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A Tale of Two Salts - Soaking Away My Troubles

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Soaking Away My Troubles.

The alarm blares in my ear, and it’s barely crack of dawn. There are 24 hours in the day but way more tasks to complete than the hours will allow. Anyone else lives my reality? I bet you do. I don’t let the day run me however poorly it tries. I run it with a smile and a light heart because finding joy in tedious tasks is an art. However, when your world is a revolving door of crisis management, you don’t walk but run toward anything that gives you solace at the end of the day. Enter Bath Teas!

I have many self-care practices that I hold dear, but none more than a luxuriating soak in the tub after a long day, or days or week. But never a month. I can’t go that long. Something is soothing and captivating about immersing yourself in some warm scented liquid and letting the cares of the world float away from you. It’s a grey cloud that lifts from your body when you let go of your tedious day. No, really. You can see it if you try. (Laugh) 

Happiness is a long soaking bath

Drawing a bath has always been a ritual for me. Even as a child I would beg Mama to get me fancy bottles of bubble bath I’d glimpsed at boutique windows. But the bubblegum pink or aquamarine blue from the local drugstore was always a good stand-in. Sweetly scented bubbles were almost flowing out of my tub, I’d plop myself in and sing a tune loud and proud. That little girl didn’t grow too far from her ideal pass time. I did build from singing loudly to humming a tune and bubbles to bath teas and salt soaks. Oh, and reading a good book and lighting candles to set the mood made me feel like Grace Kelly and less like the tired mom of two small business owner.

My day is coming to a close, dinner is cooked and served, the husband watching his favorite show and the kids safely tucked in bed, I tiptoe to my bath and light my candles and dim my lights. The ritual begins.

Lotus + Aire Tale of Two Salts, bath teas and bath time rituals

A Bit of History

There is evidence that bathing in some sort of a vessel or tub like contraption goes back as far as around 3300 BC. Beneath a palace in the Indus Valley Civilization of ancient India, such an item was found. Evidence of the earliest surviving personal sized bathtub was found on the Isle of Crete, where a 5ft long pedestal tub was found built from hardened pottery.

Modern society did not invent bathtubs and neither did we create the rituals that go with it. Bathing provides an opportunity for your skin to absorb minerals, nutrients, and chemicals that could help your body function efficiently. Without much of a history lesson, I can merely suggest you try a salt soak or a milk bath when you get a chance. Some things cannot be described. They must be experienced.

What’s in your salt 

I would be remiss if I let you get away without a healthy dose of information on what salts and other components bring to your tub of goodness.

An Epsom salt bath is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, and headaches. Also, it has been known to heal cuts and reduce general soreness.

European Spa Salt is thought to be of the purest salts in the world because it is solar evaporated and harvested from the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The salt we used comes from Belgium.

Dead Sea salt baths can heal you. It helps decrease stress. Soaking in a warm tub with the high concentration of health-promoting minerals found in the Dead Sea increases your circulation and supports detoxification in your body by removing toxic byproducts.


A little piece of heaven on earth

Back to my precious hour or so carved out of my day to enjoy some quality time alone my thoughts. I usually pick whatever suits my fancy that night put away my phone and grab a book.

Sometimes it is rose petals and milk, or other times I am feeling a salt soak with a hint of calm or a rejuvenating citrus blend. Chamomile, Jasmine, hibiscus, cornflower, I love them all. It all depends on whether I want to slither out of the bath and crawl into bed or whether I want to skip my way to my laptop and get some late night work done. The tub filled with what I am feeling that day, but the result is always a sense of calm inside and out.

My bath teas are loaded with potent botanicals, milk, salts and definitely, oh definitely some clean and scintillating high-grade essential oils which will most certainly elevate you to a place you have been dying to go since you woke up and eyed your to-do list. Don’t fret.

I have an exciting line of bath teas, and salt soaks that fit any one of your moods. You need only go to the site to find them. www.lotusandaire.com

David And Goliath

I can personally attest to the benefits of soaking off my cares. I feel like every day I put on my rose-colored glasses and trek into the world as do all of you. In our way, we are Davids who fight Goliath every day. When we come home and have a moment to spare and those rose tinted glasses feel like they may be slipping off. A soak in the tub of our favorite bath may be the only thing holding us together to fight another day. A good soaking bath does that and so much more.

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