SALT THERAPY – 7 Reasons Why You Should Make Time For The Ocean
There is nothing quite like the sound of ocean waves crashing against the beach, or sizzling saltwater as the tide comes in and rushes out. I could sit out all day and stare out into the vast sea with expansive horizon while listening to the sea birds chirping as they spot fish.
These beautiful surroundings and sounds make you truly appreciate nature and free your spirit.
It’s when we are surrounded by mother nature’s beauty that we can feel at peace and release the everyday stressed into the ocean breeze and completely reinvigorate your body and soul.
If you haven’t made time for the beach recently, here are reasons why you need some salt therapy now.
1. Feelin “s-WELL”
There’s nothing more therapeutic for your muscles, joints, and inflammation than soaking in saltwater. Next time you’re sore from a hardcore swole sesh, go dip into the ocean and naturally relieve your strains and tightness.
If you’re not close to a beach, don’t fret, catch a break and try out our Root Natural Soap Soaking Salts!
Saltwater is also known to be a miracle worker for those with dry, itchy, and sensitive skin. Salt is small enough for our body + skin to absorb while acting as a natural detoxifier.
Ocean water contains high levels of various minerals – including sulfur, magnesium, zinc, chromium, potassium, and iodine. These minerals have a myriad of benefits that have the potential to help fight infection, offer therapeutic effects, help the body heal and detoxify. Because saltwater has unique antibacterial and antifungal properties making it excellent for external infections.
Soaking in both magnesium and sulfur salt combos can facilitate a reverse osmosis effect which could pull out toxins in the body then bring in magnesium and sulfate. This transfer of minerals and toxins will assist in cleansing and rejuvenating the body.
Iodine is naturally present in the water because of the living organisms within it.
The iodine and salt in the water works to completely destroy bacteria and fungi on your skin that cause breakouts – acting as a natural antibacterial.
2. ZEN OUT
It’s not a secret that the sound of the ocean is soothing. Many people all over the world visit the beach each year to get away and look for an escape. The beach and ocean water provide amazing positive effects.
Don’t worry. Be Happy.
Even before the 1800’s, physicians have been “prescribing” patients with vacations to the beach to help combat various ailments such as depression, anxiety, stress, arthritis, and more. Whether you’re religious or not, or your favorite ocean breeze essential oil is sold out online, heading to the beach and getting that crisp fresh ocean breeze can put you in touch with your spirit and consciousness, and offers you to seek the stillness of your mind.
3. CATCHIN RAYS…
“10 minutes at the beach a day, keeps the doctor away.”-Nikki’s grandpa
Vitamin D is pivotal for our overall wellness. Small doses of healthy exposure to sunlight has been proven to support bone growth and prevents calcium loss in mature bones.
According to vitamin council org, spending just 10 minutes a day outside in the sun can allow a person to absorb their daily dose of vitamin D directly through their skin.
Plants + Sun = Photosynthesis
Humans + Sun = Vitamin D
Have you ever heard of winter blues?
Getting a sunny day at the beach can increase your serotonin levels which will improve your mental health and make you feel happier!
The sun can give you even more than a good mood and a summer glow.
**We recommend that you ALSO use SPF to protect your skin from too much sun! Practice common sense.
4. BREATH IN
The natural tendency to inhale deeply when you first step on the beach is an automatic response due to the quality of air.
5. DETOX THOSE TOX
Ever since I was little my mom always told me that the combination of saltwater and sunshine is an easy remedy to rid of acne. The warm sun opens our pores, and the saltwater is able to go in and purify those toxins.
She had a point. If you’re acne prone, try splashing in the salt water for a day. You may see an improvement in your skin. Be sensible of course, and be sure to apply some SPF. Burns are not good for your skin!
The sand is excellent for exfoliating our feet, hands, and body. Nothing removes dead skin cells quite like it.
If you aren’t able to make it to the beach often or even at all (we understand, life is busy!) – try our earthy Wild Sage Exfoliating Bar. We added Green Zeolite Clay, which is a clay made from volcanic compounds and minerals. The sandy texture will make you feel like you’re at the sandy beach.
7. BEACH YOGI
The most important aspect of yoga is remembering to just breathe. The warmth of the sand, sound of the waves, smell of the ocean, and the gentleness of the wind can all help bring you to a calmer, more peaceful place. And in short, will help you concentrate towards unifying body, mind and soul to channel your inner calm and feel in harmony with the universe.