Exercising and being active is an integral part of my healthy lifestyle. I try and stay active by gardening, walking, cleaning, going the the gym, yoga, swimming, hiking, skiing, playing volleyball, etc. With all of that activity comes bumps, bruises sprains and sore muscles. Since I am not one to 'sit on the couch' there are ways that I have found to help myself heal faster.
Our bodies are subject to many harsh chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the body care products some of us lather on our skin. If the toxins remain in the body it is possible for our organs to become increasingly toxic leading to all kinds of possible illness. It is possible to recognize when your body might be needing to detox. If you are feeling sluggish, bloated, achy in the joints, having brain fog or just need to relax, a Detox Bath might be just what you need!
These are the ingredients I use in my Detox Bath:
I use about 1/4 cup of each one and add 20-40 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
(I have included links to each product just click on the name)
Magnesium Flakes ~ Adding Magnesium Flakes to your body, provides magnesium through the skin. Magnesium is necessary for heart function, bone density, muscle cramping, sound sleep, many metabolic reactions in the body, and much more. Many people are deficient in Magnesium and this is a great way to get Magnesium in the body and relax at the same time.
Bentonite Clay ~ Bentonite clays helps in the detoxification process stimulating the lymphatic system to deeply cleanse by pulling toxins out through the skin.
Baking Soda ~ Baking Soda helps to drain the lymphatic system of toxins. Baking Soda not only helps soothe skin rashes, it helps to restore the acid/alkaline balance in the body. Baking Soda has also been known to counter the effects of radiation.
Epsom Salts ~ Epsom Salts is used as a method for detoxification. The magnesium sulfate that is in the salts help to detoxify with medicinal and cleansing actions like if you were soaking in a sulfur hot spring. Epsom Salts helps relax muscles while pulling toxins out.
Essential Oils ~ You can use any of your favorite essential oils. I love to use Lavender Oil. If I don't have oils I will break off a branch and some flowers and put it straight in the bath. Lavender is great for soothing the skin and helping with scrapes, cuts, bruises and skin irritations. It is also great for relaxing and unwinding after a long day right before bedtime.
* You can also add Apple Cider Vinegar as it balances the body back into an alkaline state. It soothes and softens the skin too. Himalayan Pink Salts helps rid the body of toxins as well as helps with skin problems, joint pains, insect bites, poison oak/ivy irritations and much more.
Relax and Detox while you take a quiet moment for yourself and your overall wellness.
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Most body care products that you buy from the store are full of harmful chemicals and toxins and they most often don't even clean your skin or hair properly. However, products that are natural and organic do not always work and are expensive. I have found the perfect combination of inexpensive ingredients you can find in your kitchen that will give you the cleanest teeth, hair and skin you could imagine.
Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic detox technique that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is said that it helps remove harmful bacteria and pulls toxins out of gums and teeth. I love this because it is so beneficial, extremely effective, cheap, easy and of course ALL NATURAL. Oil pulling helps the body's natural detoxification process. Usually it is best done in the morning upon waking but can be done all day long. It can act like a cup of coffee, waking you up. It also clears out the bacteria that has accumulated in your mouth while sleeping. Wherever you are in the world, this is a great way to maintain oral health. All you need is some oil. I use Coconut Oil, it tastes good to me and it is anti-bacterial. However, you can use other oils like Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil. Please use Organic oils!
Making your own lip balm is easy and inexpensive. I love this recipe for lip balm. It is actually edible, so it is safe for your children (over 1). My children are constantly telling me how it is their favorite lip balm and how soft their lips are.
They love it!
I make this lip balm with all organic ingredients. It has about an SPF 4 so it nourishes and protects your lips. Enjoy!
This recipe will fill about 7-8 containers
1/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Organic Beeswax
10 drops Organic Vanillla
1 T Raw Honey
1. Grate the Beeswax and put in a glass jar. Place jar in pot with a bit of water.
2. At the same time melt the Coconut Oil.
3. When melted take off the heat.
4. Combine Coconut Oil and Beeswax then add Vanilla and Honey and stir really well.
5. Immediately pour mixture into lip balm containers.
6. Allow to cool completely. Place lids on.
Thank you for visiting my blog and joining me on my journey! I will keep you tuning into your most natural and holistic side. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment space or send me an email.
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