7 calming bath salts to relax, revitalise and renew your skin

7 calming bath salts to relax revitalise and renew your skin

Are you wondering what a handful of salts – whether Himalayan pink or sea salt or epsom – can do? At a physical level, a combination of salts along with essential oils help exfoliate the skin and provide relief to dryness. Minerals within the salt, whether they are derived from the rocks or the seabed, help in reducing inflammation and lending that post-scrub glow. The friction between the salt and skin also improves blood circulation, which in turn tightens and improves skin’s texture. That’s why regular use of salt scrubs is credited for melting away the appearance of stubborn cellulite. Energetically, the magnesium in epsom salts stimulates the production serotonin (the happiness hormone) which accounts for the instant feel-good feeling after a salt soak or scrub.

How to use bath salts?

This is usually the trickiest part, as most instructions on the packaging and the information available online would suggest soaking for a few minutes. While it’s great if you do have a bathtub, and want to pamper yourself occasionally, to include it in your routine, you need to use it with a shower or bucket. Take a handful and apply it in a circular motion on wet skin and rinse off under a warm shower. Be mindful that salt crystals are not coarse. If the crystals are rough soak in a bucket of warm water and let them dissolve first.

Here’s our edit of calming bath salts and soaks to wash your stress away and soothe your skin.

Batti & Co End Of Day Salts

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Comprised of epsom salt, Himalayan pink salt, dried chamomile buds, dried calendula petals, dried rose petals, rose and lavender essential oil this feels like a spa in a jar. Rich in minerals like potassium and magnesium, this concoction is sure to  soothe tired muscles while rejuvenating your skin.

Forest Essentials Body Polisher Sea Salt Crystal Rose

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Its sophisticated formulation comprises of the finest mineral-rich salt crystals saturated with oils from rose absolute, apricot kernel and almond. It gently removes dead cells and retextures the skin.

Juicy Chemistry Lavender & Lemon Bath Salt & Foot Soak

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The uplifting, fresh floral scent of lavender and lemon makes this bath salt a great buy if you are trying one for the first time. Take a handful and apply it on wet skin, especially on sore points of the body to get immediate relief.

Body Cupid Beautiful Rose Bath Salt

7 calming bath salts to relax revitalise and renew your skin

Want to recreate the splendour of royal rose baths with a modern twist in your shower? Look no further. Its’ combination of epsom salts, rose essential oil along with real rose petals may look a bit coarse but it melts to form a cooling aromatic paste when mixed with water.

Kimirica Lavender Bath Salt

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Created with top notes of French lavender, middle notes of rosemary and the base note of warm musk and amber, it cleanses the skin, eases sore muscles, and makes you feel like you just visited a plush spa in Provence.

Chennai Soap Co After Sport Soak

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If you love a herbaceous scent, then this gender neutral scrub is a must-try. It contains a combination of essential oils – soothing lavender, decongesting rosemary, refreshing peppermint and antiseptic tea tree, which leaves the skin softer and moisturised.

Aminu Sea Salt Body Scrub

7 calming bath salts to relax revitalise and renew your skin  

A combination of essential oils – soothing lavender, decongesting rosemary, refreshing peppermint and antiseptic tea tree — gives this scrub a refreshing natural scent while leaving the skin softer and moisturised.

This article first appeared in Vogue


  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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