oils when I’m not in my tub. Our picks: Ginger, Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Bergamot

Once you get familiar with essential oils and their healing properties, you’ll find so many great uses and you will have fun taking more responsibility for your state of health and well-being. In fact, if I had to choose a basic self-care kit to keep on hand, here are the 10 Essential Oils I would stock (and do): Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon and Clove. Of course, I have so many more, but these are my constant go-to oils, plus Sandalwood, which is always my personal favorite for so many reasons beyond basic!

 

 

October is DETOX Month: Sneak Peek

October is DETOX Month: Sneak Peek

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Every new season is an opportunity to invite change and growth.  To help you set the right mental balance, we’ve designed our October box around the practice of detoxifying.  Each ingredient is selected to interact with your individual chemistry and draw out the impurities from your body.

To extend the detoxifying impact, each of our subscribers will benefit from the powerful purifying punch of our CRYSTAL MINT therapeutic-grade essential oil blend.  This blend combines eucalyptus, pink grapefruit, lime, lemon and sweet orange and smells as good as it feels.

Plus, don’t miss the simple recipe we have for a DIY natural air freshener here on the blog.

Our subscribers get amazing exclusive products that you cannot get anywhere else. Order your own box at  www.saltybath.com.

How To Program A Crystal

How To Program A Crystal

Energy + Vibration + Frequency

Energy + Vibration + Frequency

We can thank Albert Einstein for helping us to understand the general theory of relativity, and the relationship between matter and energy.  In simple terms, you and everything around you, is made up of energy. That means all living objects – like humans – and all inanimate objects, such as crystals, all have a vibration.

When we interact with crystals, we are exchanging energy and affecting our own vibration. Crystals are a powerful way to bring about intentional change into our own lives, particularly since our personal “vibe” is easily influenced and can vary based on our emotions, our personal situations, what we eat, how we spend our time, our work/career, our family, you name it. Think about it, since we are all pure energy, on our own frequency, and emitting our own energy, our unique vibration is an important factor to how we all relate with one another. If we “vibe” with someone, it generally means we like them or feel connected to them or their energy. We are constantly exchanging energy with each other, and I for one, have experienced both sides of the coin. For example, being around a person with a “low vibe” feels like an energy suck, and being around someone with a high vibe feels exciting and positive. Interestingly, there is a whole “high vibe” lifestyle where you can find everything from food (generally in its raw form) to clothing dedicated to generating the highest positive vibes! And according to some, you can even incorporate crystals into your beauty routine to “pamper, balance and beautify.”

The vibration of crystals is constant, and in many cases, they operate on at very high levels.  Working with crystals as a healing technique dates back over 6,000 years ago, long before Einstein was born. Many people today use crystals to help focus a mindful practice, as well as help eliminate negativity and radiate more positivity. In essence, working with crystals helps us to raise our vibe higher, focus our mind, connect to our inner world, and bring about a desired change.

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Explore your inner Shaman! Healing crystals can be a great addition to your self-care routine (you have a self-care routine, right?). Because crystals are beautiful and each have their own unique characteristics and properties, they are also easy and fun to work with. You can carry them around with you, display them on your desk or in your home, some people like to create special spiritual altars, the possibilities are endless. I like to use them for visualization exercises, as well as to feng shui my home, and bath. The key, however, is activating, or programming the crystal to work with your energy.

Here’s how to do program your crystal:

Clear your stone.  I like to do a simple sea salt bath for the stone. Sea salt and water are amazing at ridding the stone of unwanted energy. Simply fill a bowl with water, add some sea salt, add some essential oils for an enhanced cleanse, and let it sit overnight.  (Note, if you have a “crumbly” type of stone, don’t use this method.  Instead, you can simply put your stone in the sunlight for a day.)

Dedicate your stone. Next, you will want to put your intention into the stone, or dedicate it. This is how you connect with your stone and its powerful, vibrational energy. Typically, you will want to hold the crystal in your left hand (your receiving side). Say aloud:

“I dedicate this stone to the highest good. I ask that it be received in love and light.”

Next is the programming part. Focus on your intention — protection, love, guidance, heal an illness, etc. — and state that intention by saying “I dedicate this stone for (your purpose).”

I love carrying them with me on a spa trip, or keeping my crystals close to me at home and lighting a candle alongside a newly programmed stone for extra mindfulness. Each time there is a New Moon, I create a stone cleansing ritual and re-program them as a way to bring into my life all the positive new energy and flush out any negativity that may be lingering.  I also love adding crystals and candles to my bath — it’s an amazing way to wash with energy and intent — especially crystals like Citrine (for prosperity, abundance and creativity) and Rose Quartz (which promotes joy and unconditional love).  For a truly holistic approach, I love to add a mantra or meditation into the mix.  These rituals are a great way to live more consciously, simply by tapping into the vibrational power of crystals. How will you use crystals to support your heart’s desire?