Lisa LaRue-Baker has been reading and writing since a young age. She has authored, edited and been a consultant on hundreds of articles, handouts and books. She is a tribal historian, musician, and registered natural health practitioner.
Things Just Aren't the Same Anymore - or Are They?
When I was a kid, even though it was the 60's and 70's (1960's and 70's, that is), we thought our parents were 'dumb.' Just like kids do now. It's just a kid thing, I suppose. We thought our parents had no idea what it was like to be a third grader, or a high school girl wanting our hair a certain way, or what is was like to date and fall in love. Really silly when you stop and realize they were married—to each other, usually—and had had babies, like us.
Baths Can Be Cleansing in Many Ways
Not all salts are ‘salt,’ or, salt as we know it, which is technically Sodium Chloride. Mineral baths are used for a variety of reasons, most commonly Epsom Salt baths. Epsom salt is actually Magnesium Sulfate, not Sodium Chloride. Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually ‘salt,’ but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits, as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.