For centuries, salt water has been known to have healing properties. People from all over the world would visit hot springs, mineral rich lakes, and specialized bathing houses simply to gain exposure to the healing properties of salt, rock salt lamp and mineral enriched water. Today, bath salts come in various colors and scents, from chamomile to strawberry, and are used for those same purposes. Now you can enjoy all of the benefits of a soothing hot spring in the comfort of your own bathtub without sacrificing any of the amazing spa like properties.
Epsom salts serve as the base for most of these spa like luxuries, allowing the bather to relax and benefit health wise also, as his or her muscles heal. Epsom salts also alleviate inflammation of the muscles or joints, showing true therapeutic results. Other contents of bathing salts include the following: sodium sesquicarbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hexametaphosphate, and magnesium sulfate. None of the chemicals mentioned are harsh or unhealthy for the body. In fact, some of the chemicals lend the salts specific advantages.