Mineral-Rich Salts for the Tub
Bath salts are small crystals that are used to condition bathwater. Typically made from minerals and essential oils that are beneficial for the skin, bath salts dissolve quickly when they are added to the tub. In the process, they release their scents and their beneficial ingredients. This allows you to benefit from balneotherapy, the term given to the natural healing practice of soaking in water treated with minerals.
Oftentimes, bath salts are formulated to provide specific benefits when used during baths. You can find products with scents that are used in aromatherapy to ease stress, with minerals that are believed to soothe muscle tension and pain and with many other special properties. The product descriptions will tell you more about what the bath salts will bring to your bathing experience.
Hydrating and Nourishing Soaks
Soaks are powders and liquids that are added to bathwater like bath salts; however, these products tend to make water foamy or bubbly once they are mixed in or dissolve. Many soaks are formulated to moisturize the skin with hydrating ingredients like milk and plant oils and butters.
Ingredients may be added to moisturizing soaks to address skin care problems. For example, you can find soaks that contain colloidal oatmeal for reducing irritation due to certain skin conditions and rashes.
Some bath soaks have aromatherapeutic properties with scents that can promote relaxation, energize the body or provide other benefits. You can check out the product descriptions to learn more about the various bath soaks at drugstore.com.
Scrubs for Softening and Smoothing
Scrubs are bath and body products that can be used in the tub or the shower to exfoliate. All scrubs contain ingredients that create friction when you rub the formulas against your skin. Whether they are made of salt, sugar, beads or pieces of nut shells and seeds, scrubs remove dead skin to leave the body feeling softer and smoother. back to top »