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How to Bathe With Sea Salt

Updated February 21, 2017

Sea salts are great on foods, but did you know that you could use them on you? Bath salts have been used since ancient times, dating to the time when Hippocrates encouraged his healers to bathe in salt and water. Bathing in sea salt allows you to relax, ease muscle tension and smooth your skin. Even Cleopatra used sea salt for its beautifying powers. Taking a bath in sea salts has the ability to remove impurities, while nourishing the skin.

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  1. Start a warm bath. Run water at the temperature you prefer.

  2. Dissolve the sea salt. Throw 1 to 2 cups of sea salt into your warm water bath.

  3. Add essential oils. You can add a few tablespoons of essential oils to your bath in order to maximise on the benefits.

  4. Take a bath. Reap the benefits of your relaxing bath by soaking yourself for 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Remove the salt. Take a shower to wash off the remainder of the salt from your body.

  6. Tip

    Use the salt to exfoliate. You can even rub the salt to exfoliate rough spots on your skin for extra softness.


    If you suffer from high blood pressure, it's important to talk to your doctor before bathing with sea salt.

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Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Bath tub
  • Sea salt

About the Author

Kat Consador is a freelance writer and professional competitive Latin dancer. Her work has appeared in eHow and various online publications. She also writes for clients in small businesses, primarily specializing in SEO. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University.

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