Green Fire Herbs

Better Living Through Nature's Herbal Bounty

Bath and Shower Products

Nothing beats a warm bath on a cold evening, especially after a long or difficult day. Time to yourself in luxurious comfort. Time to destress, relax, and come to yourself. Which is probably why so many people rarely take them.

We have a habit of giving a low priority to things we enjoy. We need to justify taking the time from our busy schedules. Even when we have the time, we feel guilty pampering ourselves. Many of us just can't justify a half hour doing 'nothing'. Further, 'pampering' is often seen as a women's thing, something many men will refuse to do.

The thing is, regardless of how much you do or don't enjoy taking baths, there are some very good reasons to do so. Your bath can not only help you relax, it can help you get, and stay well. It can do wonders for your skin and for your whole body. The secret lies in what you put into your bath. Salts, kelp, herbs, oils, essential oils, and even milk all do their part.

How do baths benefit our health? Our skin is a two-way system, capable of both absorption and excretion, though it’s rather particular. It won't pass water through to the bloodstream, but it will pass substances with small enough molecules, such as minerals from sea salts nutrients from herbs, and essential oils. Baths are also a wonderful way to detox the skin.

So browse through the many products we have available. Include baths as a regular part of your skin care regime. If you have to, promise yourself you won't enjoy it!

Of course, showers are faster and more efficient for daily hygiene, so we carry a nice range of shower products as well.

Our Bath Salts

There are an amazing number of ways to make bath salts, from simply adding the salt to the bath to complex recipes that include a surprising number of ingredients. The reasons for fragrance and essential oils are obvious. Essential oils add wonderful scents and improve the healing properties of the bath. Fragrance oils also smell nice, but contain phalates and other problem chemicals and should be avoided.

But then there are the other ingredients: borax, citric acid, Epsom salts, baking soda, glycerin, various oils and butters, even soap! After carefully researching the natural ingredients available for use in bath salts, we’ve determined that Epsom salts and baking soda are ingredients that have much to offer.

Epsom salts is not a salt. It’s a mineral called Magnesium Sulfate. It was discovered back in Shakespeare's day in Epsom, England, and well, looks like a salt. It’s best known for treating minor inflammation and muscle aches. But that isn’t all it’s good for. Many Americans today are magnesium deficient, which can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping to form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins. Both of these minerals are in short supply in today’s diet, even though they are easily absorbed through the skin. An Epsom salt bath is a safe, easy way to increase the body's levels of both magnesium and sulfate.

Baking Soda neutralizes acids on the skin and can help wash away oils and perspiration. Baking soda is especially great for soothing skin rashes, and can even help chronic problems like eczema and psoriasis. Baking soda is also useful in its ability to drain the lymphatic system of toxins and disease.

Of course, the basis of a bath salt is the salt. We have a selection of seven wonderful sea salts from all over the world. We welcome you to browse our selection and selection the one that’s right for you.