Wikipedia info on bath salts: The term bath salts refers to a range of water-soluble, usually inorganic solid products designed to be added to a bath. They are said to improve cleaning, improve the experience of bathing, serve as a vehicle for cosmetic agents, and some even claim medical benefits. Bath salts have been developed which mimic the properties of natural mineral baths or hot springs.
The TBS Spa Wisdom Japan has a range of products inspired by the Japnese spa rituals, and the Green Tea and Yuzu bathing salts from this range are inspired by the "ofuro" bathing rituals of Japan. The involves cleaning and then soaking in the warm, relaxing bath - the warm water with the mixed minerals in it is meant to calm the mind and help soothe tired muscles, not really meant as a substitute for a good old-fashioned squeaky clean soap and scrub wash. This pale green powder has a clean fragrance to it, and while I do like it a lot and find it quite relaxing, I do feel the smell is a tiny bit like a detergent. I use a handful of the powder for a one-time use, and quite unlike what Google tells me about Japanese bath rituals, I do not share my bath with anyone :P
What I love about TBS Spa Wisdom Japan Green Tea and Yuzu bathing SaltsIt leaves me feeling relaxed and warm - a very important point for a perpetually cold person like me :) I don't know if it works just as any other normal bath salt because I haven't used one before to compare this to. I do follow this up with a moisturizer, and I find the warmth helps lotions/creams absorb easily.
It is quite expensive - Cost: $28.00. You do get a lot of product, though, and it is an indulgent ritual and not an everyday essential.
TBS Spa Wisdom Japan Green Tea and Yuzu Bathing Salts - Ingredients:
Overall, I find this a good and easy at-home indulgence, especially since I picked it up on a discount from one of Bodyshop's amazing sales. This also works just great as a foot soak for tired feet. The only reason I won't repurchase is because I want to try so many other products :) :)
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