Throughout history salt has been considered a precious commodity due to its ability to preserve food. Being able to stop food from spoiling had a tremendous impact on society. To preserve organic matter, means to disallow or delay mold, fungi, or bacteria from growing and consuming that matter (food). In a manner of speaking, we could say that salt staves off impurities. What a substance can do in the physical world, it can also do in the energetic world (as above, so below), so salt also staves off energetic impurities as well. Therefore, it is one of the best ways to cleanse the spiritual body from negative energy.
Bathing in saltwater is the most convenient and cost-effective way to purify the mind, body, and spirit. Do you ever wonder why you feel so relaxed at the beach? I’m sure it is partly due to the majestic ocean view, and the soft ambient sounds of waves crashing onto the shore. But it is also partly due to the salty air and water; spending time in the ocean or just near the ocean on a humid day can have a cleansing effect on your energy body. That is why you feel so good! You don’t have to book a trip to Hawaii to get this wonderful feeling; all you need is a bathtub and a bag a salt.
Which salts to use:
Sea Salt: Celtic, Himalayan, Dead Sea…there are many different water bodies that are used to collect their precious salts. Sea salt contains a bevy of rich minerals that are beneficial to skin and support physical health. In addition to Sodium Chloride, Sea Salts have high amounts of Bromide, Chloride, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc, which are crucial to essential body functions, and are often missing in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Using Sea Salt in combination with Epsom Salts is a great way to benefit from all that salt has to offer.
Epsom Salt: Magnesium Sulfate is the scientific name for Epsom Salt. It is very easy to find Epsom salts at your local pharmacy or grocery store, and it’s very inexpensive. Epsom Salts are great because the Magnesium is good for easing sore muscles. New evidence suggests that magnesium also supports emotional stability. It has been known that Magnesium can help induce a relaxation response in the body, but new evidence is showing that Magnesium also contributes to emotional stability and health; new studies are showing a trend of low magnesium levels in mental health patients. These studies are new, but I believe they have merit.
Table Salt: Table Salt is just good ol’ Sodium Chloride. Table salts may have other nutrients added to it like Iodide; unfortunately it also has anti-caking agents, which aren’t helpful for your skin. Not only does straight table salt have a drying effect on the skin, it does not contain the relaxation or skin-softening benefits of Sea or Epsom Salts. I only recommend using table salt if you have financial constraints or if you are in desperate need of purification and have no other salts on hand. Try adding a chamomile tea bag and some bath oils to make the bath more skin-friendly. Wild Purple Energy Bath Salts are expertly formulated with a combination of Epsom and Dead Sea salts. Buy them here.
Don’t despair if you don’t have a bathtub. A foot bath will do just fine. Have you ever heard of reflexology? Every organ, system, and gland in the body is represented by “reflex points” on the soles of the feet; this is how the entire body can be purified by soaking your feet in saltwater. I suggest purchasing a nice foot bath that you will look forward to using. You can always use a bucket, but where’s the fun in that? Wild Purple Energy sells foot baths here. Secondly, if you are looking for a new home or apartment, I suggest not buying/renting a home that does not have a bathtub. At this time, the Earth is going through many changes that affect the Earth’s vibration. These changes can have a tremendous effect on the human body and salt baths can help your body stay grounded and in balance. For details on how to take a salt bath, read this post: How to Take a Salt Bath.