Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits.
Epsom salts dissolved in warm water – like those in an Epsom salt bath – are easily absorbed through the skin where they immediately go to work inside our bodies. The magnesium ions break apart from Epsom salt molecules and begin to relieve stress by promoting the production of serotonin and reducing the effects of adrenaline. Magnesium also plays a critical role in the production of energy in cells, helping us to feel invigorated without causing feelings of restlessness or anxiety.
Epsom salts absorbed through the skin also work to relieve muscle tension, pain, and inflammation in joints. Magnesium sulfate has several other positive effects on the human body. It aids in many enzymatic functions, helps to regulate fluid retention in cells, and facilitates the body’s use of calcium to transmit chemical signals throughout the nervous system.
The Dead Sea is located in the Middle East, bordering Jordan from the West and Palestine and Israel from the East. It’s recognized as a self-contained environment with its own micro-climate. It is the most saline and most mineral-laden body of water in the world with salinity approaching 33% compared to 3% in sea water. It is also one of the world’s true natural wonders and a unique tourism destination. The river Jordan, said to be where John the Baptist baptised Jesus, is the primary source which feeds into the Dead Sea.
Himalayan sea salt, sourced from ancient sea deposits located in the Himalayan Mountains, ranges in color from white to light red. Mediterranean Sea salt is gathered from the southern European coast, and is white in color.
Mediterranean Sea salt is also typically harvested in the South of Italy, where they have been producing salt since 200 B.C. Mediterranean sea salt, also called Sel de Mer, is known for its bright white crystals. It is naturally high in magnesium, a quality salt that’s 100% natural and contains no additives of any kind.
Eucalyptus oil is the distilled oil that comes from the dried leaves of eucalyptus – a colourless liquid with a strong woody and sweet smell.
Laurel Berry Essential Oil has a fresh medicinal, but pleasantly spicy and warm aroma. It contains strong antibacterial properties and widely used in Middle Eastern cultures. Researchers have verified the efficacy of Laurus Nobilis (plant source) as an antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral agent, and as an effective treatment for many/most of the aforementioned maladies.
The health benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, antispasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator and vulnerary substance.
Wintergreen oil is extracted from a shrubby evergreen plant called Gaultheria procumbens, which is from the Ericaceae plant family. Wintergreen is native to North America, mainly in Northeast United States and Canada.
Rosemary, also known as Rosmarinus Officinalis, is very popular in the Mediterranean region as a culinary herb. One of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the Cedar Wood tree, which has the scientific name Juniperus Virginiana (also known as Cedrus Doedara, Cedrus Atlantica, and Cedrus Libani, depending on the regions where they are found) in other nomenclature systems.
Fir needle essential is extracted through a process of steam distillation from fir needles, primarily from the species Abies balsamea.
The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. The scientific name of lime is Citrus Aurantifolia.