Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt by San Francisco Salt Company
San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Unscented - 28 oz. (794g)
San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Unscented is naturally white in color with a very high mineral content. Certified 100% authentic, San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Unscented is the exact same salt as used in spas and treatment centers around the Dead sea in Israel. San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Unscented has not been processed or refined here in the U.S.
San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Unscented are ideal for deep relaxation, softening skin and providing relief from Psoriasis. Benefits of San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Unscented:
- Magnesium: Promotes healing of skin tissue and provides skin surface with anti-allergic element. Essential for cell metabolism.
- Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and tranquilizes nerves.
- Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins).
- Potassium: A moisture regulator that maintains a neutral environment in the skin.
- Calcium: A building block for corrective tissue under the skin surface.
- Sodium: Relieves stiffness and muscle cramps and maintains neutral environment in the skin.
How It Works
Natural, unprocessed Dead Sea Salts differ from regular sea salts because they contain a very high percentage of beneficial minerals that can be absorbed through the skin. Just to give you an idea of how they differ from common seal salts, salts from the Pacific Ocean typically consist of 98 – 99% sodium chloride, Dead Sea Salt contains only 5% sodium chloride, the rest of the salt is made up of beneficial minerals such as magnesium & potassium. When Dead Sea Salts are added to bath water, or used in other treatments such as wraps, these minerals can be absorbed through the skin. The minerals work in a variety of ways to improve skin health, speed healing, relieve itching and reduce redness.
Several studies have been conducted to test the effectiveness of Dead Sea Salt in treating Psoriasis. These studies have shown that a high percentage of psoriasis sufferers benefit from a regular treatment program using Dead Sea Salt.
It is very important to consider mineral content when purchasing Dead Sea salt. Many of the Dead Sea salts on the market today have been processed, mineral depleted, or blended with another salt to produce a product that is low in mineral content. San Francisco Salt Company Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Fine Grain Unscented is imported directly from the southern region of the Dead Sea where purity and mineral content is at its highest. Mineral content is continually tested to ensure you only receive salt with the highest mineral values.
In the Bath Tub – Use for widespread symptoms
- Phase 1: Wash body and hair with preferred products before bathing. Simply add 2 - 3lbs (6-8 cups) of salt to a warm running bath, when the salt has dissolved slip in and relax for approximately 20 minutes. Take 3 baths per week for 2 – 4 weeks. Rinse or shower with fresh water after bathing.
- Phase 2: After symptoms subside, reduce to a maintenance level. This is different for everyone - try 1 bath per week using the same process as phase 1.
Foot Bath/arm bath – Use for symptoms on the extremities
- Phase 1: Use a foot spa, bowl or anything clean and watertight. Fill the bath with warm water. Use approximately 8oz (1.5 cups) of salt per 5 gallons of water. Ensure the salt has dissolved then submerge the affected area in the water for approx. 20 minutes. Take 3 baths per week for 2 – 4 weeks. Rinse or shower with fresh water after bathing.
- Phase 2: After symptoms subside, reduce to a maintenance level. This is different for everyone - try 1 bath per week using the same process as phase 1.
Body Wrap – Use for localized symptoms
- Phase 1: Dissolve 8oz of salt in 2 – 3 gallons of warm water, when the salt has fully dissolved saturate a small to medium sized towel with the salted water. Cover the affected area of skin with the towel for 20 minutes. Repeat 3 times per week for 2 – 4 weeks. Rinse or shower with fresh water after use.
- Phase 2: After symptoms subside, reduce to a maintenance level. This is different for everyone - try 1 wrap per week using the same process as phase 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is bathing really better than taking a shower?
Yes. Soaking in hot water for an extended period of time has been proven to have many benefits - when combined with bath salts the benefits are even greater. Bathing, when done properly, can lead to softer skin, a better night's sleep, lower blood pressure, and is a treatment for many skin conditions
I've started taking baths more often, but a friend told me that when you soak, you're "bathing" in your own dirt. Is this true?
No. Once bacteria, dirt and toxins are lifted out of your body, they will not go back in. When you bathe in warm water, your pores open. When you add high-quality bath salts, toxins are pulled out and drawn from your pores. You'll notice a ring around your tub - this is a good thing! That is the evidence of what has left your body - and it will stay out for good.
Okay, so now I have a ring around my tub. How can I avoid this?
You cannot avoid it - and again, when it comes to your body, it means you are now clean. All that dirt and grime has been drawn out of your skin and won't return. The easiest way to clean the sides of your tub are to gently scrub the surface while water is still in the tub - don't drain the tub and let it dry, and don't wait a few days before cleaning it. Step out of the tub, grab a sponge, and let the water and the pressure remove the stain.
