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Stay relaxed; keep it green

Shannon LuQuire

Posted on March 28 2020

Stay relaxed; keep it green

Many of you know how much we value environmentally friendly products and do what we can to preserve and protect this beautiful world of ours. We recycle and/or reuse all of our packing materials to keep as much out of the landfill as possible. We purchase bags and boxes made from recycled materials and many of our products are all-natural, organic and/or vegan. We select sustainable and artisanal goods that not only look good on your countertops and shelves, but will be used and enjoyed for years to come.

We'd like to introduce our latest collection of enviro-friendly products: our petite sized bath soaks that are made in-house. For the past several months, we've been saving our glass Oui yogurt jars because they were just too cute to even put in the recycling bin. We knew there was something we could be saving for, but didn't quite know what it was. Now that we've had a little extra time to put our creative thinking caps on, we have found the perfect use for these recycled glass jars. 

We are offering these bath soaks in two scents: Lavender Bliss and Fresh Roses. Each jar comes in a muslin drawstring bag that can be used as the sachet to pour your soaks into before dropping into the bathtub. This keeps the lavender hulls and rose buds out of the water and out of the drain without sacrificing their natural benefits. 

These little soaks are the perfect addition to your bath-time routine, providing some much needed relaxation and all kinds of natural benefits. Ingredients include: epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, lavender hulls, rose buds, lavender essential oil, rose hip essential oil, rose essential oil. 

      

Benefits of epsom and pink Himalayan salt: 

from Medical News Today
The two main ingredients of Epsom salt are magnesium and sulfate. It is believed the combination of both ingredients stimulates detoxification pathways.

Magnesium is a natural substance that aids a variety of bodily functions, including the removal of toxins. Sulfate can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract and make releasing toxins easier.

There is little scientific research documenting the detoxifying effects of Epsom salt. However, advocates of it argue that an Epsom salt detox bath may have the following benefits:

Soothe the skin

Epsom salt bathwater can soften rough, dry skin, and exfoliate dead skin cells. It may also soothe skin affected by skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. 

It is a good idea to check with a doctor before soaking in Epsom salt if a person has a skin condition, as it may make the symptoms worse.

Reduce soreness and pain

An Epsom salt bath may provide pain relief and reduce swelling in people living with certain types of inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and psoriatic arthritis.

Low levels of magnesium can ease the pain in people with arthritis. Epsom salt contains magnesium and may help the body get rid of toxins responsible for exacerbating inflammation while also reducing swelling, stiffness, and pain.

Reduce stress

Healthy magnesium levels can boost brain neurotransmitters that are responsible for inducing sleep and reducing stress. Magnesium may also promote melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

People feeling stressed and overwhelmed may benefit from taking an Epsom salt bath. Some research has found that people who are suffering from mental and physical stress benefit when their magnesium levels are managed. While the study looked at oral supplements, Epsom salt could have a similar effect.

Taking a warm bath can also help a person relax by allowing them to release muscle tension and recuperate after a long day.

Pink Himalayan salt can help your skin retain moisture, which makes it an ideal ingredient for a spa-like soak.

These small jars of bath soaks are easily affordable and make wonderful thank you gifts for anyone who is feeling a little extra anxiety and stress. Great by themselves or as one of our HomeSpa Kits. 

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