Bath salt has been part of human life for centuries. There are many kinds of dead sea salts, but all come from the Dead Sea Salt mines and are processed, purified and packaged to be used in personal bathing products.
The difference between bath salt and regular table salt is the process that is used to make it. Table salt contains small amounts of potassium and sodium, which when combined are an equal amount. Baking them produces a salt that is very dry and that is used to season foods and to soften water.
They contain a small amount of calcium, but most of it is just sodium chloride. When the salt is heated in the oven or pressurized steam is applied, the magnesium in the calcium forms a film that protects the liquid around it. The resulting salt is dense and it is used for creating table salt, which can also be pressed.
There are many different kinds of bath salt and each one can be flavored with different herbs. Dead Sea salt is used most often for bath salts. It comes in three types: Chemical bath salt, organic bath salt and vegetable bath salt.
Chemical bath salt is more refined and contains less magnesium and calcium. Most of the chemicals found in it have to be removed before it can be sold. These salts are used for bath, bath oil and shampoo.
Organic bath salt, on the other hand, has no added chemicals or preservatives and has the least amount of sodium as chemical bath salt. Organic bath salt is used to hydrate the skin after using the bath, which makes it a great choice for the cold winter months. It is ideal for bath salt mixes and also as a natural astringent.
Another kind of bath salt is calledspa salt, which is a mixture of baking soda and phosphates. It is an inexpensive way to add glow to the skin after using the bath, which is why it is often used as a scrub after bathing. Its pH balance makes it an excellent tonic and to counter dry skin.
A third type of bath salt is called gel salt, which is high in magnesium and calcium. It is best used in combination with other salts to make a deep clean treatment. The result is a deeply cleansed and revitalized body.
Some of the salts that are manufactured in the US are imported from Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands. They are processed by hand, which makes it a unique product that is high in nutrition and quality. The oils are harvested from the seeds of the Azalea plant that grows in the desert.
The best bath salt is made by blending dry ingredients together to create a powder. Each of the oils are ground into a fine powder. You can buy a tray at the store or you can make your own.
To make bath salt, mix all the ingredients in a bowl, put the bowl in a pot of water, and turn on the heat to boil. While the mixture bubbles on the surface, put the nuts in a bag and crush the nuts until they have dissolved. Then pour the mixture back into the pot of water.
Keep the heat on medium low while the mixture sets, stirring occasionally. After about 20 minutes the salts will separate. Take the bath salt out of the pot and you are ready to use it!