Looking for a last-minute Easter Basket idea? Do you need to find a vegan and/or gluten free Easter gift basket? If you haven’t been having much luck finding the perfect gift basket for Easter and feel you’re running out of time, Castle Baths may have a solution for you: a vegan and gluten-free Easter spa gift basket.
Castle Baths’ Easter Gift Basket contains one 6oz bottle of natural hand and body lotion, and one 6oz bottle of massage oil, scented in the floral, fruity aroma of Prayer. Our Prayer essential oil blend is ideal for helping to calm the mind and help you reach a spiritual, meditative peace. It also includes a small bath tub and an Easter greeting card, in which you can request a custom, handwritten message for no extra cost!
For those who prefer bath products over body moisturizers, we also offer an Easter Salt Gift Bag, which features our Sexy Eucalyptus Dead Sea Bath Salts, packaged in a decorative gift bag with an Easter greeting card. The aroma of Eucalyptus is both energizing and sensual for a fun and exciting Easter holiday, and Dead Sea Salt has many skin care benefits too! It will help detoxify your skin’s pores and moisturize by infusing your skin with much needed minerals. Experience renewal in the tub with this all natural yet powerful cleansing sea salt blend. As with our Easter Gift Basket, you may request a custom, handwritten message for the included Easter greeting card at no extra cost.
Both of these Easter gift ideas are vegan, gluten free, and won’t add any calories to your diet (they’re spa products, after all, not food) so they make great alternative Easter Basket ideas for people with dietary sensitivities.
We at Castle Baths wish you a very happy Easter, and hope you will find joy and renewal this holiday, whether it be in church, with family and friends, and/or in the bathtub with one of our Easter gift basket ideas! Be sure to check back with us next week too, as we’ll be starting another giveaway contest!
Detoxing your body is a popular, and sometimes controversial topic in fitness and wellness circles these days. On one side, there are experts who say that our bodies are being exposed to toxins every day from air quality pollutants to toxins in the foods we eat. These experts argue that our modern lifestyles have supersaturated our bodies with toxins, and that detoxification methods such as detox diets are necessary to help our bodies’ natural purification systems eliminate these toxins before they cause disease.
On the other side, there are experts who argue that detox diets are actually bad for our health, and essentially starve our bodies of much needed nutrients in our efforts to eliminate toxins. Opponents of detox diets argue that such extreme dieting has the potential to result in fatigue, loss of muscle tissue, lower metabolism, and other health problems.
The problem is, both groups of experts are right.
Our bodies are being exposed to toxins and environmental pollutants on a daily basis, and detox diets can be dangerous for some people. Fortunately, there’s a third alternative – one which can help eliminate toxins from the body without risking the potential health hazards of any kind of diet: Dead Sea skin care products.
Dead Sea detox skin care solutions, such as those made with dead sea mud, dead sea salt, and dead sea brine, have incredible detox and deep-cleansing powers that you don’t have to starve yourself to experience. The restorative abilities of the Dead Sea have been known since ancient times, and have proven scientific evidence of their health benefits – something many proponents of detox diets have yet to produce.
Dead Sea products achieve their detoxification results by deep-cleansing the pores and deep layers of your skin, where few other bath and body products can reach. Furthermore, the skin is actually one of the main ways by which toxins enter our bodies. We put toxins into our skin every day when we use mass-produced synthetic cosmetics such as lipstick, nail polish, and even many lotions. That’s right – that giant tube of face cream you bought at the drug store that claims it will cleanse your skin is actually doing just the opposite.
To detox your body naturally using Dead Sea skin care products, try using Dead Sea Bath Salts with your next soak in the tub. For additional detox benefits, try some of Castle Baths’ Green Tea Infusion Bath Salts, which deliver not only the deep-cleansing benefits of Dead Sea Salt, but also a rich source of antioxidants (a key detox ingredient) found naturally in Green Tea.
The best part of all about using Dead Sea skin care products to detox your body is that, unlike detox diets, they carry absolutely no risk to you. Soak in Dead Sea Bath Salts as often as you like, use Dead Sea facial soaps every day, and you’ll be well on your way to detoxing and cleansing your body the right way! Visit our website to learn more about detox skin care solutions.
Imagine sitting at your desk in front of your computer, being so engrossed in what you’re working on that you suddenly realize you’ve lost feeling in one of your feet. You try to move it, only to feel a slight tingling sensation. Though your foot is obviously the same size it ever was, it also feels as though your foot has grown an inch-thick layer of extra skin that is preventing you from feeling the inside of your shoe. You stand up and brace yourself for the onslaught of the ticklish sensations that will soon envelop your leg. The sensations of having one of your feet “fall asleep” are certainly unpleasant, and can be quite embarrassing at times as well, especially if a coworker walks in on you trying to walk normally and occasionally bursting into laughter from the tickling of your leg, but chances are you’ll forget about it as soon as your foot returns to normal.
