My family was recently tagged by the cold virus floating around recently. We were all yucky sick. Being the Momma, I don’t get to stay in bed to rest and recuperate like the other family members because I am naturally the caretaker. I needed some help. I have a friend who was experiencing the same thing and she told me about a detox bath she took. I was fascinated about this concept because it involved all the things I love: 30 minutes to myself, a bath, lavender essential oil, and feeling better. I was in! I immediately went to the store and bought what I needed:
Epsom salt, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.
I had most of this stuff at home, but decided it was wise to stock up. I keep doTerra’s lavender oil in stock all over my house so I didn’t worry about being out of that.
After the store, I ran home and started the bath. I made the water as hot as I could stand it, mixed the ingredients in the bath, stirred them about a bit just to make myself feel cool, and got in. Glorious! It was very relaxing and much needed. I began to feel better almost immediately but I soaked for 30 minutes. Once the timer went off, I slowly began to get out of the tub because I had been sitting in a hot bath removing toxins out of my system…one must be careful. Then I took a quick cool shower to rinse off. I had read somewhere to rinse off after a detox bath to wash off the salt & any residue toxins. Truly, who cares… it’s a quick shower to rinse. Done and done.
I immediately began drinking a large glass of water to continue the detoxing process. I noticed how tired I was and really wanted to curl up to take a nap. I couldn’t because I had to get my son from school…. so I highly recommend you do this bath at night! You will thank me for it.
If you feel particularly congested from the cold & flu, add eucalyptus to the bath. It’ll open you wide up!
Baths and showers naturally make us feel better. They make us feel cleaner and rub all the daily grime off of us. By adding these other ingredients you are stepping up your game and allowing the removal of toxins from your body. Just remember to move slowly, drink lots of water, and get plenty of rest afterwards!
Now… lock the door, set the timer, and relax!
In peace, love & health….
Recipe: 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 10 drops lavender essential oil