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Sea Salt
« on: Thursday June 15, 2006, 09:59:05 PM »
Taking a bath with some sea salt helps the itch...helps me sleep better at night......wont clear up any skin problems but sure is nice not to be so itchy and my skin alittle softer.  Hope it works for anyone who trys it.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #1 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 05:01:36 PM »
My excema has improved so much after visiting Jordan on business. I normally really start to suffer this time of the year and I don't like to keep using steroid creams to 'heal' my sore bits. Particularly I itch in my armpits...now I'm a hundred percent better, I hope it lasts !! ;D

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #2 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 05:26:24 PM »
Hmmmmmm.  Just trying to figure this out Lapesca.  Do you suppose that if I took a trip to Jordan and took a nice salty bath in a spa of some sort there, it could help the rash I get from being fed a canned meat-product like... oh I forget the name for it.  Can anyone help me?
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #3 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 06:52:28 PM »
WOW!  I can't believe it!  I don't even need to go to Jordan!  I was hunting around on the internet for a jar of Unguent de la Mountebank and I came across something even better.  I found this place where I can get a whole kilogram of mud from the lowest place on Earth (and therefore from the lowest people on Earth) for only $28 plus 17.50 in British pounds for shipping and handling!  I wonder what that comes to at the current exchange rate?  It can't be over $70US.  For a whole kilo of MUD! 

I really, REALLY wanted the Unguent de la Mountebank stuff because of all the wonderful things I've heard about it, and I know there is plenty of it out there, sold by some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.  But meanwhile, anytime I can get a jar of MUD and it's only going to set me back seventy bucks, well, I've just GOT to!  Got to go now.  Have to hurry to get my order in.  With a value like this, They are likely to run out quick!
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #4 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 07:25:50 PM »
$70 huh? 

I think I'll just keep on with my $2.79 epson salts baths. 

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #5 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 08:11:45 PM »
... oh I forget the name for it.  Can anyone help me?
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Ahh, you mean SPIM ?   ... Nahhh surely not - pull the other ring-pull ;D

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #6 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 08:16:51 PM »
Aw Gee Aloha,
Do you think I should go back to looking for the Unguent de la Mountebank instead?  Maybe you're right.  But I was SO looking forward to smearing a big steaming pile of mud all over me!   ...Okay, you win.  And thanks dear.  Yours is an opinion I have grown to trust.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #7 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 08:19:27 PM »
Close Nick, but no cigar.  Let's mess with the vowel a bit...
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #8 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 08:44:52 PM »
SPOM? ... oh no wait that's a fish isn't it?


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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #9 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 09:36:29 PM »
SPUME?  Oh, wait--no E.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #10 on: Friday June 16, 2006, 09:43:43 PM »
Don't get me wrong Anthro, I like mineral bath salts.  It's salted canned meat products that I've aquired an aversion to.


( I do hope sillyspirit isn't too put off by our mumblings and grumblings. )

« Last Edit: Friday June 16, 2006, 09:48:08 PM by Alohamora »
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #11 on: Saturday June 17, 2006, 02:38:15 AM »
 ;D ;D :roll:

But really, sillyspirit, if you are still here, I too have found that swimming in the sea helps my skin (for me though, I think it is the combination of both the salt water and the sun) :)

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #12 on: Saturday June 17, 2006, 06:18:23 AM »
I feel so misunderstood.  I wasn't going after Sillyspirit.  I'm not much for soaks in saltwater, but whatever seasons your popcorn.  I'm glad it's working for her and wish her well.  I do hope she is getting her sea salt in the local supermarket so her bath will cost her a dime (or a few pence).

But LAPESCA!  Consider yourself swatted with a grey velvet glove in challenge for a verbal duel.  And you can bring your daddy (partner in your lucrative little...endeavor.)  If you have even a smidgen of honor, have your second contact me here.  Otherwise.... :spank: shame on you.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #13 on: Saturday June 17, 2006, 08:16:09 AM »
Anthro, believe me you haven't been misunderstood!

