Would you care for salt in your bath?

@Humbug25 (12551)
August 30, 2009 1:17pm CST
I was just having a good old clear out in my bathroom cupboard and came across a jar of bath salts. I think they were part of a bath set I got last year for Christmas so they are not too old!! LOL I get the feeling that they are something of the past, overtaken by the bath bomb and is something your grandmother uses. As I have never used them it got me thinking, what quality to your bath does bath salts add? Do you use bath salts?
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Hello my friend! Bath salts well that takes me back, it's been aeons since I last used them, I still remember they came in a blue box by Radox! Now I use good old bubble bath, but to be honest I haven't had a bath for yonks either, but fear not don't worry Wolfie is clean, he showers though. I do love a bath but the trouble is I need to have the place to myself and then I can relax without worrying about someone knocking wanting to use the toilet. I wish we had an extra toilet or a toilet separate from the bath, sorry to digress. I prefer Radox in my bath but the liquid not the salts. I guess it's more preference. I was surprised that they still do salts!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Forgot to add Wolfie loves lots of bubbles in his bath, and salts just don't do it do they?
@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi ya wolfie34 I am very much like you and don't take baths, rather shower. I can never really relax even thought the kids are asleep in bed they might decide to get up even though I have a seperate toilet the sink is in the bathroom where they would need to wash their grubby mits!! I can't remember the last time I had a bath actually. I nearly did when we came back from camping but I just had so much to do I wouldn't have enjoyed it. Thanks
@jazzsue58 (2668)
30 Aug 09
Badedas is the best. Pure heaven.
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@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
i read somewhere that salt is a natural antibacerial agent and thus it is used in meats not only to add taste but kill bacterial also. that is probably the reason why this bath salt seems to come up every now and then in fashionable toiletries. also, i read somewhere in feng shui, adding salt to your bath helps wash away bad luck. tried this once. been lucky ever since , i think . use them friend, or i can give you my address...
@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
sorry for the typo. slipped even with 3 proofreadings. that's "kill bacteria also".
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Sep 09
Hi Ritchelle Wow if it is going to bring me some good luck, then I shall definitly give them a go. Thanks
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
I tried it. my husband had one in his old apartment. I didn't know what it was, but he said it's to be added to the bath water. I thought that was gross at first and rather aromatherapy. but one day I decided to try it, what's the worst can happen anyway? it felt good though a bit strange and has a salty aroma too, like the one you smell in the beach. I don't know if I put too much salt LOL but anyway it was nice to experience it.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Sep 09
Hi ya LittleMel Well at least you gave it a go, most things are worth trying at least once eh? Thanks for responding
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
2 Sep 09
yeah. only most...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I have used them but it has been years, All i ever saw they did was make u smell good.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hello ANTIQUELADY Not much point to it really then is it? Thanks 'A'
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
31 Aug 09
It may have done more, but i never thought it did. I do like to smell good. lol.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Aug 09
Gosh. I used to love bath salts and regularly nicked the Boss's! We have a shower now so there's not much use for them. But enjoy Humbug.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi ya p1kef1sh I didn't say I was actually going to use them LOL Cheers
@jazzsue58 (2668)
30 Aug 09
That's true - shower gel is about the limit in pampering these days. You can't beat a good rub in the tub - er, with an exfoliating sponge, that is.
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@jazzsue58 (2668)
30 Aug 09
Bath salts aren't salts at all, but alkalis. The chemicals can be quite harsh and drying to the skin, which is why they're no longer popular. But coarse sea salt has loads of things that are good for you. Try a couple of handfuls when you've had a hard day - you really feel weightless in the water, and it eases the muscles without drying your skin. That and Lush Buzz Bombs. A girl can never have too many Lush Buzz Bombs in her Boudoir.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi ya jazzsue58 I did realize they are not actually salt, just wondered really if anyone still used them Thanks
@jazzsue58 (2668)
30 Aug 09
I know you're not a ficko like my son - DON'T even ASK about the dishwasher - it's just that I find it amusing that the genuine article is so little used! The fizzy bath bombs from Lush have bath salts in - but lots of other things like cocoa butter so your skin gets nice and soft. They're also too big to fit in the top drawer of a dishwasher. I love anything that smells nicer than I do after a hard workout!
