25 May 2014

Detox Baths

My bath fixin's!
In my quest toward weight loss, fitness, and all-around better health, I recently stumbled onto the idea of taking a detoxifying bath. I am generally fairly skeptical of such things, but figured that it probably couldn't hurt.

I found a recipe and instructions over here, and decided to give it a try.

I figured that the day after my period last month would be a perfect time to do it. I mean, if it really works, what better time to clean out my system? I used about two big handfuls of the epsom salt, an entire box of baking soda, and probably around a teaspoon of ground ginger. I sat in the tub for a long time, reading and relaxing. It may just have been in my head, but it made me feel better. As it says on the website, it does make the tub a little bit slippery - be careful! It made my skin feel nice and smooth as well. I just all around felt better.

This month, I decided to try it again. Same recipe as before, except a little bit more ginger. I again waited until my period was over, in the hopes of releasing some lingering "yuck" from my body, and making me feel good again. I felt amazing.

It may all be in my head. I may think that I am supposed to feel better, and therefore feel better just for thinking that I am supposed to. Baths are relaxing as a general rule, so it could just be that I felt better for no other reason than I took a nice hot bath. It could be because I was so tired after a four-day week of working twelve-hour shifts that anything would have made me feel better. I have no idea if this actually pulls any toxins out of your body. I just know that after doing this bath, I have felt better.

My plan is to try this bath at least once each month - possibly more if I feel up to it (or feel like forking out a decent amount of money on ginger - that stuff is pricey!).

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

2 comments :

  1. I need to try this for sure. Need to melt that stress away!

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    1. Yes! It is really nice! It says you can also add essential oils of your choice, depending on what you want. Some lavender for calming, perhaps. I've not tried this - I have no idea where I would but essential oils.

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