We’ve all seen that commercial or print ad. You know, the one with the model washing away the day’s worries with a bath salt in a massive bathtub. While we certainly don’t begrudge anyone with a lovely, spacious bathtub, we also think that the benefits ofour bath salts should be available to everyone — including those that don’t have access to a bathtub.
So, where to start and how? Join us as we check off the ways you can enjoy a bath salt even if your home is without a bathtub.
1. Foot Soak
When your dogs are barking, it’s vital that you’re kind to them. Kick off your shoes and get them ina foot bath. Add warm water and one scoop of your favorite bath salt to whatever you’ve got handy that will accommodate your feet. This combination not only soothes aches and pains but refreshes rough skin as well. When the water grows cold, simply rinse your feet and towel them off.
2. Hand Soak
Aside from our minds, our hands are probably doing the most work in our body. It’s no surprise that callouses can build up and pains make themselves known. When this happens, find a bowl big enough to fit both hands and fill it full of warm water and one scoop of your favorite bath salt. A bit of time spent soaking your hardworking hands should leave them feeling refreshed and smooth to the touch.
3. Shower Scrub
Apartment-dwellers oftentimes don’t have the luxury of a bathtub. But don’t fret, because you can still enjoy the benefits of bath salts in the shower. The next time you shower, take a handful of bath salts and scrubs them into the desired area. This regimen should assist in soothing pain, relieving muscle tension and exfoliating dry, dead skin. When you’re done, simply lean into the showerhead’s stream to begin feeling rejuvenated and clean.
For more on how to use bath salts in the shower, be sure to check outour blog.
4. Bruise Healer
Bumps and bruises aren’t reserved for just childhood. Oftentimes we, as adults, don’t even know how and when they formed. And while their occurrence is a part of life, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to speed up the healing process. To get the ball rolling on remedying a bruise, dissolve one scoop of bath salt in a bowl of warm water. Then, using a washcloth, make a compress and soak it in the salt solution for a minute or two. When you’re ready, apply the compress to the bruised area. Repeat this regularly for maximum effect.
5. Sinus Decongester
We often pair sinus congestion with a winter cold, but this annoyance can occur year-round. Take heart in knowing that spring, summer, autumn and, yes, winter, you have a solution for decongestion. Place one scoop of bath salt in a bowl of boiling water. When the water stops boiling, drape a towel over your head and inhale the vapors rising from the water’s surface. With any luck, this process should provide some relief from congestion.
6. Hand-Soap Exfoliant
Keep your hands germ-free and soft with this 2-in-1 solution. The next time you refill your washroom’s hand soap dispenser, add a scoop of your favorite bath salt too. Together, these two ingredients will keep your hands clean, rejuvenated and soft. We’re pretty sure your guests will thank you for the free service of exfoliation and aromatherapy you’ve provided.
We hope these bath salt strategies help, even if you have a luxurious bathtub. Let us know any other non-bathtub ways you utilize your EG bath salts!