They say that bathing is a "fountain of youth". Why wouldn't taking a shower have the same effect?
Showers tend to be rushed and you're not in a "relaxed" position when you take a shower - you're standing. If you take a shower, it takes about 8-10 minutes and the only goal of a shower is to get clean. Bathing for 20-30 minutes can improve your circulation and lower your blood pressure. Also, bathing actually effects the elasticity and overall health of your skin - bathing in bath salts has been shown, over time, to diminish the appearance of fine lines and even cellulite. Besides the numerous cosmetic benefits, bathing greatly lowers your stress level. Nothing ages us faster than stress.
Is it safe to take sea salt baths everyday?
Yes, taking sea salt baths everyday is actually beneficial to you. 10-20 minutes is enough each day to maintain soft & beautiful vibrant skin
What are the benefits of aromatherapy oils?
Studies about essential oils, or aromatherapy oils, have shown that certain oils have many healing and therapeutic qualities such as antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to soothes cuts and burns. Many essential oils also have a calming effect which makes it a very wonderful stress reliever.
Do I have to bathe with bath salts, or can I just use bath and shower gel?
Bath and shower gels can be nice - they smell good and can soften your skin. Bath salts, however, are a must if you want a truly therapeutic bath. Raw bath salts can be combined with scents, essential oils, and herbs - and they contain a vast array of minerals and nutrients. Your shower gel probably doesn't
You mean, I can use bath salt in ways other than in a bath?
Absolutely!! Their salts can be used as scrubs, exfolliants, or as an addition to a mud pack or mask. The finer grain salts tend to be better for mixing. For instance, you can take a handful of their salts and mix it with a handful of body wash and scrub your skin gently, sloughing off dead skin and dirt to leave it soft and clean.
Is it safe for bath salts to be used in Jacuzzi?
YES, Bath salts are safe to used in the Jacuzzi so long as they are dissolved completely so that it won't interfere with the mechanics of the Jacuzzi. Fine or medium grain is the best choice for Jacuzzis.
Am I allergic to bath salts? How will I know?
If the ingredients of the bath salt is 100% natural, then there is a very little chance of being allergic to it. To be sure if you're not allergic to it, then simply soak a small part of your body, e.g. your hands to it to see if any allergic reaction occurs.
How long before bath salts expire?
Salt does not expire. However Bath salt with colors and fragrances may fade over time. Shelf life for colored/scented bath salts is typically 1-2 years. Shelf life for raw natural salt is millions of years.
How can I store my bulk bath salts?
You can store bath salts in an airtight container or bag. Keep the bath salts from direct sunlight.
Can I use bath salts during pregnancy?
They recommend consulting your doctor first before using bath salts or taking a bath while pregnant.
What kind of coloring do you use in your bath salts?
They use a specially formulated FD&C food coloring that is very safe for bathing. They keep their colors on the light side and generally the coloring is less than one quarter of one percent of the formula.
Will the colored salts color my water?
Yes, they will give them a nice light tint that is not too overpowering.
What are the basic benefits of bath salts?
Bath salts help heal cuts, burns, wounds, and insect bites. The minerals found in the salts are absorbed through the skin which is essential to the bodies' functions. Bath salts also flush out harmful toxins from the body and is a good stress reliever. It also exfoliates the skin, leaving the skin smooth and supple.
Sodium chloride (salt) is the chemical compound NaCl. Composed of the elements sodium and chloride it is one of the most basic molecules on earth. Salt is so simple and plentiful that we almost take it for granted. Approx. 68% of the world's surface is covered by the world's oceans and seas. Ocean water is approx. 3.5% salt concentration. That means that if the oceans dried up completely, enough salt would be left behind to build a 180-mile-tall, one-mile-thick wall around the equator!
Salt also occurs naturally in many parts of the world as the mineral halite (rock salt).
There are three basic types of salt: rock salt, evaporated salt and solar salt
Deep underground deposits are conventionally mined by drilling and blasting to produce rock salt.
Salt water, or brine, is boiled under a partial vacuum with steam heat, in enclosed vessels called vacuum pans. The brine is purified and fed to large evaporators where salt crystallizes in to granulated salt.
Solar salt is produced through the natural evaporation of sea water. Salt water is captured in shallow ponds and allowed to evaporate by means of the sun and wind. The typical solar crop takes from one to five years to produce.
Virtually all food grade salt sold or used in the United States is produced by vacuum evaporation of brine. However, prior to mechanical evaporation, the brine may be treated to remove minerals that can cause scaling in the evaporators. Chemical treatment of the brine, followed by settling, reduces levels of dissolved calcium, magnesium and sulfate.
