The healing benefits of bath salts, both Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts, have been known for centuries. Today, Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts are a popular, natural ingredient in many home made bath salts. They both have benefits that make taking a soak in the bath not only a relaxing experience, but a healing one too, as the chemical components of both salts are readily absorbed through the skin. Here’s some facts about the origins, composition and benefits of both types of salts.
Origin of Epsom Salts
Epsom salts were named after the town of Epsom in Surrey, England. The salts were originally distilled from the springs located near the town. Today, Epsom salts are widely available throughout the world and the term refers to the chemical compound, Magnesium sulfate, which commonly occurs in many similar geological environments such as those located near Epsom in England.
Origin of Dead Sea Salts
Dead Sea salts originate from the Dead Sea, a salt lake that is located on the borders of Jordan, Israel and the West Bank. The Dead Sea has been known for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. The lake is made up of 27% salts whereas normal sea water is made up of just 3% salts. For this reason, Dead Sea salts are a popular healing component of natural bath salts…