How to use bath salts as part of your self-care routine

Take a deep breath, and ahh…the soothing aroma of bath salts can instantly transport you to a state of relaxation. 

Adding bath salts can take your self-care game up a notch, especially after a long day. But how do you use them? Well, don’t stress – we’ve got a super simple rundown for you on how to use these wonderful salts.

The important bits:

  • Bath salts should be dissolved in hot water
  • Bath salts should be used 1 to 2 times a week
  • Use a handful of our blöta Bath Salts per bath
  • Rinse off in the shower after soaking in a salt bath

What are bath salts?

First things first, what are bath salts, exactly?

As their namesake suggests, bath salts are a type of salt that is added to bath water for various purposes. They can be made from different types of salts and often contain essential oils and other ingredients or extracts.

The salt dissolves in warm bath water, creating a mineral-rich soak that can provide numerous benefits for your body, mind, and senses.

The different types of bath salts

Bath salts can be made using different types of salts, each with their own unique properties.

  • Epsom salts: This type of salt is known for its ability to soothe tired and achy muscles, making it perfect for post-workout or after a long day.
  • Himalayan salt: This pretty pink salt contains over 80 minerals and trace elements, making it a great choice for detoxifying and rejuvenating your skin.
  • Sea salt: As the name suggests, this salt is extracted from seawater and is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It can help to improve skin hydration and reduce inflammation.

What are bath salts used for?

We have an entire blog post looking at the benefits of bath salts, but we’ll talk you through the main ones here.

  • Relaxation – This is an obvious one, but bath salts can help to soothe your body and mind, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels.
  • Muscle recovery – As we touched on, magnesium salts are great for soothing tired muscles and aid in recovery after exercise (or just after a long day on your feet).
  • Detoxification – Bath salts can help to draw out toxins from your body, leaving you feeling refreshed.
  • Skincare – Many bath salts contain minerals that can nourish and hydrate your skin, helping to improve its overall appearance.

How to use bath salts in your self-care routine

Using bath salts is really easy, and it only adds a couple extra seconds to your bath time routine. You’ll need to use them in hot water – cold water won’t dissolve the salts well enough or at all.

As your bath tub is filling up as you’d like it (although you should always be conscious of your water usage), sprinkle the salts into the water and allow them to dissolve. You can give the water a swirl around to help the process along.

And that’s all there is to it! You can then hop into your mineral-rich bath and soak for around 20 minutes, allowing the salts to work their magic. We’d recommend giving yourself a quick rinse under the shower afterwards to remove any excess salt residue from your skin. 

To complete your self-care ritual, smother yourself in your favourite body lotion and body oil to lock in the moisture.

How much bath salt to use

The amount of bath salt to use will largely depend on the salts you’re using, but we’d recommend using around about a handful per bath.

There is a thing as using too much salt, so it’s important to follow the instructions on the packaging. If you do end up using too much, it can be too drying on the skin.

How often should you use them?

In terms of how often you should use bath salts, we’d suggest avoiding using them every day and instead opting for 1-2 times a week. Just as using too much salt can lead to dry or irritated skin, using it too frequently can have a similar effect. 

But bathing in salts every now and then can be a great way to show your body some love and unwind from the stresses of daily life. In between your salt baths, treat your skin to our shower goodies, like our sapa Body Bars and lodder Body Washes.

The best bath salts: our recommendations

So you’re all clued up on how to use bath salts, but which ones should you go for? Well, we’ve got a few favourites you’ll love straight from our own collection.

Our blöta Bath Salts come in 3 beautiful scents – Lavender & Chamomile, Rose Petal & Rosemary, and Tangerine & Cinnamon – each bringing their own powers of relaxation, healing, and energising to your self-care routine.

Bath salts for sleep

Our blöta Bath Salt – Lavender & Chamomile is the ultimate slumber-inducing bath soak, perfect for unwinding your soul. 

The lavender and chamomile calm your nervous system and coax your mind into a state of tranquillity, while the magnesium and potassium work to relieve tension, encourage blood flow, and promote cell renewal.

Bath salts for waking up 

If you’re looking for a more energising bath salt combo, our blöta Bath Salt – Tangerine & Cinnamon is the perfect match. 

Our classic magnesium and potassium blend takes care of your skin alongside real marigold while cinnamon aromas awaken your mind, giving you a kick-start to the day. 

Bath salts for improving your mood 

For an instant mood-booster, you’ll love our blöta Bath Salt – Rose Petal & Rosemary

Real rose petals or natural rose extract not only give off a beautiful scent but also help to encourage healing and skin cell renewal with its rich vitamin C content. Magnesium and potassium take care of the rest, leaving your skin hydrated and healthy.

Bath soaks

Alongside our trio of bath salts, we have a duo of bath soaks that work just as hard as our salts to leave your skin feeling amazing.

Conclusion: Using bath salts in your self-care routine

So, to sum up, bath salts are a great addition to your bathing routine. They offer numerous benefits for both your body and mind, helping you to relax, recover, detoxify, and nourish your skin. 

And if you’re looking for some top-quality bath salts and soaks, we’ve got you covered with our blöta and sugn salts and soaks. So go ahead, treat yourself to a luxurious bath and indulge in some much-needed self-care. You deserve it! 

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Can you put too much salt in a bath?

Yes, you can. Too much salt in your bath can lead to dry or itchy skin, so be sure to follow the guidance on usage and dosage.

Should you rinse off after using balt salts?

We recommend having a quick rinse in the shower after soaking in a salt bath to remove any residue. This will also help keep your skin hydrated.

Why do I feel better after using bath salts?

The ingredients used in bath salts help to soothe your skin and muscles while also providing a calming effect on your mind. If you’re feeling particularly tense before bathing, you’ll notice the difference in your body and mind afterwards.

What bath salts are good for anxiety?

Our blöta Bath Salt – Lavender & Chamomile for reducing anxiety. Lavender has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, so this soak makes a brilliantly calming addition to any bath routine.

What are the different types of bath salts?

The most commonly used salts for baths include sea salt, Epsom salt, and Himalayan salt.

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