Kick your Cold Fast with a Detox Bath

Colds. Ugh. That achy feeling, ears paining, sore throat, achy chest and neck. Am I dead on with the symptoms? You betcha I am fighting a cold. First off, I want to say that I am going to win this fight. I stumbled upon this article about a detox bath that is good for combating colds. I am definitely going to go home and try this tonight. This bath may not be for everyone so make sure you read the full article here: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7261/kick-your-cold-fast-with-a-detox-bath.html

Here are the directions/ingredients for the bath:

Treatment in spa

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • 1/2 c baking soda (yes, the kind you keep in your fridge!)
  • 4 T ground ginger (more or less depending on your tolerance)
  • Essential oils of choice (I did this twice and used lavender the first time and tea tree the second)
Directions
Fill your bathtub with hot water – as hot as you can tolerate it. Once it fills about half way, sprinkle in your ingredients and give it a few big stirs with your hand to help it all dissolve. Once it’s full, get in and submerge yourself to your neck. Soak for at least 20 minutes but you can stay in as long as 40 minutes. The first 20 minutes is to extract toxins while the second 20 minutes is when the body begins to absorb the minerals.
Once you’re out, simply towel off and rest for about 30 minutes before showering. Do NOT do this detox every day, but instead once or twice a week and build to three times a week from there if you want to do so.
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Posted on October 11, 2013, in Health and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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