Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Detox Bath - Feel Better FASTER



Last Thursday morning I woke up with a heaviness in my sinus cavity that told me I probably had a cold coming on. On Friday it had only gotten worse! By Saturday, I decided that I needed to do something to try to knock it out quickly.

So, as I often do with my problems... I took to Pinterest. I was already thinking a relaxing bath sounded nice, so I was hoping to find ideas for things to add to my bath that would help. I found great suggestions from The DIY Guinea PigThe Bewitchin Kitchen and Sunshine Southern.

I knew that I definitely did NOT want to have to leave the house to buy anything, out of laziness and just plain not feeling good. So, I scavenged the house to find as many of the suggested items as I could. I figured, the more the merrier, so I added everything I could find :)

Using tips that I found on the three websites above, I made sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after my bath. I also soaked for a full 40 minutes. It sounds like a long time, but time flies when you've got a good book to read. The first 20 minutes allows your body to detox, the next 20 minutes allows your body to soak up the minerals in the water. It is also important that someone else is home, as it is common to feel light headed immediately following the bath. I felt okay, but I had my phone close just in case I needed to call Paul for assistance. Another recommendation, one that I did not take, is to soak in the bath right before going to bed. Next time I will probably try to time it that way.

After my bath I felt wonderful! The congestion did creep back in the next day, but it was short lived. Instead of getting a full blown cold, I feel completely fine now. It is definitely possible that this was a psychosomatic cure, but I have no problem with that considering that I'm feeling so much better :)

Feel free to use my recipe or create your own. Either way, I highly recommend taking a detox bath the next time you feel any ickiness creeping in!

Detox Bath
I hope that you are able to use this to help you get over your next sickness!

See you soon,
              







18 comments:

  1. I'm totally going to save this post. We love taking baths and this detox bath recipe would be perfect for next time one of us comes down with a sickness. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it. :)

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    1. You'll love it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Awesome! Josh is sick now!! So glad I saw this. :)

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  3. Ok this is awesome you tried this. I love your input and how you used & tested this with what you had on hand! I am saving this in pinterest to use one day and soak! Glad to find this at the hop today wow!

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    1. Thanks! It seriously worked wonders, you should definitely try it :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. There have been several times here recently that I have used baths to help relieve flu symptoms. I've put a few of these ingredients in the bath at a time, but not all together. Definitely going to try this the next time! Thank you for sharing this!
    ~Haley

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    1. This was my first time trying it! It will definitely be my go to in the future :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I have never tried something like this, I will be pinning to try when needed! Thanks for sharing at Brag About It! I'll be featuring your post at next weeks party!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Ahhh! So excited to be featured! Thank you so much :)

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  6. The Eucalyptus sounds like a real sinus opener. I love baths of any kind. Thanks for sharing with us on Thursday Favorite Things! Your post has been pinned.

    Cheers,
    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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    1. I think the Eucalyptus was a huge part of knocking my sickness out! See you at the next Favorite Things party :)

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  7. Ohhhhhh fabulous!!! I am definitely going to have a beautiful detox bath tonight! Or maybe tomorrow night after my training session hehe

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    1. You definitely should! You'll love it :)

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  8. P.s What favourite link up did you link up with???

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    1. That's a tough question :) I have a lot of link up parties I go to that are amazing!!! I have a Link Party page that lists them by day of the week.

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  9. Sounds fabulous! Can't wait to have an evening to myself to relax like this :) ~Jenn

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