How is it made?
Himalayan salt is a rock salt from Pakistan. It is hand-mined from the Khewra Salt Caves formed some 250 million years ago, which is the second largest salt mine in the world. It is located approximately 300 kilometers from the Himalayas.
Like other unrefined salts, Himalayan salt is a “full-spectrum” salt – It contains 84 minerals and trace elements, because it is unrefined, unprocessed, and basically “raw”. It is formed under extreme tectonic pressure, in an environment with no exposure to toxins and impurities. It has a light pink hue, a good indication of its “full-spectrum” qualities, and a unique cellular structure. Its minerals are in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough for the body’s cells to absorb quickly and easily.
Himalayan salts are known to cleanse and detoxify the skin, leaving it smoother, softer, and cleaner than ever before. When you add pure, unprocessed Himalayan salt to your bath, you will believe you are soaking in the ancient waters of the Himalayas – without even leaving your home! The numerous minerals and nutrients found in Himalayan salts are released as they are mixed with warm water, and this solution is often referred to as “sole” or “brine water”. People have enjoyed the benefits of brine baths for thousands of years, and Himalayan salts are among the best salts to use for this type of bathing.
Himalayan salts are also known for their healing properties. They are an effective treatment for common skin conditions such as dry skin, psoriasis, and acne. Himalayan salts can also be used to soothe insect bites, heal blisters, and even treat ailments that affect our joints, such as arthritis. If you suffer from premenstrual symptoms, a nice warm bath with Himalayan salts will calm your cramps and relieve the pressure and bloating associated with excess water retention. And if you have a difficult time getting to sleep, bathing with Himalayan salts can reduce stress and promote a better night’s sleep.
Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) powder is a powdered starch derived from tuberous rhizomes (rootstock) of the Maranita arundinacea plant. Arrowroot is light, soft and absorbent and can be used to help dry up blemishes, rashes, or other sores or wounds.
Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate) is an effective way to keep skin looking and feeling soft and clean. It is natural, free of chemicals and has antibacterial properties that combat acne and dry skin. It also serves as a gentle exfoliant to soothe and soften rough skin.
Oats are rich in beta-glucans, which are polysaccharides that can reduce skin inflammation, activate immune cells in the skin and stimulate collagen deposition. For this reason, oatmeal has always been regarded as a natural skin healer – and colloidal oatmeal is no exception. Virtually every inflammatory skin condition can be eased (and often cured) using colloidal oatmeal: chicken pox, sunburn, eczema, diaper rashes, poison ivy, sumac and oak rashes, insect bites, acne, psoriasis and more. Colloidal oatmeal has been used topically for centuries to treat skin rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and inflammation. The key actives in colloidal oatmeal are believed to be potent anti-inflammatory agents called avenanthramides. Please read more here and here.
Pink kaolin clay is a skilfully balanced blend of the White and Red kaolin and is rich in aluminium oxide. This clay is ideal for normal skin types due to its unique balance of properties – the Red Kaolin clay provides a profound absorption of toxins and clogged oil from the skin while the mild White clay combats skin irritation and dryness. It helps in stimulating circulation on the skin, exfoliating and cleansing. Because it does not draw oil from the skin it’s suitable for people with dry skin.
The essential oil of Ylang Ylang is extracted by steam distillation of fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree, which bears the scientific name Cananga odorata and is commonly found in the rain forests of certain Asian and South Pacific Islands like Indonesia, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Comoro and Polynesia. Our Ylang Ylang comes from the island of Nosy Be in Madagascar and harvested using natural methods.
Any wounds (cuts, abrasions, burns) come with the chance of becoming septic from various bacterial infections. The risk of complications is even greater when the wound was made by an iron object, as there is a chance of it becoming infected by tetanus germs. Essential Oil of Ylang Ylang can help to avoid both sepsis and tetanus by inhibiting microbial growth and disinfecting the wounds. It also helps to speed up the healing process of the wound.