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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


My grandma from the old country  told me about the benefits of an Epsom Salts bath.

Hot water opens the pores, allowing perspiration to take toxins away, as well as increasing absorption of nutrients such as magnesium and sulfate (in the salts), which help generate enzymes that clean up the body. It's so cheap to do your body good.

I am going to try to detoxify my body with a  Ginger ~Epsom salt bath - It's said to  get rid of toxins and  helps neutralize acidity in order to get healthier and a great skin, lose weight, helps absorb the minerals and nutrients that are in the water, and just simply overall good health.

A very helpful solution after x-rays, airplane travel or radiation exposure, or for advanced detox and relaxation.

All you'll need is:
- 1 cup of Epsom salt

-2 cups baking soda
- 1/8 cup of ginger (powder from the local store or grated) 

-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
-lavender essential oil (just a few drops )optional
- hot water 
- 40 minutes 
Fill the tub with water as hot as you can tolerate without burning your skin.
Add ingredients and swoosh around with your hand until mixed.

(I take a vitamin C capsule before my bath to help toxin removal).
I do this 3 times a week, but use your discretion.

Here are some useful tips...

- after taking the bath try to avoid using lotions,perfume, or any chemical toxin, even nail polish.

-while you are taking the bath drink filtered water, as well as after your bath.This helps your insides release toxins. Did you know your skin is considered your third kidney?

-best when done before bed, as you may feel fatigued, achy,dizzy as well as sweaty.
This is all's your body getting rid of all the nasty stuff and will subside in a couple days.

-After the bath, dry brush your skin with vegetable  brush. This helps  stimulate the lymphatic system, which can aid with the release of toxins.] Use long, gentle sweeping strokes aimed toward the heart.

-Don't eat immediately before or after the bath.

-Do not  detox bath if you are pregnant, or have heart, kidney, diabetes or any other health issues.Ask your doctor.

Beware of side effects you may get after your bath, everyone is different. I get dizzy, headache,bad breath, and usually get a boil or two as well as acne and extra trips to the bathroom. It's not pretty for a couple days, but knowing the yuck is exiting my body makes it sooo worth while!
 Other side effects may include cranky moods, insomnia, muscle soreness and  or general weakness.feeling anxious and restless.

You may feel worse before feeling better.

 You have to remember that the number of years of introducing toxins into our body can not be easily resolved by a mere short detox period.

These baths can be done a couple times a week, but not every day, also make sure to clean your tub really well in between uses.

You should never stay in the detox baths  longer than  forty minutes.  If you do your body will start to re-absorb the toxins that came out in the bath.

Why Take A Detox Bath?

  • Eliminates toxins from your body that have a negative “drowsy” effect on you - mentally, emotionally and physically.
  • Flushes nasty, excessive fat that’s weighing you down… making you feel fat, look fat, and feel sluggish with each and every step you take.
  • Promotes weight loss — making it easier and faster to lose weight effectively
  • Improves digestion (which also helps with your weight-loss efforts) and keeps you feeling light as a feather - with a MASSIVE load of energy!
  • Relieves constipation that you shouldn’t have in the first place.

Rub skin with Sesame oil while dry brushing toward your heart. Sesame Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. It is naturally antibacterial and anti-viral as well as athlete's foot fungus. Add to that, Sesame Seed Oil is a natural  anti-oxidant,cell growth regulator, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory agent, making it an awesome oil to use for all over skin care.

As nose drops, sniffed into the sinuses, sesame seed oil can cure  sinusitis. As a throat gargle, it kills strep and other common cold bacteria. It helps sufferers of psoriasis and dry skin ailments. It has been successfully used in the hair of children to kill lice infestations. It is a useful natural UV protector.

You can either leave it on overnight or you can wash your face in it. It’s packed with all the good stuff—Vitamin E, lecithin, minerals, proteins, and amino acids.

Use sesame oil on your feet with clean white cotton socks. Helps to soften up you feet and it absorbs fast

A great  hair remedy,not only does it condition, but it also gets rid of the frizz. Put a small drop into your palm, rub both hands together, and apply it to dry hair.

It can also be sun blocker that helps prevent the skin from being damaged and extremely tanned by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. 

Sesame oil is also effective as treatment for gum problems and toothache.

                  Thanks for stoppin' by!

*This post is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any disease or illness. The content is provided for informational purposes. You should seek advice from a medical doctor before trying .