Bath Salt 101
It's even been said that "a nice warm bath can be more beneficial than a session with a psychiatrist". It's cheaper too! So nurture yourself this evening with a warm salty one. Mineral rich Sea Salts helps draw impurities from the skin, while soothing irritations such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. Besides drawing out impurities, the mineral content conditions skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and clean. People also report that salt baths assuage tired muscles and joints.
Since the beginning of humankind, people have looked to the Sea and the natural treasures it provides as a source of food, medicine, recreation, and spiritual fulfillment. Today, it is much the same, as even mainstream Health Practitioners and Hospitals are beginning to embrace natural and alternative therapies.
Today, connoisseurs and creators of fine bath salts, such as Ahhhloha Bath Salts etc., has taken it one step further and have added other ingredients into the mix. Other natural ingredients like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E and avocado oil is also beautifully beneficial to the skin. Acting much the same as the salt, drawing impurities from and infusing moisturizers into the skin.
Types of Salts (NOT available for purchase from this site, except for Ahhh…loha Bath Salts)
Fleur du Sel M. Hervy are the light, delicate crystals from the marsh beds near Guerande, Brittany frequently mentioned by Martha Stewart and chefs on the Food network. Fleur de sel, or flower of salt, is considered the cream of sea salt. $11 for 250 grams, $23.95 for 500 grams.
Sea Star Sea Salt are 100 percent natural light gray crystals from the Sea of Brittany in France, naturally dried, retaining iodine, minerals, and trace elements nutrients. The company is owned by Chef Holly Peterson Mondavi, who is the sister of legendary American winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett (maker of Screaming Eagle among other wines) and wife of winegrower Tim Mondavi (of Robert Mondavi Winery). She has worked in a Michelin three star restaurant and teaches food and wine dynamics at The Culinary Institute of American at Greystone. 12 ounces for $16; 11/2 pounds for $23.95.
Ittica d'Or is from the saltpans along the western Sicilian coast that have been producing sea salt for well over a thousand years. It is unrefined and has naturally occurring magnesium, calcium, and potassium. 300 grams for $5.50.
Ravida Sea Salt is also from the western coast of Sicily. Saltpans are filled with seawater in the spring and left to evaporate in the sun and wind. 500 grams $11
Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt. British sea captain James Cook reported that salt on Hawaii was excellent except from the island of Kauai where the people mixed salt with a local volcano red clay, alaea, which is red from the high iron content. Originally, this salt was used for ritual blessings, not as table salt; but today Alaea is sought by professional chefs and gourmets. 1 pound for $9.95.
Halen Mon or Cwmni Halen Mor Mon from The Anglesey Sea Salt Company is a 100 percent natural, hand produced white sea salt harvested from the Atlantic waters surrounding the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. Contains trace elements that are present in seawater: magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, and iodine 250 grams for $11.50.
La Baleine, Salins du Midi, a Mediterranean sea salt produced in the Aigues-Mortes saltworks, in Camarque, France since 1856. In 1996 the company was bought by Morton Salt. Salt has been produced on this site since before the Roman occupation. This salt has added iodine and fluorine as per the standards of UNICEF and the French ministry of Health. $3.50 for 1 pound.
Sel Marin a natural French sea salt from the Atlantic Ocean, also known as Celtic gray salt. 35 ounces $6.
RealSalt from Utah is not freshly harvested from the sea, but rather from Jurassic-era salt deposits. This salt is produced without chemicals, additives, or heat processing and contains naturally occurring trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, sulfur, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, copper, iodine and zinc. $4.99 for 1.66 pounds.
Celtic Sea Salt harvested by a cooperative of farmers in Brittany, France and imported by The Grain & Salt Society in Asheville.
Ahhh…loha Bath Salts is, amongst its growing multitude of loyal (and addicted) fans, simply the best, most luxurious bath salts ever. Humbly priced, so that consumers do not experience guilt using or purchasing them. They do not sit on the shelf very long!
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