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Treat your mind and body to a soothing bath tonight, with your very own bath tea steeping as you soak.
You can easily create your own bath tea bags using the following bath tea recipe. Bath teas are a great way to enjoy the benefits of taking a salt bath with natural herbs without having the extra clean up afterwards.
For each tea bag you will need:
-5oz (about a handful) of unscented sea salt or scented bath salts
-1 tsp of your favorite dried herbs (popular choices are lavender, chamomile, rose petals, mint, and rosemary)
-Muslin tea bags (approx. 4 x 5.5 inches)
-Sting or yarn to tie
Place the bath and spa salts in the muslin tea bags and tie the string around the top to seal the tea bag (leave about 12 inches of extra string)
When you are ready for your bath, tie the tea bag to the faucet and allow it to steep while the water is running. Keep the tea bag steeping as long as you are in the tub.
As we all know, time takes its toll on us and as we get older we seem to search more and more for the real fountain of youth. We begin to see changes in ourselves, from fine lines and wrinkles to a few more gray hairs. Whatever the side-effects, humans are not fond of the aging process, and we often resort to treatments that are ridiculous at best, painful and dangerous at worst. We nip and tuck, pull and tighten, stretch and massage our way to eternal youth. Only, it doesn’t work that way – no matter what we do, we are still aging.
You could get botox treatments, a face lift, liposuction. You could spend hundreds of dollars on empty promises: expensive lotions and “miracle” creams that don’t really work.
Or, you could take a bath once a week – Could this possibly be the fountain of youth we have been searching for?
That’s right – bathing is a healthy, enjoyable way to restore your body’s youth and vitality. Certain types of bath salts contain powerful minerals that replenish moisture in our skin, aid in our defense against elements such as sun and pollution, tighten and detoxify our pores. In addition, bathing is a wonderful way to relax and unwind, making us look and feel younger.
How does it work? First, you need high quality bath salts that naturally contain essential minerals and nutrients for the body such as magnesium, bromide, calcium, iodine, potassium, all of which are found in Dead Sea Salt. Magnesium aids in cell metabolism; bromide soothes the skin and relaxes nerves; calcium is known to strengthen bones and teeth while cleansing the pores of the skin; iodine aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges; potassium reduces water retention. These minerals all work to condition our skin, making it more resilient and able to defend against the elements.
The wrinkles and fine lines that we see as we get older are the result of a combination of factors. Sun exposure, stress, heredity, climate conditions and diet all contribute to our skin’s aging. Sea salts have been shown to decrease the depth of wrinkling by 40%. The minerals in sea salts draw out impurities and detoxify the skin, breaking down deposits that often get trapped just under the top layers of the skin and resulting in what we commonly refer to as cellulite. The salts also soothe and moisturize your skin, the result: your skin is smooth and supple, looking and feeling years younger.
Let’s not forget the biggest accelerator of the aging process: stress. Stress causes us to stay awake at night and not get enough sleep; it causes us to furrow our brows and frown (not helpful in making us look or feel youthful); it has more serious side effects such as heart disease. Taking a bath a few times a week will not only give you some much-needed quiet time – it will make you feel calmer and more relaxed during your hectic days. Start taking regular baths with some luxurious bath salts. Add your favorite scent, light some candles, and get ready for a younger, more vibrant body and mind. Maybe the fountain of youth is just a bath away!
Posted by: San Francisco Bath Salt Company AT 05:06 pm
Summer may be coming to an end but with the long weekend ahead and all the sales, there's plenty to be excited about!
Our 4 day Labor Day Sale starts today! Now through Monday, take AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF already reduced Closeout & Overstock Items (use coupon code: laborday at checkout). This means HUGE savings, Everyone! To shop the sale visit our Specials Page.
New U.S. Postal Service Ad Campaign features San Francisco Salt Company
Out of 3,000 companies considered to be profiled in U.S. Postal Service’s latest advertising campaign, San Francisco Salt Company was one of only three chosen.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 - San Francisco Salt Company (SFSC), known for their extensive selection of spa salts and gourmet chef salts which they ship to customers all over the country, were selected to be a part of the United States Postal Service’s new promotion for their Flat Rate shipping service.
The new ad campaign profiles three growing businesses who are leading their niche market using U.S. Postal Services products. “I think the fact that we were chosen to be part of this campaign says a lot about our reputation, commitment to customer service, and quality of products. This year marks our 10 year anniversary, so being independently chosen by the U.S. Postal Service is a really proud moment for us that came at just the right time,” says Lee Williamson, founder of San Francisco Salt Company, which offers salts from around the globe including Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt and Epsom Salt.
The new video campaign, which is currently available through the United States Postal Service YouTube channel, was filmed at two of the San Francisco Salt Company’s locations last month.
