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5 Reasons we add Himalayan Pink Salt to Your Bath Soak

pure Himalayan pink salt in Salt & Oil detox Epsom salt bath soaks NZ

First of all – what makes Himalayan Pink Salt so special?

  • It’s considered to be one of the purest salts in the world, sourced from the foothills of mountains in a secluded region in the Himalayas. It’s thought to stem from ocean activity many millions of years ago. The sea beds then dried and the salt was protected by layers of snow and ice.

  • The salt we use has been independently tested to prove it’s free from environmental pollutants. It has no additives, colorants, or flow agents. It is non-GMO and fumigation-free.

  • Himalayan Pink Salt is said to contain over 80 trace minerals. Some of these are what gives it its delicate rose-like hue. Minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron.

  • And these minerals are pretty much why we chose to add pink salt to our soaks. Not just because they look ever so pretty!

  • Dermal absorption means that our skin can soak up minerals from the water. Himalayan Pink Salt contains lots of these health-giving minerals. Including magnesium, calcium, iodine, selenium and zinc.

So here are those 5 reasons we added pink salt to your ‘me-time’ bath soaks:

1 - Himalayan Salt has antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which makes it a blessing for skin irritations like bites, stings and rashes. It’s also good for hydrating skin and leaving it feeling soft.

2 – We know you’ve got all the magnesium in the Epsom salt to help soak away aches, pains and sore muscles, but why not add a bit more anti-inflammatory support with the pink salt? It helps to relax tight muscles and ease cramps.

3 – Himalayan salt is said, anecdotally, to work with the negative ions in the air, to help ease your tension and heighten feelings of calmness. Whether the negative ion thing is real or not, we’re positive that your mind and body will respond well to the natural frequency of the minerals. The mineral ratio in Himalayan Pink Salt is said to closely mirror that found in a healthy human body.

4 - Himalayan pink salt is said to help stimulate circulation and leave you feeling re-energised. Don’t worry – not the kind of energised that will keep you awake at night. A warm bath in the evening will actually help lower your body temperature at the right time to ease into sleep.

5 – Bathing with Himalayan Pink Salt is thought to help with detox.

soak tired feet in epsom salt and himalayan pink salt foot spa NZ

You can also use your Salt & Oil soak in a foot spa.

Or simply a big bowl of hot (well, warmer than warm but not as hot as hot!) water. Add a handful of your soak to the water to dissolve. Keep a little aside and, once you’ve wet your feet, use the mildly-exfoliating grains to give yourself a refreshing foot scrub.

use Salt & Oil NZ bath soak as a body scrub in the shower.

Some people use their Salt & Oil soak as a body scrub in the shower.

To really amp this up, mix a handful of SO with a teaspoon of oil (fractionated coconut oil or almond oil for example) and apply this to your skin in a gentle circular motion. Your skin will love this dose of softening, soothing minerals.


Here’s a fact for you that might come up in a pub quiz one day – BALNEOTHERAPY is the fancy word for enjoying a mineral bath. Just like you do when you experience a Salt & Oil soak.

Fancy trying one? Use code BALNEUM to get 20% off your next order. Coupon valid for one order. No limit to how much you can buy.

At Salt & Oil we make magnesium-filled bath soaks and magnesium oil sprays to help you relax and feel good. And we support other NZ businesses by stocking their well-being gifts.

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Best wishes



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