Sometimes we need an adult time out. Baths are a time to de-stress and unwind. It’s a nice break from the demands of balancing work, family and other obligations. It is important that we give our bodies and minds time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Baths are also a great way to release toxins.
Toxins are harmful to our health and we are exposed to them nonstop. Pollution, pesticides and processed foods all do a number on our bodies. There are many ways to detox and I am a big fan of detoxing with fresh fruits and vegetables and taking detox baths. With a little preparation, detox baths are easy and can become a healthy addiction. Integrating essential oils and salts can promote sweating and aid in flushing impurities from the body.
For the best results, set aside 45 minutes to an hour for your bath. This will give your body enough time to thoroughly relax, release toxins, and absorb minerals. I am typically against hot bath and showers because they tend to dry the skin but I make exceptions for a weekly destress and detox bath. Make sure the water is hot enough to promote sweating but not so hot you are uncomfortable or your skin gets burned. A green tea detox bath is a superb way to rejuvenate the mind and body. Check out the super duper easy recipe below:
(2 Cups) Epsom Salts- Assists with mineral absorption
(.5 Cup) Baking Soda-Neutralizes acids and alkalizes
(5 Tea Bags) Green Tea- Powerful antioxidant (also soothes irritated skin)
(1 Ounce) Vitamin E Oil- Promotes cell generation and locks in moisture
(10-15 drops) Lavender Essential Oil- Natural calming effect and promotes relaxation
(10-15 drops) Eucalyptus Essential Oil- Enhances mood and decreases mental exhaustion
Open the tea bags and remove the loose tea leaves. Add the green tea, Epsom salt, baking soda and oils to a bowl and blend well. You can use a food processor to blend if you have one. Take the mixture and spoon into a glass jar. Store in a cool, dry place. The recipe should make enough for three baths.
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