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #14 on: Saturday June 17, 2006, 01:29:58 PM »
I didn't misunderstand Anthro.   I was concerned about sillyspirit, since she's new here and hasn't come back to the thread.  I did wonder if she caught your meaning.

Anyway, salt water (sodium chloride) soaks didn't do anything for me.  Epsom salts (magnesium) feels relaxing though I can't say it did anything for my skin, everything was already healed by the time I tried it.

It looks like there's places on the net that sell dead sea salt (mostly magnesium and potassium) for 2 or 3 bucks a pound for 5 to 10 pound containers.  But I can get the epsom salt from the local drug store with no shipping charge. ($3 for 3 pounds)

Soaking in a nice warm tub sounds much more appealing to me than applying mud all over your skin.





 
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #15 on: Saturday June 17, 2006, 05:01:56 PM »
Hi Aloha,
Just off the top of my head and without any research at all, I am inclined to be less unenthusiastic about either magnesium chloride or potassium chloride (in modest amounts) added to the bath water, on occasion.  You can get a few ounces of potassium chloride at your supermarket (usually in the same area as salt).  Morton makes two varieties, NoSalt and LoSalt.  NoSalt is straight potassium chloride.  LoSalt is a combination of potassium and sodium chlorides.  You may find a trace of some anticaking substance in them as well.  I occasionally use NoSalt in my cooking as a balancing electrolyte to sodium, combining it with regular salt, to my taste.  I do reccommmend it, used in this way, for anyone wishing to reduce their sodium load in their diet.

I went blueberry picking yesterday picking perhaps 5 quarts.  The gallon (almost 4 liters) I bought for $8.  The rest (in my stomach) were free.  So, of course, I stuffed myself.  Then I went out for a steak dinner.  I am a bit phobic about throwing away food, due to occasional periods of involuntary abstinence in my life.  So when I leave a restaurant, my plates and bowls are EMPTY, and any bones are in transit to my dog.  And when I cook at home, even my egg shells are ground and returned to my chickens or applied to my garden.  I waste NOTHING if I can possibly help it.  Ooops... I feel a rant coming on...

Okay, I'm better now.  When I was eating all those blueberries, various carnivorous bugs were eating me without my even noticing!  When I finally got home I discovered at least thirty new volcanic craters exuding lymphatic lava.  If I had thought of it, I would have had a bath with a few of those salts thrown in, but instead, I just keep scraping off the new lava-domes when they form.  Some of them are like little grains of clear amber...
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #16 on: Saturday June 17, 2006, 08:04:03 PM »
 :hugs: for anthro... I think you were on the money regarding Lapesca...

As far as the sea salt goes, I think that for me (and this is by no means scientific), it's the mild antiseptic qualities of the salt, COMBINED with the sun - which, btw, is an immune suppressor (and for eczema, this would obviously quiet the immune response), that helps.  It seems to "fry" my patches.  I've tried replicating at home and I do not get the same effects.  I can't seem to get the bath water salty enough to replicate the sting of the sea, and of course, no sun in my bathroom ::)

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #17 on: Sunday June 18, 2006, 01:42:45 AM »
Hi Itchy,
I agree with you.  What works for each of us in the complexities of our own personal battles to normalize our own particular skin difficulties, takes precedence over any general theories and opinions.  I think you exercise considerable thought, imagination and good judgment in your treatment modalities.  To your health.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #18 on: Monday June 19, 2006, 05:28:51 PM »
I'm still here everyone.... First off I buy my sea salt at a health food store for 50 cents a pound and use about a cup in bath water. I wouldn't be on here talking about it if it didn't help me....just wanted to be nice and help out anyone who is open minded suffering with skin problems.  I don't own a store or a business selling sea salt.

