Ingredients in many products and foods you use regularly were mined, fabricated, cultivated, created, harvested, packaged, and delivered by humans you will never meet, living different, interesting lives in different, interesting places. Please enjoy playing with the map below, as a fun peek into the reality of our global community while learning a bit about these divine aromatherapy ingredients.
THE SEA SALT
Mined from a deposit in Utah, Real Salt® is a clean, high content mineral salt that was once part of an enormous ancient sea covering much of the U.S. Protected by ash from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, it is free from man-made pollutants. The lovely light pink color comes from more than 60+ trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and iodine, some of which can be well absorbed through your skin.
Real Salt® would be officially organic if the FDA considered salt that way. Bottom line: it’s absolutely top quality, amazing to eat (though not as bathing salts!), American resourced and produced. There’s no need to ship all the way from the Dead Sea.
THE EPSOM SALT
Magnesium sulfate is very important to the body for regulatory health reasons. The fact that both magnesium and sulfate absorb better through the skin rather than through oral supplementation makes smart bathing extra smart.
Magnesium is a positively charged ion that helps regulate over 300 enzymes, smoothly orchestrating bodily functions from muscle control to energy production and toxin elimination. "A lack of magnesium can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn.
"Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue, and mucin proteins.
"Doctors and researchers say that soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a safe, easy way to increase the body's levels of both magnesium and sulfate." (1) Read more about mineral absorption through soaking from the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham and the Epsom Salt Council.
Certified organic oatmeal means that you’re getting natural high-quality goodness. We mill it batch by batch, and mix it with the salts while still warm. Memories of Gramma’s oatmeal scones come to mind sometimes while we handcraft Sensational Salts. Again, this ingredient is good enough to eat.
Recognized since the Roman times as a topical cleanser and skin treatment, today oatmeal is recognized by standard & alternative health practitioners as naturally cleansing, moisturizing and conditioning. Click here to go deeper into the science of skin care through oats.
AROMATHERAPY: LONG STORY SHORT
Essential oils have been used spiritually, therapeutically, hygienically, and ritualistically for nearly 6,000 years. In Europe, aromatherapy is more incorporated into mainstream medicine because of the antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties of essential oils. Simply put, aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for healing and general enjoyment of life. That means -- formal and informal, practical and whimsical, playful and nurturing.
At Sensory Revolution, we’ve searched high and low to provide you the best essential oils for wellness and beauty. Sensory Revolution promises to make it hard for you to justify using synthetics!
Like all our ingredients, selection matters. Time and care have been taken to provide excellence worthy of us humans in complex modern times. Handcrafted Alchemies use certified organic essential oils. When not available (many amazing oils are grown in far-off lands simply are not, largely due to the cost of certification), we select oils that are wildcrafted (grown in the wild by nature and simply harvested) and always unsprayed.
Important Note: The information provided in the map area is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.