In addition, these are the very minerals we want our body to absorb when we bath in bath salts. That's why at the San Francisco Bath Salt Company they only use pure, unadulterated solar salt.
Purity of salt produced in North America varies depending on the type of salt the source. Rock salt typically ranges between 95% and 99% NaCl, and mechanically evaporated salt and solar salt normally exceed 99% NaCl. The principal other ingredients in solar salt are calcium and magnesium sulfate, and magnesium chloride.
At the San Francisco Bath Salt Company they only use natural solar salts that retain as much of the natural minerals as possible.
Their salt comes from a long tradition of salt making along the shores of the San Francisco Bay, using sunlight and wind to slowly concentrate and crystallize the natural salt carried by the Bay's waters.
History of Salt Bathing
Approximately 2,700 years B.C. there was published in China the PENG-TZAO-KAN-MU, probably the earliest known treatise on pharmacology. A major portion of this writing was devoted to a discussion of more than 40 kinds of salt, including methods of extracting salt and putting it in usable form.
From ancient civilizations to today, salt and the sea has been associated with health and therapy.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was the first one to detail the benefits of using sea water to cure various ailments. He encouraged his fellow healers to immerse patients with aching muscles and arthritis in sea water. The ancient Greeks continued this thinking by soaking in sea water hot tubs and heated seaweed bath's, they drank and inhaled sea water for health, got sea water massages, had sea green facials and body wraps, and used sea water pools for hydrotherapy and elimination of toxins from the body.
Then came the Romans, who raised bathing to a high art. Roman citizens lingered for hours in communal hot baths, where they socialized, conducted courtship, and even sealed business deals. They built lavish baths wherever they found natural hot springs.
In Europe in 1753, The Uses of Sea Water was published by English author and physician Charles Russel, who discussed the various therapeutic properties of seawater. Once people started hearing about the curative properties of sea water, they began flocking to the coasts, especially to Great Britain and France. Marine hospitals opening up in England and France. The first French marine hospital, Petit Berck, opened in 1861. In 1865 Joseph La Bonardière coined the term thalassotherapy (from the Greek thalassa for "sea" and therapeia for "care"). Then in 1899 Louis Bagot started balneotherapie (bath therapy) treatments at the Institut Marin de Rockroum. This was the first true thalassotherapy clinic in Europe.
During the next several hundred years, doctors and scientists began studying what it was that made sea water beneficial for so many ailments
The Roman reverence for bathing has survived today in modern upscale spas and resorts were various bathing and sea therapies are used to reduce tension and stress, detoxify the skin and improve circulation, speed weight loss and cellulite control, and even ease menopausal discomforts. In Japan a highly ritualized bathing culture has evolved. Whole towns exist as destination resorts around Japanese natural hot springs and visits to the local communal hot tub are an everyday occurrence.
Modern Thalassotherapy uses sea water treatments with the goal of improving health, fitness, well being and beauty. At San Francisco Salt Company they endeavor to make these treatments accessible to everyone by providing you with the Spa therapy products for use in your own home.
Sea Salt - Natures Exfoliator
Sea salt is a wonderful ingredient in any bath, and they know there are many benefits to using sea salt as a bath salt. Sea salt contains a variety minerals and nutrients that benefit our bodies, particularly our skin. It can transform an otherwise ordinary bath into a powerful tonic which nourishes, invigorates and detoxifies.
Sea salt is wonderful when simply dissolved in water and used as a soak, but many people don’t know that sea salt is an incredibly effective exfoliator. That’s right - sea salt gently cleanses pores and helps slough off dead skin, revealing the softer, healthier skin underneath.
Exfoliation is a must for healthy, attractive skin. Dead skin cells typically cover our bodies, as skin cells die and are reborn constantly. This lifeless outer layer can give your skin a dull, lifeless appearance and can even make us look older by accentuating the cracks on the skin’s surface. When you exfoliate, you remove the outer layers of dead epidermis (skill) cells. People use a variety of exfoliation techniques, including the use of sea and loofah sponges, oatmeal, pumice, ground nuts and seeds, and, yes - sea salt.
When you use sea salt as a scrub prior to or during a bath, the benefits of bathing actually increase. As you gently scrub, your skin becomes stimulated as your circulation improves. Your pores open and are ready to absorb all the wonderful minerals and nutrients in your bath. You can add essential oils, fragrances, and herbs to your bath salts to make your scrub even more beneficial.
You can even combine bath salts with bath gel to make your own unique exfoliating cleanser to use either in the bath or in the shower (of course, they prefer the bath, but if you’re in a pinch, bath salts will work in the shower too). Find a fragrant bath gel of your choice with a rich lather and pour some into a new bottle (or even a bowl). Add a handful of bath salts to your bath gel and stir/shake until the salts are blended in. Presto! You’ve got your own custom exfoliating cleanser.
