My name is Katarina Rydin and I am a distributer of to fantastic brands, Magic Bath & Tru Melange. -2014
Tru Mélange is bringing that extra. Ecofriendly and 100% pure natural aromas candles, who also becomes a delicate piece of interior, and give you the chance to recycle these glass jars or tins in any way you want.
I have always burned candles in our home. For cozy evenings with my family, dinner party’s with friends, when setting a table, decorating for Christmas – yes as often as I can! My interest for the sustainable has always been big – and it grew even bigger after the children came. By a coincident I came across some articles about the bad impact the synthetically produced – and got terrified. Suddenly all the Coziness became dangerous. I started to read in and realized that we do care about the environment and the air we breathe in, but the options are few if you want to rest assure. Tru Mélange means “authentic blend” – the candles are produced by ecofriendly ingredients all the way from the essential oils to the cotton braided wick.
I really hope that these candles will give you the same lovely ambience it gives me and my family.
History of Bath Salts
The history of bath salts takes us as far back as 2,700 BC, when the Peng-Tzao-Kan-Mu, the earliest recorded pharmacology publication, was published in China. A large section of this volume is dedicated to an exploration of salt mining and usage. More than 40 varieties of salt are described in this ancient book, and along with a description of each salt type there are directions for usage and extraction.
Bath salts have quite a colorful history. For thousands of years, salt – both bath salt and table salt – has played a central role in economies around the world. The buying, selling, and trading of salt has been crucial in the development of cities and cultures in Europe and in Asia. In Greece, salt was often used as currency. In Rome, soldiers were paid not with money, but with salt, hence the first usage of the word “salary”. Historically, salt has been an important source of income and wealth, making it one of the most coveted products in the world.
The history of bath salt is not confined to pure economics; bath salt has a history of being celebrated for its healing properties as well, and has long been used in medicine and treatment for common ailments. Hippocrates encouraged his followers to use salts for their healing properties, thus began the rise of bath salts (in the form of salt water, also known as sole or brine) as a form of medicine. In ancient times, warm salt water was used to treat sore muscles and even arthritis. Salt was also used in topical solutions to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and freckles.
A Roman doctor by the name of Dioskurides published a 5-volume book called De Materia Medica, in which he details the healing properties and applications of more than 365 herbal and medicinal treatments. In his book, Dioskurides recommends salt as an effective treatment for various wounds, bites, and digestive problems.
Historically, bath salts have also been touted for their cosmetic benefits. In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra soaked in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, which has the highest salt concentration of any body of water in the world. Bath salts were known to soften and smooth the skin, while acting as a veritable “fountain of youth” by decreasing the appearance of fine lines.
In Rome, grand bath houses were built in which the elite could soak in communal baths. Bath houses were not only for rest and relaxation, they served as meeting places where people gathered to discuss business and pleasure. Ritualized bathing grew popular in Asia, and Japan opened resorts and spas with bathing as the key attraction.
Today, the history of bath salts extends into the present day, as we enjoy bathing more than ever. Modern spas and wellness centers offer salt water treatments and stores carry bath salts of every color, size, and fragrance. The history of bath salts is fascinating – and bath salts will continue to bring relaxation, health, and wellness to people around the world.
In 1908, a Russian immigrant named Morris Brown would take his horse-drawn cart 20 miles from the small farming town of Bremen, Indiana to the city of South Bend to trade eggs and other farm produce. While on the road one day, Morris was asked if he would like to trade produce for peppermint oil. While he wasn’t aware of its value, he decided to take a chance and try it. Morris and his sons took the oil into South Bend and soon realized they could earn more trading peppermint than they could on their farm produce, clearing the way for M. Brown & Sons. Dedicated to selling the finest essential oils, the Brown family worked tirelessly to support their families while providing a growing service to their customers.
In 1974, Irvin Brown, Morris’ grandson, expanded the business by selling herbs, spices and decorative botanicals. While M. Brown & Sons eventually merged with The Lebermuth Company, the original work ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction remain.
Today, Lebermuth is still owned and operated by Irvin Brown and his sons and daughter. In the past few decades, Lebermuth has been committed to employing internationally renowned chemists and formulators. The facilities have also grown to house some of the most advanced processing equipment in the industry. All from the heartland, where to be green and get back to nature, you don't have to travel too far.