“We have been shipping with U.S. Postal Service since 2002 and their shipping system helps us keep things simple. We actually develop products with the size of the flat rate boxes in mind. It takes away a lot of the guess work while preparing shipments as we know what we’ll be able to fit in each box and how much it’s going to cost,” explains Williamson.
“Sea Salt in large volumes is quite heavy. The fact that we can fit twenty to twenty-five pounds in a single flat rate box and ship it to anywhere in the U.S. for the same rate whether it’s going to New York or Hawaii is great. This service has really been an integral part of our business,” Williamson adds. This cost effective shipping method also allows SFSC to offer free shipping on their website which for years had never been heard of in this industry due to the high weight of sea salt products says Williamson.
About San Francisco Salt Company
SFSC designs, develops, and sells an extensive line of bath and shower salts to promote relaxation, soothe and care for the skin, as well as a line of gourmet chef salts to guarantee just the right flavor for your dishes.
Their mission is to raise 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.
To see the new U.S. Postal Service campaign and for more information the San Francisco Salt Company visit: http://www.sfsalt.com
510-477-9600 Ext 112
Bathing in natural sea salt is a wonderful way to get soft skin - but bathing isn’t the only way you can use sea salt. Bath salt made from sea salt is filled with minerals and nutrients which naturally occur in the ocean and are beneficial to our skin. Soaking with them is great, but you can also use the salts to scrub away rough dry skin and reveal softer, more supple skin underneath.
Exfoliation involves sloughing off dead skin cells through the use of granular substances such as salt. Seeds, clay, and items such as loofahs and sea sponges are also used. In addition to scrubbing away old, dull skin, exfoliation opens the pores and makes it much easier for your skin to absorb lotions, serums, and other beauty products.
While in the bath or shower, simply grab a handful of your favorite bath and shower salt and rub it gently on your skin, then rinse. Concentrate on the soles of the feet, the elbows, backs of arms, and other places that need extra softening. To top it off, use your favorite lotion. You’ll be softer in no time!
Though you can find a lot of information on the web about the Dead Sea and its salt, a lot of the information has been badly written or plagiarized, making it difficult to find the facts. So, check out our Dead Sea Guide to find answers to your questions about the Dead Sea and Dead Sea Salt.
Specifically interested in getting more information about Psoriasis Treatments using Dead Sea Salt? Be sure to also visit our new Psoriasis Treatment page for more in-depth coverage on this topic and to read testimonials from our customers who use Dead Sea Salt to treat their skin conditions.
Out of 3,000 companies that the US Postal Service profiled for their new advertising campaign, we were lucky enough to be one of only 3 selected. We think that says a lot about our reputation, commitment to customer service, and quality products. The US Postal service are obviously proud to do business with us and we are also proud to have them as a valued supplier. Click on the play button below to see our video.
You’ve probably heard it before. You tell a friend you took a nice, long relaxing bath, and her response is: “But when you take a bath, aren’t you just soaking in your own dirt?”
Let’s examine this argument for a minute. Chances are you’re not squeaky clean when you first step into the tub. You lie there and soak – for 15, 20 minutes. There’s a ring on the tub when you’re done. Ewww, gross.
But hold on - the ring on the edge of your tub is a good thing, and here’s why. Bathing is an incredible way to cleanse your skin – much more effective than showering. When you take a shower, you quickly rub some soap on your skin, rinse, and get out. Thing is, you’ve only washed the outermost layers of your skin. Bathing in warm water, preferably with bath salts, draws impurities from deep inside your pores, cleansing you on a much deeper level than a simple shower. The dirt around your tub is dirt that has left your body – dirt that probably wouldn’t come out after a quick shower.
The warm water opens up your pores. The water, enhanced with the minerals and nutrients in your bath salts, is able to seep into nooks and crannies in your skin that water from a shower won’t hit. Oil, soap residue, pollutants and impurities rise to the surface and are drawn out and are gone forever. To answer your question, all the gunk that has left your skin will not come back in. Once it’s out, it’s out – and down the drain for good.
Posted by: San Francisco Bath Salt Company - Robin AT 12:48 pm
We’re offering 75% off on the gorgeous African Pearl Salts in the fine (approx. 1mm) grain size, while supplies last!
A 20lb bulk bag regularly $119.99, is on sale now for $29.99
About Salt Pearls:
Extreme heat and other conditions of Lake Assal, Africa create Salt Pearls which form their smooth, round shape naturally as they tumble on the water’s edge in a variety of different sizes. It's an absolutely gorgeous sea salt, with its pearl shape different from any other salt in the world! This 100% natural salt is 98.5%-99.5% pure Sodium Chloride with a variety of beneficial trace minerals making it an ideal choice for skin care and relieving tired and aching muscles.
We are the salt of the Earth. From our luxurious bath salts to our worldly gourmet salts, we strive to keep you impressed. Our philosophy takes root in harnessing natural mineral sea salts to increase your well-being from the inside out. Our core mission is to increase our customers understanding of the wondrous benefits of sea salt.