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.