Bath salts are a category of bath designer drugs. The name stems from instances where the therapeutic substances were disguised as bath salt. The bath salt, white powder, or crystals frequently resemble Epsom salts, although they differ chemically. Nevertheless, bath salt is still classified as a designer drug.
Designer drugs are typically legal but dangerous. Many bath salt producers are knowingly selling controlled substances, even if they are not technically legal. These products are usually synthesized and contain chemical additives. Some bath salt producers mix bath substances with bath substances such as cocaine or crack pipes. The ingredients of bath salt are generally considered highly addictive substances because it mimics the effects of the opiate drugs. Although bath salt may not be as addictive as heroin, it has similar chemical effects.
People who use bath salt to relieve anxiety and panic attacks exhibit signs of mental illness including euphoria, paranoid delusions, violent behavior, delusions, agitation, insomnia, depression, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations. Some users report experiencing hallucinations during both drug use and bath salt use. In these cases, hallucinations often occur while the user is in a place where they would be unable to seek help.
Recreational drug users, and especially those with a history of drug use and or abuse, should report to law enforcement agencies for evaluation and possible treatment. Although bath salts can be used by adults, children and teens should not use them. The chemical compounds contained in bath salts can affect the development of the brain, cause seizures, and make it more difficult for the user to remember or recognize their own thoughts. This can lead to confusion, depression, and other mental disorders.
If you decide to try the bath water therapy to help with your stress, make sure you use the “splashing rule.” Simply mix a small amount of warm bath water (not hot) with 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Sit in a chair, lay down and pour the warm bath water over your body, making sure you are fully covered. Sit in the bath for 20 minutes, then wash off the baking soda with warm water.
Although bath salt itself does not contain any psychoactive drugs, bath water can contain such chemicals as baththorn, which is known to have strong hallucinogenic properties. Also, strychnosinate and dimethylaminoethanol, which are two types of chemical compounds found in bath salts, have been found to have mood-altering properties. Tylenol, another common bath salt ingredient, has been shown to cause changes in heart function, kidney function, and blood pressure. Benzodiazepines, which are common tranquilizers, are also found in bath salt. Combined with chemical compounds like glycyrrhizin, which can cause severe irritation, bath salt can be very potent when it comes to creating a drug-free environment.
To dissolve bath salts and other bath additives, try using a clean cloth and running water over the surface. Chemical compounds will often clog the pores of the skin, causing unwanted side effects like redness and swelling. Try soaking a few cotton swabs in hot water and then placing them on your face for several minutes. After the first few attempts at this, you may find that it is easier to soak in a sink, especially if you do not have running water in your bathroom. If this method does not work, try using a blow dryer over a Bunsen burner or an electric hair dryer on low.
In addition to the calming affects of bath salts and other bath additives, taking a warm, refreshing shower could also release natural relaxing compounds that counteract the effects of stress. By taking a 30 minute shower and applying a good quality hot bath, you can eliminate many of the symptoms associated with stress, including sore muscles and an upset stomach. The combined effects of these products, coupled with a long hot bath, should prove to be quite helpful in relieving tired and tense muscles.