Exfoliation can be done every time you take a bath. Before you bathe gently “brush” your dead skin with a washcloth or loofah. Do this very gently and be sure not to overdo it. Once you are in the tub, pour some bath salts into the palm of your hand. Rub the salt gently into your skin, take your time and cover every inch of your body. If you made your own exfoliating bath gel, simply squeeze or pour some into the palm of your hand and clean your body using small circular motions.
Remember, you are using salt - be sure to shave ahead of time (in other words, don’t rub salt into an open wound). Also, a word of caution to those with sensitive skin - be extremely gentle and try and use salt of a fine grain, which is less abrasive than larger grain salts.
Try it! Your skin will feel incredibly clean, soft, and be left with a vibrant glow.
Ten Reasons to Take a Salt Bath Tonight!
- Your Skin Will Thank You.
Bathing in warm water opens up pores and cleanses your skin from the inside out, leaving you soft and supple. Bathing also lifts out harmful toxins, so your skin is fresh and unbelievably clean.
- You Will Be Free of Stress.
Bathing actually lowers blood pressure and provides an excellent respite from your busy routine. Your body will relax and your mind has a chance to wander, leaving the stress of the day behind.
- You’ll Smell Fabulous
Take a bath with scented salts - and to add to the atmosphere, line your tub with scented candles. Not only will the fragrances add a nice touch to your bathing experience - you’ll emerge smelling fresh and clean. No need for perfume!
- You’ll Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Bathing has been proven to lead to a better night’s rest and for some, even cure insomnia. Take a bath before bedtime, and you’ll get a restful, uninterrupted night of sleep.
- Your Muscles Will Be Limber
At the end of a long day, particularly if you exercise, your muscles can feel tight and tense. Bathing loosens and relaxes the muscles, soothing aches and pains.
- You Can Finally Have Some Time Alone
Bathing can bring you the restful solitude you need to reflect and relax. You can literally close the door on the outside world and disappear for a while without having to worry - they’ll understand.
- It’s Romantic
Bathing is wonderfully sensual, and if you need some time alone with that special person in your life, taking a bath together is an inexpensive, pleasurable way to enjoy each others company.
- You’ll Look Younger.
In addition to the lovely flush you’ll get from all that steam and warmth, your skin will soften and become smoother. Bathing in natural bath salt can even reduce the look of fine lines and other signs of aging, leaving you feeling and looking years younger.
- It’s Cheap.
Well, bathing is free - and bath salts are extremely affordable. It’s a low cost way to treat yourself like royalty, bringing all the benefits of an expensive spa trip into your own home.
- It’s Fun.
Simply put, bathing is fun. Whether you’re surrounded by rubber duckies, flower petals or colored sea salts, bathing transports you into another world. Bathing gives you something to look forward to at the end of a hard day, a gift to yourself that will energize, soothe, soften, and relax you from the inside out.
About San Francisco Salt Company
Salt is both a necessity and a luxury. We need it in appropriate quantities to survive, but we can also use it to soften skin, soothe muscles, and relax our bodies (to name just a few benefits).
Their mission is to raise your awareness of the amazing benefits of natural sea salts - to harness the power of the ocean to enhance your well-being, from the inside out.
They offer an extensive line of bath and shower salts to soothe, cure, and promote relaxation, as well as a line of gourmet chef salts to guarantee just the right flavors for your dishes. They design, develop, and package all of their own products in their two San Francisco bay area facilities.
Their Story - From the Bath to the Kitchen...
It originally started with Bath Salts… Their British founder, Lee Williamson, would balance long work days with long soaks in the tub each night. Feeling fresh and invigorated each morning after a good night's sleep and with skin as a soft as a baby, he decided to spread the word of the amazing benefits of bathing in sea salts....Things took off quickly so he recruited his childhood friend Daniel Elmer and in 2002 the San Francisco Bath Salt Company was formed on the principals of quality, value and customer service.
With the growing demand for gourmet salts, and continued requests by retail and wholesale customers, it was no surprise a few years later when they expanded with a second production facility dedicated to gourmet chef salts.
Premium Quality Salts
They believe a truly great company achieves truly great quality. At the San Francisco Salt Company, They are committed to providing the utmost in quality of product and service. They directly import all of their raw, natural salts from reliable suppliers around the world and guarantee their quality and authenticity.
They know that their customers have a wide variety of choices when it comes to bath and chef salts, which is why they strive to ensure the highest-quality product at great prices and shipping rates.