Both chemicals are powerful stimulants, said to be around four times more powerful than Ritalin and similar in effect to MDMA. Also, they're as addictive as meth. Great. Not surprisingly, lots of the people using this stuff are winding up in the hospital. So, to recap: the bath salts you use at home are totally fine; don't snort them. If, however, you are looking to get high, please do not buy these dumb, terrible drugs for the above reasons.
While most of you said that you prefer showers over baths, there are still a good amount of you that take baths at least once a month or more. Recently, I used a bath bomb, and after the two-minute novelty of its fizziness wore off, I got to thinking about how much I'd just rather bathe in an absurd amount of bubbles. What about you? When it comes to bath products, which one enhances the experience the most?
GNC, a brand long-associated with building big bulky muscles for jocks, is exploring its softer side. Recently, the vitamin megastore released Wellbeing, a new line of health, beauty, and fitness products for women, including vitamins, supplements, and three new bath soaks ($15 each).
These dual-acting muscle soaks/bath scrubs contain mineral-rich salts from the Dead Sea, perfect for detoxification, exfoliation, and pre-self-tanning. Each soak also contains a high concentration of essential oils to boost their therapeutic benefits. Baths are one of life's simple pleasures, agreed? But do these new products enhance the experience? Find out when you read more
If you did a lot of cooking over the Thanksgiving holiday, I'm sure you did a lot of dishes. And if you did a lot of dishes, I'm sure your hands are feeling the effects. Even if you weren't scrubbing away, the cooler months often produce dry hands that need some extra TLC. So, if you're looking for an easy do-it-yourself treatment, I learned this great combo while holiday shopping at an Aveda store last year.
In your hands, mix the following, work in for an invigorating massage, and rinse away: about a quarter-sized amount of Hand Relief ($19), a scoop of Soothing Aqua Therapy ($28.50) bath salts, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Currently, I'm really digging Patchouli Oil ($13). Psst — you can use drugstore ingredients, too. The results are still luxurious. Aaah.
InSpa is a fast-growing chain of day spas popping up around the country, and the brand has two new bath products I'm ready to sink myself into right now: the Dead Sea Salt Moisturizing ($18) and Revitalizing ($18) Mineral Soaks. Dead Sea salts contain high concentrations of bromides, which are extremely therapeutic and known for their calming effects on muscles and joints.