Your next seaside jaunt may very well be your last for the season, but who says you can't bring the beach home? A salt-infused soak channels the ocean's energy while being a surprisingly practical self-care ritual you can implement all year long. Just ask holistic blogger Shiva Rose, who religiously unwinds each evening by lighting a candle and running a bath infused with sea salts. “I like to soak for at least 20 minutes, imagining the stresses of the day dissolving and evaporating with the steam,” she says.
Ocean mineral salts, which carry detoxifying and relaxing negative ions, yield a slew of health benefits from the outside in. “They not only deep cleanse the body of the dirt, but nudge the lymphatic system to flow and balance,” explains Rose. In addition to drawing out toxins and boosting circulation, salts infused with essential oils—such as anti-inflammatory rose or relaxing lavender—supply sense-stoking, mind-harmonizing aromatherapy. Here, the best marine-derived bath salts and soaks for an indulgent dip, from a French girl–inspired formula that buffs skin to the softest finish, to a CBD-laced variation that delivers head-to-toe therapy.
The Bath Salts and Soaks That Will Unleash Your Inner Mermaid
Originally Appeared on Vogue