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A lot of people like experimenting with essential oils in their baths as part of aromatherapy, instead of going for mineral salts made using the essential oils. But when you pour undiluted essential oils, they can get sticky because they are not water soluble and using some of them in an undiluted state without a suitable carrier oil can lead to burning and stinging sensation in your skin and other types of damage to your skin. Beauty experts recommend that the best option is to buy bath salts that draw from the gifts of these essential oils and minerals.

Does your ideal bath salt have these five rare and invaluable essential oils as ingredients? And where can you find a bath salt with ALL of them in it? We provide all these answers and more.

Shankara brings together the ancient science of life from the East – Ayurveda with the western knowledge of actives and anti-oxidants through modern manufacturing methods to create bath salts like Sundarya Mineral Bath Salt, which combines the gifts of these essential oils, we discuss below, in perfect balance uplifting your spirit, nourishing the body, and leaving your skin feeling soft, supple and totally moisturized.

1. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil   

The oil made from the steam distillation of an Asian flower plant variety is an exotic herb that comes with a string of aromatic and therapeutic benefits.

Antidepressant- Studies have shown ylang ylang oil to produce stress relieving hormones that reduce depression. This is one of the reasons; the ylang ylang oil has become popular as an ingredient in aromatherapy.

It is anti-seborrhic, that is it fights infections caused by irregular sebum production are reduced.

It is good for healing cuts and wounds because of its antiseptic character. It calms your nerves, relieves stress and anxiety, supports a stronger and stress free nervous system and has a tranquilizing effect. Ylang ylang is also suited for lowering blood pressure.

2. Himalayan mineral salt          

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The Himalayan mineral salt is one of the purest salt varieties as it is still unaffected by the toxicity present in other sources where salt is made. Some of its benefits include,  

·       Great ingredient for detoxification of the body

·       Balances the pH of your body

·       Has one of the highest number of trace minerals

·       Good for managing muscle cramps since the minerals

·       Has hydrating quality to it

·       Helps balance blood pressure due to the presence of minerals in an ionic state

·       Helps manage allergies due to antihistamine properties

·       Supports weight loss and improves the functioning of thyroid and adrenal glands

3. Sunflower oil

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Sunflower oil is good for balancing Pitta (fire element) dosha. Rich in vitamin E and an excellent source of antioxidants, sunflower oil improves the quality of your skin and has a regenerative quality, which allows it to protect the skin against the sun and aging.

4. Rose geranium essential oil

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This is geranium essential oil with the added note of rose fragrance in your EO. Rose-geranium is widely used in aromatherapy for its soothing sedative quality that provides deeper relaxation, and de-stresses the nervous system.

 For the skin, it controls the sebum production in the skin and reduces the size of skin pores and has antibacterial function on the skin. It reduces the appearance of cellulite and facial scars and lines, giving a natural brightness to your skin. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, which makes it a strong contender for fighting bacterial infections of the skin which can lead to white patches, redness, itchiness, aberration and irritation. Rose Geranium essential oil is also good for managing ailments related to muscle and bones.

5. Vetiver essential oil

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Vetiver has a calm and grounding note which is why it is called the ‘oil of tranquility’. Replete with anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, it is also a naturally rich antioxidant that enables it to fight inflammations and boosts immunity.

Widely used in aromatherapy, it soothes anxiety, reduces fatigue, improves sleep and enhances focus in an individual. It also, protects the skin and keeps your skin off all signs of aging. The use of this oil aids blood circulation and reduces joint pains and other muscular tension.– 

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