Tuesday, 15 January 2013


There is nothing more relaxing on a cold night or after a long day at the office than a good soak in a tub of warm, fragrant and relaxing bath salts (I personally can’t stand artificial scents as they are not healthy and can even cause migraines, so the fact that Kneipp uses natural oils is a big plus). 

Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts contain salt crystals that are generated from salt water that is pumped up 460 meters from an underground sea in Germany. The water is boiled off using Europeʼs last existing traditional pan method and the remaining salt is then infused with Essential oils. This process allows the Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts to be created without chemical additives, remain free of modern pollution and naturally rich in minerals. 
These salts are a great way to detoxify, as the salts bind protein on the surface of the skin and form a layer that prevents the dissipation of heat from the body. The salt then promotes perspiration and the bodyʼs toxins are eliminated in sweat. This opens the pores and allows the body to absorb minerals and trace elements (Rosemary and Juniper are specific herbs that promote the detoxification process). The bath salts come in Lavender, Juniper and Eucalyptus.
Kneipp bath salts retails exclusively at GUARDIAN PARAGON at only $3.90 per 60g sachet

Lavender is one of my favourite herbs and a definite must have when I feel stressed or am unable to sleep. Known for its balancing effects, this aroma intensive bath treatment helps to combat mental and physical fatigue. Through the relaxing effect of the Lavender herb, it is most helpful when you feel nervous or itching which could be a symptom of our over-stressed and overly-busy lives. The balancing effect of Lavender can also be very energizing. 

Use one capful of Kneipp Herbal Bath Oil for each bath. For best results, bathing time should never exceed 15 to 20 minutes. Most Kneipp bath therapy starts with water that is body temperature or slightly warmer (98.6°–104°F). 

Sleep inducing, relaxing baths should be a little cooler, (97°–98°F) and it is advisable to take a warmer bath (102°–104°F) with the onset of a cold or when suffering from rheumatism. 

According to Kneipp, we should not bathe (soak in the tub) if you have a fever, and baths that are too hot put a strain on the circulatory system. A foot bath or partial bath is recommended when suffering from cardiac conditions or cold and flu. After a bath, replenish skin by massaging the body with a hydrating lotion or oil. This helps the skin to regain its natural pH balance and form a protective layer. 

I also use half a capful bath oil in my air purifier in  both my living room and bed room daily and it leaves the house smelling absolutely divine. A definite treat to the sense after a hard day at work. 
The bath oil retails at $24.90 and is only available at GUARDIAN AT PARAGON