I became very curious as I was looking into the benefits of a magnesium soak for people experiencing back pain, as recommended by Dr. Mark Sircus. He markets a magnesium soak. I always wondered why our Arbonne soak did not contain magnesium. Well....guess what ... it does! It is just not labeled as such, but I can assure you, the sea botanicals in this product are "ripe" with magnesium by their very nature!
Through the years I heard many testimonies of the Purifying Sea Soak. People share "the horrors" of all the black "floaties" in the water after a foot or body soak draws toxins out through the pores of the skin. One woman reports her hormones seem to balance out after a soak. I hear how absolutely relaxing the experience of soaking in the Arbonne soak is. I know my husband liked to soak in the Seasource product, but I would add magnesium flakes to the water as I wanted him to soak in magnesium for his herniated discs, not realizing...he already was.
Today I started researching the ingredient list of the Seasource Purifying Soak...and whoa...makes me want to jump right in to a tub and soak! Unfortuantely, we are planning a bathroom remodel that eliminates the tub in our small upstairs bath. I may have to consider finding another way to soak in a tub ...maybe I need an overnight at a nice hotel with jacuzzi tub....but I digress.... I will have to be content with adding a teaspoon of the Purifying Sea Soak to a dish pan or similar sized container, to allow me to soak my feet and detox through my soles.
Allow me to explain what a few of these ingredients are:
The first on the ingredient list....Sea Salt (Maris Sal). Do you know what that is? DEAD SEA SALT! I knew there are many health benefits to dead sea salt, but did not realize this was the key ingredient. There are many healing benefits...and you can read about them here.
Wanting to learn the difference between epsom salt and dead sea salt benefits, I found this information on the composition of each at livestrong.com
Dead Sea and Epsom salts vary in source and composition. Epsom salts, originally made famous by the mineral baths in Epsom, England, may be derived from a variety of natural sources; however, Dead Sea mineral salts must come from the Dead Sea, a saline lake located 400 meters below sea level in Israel. Epsom salts contain high levels of magnesium and sulfates, whereas Dead Sea mineral salts contain high levels of magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, sodium and bromide. - See more at: http://www.livestrong.com/article/248504-dead-sea-salt-vs-epsom-salt/#sthash.wh01bE7m.dpuf
Sodium chloride is next... it is used by hospitals as a flushing agent for wounds, and more...
Then we have a bevy of wonderful essential oils:
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil
Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
We continue this amazing line up with alkalizers such as Spirulina Maxima Extract.
Laminaria Digitata Extract (aka Horsetail Kelp, source of iodine and other minerals)
Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (aka Bladderwack, medicinal kelp, source of iodine)
Crithmum Maritimum Extract (aka Sea Fennel, known for skin conditioning and toning)
Linalool & Limonene - both components of a blend of essential oils - I had researched these ingredients years ago when analyzing the Awake aromatherapy line by Arbonne. Both of these ingredients have anti-cancer effects.
With unparalleled purity standards, the formulation of the Purifying Sea Soak has just gone into my top ten list of products to suggest someone dealing with chronic disease or pain try, to see if it can be of help to them in their journey to wellness. So forget about the Calgon, which I have no doubt contains toxins, and choose the Arbonne SeaSource Detox products, espeically the soak, for your next in home spa day. Fellow consultant Heather Alexandar gives a lovely description of how to incorporate the Seasource line on her blog.
If you would like to learn more about how to save money on the benefits of bringing sea minerals into your wellness program, please contact me or visit my Arbonne site.
To your health,