How CBD Bath Salts are Becoming a Globally Well-Known Product

Posted on September 3, 2019

The combination of salt and water is as old as the earth itself. The majority of the planet is covered in it and life as we know it couldn’t exist without salt and water.

Humans use salt for flavor and recreation as well as out of necessity. Animals, too, need salt and naturalists observe animals as they go out of their way to get salt into their diet. 

Salt also requires a delicate balance — too little salt and neurons can’t fire, too much and it ruins crops, we overeat it causing our blood pressure to rise, and then our kidneys struggle to remove it. 

Water hardly needs an explanation. It is the basis for all known life on this earth. For many cultures throughout history, water is used for bathing, a method to clean and heal oneself, but also as part of socializing with others. 

Bringing together salt with bathing seems so obvious. I mean the ocean is a giant salty tub. Humans, however, have found many other ingenious ways to enjoy these essential compounds together.

Salty Origins

A mineral made up of sodium chloride, salt has many uses: preserving food, enhancing flavor, even for use in baths. For oceanic societies, salty waters have provided life and nourishment enabling these groups to flourish.

Historians are unclear on the full scope of salt use in ancient societies, but accounts of utilizing salt for various purposes permeates across times, cultures, and continents.

Dating back to 3,000 BC, archeologists found that Egyptian mummies were preserved in a salt mixture called natron. 

Egyptians also used natron for cleaning and to treat hydro-electrolytic disorders, similar to some of the uses of salt today. 

Egyptians discovered natron in dry lake beds and realized its chemical compounds are similar to that of baking soda today. 

The Egyptians also believed salt could dry out wounds and keep the wounds from festering. 

In ancient China, from records dating back to about 2500 BC, historians know that the Chinese early on commodified this vital mineral. 

At this time, a Chinese pharmacologist described 40 kinds of salt and included extraction processes of boiling brine or evaporating it to produce ... salt. 

The Greeks documented their use of salts, mainly by mixing salty water with milk, honey, or vinegar to cure various ailments. 

Later, in Roman times, the word ‘salary’ was invented as wages paid via salt. 

Salt’s importance turned it into a luxury item early on. Some societies even equated blocks of salt to money, and there is nothing more luxurious than bathing in money.

Therapeutic bathing

The historical outline of salt as a bath is less clear than salt’s other uses. What is clear is that philosophers and scientists throughout history have used salt topically to treat ailments.

The history of water, particularly water for bathing, too goes back further than historians and archeologists can trace. 

We know that it was used to wash and clean topically. Some cultures also used water for healing the mind and spirit as well. 

Ancient Egyptians and Israelites bathed in the salty water from the Dead Sea for health. It’s even thought that Cleopatra used Dead Sea mud for beauty purposes.

Where there is water, there are often other minerals, especially salt, and historic cultures revered the experience of bathing in mineral-rich waters. 

The same cultures — Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans — who revered salt as a preservative or healing mineral, sought out mineral-rich baths as well.

The Greeks and Romans, specifically, sought out mineral hot springs, which the Greeks considered to be beneficial for skin ailments and physical pain. 

Scholars found evidence of hot springs for healing purposes in China as early as 7th century BC. According to History of hot spring bath treatment in China, ancient people thought that a “spring which contains sulfur could treat disease.”

On every human-inhabited continent, with Antarctica as the notable exception, historians can find mineral spas of varying ages.

Bringing salt baths home to your wellness routine

Salt is an important part of our wellbeing: neurons in our brain need salt to help them fire properly, salt is essential in the movement of our muscles, and salt helps us maintain a healthy amount of water in our bodies. 

Salt is certainly not a “cure-all.” Despite ancient doctors packing salt into wounds, the Swiss philosopher, Paracelsus, actually invented a salt treatment for syphilis that doctors used well into the 20th century. However, putting ocean water on an open wound today is more likely to lead to infection than a cure. 

The properties of ocean water today do not negate other benefits of salt baths, though. 

Modern medicine has been the most impactful treatment for our current ailments. On the contrary, in exchange for taking Advil to deal with muscle soreness or using lotion for eczema, a salt bath could be a great alternative to offer relief.

Skin is porous. It protects internal organs from the outside world, helping them to continue functioning properly, however its structure allows for communication to nerves and even allows foreign substances to penetrate through the pores occasionally. These pores are why humans can use moisturizers their skin looking and feeling its best.

As our bodies use salt from foods for brain and muscle health, we can give our skin and bodies a boost by immersing ourselves in a salt bath.

Finding relaxation in CBD bath salts

Despite natural mineral baths on every continent, life today is busier and more hectic than in ancient Roman or Chinese civilizations. No one can drop everything and relax every day, or even once a week, in their nearest mineral bath.

Yet we should still make time for us to treat ourselves. 

Baths are luxurious. Our ancestors and contemporaries can agree with us on that. Traditional bathhouses are even making a comeback in big cities across the states. 

Diamond makes it easy to bring a little of that luxury home with Diamond CBD bath salts. 

At 100mg of CBD per 4oz jar, anyone can take home the spa experience. 

The majority ingredient of Diamond’ bath salts is, of course, salt, but in addition to that, essential oils and pure CBD make these salts a cut above the rest.

If you’re going to take the time to run a bath, CBD bath salts can bring that pampering to the next level combining the properties of salt with the relaxation and wellness properties of CBD. 

Diamond has amazing essential oil scents like almond and coconut, which are great for the skin. If you’re feeling playful, five our Diamond CBD Pink Sugar bath salts a try. You can relax in a tub of Diamond CBD Relaxation bath salts to soothe away the stresses of the workday. Diamond also makes salts specifically for athletes.

At 500mg and 1000mg per jar, our Diamond Pro CBD Bath Salts have special anti-inflammatory agents, as well as additional magnesium sulfate, which supports many bodily systems, including the muscular systems.

In our busy, modern lives, it’s challenging to make time for self-care. Unlike our historical counterparts, we’re no longer prone to taking communal mineral baths as a routine. 

Until your next natural mineral bath, take advantage of the soothing properties of bath salts in your next soak with Diamond CBD Bath Salts all from the comfort of your own home.