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Our Therapeutic natural foot soak contains a range of natural salts, the most important of which is Himalayan mineral crystal – formed millions of years ago, and mined sustainably from the foothills of the Himalayas.
Himalayan crystal rock salt is the cleanest salt available anywhere on the planet, and is said to contain all of the elements found in the human body – and in similar proportions. Formed in the ancient oceans, and crystallised by the sun millions of years ago, it is absolutely pristine. It contains 84 of the 92 trace minerals known to man; more than any other natural or man-made salt.
Easily absorbed by the skin, Himalayan mineral crystal is perfect as a foot soak. It helps to alleviate even the most severe cases of dry skin, and promotes hydration and cellular regeneration.
Dead Sea salts
Botanicals foot soak also includes Dead sea salts. The waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago, the Roman writer Flavius reported that the salts from the Dead Sea were an effective remedy for a wide range of medical conditions.
The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts – compared to 3% in normal sea water. Also, whilst sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less in water from the Dead Sea. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.
Why are Dead Sea salts beneficial?
Magnesium is important for both fluid retention as well as slowing skin-aging. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energises the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function).
So soaking in high quality sea salt is an ideal way to replenish minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism.
What about the Epsom Salts?
Epsom salts are good for relaxing muscles and drawing toxins from the body. Made of the mineral magnesium sulfate, they are also useful as a sedative for the nervous system. When magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin – such as in a foot soak – it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much, much more.
Soothing aches, removing odours and softening rough skin
The magnesium in our foot soak helps to produce serotonin; a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Research shows that magnesium also increases energy and stamina by encouraging the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy packets made in the cells.
Experts believe that soaking with Epsom Salt at least three times a week helps you to look better, feel better and gain more energy. Magnesium ions also relax and reduce irritability by lowering the affects of adrenaline. It lowers blood pressure, creates a relaxed feeling, improves sleep, concentration, and helps muscles and nerves to function properly.
So what are you waiting for? Get soaking!