For a diabetic person, however, these same sensations can be an early warning sign of a serious medical problem. As such, if you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, it is extremely important to always take these symptoms seriously, and develop an effective foot care regimen to keep that person’s feet “awake.”
What causes these symptoms and how can I prevent them?
The lack of feeling in a foot, and the sensation of having grown an extra inch-thick layer of skin is actually the result of your foot swelling due to poor circulation. In essence, your foot does not receive enough blood and thus, its normally sensitive nerves cannot function properly. This actually causes the skin on your foot to expand and become puffy, though not nearly as visibly puffy as the inch-thick layer of skin imagine it has grown when this occurs. The tingling and tickling feelings you experience when you realize your foot has “gone to sleep” are actually caused by your body attempting to restore normal blood flow to your foot. To prevent these symptoms from occurring, it is essential to make sure your foot always has adequate circulation.
The best way to keep blood flowing to the feet, aside from making sure you or your diabetic friend’s feet remain in a natural position, is to soak them in a warm bath with Dead Sea Bath Salts. Dead Sea Salt is well known to help boost circulation, particularly so in the extremities.
But don’t bath salts make you sweat? And isn’t sweating equally bad for diabetics? The answer is “yes” to both questions in regards to typical bath salts made with Epsom salt. Epsom salt can be very dehydrating to the skin, and will likely cause sweating, which is indeed bad for diabetics. Dead Sea Salt, however, has a unique chemical structure found only in the waters of the Dead Sea that causes them to have unique healing properties. As mentioned, these properties include the boosting of circulation, and, unlike Epsom salt, they are great for skin moisturizing too!
Pour lukewarm water into a foot basin. Make sure the water is not too hot, as this in and of itself will cause foot swelling and defeat the purpose of the salts you are about to add.
Add the Dead Sea Bath Salts to the foot bath in the amount specified on the label for the product you have chosen. For an enjoyable aromatherapy experience while soaking, try Dead Sea Salts that have been scented with a blend of essential oils.
Wash the feet with a bar of coffee spa soap, as this will also help boost circulation.
Let the feet soak in the bath for 20 minutes or the time specified on the instructions for your Dead Sea Salts.
Please keep in mind that these instructions are for preventative skin care only. If you or a diabetic person you know actually experiences the symptoms of one or both feet “falling asleep,” consult a physician immediately. The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat diabetes or its associated symptoms.
With the official first day of winter starting within the next two weeks, now is a good time to start thinking about how you will keep your skin hydrated throughout the coming cold. As you may or may not already know, skin can become very dry during the winter – both from the biting chill of the outdoors and the dryness of the heated indoors.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to keep your skin moist, soft, and youthful-looking throughout the winter: Dead Sea Bath Salts.
Conventional wisdom would have you believe that salt is dehydrating, and it is true that your standard table salt known chemically as sodium chloride will indeed cause your body (including your skin) to experience thirst. Dead Sea Salt, however, is composed of mostly minerals rather than sodium. These minerals actually help your skin retain moisture rather than dehydrate it by strengthening your skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, and by helping to draw surrounding moisture into your skin.
Because Dead Sea Salt is most effective as a moisturizer when used in conjunction with water, Dead Sea Bath Salts are particularly effective. It only takes a small scoop or two of unrefined Dead Sea Salt added to a lukewarm bath to quench your skin’s thirst for moisture.
Any source of Dead Sea Salt, so long as it is authentic and unrefined, will make an effective moisturizer and additive to your next bath. However, beware of the many imitators on the market today. For a source of Dead Sea products that you can be certain is authentic unrefined (completely natural) you can try Castle Baths Dead Sea Salts for the Soul. Castle Baths’ Dead Sea Salts for the Soul have the additional benefit of being scented with aromatherapy essential oil blends to help you feel relaxed, energized, romantic or spiritual.
If you find you enjoy the aromas and sensations of bathing in Dead Sea Salts for the Soul (and chances are you will), you can also try Dead Sea Foot Salts to keep your feet soft and smooth after walking through the snow in tight-fitting boots.
We hope you find these skin care tips useful, and wish you many happy soaks in the tub! Be sure to check back with us next week for more skin care and beauty information as you prepare for the Holidays.
Our kids are growing up faster and have longer working years ahead of them than ever before – show your teenager how to naturally take care of their skin as well as relieve stress. After all, they will need this skill and this is advice that will be used on a daily basis (unlike some of your other advice)!
