Bath salts are an incredibly interesting group of designer toxins. The term derives from episodes where the apparently innocent-looking drugs were mistaken for dead sea salts. The crystals, white powders, or powders often look a lot like Epsom salt but are different chemically. In fact, bath salt is a derivative of sulfuric acid.
When you rub it on your skin, bath salt works by causing surface tension and hence skin moisture dissolving. It is said that you should mix two teaspoons of the substance with one pint of hot running water and make it into a paste. To achieve the best results, follow the directions on the container.
After mixing it, cover it with plastic wrap and leave it overnight. The next morning, remove the wrapping and wash your face thoroughly with warm water and mild soap. The olive oil will dissolve faster than the salt so you have to use much more olive oil to achieve better effects. Use a mild dish detergent to rinse and pat dry.
There are other, non-chemical effects of the bath salts to consider. They may be helpful for people with certain health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and eczema. Many users also swear by the effects of Rosemary and lemon extracts on their skin. A combination of hot water and tea tree oil can also dissolve faster than just plain salt.
However, there are some side effects that go against the common notion that all substances reduce the activity of the pleasure centers in the brain. There is a theory that salt intake leads to a drop in dopamine levels and therefore causes a less pleasurable experience in the mind. The theory is that when the brain does not get a regular supply of pleasurable neurotransmitters like dopamine, it can compensate by prompting a person to reach for a cigarette or alcoholic drink. In effect, the bath salts' side effects seem to result from a vicious cycle that eventually leads to addiction.
Dopamine is a chemical that is present in the brain, as well as many other chemicals. It is believed that the constant intake of synthetic cathinones triggers a dopamine release in the brain that results in addiction. The theory is not supported by any concrete facts but it can be said that addicts show signs of paranoia, agitation, irritability, and depression. There are several side effects of paranoia, including hallucinations and delusions. When the patient uses cocaine or heroin to "self-medicate" his paranoia and the drug has become permanently integrated into his system, the patient is considered a chronic abuser.
High blood pressure is one of the most frequent reasons for using bath salts from dead sea salt. High blood pressure affects the heart and the nerve endings in the body. Panic attacks are another sign of high blood pressure that bath salts can cause. High blood pressure leads to increased heart rate, which activates the metabolism and causes the patient to feel excited and agitated. Ecstasy users who also suffer from high blood pressure can experience visual illusions, seizures, and even an abnormal heartbeat.
While bath salts may seem harmless to some people, the long-term effects of addiction are truly serious. It is a known fact that users of these products do experience an altered state of consciousness. The euphoria they experience is real, but the euphoria does not last and their tolerance level increases along with the consumption of the drug. As a result, the user begins to experience cravings for the euphoria and uses more of the drug to satisfy his need for the euphoria, which only leads to more problems.