Health and Fitness

What’s Bad About Bath Salt?

It's possible to use bath salts on your baby's scalp. However, you have to be careful that the salt is not absorbed into the skin. Dead Sea salt is effective, and this article explains why.

Bath salt is very inexpensive. Many people use it on a regular basis, but there are some downsides to using bath salt. For instance, if you're using dead sea salt, there is the chance that it will be absorbed into the skin.

One of the reasons that bath salt is absorbed into the skin is because the hair follicles are so close to the skin. So the salt is washed into the blood stream. The blood circulates throughout the body. In the process, some of the salt is eliminated.

If you have someone who has salt-intolerant or has too much sensitivity to salt, using bath salt may aggravate their problems. If they've had a reaction to a certain type of salt, it could be worse if they're bathing in bath salt.

With baby skin problems, it is possible to use bath salt without aggravating their symptoms. Once the skin problem is treated, you can then gradually wean them off the bath salt.

To test if the salt is good for the scalp, try rubbing some on the skin. If it works, remove it. When it's removed, observe your baby for any signs of irritation.

When your baby needs help getting some oil into their scalp, apply some essential oil like aloe vera to their scalp. This helps to get the oil to the roots of the hair.

Using natural remedies for rashes is one of the best things that you can do for your baby. Try using essential oils like tea tree oil to eliminate any allergies that your baby may have.

It's important to remember that you should never rub your baby's head. They are delicate and the rubbing can cause more damage than it prevents. If the salt gets on the baby's head, try rinsing it off with clean water.

When the bath salt gets absorbed into the skin, it may cause irritation and redness. If the salt has been rubbed on the scalp, gently massage the area until the irritation goes away. But don't massage too hard.

At first, try massaging in the direction of the hair. If the bath salt is rubbed into the scalp, there is the chance that the hair will become unruly or curly.

Baby oil and natural remedies are important tools for ridding your baby of symptoms. Always follow the directions on the bottle, especially when using bath salt. It is safe, but it doesn't get absorbed into the skin and can irritate sensitive baby skin.

Doug Parks