Soak away those toxins
Do you believe in ancient home remedies? Well, I certainly do! I hate taking medicine (I hardly ever do). Especially in a country where most doctors prescribe them as candies. Makes sense. If you’re healthy, the pharmaceutical industry is def. not making any profit on you. So of course they are going to tell you that you absolutely need those magic pills for a better health. I’m not against medicine…just the abuse of them!
This past week I took quite a few pills for my sinus infection, but I’m happy to report that today I was almost back to normal! However, my body was reminding me that it’s time for a major detox! (It’s amazing how your body can “lead” you to health if you learn to pay attention to the little signs). When I do a week of detox, I usually focus on 2 areas: (1) detox diet/nutrition and (2) detox baths.
Did you know that your skin is known as the “3rd kidney”, because lots of toxins are eliminated from your body through sweating?
A detox bath can also help you absorb the minerals from the water. There are many natural salt and oils that you can add to the bath water. Here are a few ideas: Epson salt, Baking Soda, sea salt, Apple cider vinegar, grapefruit peel, ground ginger/fresh ginger tea, diff. aromatherapy oils, grapefruit seed extract, hydrogen peroxide, etc.)
First of all, you wanna make sure that you have a minimum 40 minutes available. If you’re a mom, it’s a little harder for you, but maybe I can help you out with a free babysitting night sometime;) Let me know and we’ll work something out. All women deserve some alone “beauty time”! :)
Then create the mood! Light some candles, pay some relaxing, pretty music (I like Smooth Jazz) and choose something fun to read that you don’t normally have time for.
And make sure you have something to drink next to you so that you can stay hydrated the whole time (I like icy cold water with lemon usually.) And technically you’re not supposed to eat during or after the bath, but now seriously, who can resist an attracting fruit bowl like that? Certainly not me :)
If you want, you can also use a bath sponge to gently scrub your skin (the water will bring the toxins to the surface of your skin).
After the bath I usually put on some thick, warm comfy clothes and go to bed right away to sweat out the rest of the toxins. My dad used to use this method all the time while I was growing up and he was never ever sick for longer than a day.
Some benefits of detox baths, based on my experience: Eliminates toxins in a safe, cheap way, improves digestion and relieves bloating, helps get rid of cold/flu causing bugs, assures a better sleep at night and gives a very smooth and clear skin. So why not try it tonight? Go ahead! You too deserve some relaxation and beauty time :)