San Francisco Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2011
You may have recently heard about a growing problem with a product marketed as a ‘bath salt’ in the news as reported by the Associated Press that is being used as a legal way for teenagers and young adults to get high. Specializing in the manufacturing and selling of bath salts, San Francisco Bath Salt Company feels that it is important to respond to the reports that are circulating on behalf of the bathing community. They’re aiming to set the record straight for consumers, clarifying the differences between real bath salts and essentially drugs merely being labeled as ‘bath salts’.
The fake ‘bath salts’ being sold across the country can be extremely dangerous and addictive. “These are not your typical bath salts, or really even bath salts at all,” says Lee Williamson of San Francisco Bath Salt Company. With reported inconspicuous names like Ivory Wave, Red Dove, Bliss and Vanilla Sky, many of these so-called ‘bath salts’ causing concern contain Mephedrone and Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (aka MDPV) or other potentially harmful ingredients. Though the fake ‘bath salts’ are often labeled “not for human consumption,” they are being purchased with the intent to be snorted, injected or smoked by individuals, causing extreme effects, some of which are equivalent to abusing methamphetamine, such as hallucinations, paranoia, suicidal thoughts, agitation and increased heart rate.
News articles about this drug are being re-written again and again with ‘Bath Salts’ boldly in the headlines. With the term ‘bath salts’ being thrown around rather loosely, there seems to be confusion surrounding the difference between what are real bath salts and what are drugs. “What we would like to stress is that based on our knowledge and research so far, the substances being sold as bath salts that induce drug like behavior are not actually ‘bath salts’ at all. You would not find any of these ingredients in any legitimate bath salts. You would also not find any of these fake ‘bath salts’ being sold or manufactured by any reputable brand. What seems to be happening is that some company is putting together alarming designer chemicals to create a drug that is then simply labeled as a bath salt to get it into stores that sell drug paraphernalia and other related products,” says Lee Williamson.
“Oddly enough, we didn’t even find any evidence to suggest that these fake ‘bath salts’ even contain Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), or any combination of those two, which are generally staple ingredients of a typical and true bath salt. As the authority on bath salts, we believe this is terribly misleading. By labeling these products as ‘bath salts’ it appears that creators of these products are able to manipulate the system and that is just plain wrong,” says Lee Williamson.
There is much concern as the sale of these fake ‘bath salt’ drugs expands throughout the U.S. These fake ‘bath salts’ have already been banned in the United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, Canada and other countries. Here in the U.S., lawmakers are considering banning these types of fake ‘bath salts’ in several states and Louisiana has already succeeded in outlawing these fake ‘bath salt’ labeled products due to the high number of cases of exposure to these chemicals reported to the state’s poison center in the final months of last year.
San Francisco Bath Salt Company is concerned that all the media reports about the growing drug problem with ‘bath salts’ will create an unwarranted fear that all bath salts are dangerous. “There are legitimate companies, like ours, offering real bath salts that are completely unrelated to these fake bath salts and cannot be used as a way to get high,” says Lee Williamson.
To set the record straight and put all the (real) bath salt enthusiasts mind’s at ease, San Francisco Bath Salt Company has and will always only use premium quality salts, fragrance and essential oils and other worthy ingredients in their products to ensure product safety for their customers. They do not use any illegal substances or any of the following potentially harmful substances in any of their bath salts or other bath and body products including:
3,4 Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)
The intention of a true bath salt, such as the bath salts that San Francisco Bath Salt Company offers (and their philosophy) is that by adding bath salts to the bath you are, in essence, re-creating ocean water and harnessing its power and its many beneficial minerals and properties right into your bath at home. Bath salts are great for skin care and can help those with skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. They can also detoxify the skin and remove impurities, making the skin soft and supple. Soaking in a warm bath and adding some bath salts is also one of the most natural and cost effective ways to relax the mind and body and help soothe tired and aching muscles.
For more information about real bath salts and their benefits visit San Francisco Bath Salt Company’s website http://www.sfbsc.com or call 1-800-480-4540.