A hot bath on a cool night, with candles and a relaxing playlist, can be improved only by the addition of perfectly curated bath salts to ensure a blissful, spalike evening. Standard bubble baths have been surpassed by the latest in luxurious bath salts that ease the body, mind, and spirit.
The following bath salts go above and beyond basic, with carefully selected therapeutic essential oils and targeted healing purposes.
FOR A MORNING LIFT
A fresh burst of peppermint oil makes French Girl Organics’ Mint Sea Soak Enlivening Bath Salts the perfect coffee alternative for an early morning pick-me-up. Using a combination of six different types of high-mineral salts hailing all the way from the Mediterranean Sea and the salt ponds of Gurande, France, this sea brew provides an international take on the stress-relieving soak. Epsom and pink Himalayan sea salts help ease tired muscles and relieve tension to ensure your day starts right.
FOR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop gets in on the bath-salt trend with The Martini, which promises emotional detoxification after a stressful day. A combination of chia-seed oil, passion flower, and valerian root is used to ease tension in the body, especially the neck and shoulders.
The base of Himalayan pink salt helps align the mind and body.
FOR BETTER IMMUNITY
Red Flower’s Hinoki Mint Mineral Bath Soak is intended to do more than warm tired limbs. The Hinoki wood, chlorophyll, and minerals are meant to lift spirits and hydrate the skin, while the addition of copper is said to increase blood flow throughout the body to release tension. The essential oils of Owyhee, Cypress, and Hinoki create a purifying aromatherapy to relieve inflammation. Mint oil acts as a natural decongestant with the ability to fight cold symptoms and fatigue.
FOR GREAT SLEEP
After a long, tiring day, turn off your devices and set yourself up for a soothing bath with thisworks’ Deep Sleep Bath Soak to ensure a good night’s sleep. These all-natural bath salts—free from GMOs, parabens, or sulfates—employ a blend of lavender, patchouli, vetiver, and wild chamomile. The essential oils layered over a sea-salt base create a sleep-inducing aroma, ideally used two hours before bedtime.
FOR SMOOTHER SKIN
Changes in weather can leave skin irritated and dry, but Susanne Kaufmann’s St. John’s Wort Bath Calming promises to soothe even the unhappiest skin with its combination of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Using a blend of crystals that dissolves completely in the bath, the protective elements of St. John’s Wort, cocoa butter, and hydrolyzed milk protein relieve sunburned and dehydrated skin, leaving submerged limbs silky smooth.
You don’t need to hop on a plane to benefit from the ritual of the Japanese natural hot spring experience with the Tabi No Yado Bath Salts Milky assortment pack made by Kracie. These bath salts utilize the power of minerals to improve circulation, treat the skin, and calm the mind. Each box comes with four different varieties of salts meant to recreate the aroma and water color of the natural Japanese hot spring or “onsen” including, Towada, Okuhida, Kirishima, and Shinshu Shirahone.