Sometimes, as adults, we forget how very stressful being a teenager can be. Hormones are all over the place, large decisions about where their life will head are coming up quickly and self-confidence is almost always an issue. Help your teen to be self assured, confident, and ready to face the changes and challenges that God has in store for them by teaching them how to relieve stress and protect their skin in a natural, healthy way.
It is imperative in the stressful, busy world we have brought our children into, that they learn how to relax and let stressful emotions go on a daily basis. Our Sweet Dreams scent can be found in several different product types (body wash, bath tea, aromatherapy oils, etc.) and will help your teen to relax, sleep well, and be ready for another day in their busy life.
Natural Skin Care
Nothing seems more important when you are a teenager than your appearance. If your teen suffers from lack of confidence in their skin appearance, it may be the kind of body wash or face wash that is being applied. See this video on the difference that a natural body wash makes versus a leading competitor’s body wash.
If you have a specific situation, and would like to discuss how our natural products could be used or applied to help, please contact us at (757) 788-8157 or by email.
Most of us do lead busy lives. We juggle full time (or more) careers, kids, friends, and family duties on a daily basis. Even our vacations are often packed full of events, sightseeing, or going somewhere. We have given rise to the idea that we now need a vacation from our vacations!
Do Your Feet Hurt at the End of the Day?
Our feet feel the brunt of our daily grind, as we rely on them to always be ready. We race around on high heels (which our feet probably consider torture devices), dashing to meetings, driving the carpool, being the soccer mom. Our poor feet are left to pay the price. So why not give them some time off? A nice relaxing foot soak in a bucket (if you don’t have time for a nice long bath), can go a long way to repairing the strain and stress of carrying you faithfully through each of your daily activities.
Maybe it was a long week, or maybe a long night last night – or maybe you just know that today is going to be a long one and you would like to make it through without tapping out all of your reserve energy?
Life can be exhausting, these days, Americans work more hours and take fewer vacations than any other country! We work hard and we play hard – so when do you get to relax? How do you keep that energy reserve full?
Well, we were wondering that ourselves. So we researched and found the specific aromas that make us feel more energized and are proven to boost mental focus as well as revitalize, renew, and reinvigorate! This led us to create our Energy Blend line of ingredients. These are specifically formulated lotions, oils, bath teas and salts, soaks, and soaps that can replenish your dwindling supply of energy on any given day.
It is said that our eyes are the window to our souls; I beg to differ. I believe that privilege falls to the nose. There are many things we still don’t fully understand about the human brain, but it is obvious that a smell can take you back in time. Perhaps a specific smell reminds you of your mother, or your father, a past lover or friend. The aroma of several flowers and fruits often provide other benefits, such as feeling more awake and full of energy, or helping you to relax and sleep through the night. It is this idea that has led us to customize several aromatherapy blends, called our CB-Classics, just for you.
Our Sweet Communion blend is about relaxation and balance; with calming lavender, and the sweet scent of woodsy balsam to help you unwind.
Our Sweet Dreams blend is specially blended for the deep, relaxing sleep that you need; with calming lavender and vanilla to sweep you off into slumber land.
Our Passion blend is formulated for indulgence, with lavender, sandalwood and a hint of rose to get your romance started off right.
Our Bathsheba blend is meant to highlight your allure with the aroma of rosewood and rose to bring him back to your arms.
Our Jubilee blend is for rejuvenation, with the aroma of bergamot and sweet grapefruit, you will be ready for whatever the day has to offer.
Our Restoration blend is made to restore your creative and womanly pursuits, with a rosy herbaceous blend of aromas to get you back to your usual self.
Our Prayer blend is about regaining your connection with God through lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, orange, and sunflower scents.
No matter your mood, we have a natural, aromatic option to help you be more yourself. Don’t hesitate – order your CB Classic Aromatherapy today!
Our Bathsheba all natural Foot Bath Salts have a foot-drenching infusion that will cool and relieve your swollen, weary feet, while helping to reduce pain and inflammation, and melt away tension.
Sweet Communion Mineral Foot Bath Salts are ideal for soaking tired, sore feet. Restful feet are happy feet! This wonderful product has similar properties to the Bathsheba, but also moisturizes and detoxifies your feet.
Jubilee Mineral Foot Bath Salts will help to energize your feet and put the bounce back in your step! This product is ideal for itchy, dry feet, and even Athletes Foot. They will reduce redness and irritation of the bridge, heel, and toe joint areas, reduce soreness, and feed your skin with nutrients and minerals.
Sweet as candy, leaving your feet even sweeter…yet adding no calories to your diet! Our Castle Baths Spearmint Foot Scrub Candy is perfect for scrubbing, exfoliating, and moisturizing all in one. These little candies are very helpful for softening your heels, and are deliciously scented with Spearmint Essential Oil for a little aromatherapy while you soak.