If you’re currently expecting, you’ve probably heard of (or perhaps already experienced) some of the aches and pains pregnancy can bring about, but you might not have been prepared for the suddenness or intensity of the sharp, squeezing, twisting pain of a charlie horse.
Some women have described the pain of charlie horses as feeling like their legs were being squeezed in a vise or clamp; others have described feeling as though their legs were being tied in knots and being pulled at both ends. However you want to describe it, the pain of a charlie horse is certainly unpleasant.
What is a charlie horse?
A charlie horse, also sometimes spelled “charley horse” is a type of leg cramp that affects pregnant women, particularly during their second and third trimesters. To this day, doctors are uncertain what precisely causes charlie horse leg cramps, but common theories include the uterus putting pressure on certain nerves, and/or decreased circulation in the legs as a result of the baby putting pressure on blood vessels.
Finding relief for charlie horse leg cramps
Prior to founding Castle Baths, CB owner Laura Thomas, experienced numerous charlie horse leg cramps during each of her pregnancies. Her doctor recommended an unusual solution: Dead Sea Bath Salts. She took his advice and has enjoyed the soothing and rejuvenating powers of aromatherapy-scented Dead Sea Bath Salts ever since! Now, she offers her experience and expertise with charlie horses freely to other expecting mothers.
If you’re expecting, or you know someone who is, be sure to check out Laura’s personal story on leg cramp and charlie horse relief to find out which aromatherapy essential oil blends she recommends when selecting a Dead Sea Bath Salt or Conditioning Soak.
Do you have your own natural or homeopathic remedy for charlie horse leg cramps? Talk to us! We’d love to hear from you, and add your story and advice to our leg cramp relief page!
How to find relief for charlie horse leg cramps naturally was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Laura Thomas
It’s cold outside! The recent kink in the Earth’s polar vortex has likely left you with lingering chills and very dry skin, due in part to the extremely frigid temperatures most of North America experienced these past few days, and also due to the efforts you likely took to stay warm during the unexpected arctic blast.
Your skin definitely doesn’t react well to extreme cold, but it doesn’t react all that well to heat either. Turning up the thermostat in your home sucks moisture out of the air, and out of your skin too.
Fortunately for you, there’s a way to stay warm that won’t dry out your skin, and may help with those lingering winter chills and aches too. It’s called a Dead Sea Salt bath.
Ordinarily, a long, extremely hot bath would actually dry out your skin by evaporating its natural oils, but a lukewarm bath with added Dead Sea Bath Salts can help counteract this effect, and even help add moisture to your skin. Dead Sea Salts accomplish this by penetrating your skin’s pores and deep-cleansing them of toxins and pollutants. Once your pores are cleansed and un-clogged, they can absorb moisture from the surrounding bath water.
If your Dead Sea Bath Salts happen to be scented in aromatherapy essential oils, this will also help put just enough oil back into your skin to keep it from drying out, as well as deliver numerous aromatherapy benefits such as soothing aches and pains and promoting an overall feeling of relaxation.
Dead Sea Bath Salts vs Epsom Salts
Many of the cheaper bath salts you’ll find in box stores are made with Epsom Salts, which, if overused, can further dry out your skin. Many of these Epsom Salt blends are also scented in synthetic fragrances instead of essential oils, and thus, deliver no aromatherapy benefits and may even give you a slight headache if you happen to be allergic to one or more of the chemicals used to create the synthetic fragrance.
So, if you want a bath salt blend you can use every day, or even twice a day if you like, and one with real aromatherapy benefits, Dead Sea Bath Salts are the way to go! Check out Castle Baths extensive collection of Classic aromatherapy Dead Sea Bath Salts and our exclusive Exotic Earth Dead Sea Salt blends!
Dead Sea Bath Salts for Winter Chills was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by Laura Thomas
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.
Our Dead Sea Products are one of our best sellers, here at Castle Baths, and it’s no wonder! With incredible benefits to the look, feel, and health of your skin, these products are literally flying off the shelf.
Our best Dead Sea product is our Dead Sea Mud. This works wonderfully as a face mask to give a mini face lift by cleaning and tightening the pores and skin of your face.
You may not even realize the damage you cause your skin on a daily basis. Did you know that each day when you wash your face, you disturb the natural mantel of the skin- causing redness and uneven tone.
Dead Sea Mud can help!
Deep Sea Mud helps restore ph levels, removing the red face look
Minerals from the Dead Sea feed the skin nutrients that keep it hydrated, which means less wrinkle retention
Dead Sea Mud mask leaves your skin with a glow of youthfulness and cleanliness.
Dead Sea Mud moisturizes your skin and helps with natural skin hydration
With high concentrations of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, bromide and potassium, this mud pampers the skin.
We have a couple of great videos and a step-by-step guide to help you apply your Dead Sea Mud as a facial mask!
Here’s Mud In Your Eye – We Hope Not! was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by admin
The holidays can be as stressful as they are enjoyable.
The hustle, the bustle, the crowds, the lights, the friends, the family, the food (oh the food!), the most hectic time of year is almost upon us.
