Holiday mineral bath soak for your next bath. Aloe vera, vitamin E, and Epsom salts help relax muscles and improve skin appearance. Nothing beats a relaxing bath at the end of a long week. Homemade Bath Salts are the perfect addition to your blissful escape.
Did you know our skin is the largest eliminatory organ in the body?
It is also your first line of defence, protecting your body from the environment but it is also permeable, which means it ‘drinks’ (absorbs) whatever it is in contact with. Medical research shows that significant amounts of cosmetic ingredients penetrate the skin and end up in the blood stream. Many chemicals in cosmetics don’t cause obvious signs of toxicity on the skin but can slowly build up through repeated use.
Absorption of substances through the skin depends on a number of factors
The most important of which are concentration, duration of contact, solubility of substance, physical condition of the skin and part of the body exposed. Substances called carriers help other substances penetrate the skin to make them more readily absorbed.
Today, the administration of drugs and medicines is often through transdermal skin patches.
This has been shown to be up to 95% more effective than oral medication. Therefore we should view our beauty products in this light, remembering what is applied topically will to some degree be absorbed into the bloodstream. This is both good and bad for us. Bad because it means we can absorb (via the skin) commonly used cosmetic ingredients that would never be allowed to be taken orally. Good because it means our skin can be fed, nourished and treated from the outside with some wonderful healthy nutrients.
So be mindful that the skin ‘drinks’ when you apply anything to it. And where possible use nutritious and non-toxic products on your body, checking the ingredients before you buy them. Read more
Create the ultimate bathing experience with the delicious smell of coconut and lavender. Sit back and unwind while the organic coconut milk and aloe vera work.
If you suffer from dry or problem skin that’s easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Not only are these DIY bath melts quick and easy to make, but they’re also a great homemade gift idea for friends and family.
Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products. It has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and even promote hair growth.
In Ayurvedic medicine aloe vera is also used to tackle skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. And, because aloe vera also possesses anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it’s equally great at fighting and preventing acne.
Love the idea of using aloe vera in your skin care products but don’t like baths? You can also use these aloe vera bath melts as solid salt scrub cubes. Simply massage a cube onto damp skin in the shower and enjoy the benefits of the aloe in addition to exfoliation from the salts! Check out my recipe below to get started. Read more