"return to the root of your being"
Being dually licensed as a massage therapist and esthetician, I have always been facscinated with treating and healing the body and skin. I wanted to start a product line that complimented both, by using the herbal infused bath salts.
Seawater (and natural salt solutions) has a long history. Almost 500 years before the birth of Christ, Hippocrates, who is called the Father of Medicine, noticed fishermen who had injured their hands soaking their hands in seawater. They seemed to have few infections or complications from their injuries after the salt soaks. So Hippocrates encouraged his patients to bathe in warmed seawater in a treatment called thalassotherapy (in Greek, thalassa means sea). This kind of bath encourages a release of toxins between the blood and the water and a restoration of mineral balance in the blood.
In a 1982 study in Israel, researchers found that soaking in salt baths got relief from pain and had greater mobility after the treatments. Another study established relief from osteoarthritis and tendonitis. Yet another demonstrated relief from itching, problems with sleep, and skin scaling. Patients with recurrent infections have turned their health around with regular salt bathing. Research has documented relief from poison ivy, poison oak, insect bites, and wounds of various kinds.
Salt bathing works partly because natural mineral salts restore mineral balance via the skin. Medical research has long established absorption of medicinal factors through the skin. Natural salt contains many minerals, including magnesium, which helps the nervous system, relieves stress, and can relieve water retention. It also helps bring about a healthy calcium balance, which strengthens bones and nails. The salt also contains potassium, which you need for your blood after exercise, and which you need for moist, healthy skin and all-over energy. Bromides in the salt heal and relax your muscles. And of course you need the sodium for healthy immune system as well as for appropriate fluid balance in your body.
While salt bathing is relaxing and healing, it can also be challenging to your circulatory system because you are cleansing while in the bath. Therefore if you have a weak heart or other heart problems, consult a doctor before taking salt baths.
Fully Rooted Collection
Rituals - Chakra Healing
If you're looking to add more balance and relaxation to your life (who isn't?), then you may want to consider having a weekly chakra bath. Water, first of all, is a great way to cleanse your aura and balance your chakras (the major energy centers of your body). Then, soaking in water that's been vibrationally enhanced with gemstones, essential oils and herbs can benefit your skin.
1st Chakra: The Root Chakra
Focus: spine/glandular system
Unbalanced: low self-esteem, self-centered
Balanced: stabilizing, grounded
Essential Oil: vetiver, cyprus, cedar wood
Gemstones: ruby, black tourmaline, red garnet
Herbal Tea: ginseng/dandelion root
2nd Chakra: The Sacral Chakra
Unbalanced: overly sensitive, emotionally unbalanced, disempowered
Balanced: creative, balanced emotions, sexual flow
Essential Oil: jasmine, ylang ylang
Gemstones: orange carnelian, orange calcite, aragonite
Herbal Tea: cinnamon bark
3rd Chakra: The Solar or Plexis Chakra
Unbalanced: fearful, judgmental
Balanced: strengthens personal power, raises self-esteem
Gemstones: pyrite, tiger's eye, citrine
Essential Oils: ginger, geranium, helichrysum
Herbal Tea: ginger or mint
4th Chakra: The Heart Chakra
Unbalanced: possessive, fear of rejection
Balanced: love unconditionally, voice of the soul, compassion
Color: green, pink
Essential Oils: rose, melissa
Gemstones: rose quartz, jade, kunzite
Herbal Tea: licorice
5th Chakra: The Throat Chakra
Focus: parathyroid or thyroid
Unbalanced: unreliable, self-righteous
Balanced: satisfied, content, in your truth
Essential Oils: lavender or geranium
Gemstones: turquoise, blue calcite, aquamarine
Herbal Tea: lemon with turmeric
6th Chakra: The Third Eye Chakra
Unbalanced: undisciplined, highly logical
Balanced: brings focus, intuition, centeredness
Essential Oils: sandalwood, clary sage
Gemstones: moonstone, sodalite, lapis lazuli
Herbal Tea: schizandra berry, jasmine
7th Chakra: The Crown Chakra
Unbalanced: constantly exhausted, depressed
Balanced: soothes restless mind, higher awareness, prayerful
Essential Oils: frankincense, blue chamomile
Gemstones: amethyst, lepidolite, sugilite
Herbal Tea: astragalus root, lavender
Remedies - Treat ailments
Muscle aches and pains can stem from a variety of causes. Medical conditions that commonly cause soreness in or around muscle tissue include rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and the seasonal cold or flu. Exercising and physical exertion can also cause muscle soreness. Those with bodily aches and pains can benefit from a salt bath soak.
Muscle pain soak