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Hugo Naturals Effervescent Bath Salts

July 25, 2012

Taking cool baths on a hot day is so refreshing!

I’ve been especially excited to try out Hugo Naturals Vanilla & Sweet Orange Effervescent Bath Salts. This particular product features a blend of two mineral-rich salts–Dead sea salt and Himalayan pink salt. In addition to transforming the bath into a luxurious and therapeutic spa experience, the product also promises to reduce tension, ease muscle discomfort and soften skin.

So I gave it a try.

I added a handful of salt to the running bath water and even threw in a handful of rose buds for aesthetics. I noticed how the bath gave off a sweet and yummy citrus-y smell right away. It’s a nice scent, although a bit on the heavy side. But that was about it. Other than the nice smell, I didn’t notice any other advantages from using these bath salts. No softer skin, no bubbling “effervescence” and the relaxing sensation probably came from just taking a bath. There was hardly any difference in the bath experience with or without these bath salts.

However, according to Hugo Naturals, rare Himalayan Pink Salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body, including magnesium, potassium, copper and iron–minerals that help to detoxify and stimulate circulation while Dead Sea Salt has Silicon Dioxide, Potassium Oxide and other minerals known to reduce inflammation. So perhaps using these bath salts yield positive physical effects that are too subtle to detect. Who knows.

My conclusion? A Luxury We Can Do Without.

Having said that, I would be willing to try other Hugo Naturals products, such as their body butters and body oils. The Vanilla & Sweet Orange is a recurring scent, which I like.

Also, they aim to be free of: parabens, phenoxyethanol, sulfates, PEGs, propylene glycol, petroleum products, silicones, phthalates, synthetic surfactants, artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. AND they are vegan, soy free, cruelty free and gluten free.

But saying that bath salts are vegan, soy free and all that is a bit superfluous. It’s the equivalent of saying that rocks are vegan, soy free, cruelty free and gluten free. Just don’t eat it!

Where to find it: Hugo Naturals website. Or at your nearby Whole Foods.
How Much: $9.99