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Bath Salts

The Way To Heaven Passes Via Bathroom Salts

Bath salts are inorganic and soluble products which are used in a bath for the purpose of cleaning and improve the bathing experience. They also provide medical improvements. The commonly used bath salts are:-
1.Sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda.
2.Table salt or sodium chloride.
3.Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate.
4.Sodium hexametaphosphate also know as calgon or glassy sodium metaphosphate.
5.Borax
6.Sodium sesquicarbonate

Other than inorganic products many organic products such as soaps which are used with the bath water are also kinds of salts. These organic substances are not referred to as salts. Sodium citrate is also a kind of bath salt. Additives are also extensively used with the bath salts. The composition has a larger proportion of the bath salts and the additives are used in relatively lesser quantity. The composition or the product would therefore be referred to as bath salts. Fragrances and colors are common types of additives which are used with bath salts. These give an attractive look to the otherwise common looking bath salts. Oil is another common additive which is used with the salts. It is the agglomerating of the salt and bath beads or bath oil beads is the name given to the product. Other then these additives foaming and fizzing agents are also used as additives. Fizzing agents are also called effervescent.
 
Bath salts are valued a lot for their appearance. The appearance only matters till the time it is not used but it does hold importance before being used. The packing also matters. Sometimes the casing does have a window and sometimes it is windowless. Transparent casings are also used for packing the bath salts. Sodium sesquicarbonate crystals have a needle like appearance. This very appearance make the bath salt very attractive. It is not always that the bath salts are prepared as crystals. They can also be prepared as amorphous granules.

Effects of Bath Salts

1.Tests have proved that magnesium sulfate or Epsom salt has a lot of effects on the nervous system and on the muscles.
2.They have an effect on the osmotic balance of water. They change the osmotic balance and result in reduction of amount of salts being discharged from the skin through osmosis.
3.If the skin is exposed to the water for long it causes a wrinkling effect. The bath salts help in reducing this effect on the skin.
4.Skin absorbs magnesium sulfate and it has an anti-inflammatory effect.
5.Phosphates are known for their detergent action. They help in exfoliation and soften up calloused skin.
6.Water softeners are also a kind of bath salt and it changes the behavior of the soap and its rinsing quality.
7.The bath salts increase the specific gravity of the water and thus increase the buoyancy effect. This makes the body feel much lighter in the water.
8.In flotation therapy also high amounts of bath salts are used.

Bath salts are used commonly because of their properties and advantages they give to a bather. They give a unique bathing experience to the bather every time they are used for a bath.