Sea salt can stimulate circulation and ease muscles, and Epsom Salts (named after a saline spring in Surrey) are recommended by doctors at Cleveland Clinic to ease migraine (the magnesium can help people intolerant to cold or chronic fatigue, and even correct minor deficiencies by soaking in a bath for 15 minutes (300g).
Many beauty companies offer Dead Sea Salts, the famed sea in Israel that is so thick with salt, you float on top. However, many companies now don’t sell it, as it is removing non-renewable minerals from a sea that is getting shallower each year. If this continues, the sea will literally die.
Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing. Don’t use Epsom Salts for open wounds, burns or skin infections. Talk to your doctor if you have medical issues, as although it can help for some conditions, it should be avoided for others (kidney/heart disease, pregnancy, children).
The Natural Spa Vegan Bath Soaks are made in Devon and sold in a biodegradable pouch. Just sprinkle a handful of these natural bath crystals into running water and allow to dissolve. The cellulose pouch will compost in just 10 weeks and all stickers are printed with compost-safe vegan inks. Choose from:
Moksa Bath Himalayan Salts
Moksa Himalayan Bath Salts are sold in a glass jar with cork lid. They are made with Epsom salts and French sea salt, scented with oils of rose absolute, geranium and vetivert, to calm and ground. Use the enclosed spoon to sprinkle under warm running water.
Luxury Lavender Bath Salts are relaxing, and also full of minerals due to the coarse sea salt. These bath salts are ideal to ease aching muscles, and relieve stress as your body absorbs the magnesium.
Corinne Taylor Bath Salts
These Himalayan crystal bath salts were created in a formula developed by a qualified aromatherapist in Brighton, England. Corinne offers nice glass jars or paper packs of bath salts for Aches & Pains, Recharge, Calm or Balance.
The Natural Beauty Pot Bath Salts
The Natural Beauty Pot Bath Salts Gift Set was created by a qualified beauty therapist. Sold in 90g bottles, each one is designed to reduce inflammation in the muscles and joints:
- Calendula & Lemongrass (to revive)
- Lavender (to relax)
- Peppermint (to refresh)
- Rose (to unwind)
- Seaweed & Lime (to uplift)
- Unscented (to ease aching muscles)
The Bath Salts Letterbox Gift Set includes 4 types of salts and also make great foot soaks: Rose Lavender is good to relax. Peppermint is a good foot soak. Calendula & Lemongrass to revive.
Fizzing Vegan Bath Bombs
This sweet orange & lavender bath bomb is sold in a recycled paper package with label. Fill your bath with these relaxing scents, as the plastic-free bath bomb offers a self-care treat. Lovingly made in Wales, it’s scattered with calendula petals. Bath bombs are fun to use. Made with baking soda, you simply drop them in the bath, and they fizzle and disperse the essential oils and other ingredients. Unlike greasy bath oils that can be slippery and difficult to clean, these are more like bath salts, and offer a simple zero waste way to have a nice soak in the tub.
Bath Noodles Gift Sets
This unique Bath Noodles Gift Set is made in Rutland (England’s smallest county). Sold in biodegradable packaging, each kit is made with natural palm-oil-free vegan ingredients. In 3 blends (Singapore Spice, Tangy Thai and Vietnamese Fresh), just take a pinch and rub into wet skin for a natural exfoliator, made with biodegradable oils. Made with oils and natural exfoliants like hemp bran or poppy seeds. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
Step onto a Zero Waste Bath Mat
This cork & rubber bath mat is made from natural cork and recycled rubber. Flexible and waterproof, this bath mat is naturally anti-bacterial, and the circular design is ideal for easy drainage, with a large die cut hole for hanging. Leave to dry in a vertical position to avoid tannin staining, and on porous floors like marble or natural stone. Cork is stripped from Mediterranean trees, and no trees are cut down to make it.