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« Reply #19 on: Monday June 19, 2006, 05:44:50 PM »
Sillyspirit, nobody here was questioning your motives, and none of these remarks were directed at you.  :hugs:

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #20 on: Monday June 19, 2006, 06:02:03 PM »
  I don't own a store or a business selling sea salt.

I didn't think so.

Lapesca, OTOH, has a link to a site selling some very expensive products in her signature and by some strange coincidence, just happened to choose an avatar that is identical to one of the photos on that site.  

Leaving that bit of unpleasantness behind...

As I said before, I had better results with epsom salts than sea salt. I don't think that means that epsom salts are better or more suitable for certain ailments, just that my body apparently had more of a need for the magnesium in epsom salts than a need for more sodium.  

I recently started eating salty foods again after finding out that salt didn't have diddly-squat to do with my slightly elevated blood pressure. My blood pressure has come down to 110/70 by other means.  

Now I'm curious about potassium... I see some more little experiments in my future. 




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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #21 on: Monday June 19, 2006, 06:52:02 PM »
I'm thinking of also giving Epsom salt a try as well. one night do the sea salt then next Epsom... my Grand Mother always used Epsom salt, I never knew why but now I have a big hunch.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday September 12, 2006, 04:30:41 PM »
Epsom salt is just regular salt from the supermarket as opposed to sea salt right?

Im so tired of spending oodles of money on expensive crap that is "good" for my eczema.  I'd rather experiment with natural cheap stuff.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday September 12, 2006, 05:40:38 PM »
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. Table salt that we put on our food is sodium chloride.  These are two entirely different chemicals.  Sea salt is sodium chloride with the other trace minerals included which occur in seawater.  Iodized salt is common sodium chloride with traces of iodide added to prevent iodine deficiency in areas deficient in iodine.  If you live anywhere near the major oceans or eat occasional seafood you probably get enough iodine from the environment.  While it is possible to buy un-iodized salt which is free of added iodide, it is of little or no importance in most areas of the world.
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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday September 12, 2006, 08:26:50 PM »
Ah- I see- I went on google and found the Epsom Salt Council which says you can buy it at any drugstore where they sell tylenol, advil, etc.  I will get some today and give it a shot.

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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #25 on: Friday October 06, 2006, 11:59:52 AM »
HI, Anthro,  I just saw your post.

I just wanted to say that iodine is quite possibly an issue for those of us living in the great lakes/upper midwest area of the US. That's the area that used to known as the "goiter belt" before they started putting iodine in table salt. I strobgly suspect that during the decade I was avoiding salt because of my blood pressure ( which turned out to be totally unnecessary ) I wasn't getting enough iodine. 

Areas closer to a sea coast don't have the issue.
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« Reply #26 on: Saturday October 07, 2006, 12:13:38 AM »
Yes Aloha,
Much of the Great Lakes surrounding areas are pretty far from the oceans, and anywhere with a reputation for prevalence of goiter would cause me to pay some special attention to the possibility of iodine deficiency.  Another way of handling it nutritionally is just go to an oriental market and get some dried seaweed or kelp.  Crumble or chop a little up now and then into soups, sauces, marinades or gravies.  You will also be getting other trace minerals as well.
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Re: Sea Salt
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday March 05, 2014, 06:43:59 PM »
Hi there folks!

I have used a flotation tank at a spa near home. It was full of Epsom salts and stung for 20 mins before I started feeling any relief. My skin was very bad last year.  I went at the recommendation of a French pal. Anyway, after 2 days I noticed my legs were healing up of their own accord. The only new thing I had done differently was go in the flotation tank 2 days prior. 

So, I definitely rate Epsom salt baths in a flotation tank. Very good for skin conditions. 35 for an hour. Just try to go once in 2 weeks for good effect, if skin is severely affected. The concentration of the salt is akin to the Dead Sea experience.  You get to float as the concentration of the epsomsalts is very high.

Read more info on the net if curious about this.

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