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
11 Sep 09
I have used them a few times.. it just kinda makes teh water a little.. i guess slippery feeling ? like a mineral oil would.. or baby oil.. I tend to put a little babyoil with aloe in my bath once in a while.. but i dont like the greasiness feeling.. I can't really use a lot of perfumey things in the bath or i'll be at the monostat section of the pharmacy.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Sep 09
Hi ya Sissygrl I don't like using oils in the bath either, I don't like feeling greasy! Thanks
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hello, Once in a blue moon I will use them . I seem to use bubble baths and milk baths more. When I first got an apartment they had this huge tub in there and I bought everything in huge gift sets soaks, teas, milk bath,powders, scrubs, gels , and bubble baths. In more popular stores I really dont see them selling salts but they do have bubble bath though.
@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Hello metschica25 I think if I had a big tub I would more inclined to really use it. You find the bath salts mainly in box sets around Christmas time here in the UK. Thanks for your response
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
In my own opinion, I think using bath salt helps you get rid of the dust and germs in your body than regular body soap. It helps scrub your body so that it'll be clean all the way from head to foot. That's my idea on bath salt used in bathing. Once, I enjoyed myself having a body scrub and they use a salt solution to scrub my whole body. To lessen the use of any material you use salt to scrub.
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• United States
31 Aug 09
Oooh I love some good bath salts! And I remember Radox too! Aren't Epsom salts, for example, supposed to have a detoxifying effect? Maybe the idea of bath salts is based on that, although I suppose most are geared more towards scents or oils they give out or the like. Having said that, I do love a good bath bomb, and I have a pechant for products from 'Lush' which makes natural bath products. But I suppose, as you say, the bath bomb is the new generation of bath salts anyway! I say we go back to the time of whalebone corsets and ladies fainting, and having to have the smelling salts wafted in front of them....anyone?!.... Swoon! Enjoy your baths people, salted, bubbles, bombed or whatever your preference!
@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Hey there EnglishTeaDuck and welcome to mylot I guess Lush has overtaken the Body Shop a bit now too. I think Lush is a bit more reasonably priced too huh? Thanks and happy mylotting
• India
31 Aug 09
Hello Humbug I would like to say I do not have any idea about bath salts. But this I have tried and am sure about it. The natural salt available in crystal forms without being added any crystal or without getting iodised if used in bath gives you wonderful frshness,. Usually I make it a point to put this salt in the water before bath. When you are tired try this and you will fresh and all your tiredness gone. The natural salt removes all the negativity from your body. Why not try once? Have a nice day
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Hi shantha_45 I might just give that a go! Thanks shantha
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
30 Aug 09
LOL I've never thought about putting salt in my bath besides lately, I've been more of a shower girl, and I'm not so sure that putting salt in the bath and allowing our body's to solk and absorb all that salt into our skin is such a good idea.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi there apples99 Well at the hospital they recomend that you bathe in salt after having a baby as a previous mylotter mentioned. Maybe we should all bathe in milk like Cleopatra but that might get a bit pricey huh? LOL Thanks apples
• United States
30 Aug 09
i like it but not all the times i love the salt but some times i forget to put it in the bath.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi persona_touch Oh dear thats not good forgetting to put it in your bath!! Thanks
@UK_Shree (3604)
30 Aug 09
Bath salts are great! It is not very often I get the time to have a bath these days, but when I do I don't mind having a little something extra special like some bath salts in there to help me feel that extra bit pampered.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi there UK_Shree I know what you are saying, with the busy lifestyles we have these days it is hard to find time to have a bath and relax Thanks
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
30 Aug 09
Hi Humbug, well I'd happily put anything in my bath at the moment, bubbles, scented oils, bath salts, anything really. However it has been six long years since I last had a bath, too long. I only have a shower in the house which is an advantage in a way as I don't need to clean the bath with not having one, and a shower would always be my first choic anyway, but now and again I miss a long soak with a good book, some candles, and something nice and smelly in there with me.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Aug 09
Hi there thea09 I think that if I didn't have a bath in my house I would miss it too even though I so rarely take one. Thanks