Salt is a staple of life. From food and preservation, to medicinal purposes, it’s been shown to help humans for millennia… However, combined with the right essential oils, herbs, and flowers, and you’ve got yourself a powerful potion to help heal most ailments.
The combinations selected for Midnight Paloma’s new bath soaks were highly researched for their properties and tested for their benefits. Each soak targets a different need: replenish, detox, calm, better breathing, soothing, and muscle recovery. Midnight Paloma Founder Tayler Rogers and the research team then wanted to find scents that would compliment those needs. The result is a beautiful experience that truly renews and relaxes.
Here’s a little taste into those ingredients and their individual properties.
grapefruit + mandarin
This detoxifying bath soak with Hawaiian black lava salt, Epsom salt, and sea salt provides a refreshing, rejuvenating, and inspiring experience thanks to its citrus scent. It’ll make you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway.
Hawaiian black lava salt
As the name implies, Hawaiian black lava salt is a special salt that comes from the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii. It's combined with activated charcoal from burnt coconut shells to give it its unique black color. This type of salt is rich in essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium that can help soothe and soften your skin, keep your body balanced, relieve sore muscles, and help improve your brain function. It's also believed to have detoxifying properties that can help draw out impurities from your skin and promote a healthy, radiant glow. As a bonus, the gritty texture of black lava salt can provide a gentle exfoliation that leaves skin feeling smoother and more polished.
Hawaiian black lava salt
Epsom salt is actually a mineral salt in crystal form made of magnesium sulfate… so not the traditional form of salt (sodium chloride, or table salt) you’re used to. Magnesium is a mineral our bodies use so when you’re soaking in an epsom salt bath, our skin absorbs it. The natural benefits of magnesium (or epsom salt) include reducing inflammation, improving your mood, and relieving tense muscles.
Tea Tree + Juniper Berry
This bath soak will help you breathe better thanks to the combination of French grey sea salt, tea tree oil, and sea salt. The tea tree and juniper berry give this soak a woody scent that is both comforting and restorative, like taking a walk through the woods.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree (or Melaleuca alternifolia) comes from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, and has a long history of being used by aboriginal people of Australia as an antiseptic and in herbal medicine. Nowadays, tea tree oil can be used as a natural hand sanitizer, insect repellent, natural deodorant, and more. It also helps relieve congestion and respiratory problems, like infections. The antimicrobial properties of tea tree make it perfect for warding off infections, congestions, coughs, and even the common cold.
French grey salt
Harvested in the Brittany region of France, the salt gets its grey color from its natural minerals absorbed in the sea. This salt has no additives, is unrefined, and unwashed so that it keeps its natural nutrients, such as calcium, potassium, copper, iron, zinc, and more.
French grey salt
Eucalyptus + Peppermint Blossom
A bath soak developed for muscle recovery, with arnica oil, epsom salt, and sea salt. The aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint is deeply relaxing, especially for tense and tired muscles. It’s the next best thing to getting a massage.
This herb has been used to help with bruises, treat aches and pains, as well as to help relieve joint and muscle pain thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
A great complement to Arnica, peppermint also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties and thanks to the menthol, it acts as a natural decongestant to help you open up your breathing for full relaxation. The menthol also has a cooling effect on the skin, which can help reduce muscle pain and inflammation, and combined with the warm water can increase blood flow to promote healing and reduce soreness.
Eucalyptus oil is often found in cough syrups to help with congestion from the common cold. There are also many creams that contain this ingredient because it helps relieve muscle and joint pain. Adding this to your bath can have positive effects on sore muscles.
FRENCH ROSE + VANILLA
The replenishing bath soak features Himalayan salt, geranium, and sea salt to provide a more sophisticated floral experience. It’ll make you feel like you’ve taken a quick ‘séjour’ to the south of France.
This salt permits your skin to absorb the minerals it needs in order to make you feel better. Minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium, iron, manganese, and sodium, amongst others will replenish and renew your skin of these much-needed minerals. Magnesium in particular, is necessary to help you contract and relax your achy muscles. This review found that enough magnesium can enter your lymphatic system by being absorbed through the skin.
Sea salt, even in small quantities, has been found to stimulate blood circulation, ease muscle aches and cramps, relax stiff joints, and soothe sore backs, legs, and feet. It’s also a natural way to detoxify and cleanse your skin.
Lavender + Chamomile
Like a comforting hug, this calming bath soak with rolled oats, epsom salt, and sea salt, will both calm and soothe you. The lavender and chamomile give it a sweet floral bouquet, perfect for those cozy vibes.
Rolled oats (or oatmeal)
Found in many creams, lotions, and bathing products, oatmeal and rolled oats are known to be both soothing and moisturizing to the skin. It can even calm itching and irritation from certain skin conditions. Oatmeal is not new to treating the skin: “The first documentation of oatmeal for skin health dates back as early as 2000 BC in Arabia and Egypt, where it was described as soothing and protecting in dry or itchy, inflamed skin.”
Rolled oats (or oatmeal)
A warm bath can decrease our stress hormone, cortisol. And so can magnesium. Less stress can make you feel calmer and help you sleep better.
Warm Spice + Blackberry
A soothing bath soak featuring a trio of salts: Hawaiian red alaea, Himalayan, and sea. Created with Tayler’s favorite perfume in mind, this soak is both fruity and spicy, bright and uplifting, refreshing and nostalgic.
Hawaiian red alaea salt
This type of salt is native to, of course, Hawaii. Specifically, it gets its name and colour from a native volcanic clay that is rich in iron oxide (called alaea). Because it’s not processed, it’s rich in minerals that come directly from seawater. By healing muscle strains, body aches, and even small wounds, you’re left with a soothing bathing experience.
Hawaian red alaea salt
Found primarily in the foothills of the Pakistani Himalayas, this sometimes pink, sometimes orange, sometimes white sea salt has the added benefit of: calming and relaxing, delivering magnesium, soothing insect bites, and much more.
Method to the mélange
Sure these bath soaks smell incredible, but the right mix (or mélange in French), can yield incredible results for bathers. The team at Midnight Paloma has expertly crafted these to not only ensure an aromatically pleasant experience, but one that can deliver the physical and emotional outcomes you want.
Shop your favorite scent combination or to help melt away your stresses.