Homemade bath soak
Are you looking to destress and give yourself some self-love? Have you gotten a piercing and want to keep it clean? Then you should consider doing a homemade bath soak.
Sea salt baths have been around for thousands of years as a remedy for many ailments. One can use them for a relaxing bath or as a wound cleaner. Sea salt soaks have a variety of uses depending on how you prepare them. If you have an interest in sea salt soaks and how to make your own, then keep on reading.
What is a Homemade Salt Soak?
If you prepare your sea salt soak the right way, it becomes a saline solution. Doctors often also use this to clean and sterilize equipment and wounds. A sea salt soak has a composition like distilled water, making it clean and safe to apply to wounds. You can use bath salts like our Pacific or Dead Sea salts to make a good bath soak. However, if you intend to use the soak for wound cleaning, skip the essential oils, or perhaps try a bit of salt with lavender essential oil.
Lavender essential oil is pretty much the only essential oil that is appropriate to use undiluted on the skin. It can be used sparingly on wounded, broken skin tissue with great effect, bringing analgesic pain relief, and promoting rapid healing.
A sea salt soak has a variety of uses. You can use sea salt as a body exfoliator scrub to get rid of dead skin and even clear out impurities. However, you should only use a 0.9 % saline solution for sterilization.
How to Prepare Your Homemade Bath Soak
The word "soak" might be misleading to those who have never tried a sea salt soak. To have a sea salt soak, you don't need to be in a bathtub. One popular method is to apply a sea salt soak solution to a sterile bandage or piece of gauze and then drape that over the affected area.
To create your own sea salt soak, you would need 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon of sea salt. While you may think this is not a strong solution, this is the recommended amount of sea salt. Adding more sea salt can irritate your wound or already irritated skin.
Cut up your gauze or bandage dressing to a shape and size that covers the focus area. Boil 1 cup of water for about 20 minutes. Distilled water can also be used for this. Mix 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt with your water.
Dip the gauze or cloth into your sea salt soak solution. Then, apply them to the affected area and secure the gauze with tape. After using your soak, you can rinse with water to remove any salt residue.
Good bath soak for feet
If you have issues with dry or painful feet, this is the perfect sea salt soak. And is a perfect way to relax your feet while taking away all those callouses.
Get some type of foot bath basin or simply a water holding container that can fit your feet and then add hot water that is comfortably warm for your wrist. For your sea salt soak solution, you will also need a few ingredients.
The first is 1/2 cup of sea salt -your choice of any kind. Add 1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar and any carrier oil like jojoba oil.
Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to your foot bath with warm water. Then mix equal parts of sea salt and carrier oil of your choice in a bowl and then set this mixture aside. Don't have carrier oil lying around? One of our Dead Sea salt scrubs will work great for a good bath soak for feet. Especially lavender, or peppermint and eucalyptus.
Soak your feet in this homemade bath soak for feet for 5 to 10 minutes. Afterward, you can use your sea salt mixture (or a Dead Sea salt scrub as mentioned above) to scrub your feet. You can use a pumice stone or a foot file to assist in this step.
Rinse your feet with fresh water and dry