Whether you’re looking for a better night’s sleep or softer skin, a sprinkling of these will help
There’s a variety of in-shower habits that spark lively debate in the GTG offices - flannel vs loofah , cream vs gel body wash...the list goes on. However, there’s one thing we all agree on, a bath can solve anything.
Salts tend to be our ‘seasoning’ of choice and, with a recent study showing that a daily bath could be better than exercise for depression , there’s never been a better time to get sprinkling. Mineral and oil-rich, they offer a wealth of skin and de-stressing benefits to help melt away end-of-day tension and aid a better night’s sleep. Here are five of the best we’ve tried.
Providing a wide range of benefits for a budget-friendly price, these tick a number of bath time boxes. There are four to choose from - Reviving Epsom Salts for sore muscles, Soothing Dead Sea Salt for itchy, eczema-prone skin, Cleansing Himalayan Salt for tired limbs and Relaxing Magnesium Flakes for the wired. Whether you’re post-deadline or post-workout, each plays a valuable role in your unwinding routine.
These are as lovely to look at as they are to use. Containing softening rose and wheat germ oils, they leave skin smoother and suppler. Plus, because they also contain illuminating pearl too, they leave limbs with a subtle shimmer for an added dose of luxury.
This is the most expensive in our edit, but also the biggest. A great way to up your magnesium levels (it’s estimated that around 70 per cent of us are deficient in the mineral), it serves as an effective way to boost energy levels and calm skin too.
Sarah, our Art Editor, is “obsessed” with these salts due to their slumber-inducing qualities. Containing pure organic lavender essential oil, their scent is certainly strong, but this soon dissipates as they dissolve. Leaving both skin and senses noticeably calmer afterwards, they're a bathroom staple.
If you find it hard to relax in the evening, these are for you. Their essential oil blend of lavender, bergamot, cedarwood and chamomile mixed with magnesium and Dead Sea salts is just the antidote for spiralling stress levels. A little goes a long way too - just one to two spoonfuls is all that’s needed.