Life is a busy place – we work more than any other country – did you know that? We also take less time off than any other country, but you probably knew that instinctively.
You work hard, or maybe life has been working you hard lately – we all know people horribly affected by our economic times.
So, when was the last time you pampered yourself? Took an hour alone and just relaxed, truly, peacefully?
Turn on some holiday music, jazzy for a soulful holiday experience, or classic for a sophisticated one. Take a moment to yourself and let the legendary restoring powers of the dead sea work on your troubles.
Apply the authentic wet dead sea mud (used at spas around the world) and feel the cool, smoothness as it gently covers your face, erasing the stress of your long work days.
Draw yourself a bubbly bathtub full of warm, soothing water; drop in the passionate melting tart for a pleasing aroma – sink below the surface and feel the languid release of your worries.
Dead Sea salts at Castle Baths, spa products store help you experience a spa like natural body care at home. The gently exfoliating bath salts cleanse up your skin and renew it from within. And now would be the perfect time to shop Dead Sea bath salts as you can get a free Dead Sea mud pack absolutely free with every $100 purchase of Dead Sea bath salts.
Dead sea salts from the bath products store are very mild and do not dry up your skin. These are non-greasy and clean up your skin without making it too dry. Natural bath salts nourish your skin softly and wipe off the layers of dirt, excess moisture and unwanted oil present on the surface of the skin.
A massage with the Dead Sea bath salts exfoliates and pampers your skin to the level that your muscles feel relaxed after a bath. A tired day’s fatigue will ward off with a gentle massage of the dead sea bath salts. End your day with a calming and renewing bath with the bath salts’ reinvigorating massage on your tired muscles and skin.
Dead Sea Bath Salts – Mild, Gentle & Scented Dead sea bath salts have many benefits and you can use them daily. The days that go really tired and stressed are the most perfect ones to soak up in a hot water tub and indulge in a gentle massage with these very de-stressing bath salts offered at the spa products store. The scented bath salts are soft and mild for sensitive skin as well and deep cleanses your skin without making it dry.
We all know what it’s like. Maybe it was a stretch gone wrong, or maybe inactivity catching up with us. A sudden surge of pain and a quick spasm to accommodate a suddenly straight leg and you have a leg cramp crawling up your system and finally getting to your brain! Maybe some of the more desperate arm flailing, that looks so funny when it’s someone else.
There are worse times for it to strike (public transport, job interviews, and marriage proposals for example) but leg cramps tend to come as we lay down for bed, just as we are trying to relax. What can be done to combat this most unappealing and surprising of momentary conditions? Castle Baths has just the thing – Lavender with Ylang Ylang Dead Sea Bath Salts for Leg Relief
Thought spa products could only relieve skin ailments? Well you were wrong because the healing qualities of the Dead Sea is much more than skin care. The Dead Sea bath salt with ylang ylang and lavender reduces stress and cramping to a great extent!
Dead Sea Spa Products – For Skin and Body Care
There is a ton of spa products that can alleviate the infamous leg cramp, but there’s nothing better than a nice bath before bed, and Dead Sea Salts have been a celebrated mineral for centuries. Soaking yourself in the caressing natural Dead Sea bath salts, especially with ylang ylang and lavender, works wonders for helping you deal with the pain in the leg.
Further, these bath salts do not leave the skin dry and flaky. Imparting the legs both a healing touch, the Dead Sea salt also lends a smooth touch to the skin.
Not only will they leave the skin soft and smooth, but will calm the muscles in your legs. Genuine Dead Sea salts are available from CastleBaths.com.
Natural Dead Sea Salts Remedies for Leg Cramps was last modified: August 16th, 2013 by admin
Bath salts are an excellent media of enhancing your bathing regime and making it all the more pleasurable, relaxing and indulgent. The concept of introducing bath salts in one’s bathing regime is centuries old and dates back to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. They offer a swarm of benefits to body and mind that are simply incredible and way too irresistible!
Castle Baths offers you a wide line of Dead Sea Bath Salts Collection and Aromatherapy bath salts. A regular use of these works wonders in softening skin, refreshing body and energizing the spirit. The exquisite properties of aromatherapy bath salts are a pleasure for the skin.
Bath salts – Specialty for your senses
Bath salt Collection offered at Castle Baths includes 100% pure, genuine Dead Sea salts. The range of inspirational bath salts offered at our online store includes Sweet Communion Dead Sea Bath Salts, Sweet Dreams Dead Sea Bath Salts, Restoration Dead Sea Bath Salts, Bathsheba Dead Sea Bath Salts, Prayer Dead Sea Bath Salts, Passion Dead Sea Bath Salts and Jubilee Dead Sea Bath Salts.
These salts have a higher mineral content than ordinary salts and are enriched in valuable trace minerals that soften bath water and gently cleanse the skin without drying it. These exfoliate, detoxify and soften the skin making it look all the more young and attractive!
Get your hands on our bath salt collection and experience the aromatic pleasure that comes your way. You may also browse through our collection of body moisturizers, massage oils, creams, natural soaps, spa and bath products.
Bath Salts – For Healthy Body, Mind and Soul! was last modified: August 29th, 2013 by admin