Songline Aromatherapy Bath Salts for Stress, Anxiety and Mood
Sink into a warm tub enhanced with Relax - Refresh Bath Salts and feel the entire world go away. When dissolved in your warm bath the salts release minerals and bio-compounds that can reduce fatigue, stress, and pain and increase feelings of contentment and emotional health. The essential oils also help restore balance to decrease stress and lighten your mood. Relax - Refresh is a combination of Epsom, and Pink Himalayan Salts, infused with Emu Oil and enhanced with the aromatherapy benefits of Clary Sage, Bergamot, Lavender and Frankincense Oils. You'll have a better night's sleep and wake up with soft, deeply moisturized skin. Read our Blog for more info on the Benefits Of Bathing.
What Are The Key Ingredients?
Epsom Salt is a naturally occurring mineral technically known as magnesium sulfate. It’s named after the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, where it was originally discovered over 400 years ago in the waters welling up from underground springs. It was termed a “salt” because of its crystalline structure, but it does not contain any sodium chloride, which is the active ingredient in salt.
When you add Epsom salt to your bathwater it dissolves and releases the magnesium, sulfate and oxygen molecules from the compound. Your skin being a highly porous membrane (and assisted by the Emu Oil in our Bath Salts), absorbs the minerals and starts a process in your body called reverse osmosis releasing harmful toxins and heavy metals from your body. Epsom salt is believed to help stabilize mood and relieve stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, some researchers claim that taking magnesium increases serotonin (happiness or relaxation hormone) production in the brain.
Pink Himalayan Salt is a type of sea salt mined in the foothills of the Himalaya mountains, primarily from Khewra salt mines in the north region of Pakistan. Ancient oceans deposited these salts 250 million years ago when the Himalaya mountains were being formed. It is one of the purest salts gifted by nature. It contains up to 98 percent sodium chloride. The rest of the salt consists of trace minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Advocates say that Himalayan salt is able to generate negative ions in the air, creating the type of calming effect many people experience on a saltwater beach.
Emu Oil is known for it's own powerful anti-inflammatory and circulation boosting properties, but also for it's ability to encapsulate other ingredients and draw them through the skin to deeply penetrate into skin, deep muscles, tissue and joints.
Clary Sage According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, clary sage specifically lowers cortisol while increasing serotonin. The result is a reduction of stress and an increase in mood stabilization.
Bergamot Oil There are three unrelated Bergamot plants; one is a pear, the second a flower (bee balm) and the third is a fragrant citrus fruit from the Citrus bergamia plant. Common throughout the Mediterranean, the fruit is the size of an orange, yet similar in color to a lime, or even yellowish, depending on the ripeness. The oil is cold pressed from fruit peels. Many citruses are acknowledged for their uplifting effects, but bergamot is particularly powerful. One study found that even a 10-minute-long weekly inhalation of aromatherapy resulted in a significant reduction of blood pressure and heart rate, and drove autonomic nervous activity toward a balanced state. In addition, participants with moderate and high degrees of anxiety benefited more than the light anxiety group.
Lavender is probably one of the most well known essential oils for stress relief. When topically applied through massage (or a bath) lavender oil is found to rapidly be absorbed by the skin, resulting in a sedative and relaxing effect. In aromatherapy lavender is used to reduce anxiety, restlessness, agitation, disturbed sleep, nervousness and depressive symptoms.
Frankincense has been coined "the king of the oils". It was used as a primary component of holy incense, a medicine and a currency and was one of the gifts given to the baby Jesus by the three mages. It has a sweet, woody scent and is sourced from the resin of the boswellia tree. Used to alleviate anxiety and ease stress it is said to encourage deep breathing and spiritual awareness.
Epsom Salt; Pink Himalayan Salt, Baking Soda; Dendritic Sal; Emu Oil; Polysorbate 80; Clary Sage, Bergamot, Lavender and Frankincense Essential Oils; Vitamin E Oil
Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup into warm tub and soak for at least 20 minutes.