SOAKING IN THE TUB – HEALING ANY TIME OF YEAR!
Great way to reduce bloating is to combine a nice hot bath along with some sea salt and a few drops of peppermint oil. Often even in the winter or summer months, bloat can be a problem. Any time you are experiencing a lack of activity and maybe some less healthful food options you can experience bloat. We all know this can be any time of the year. The lack of activity can stall out the lymphatic system, which does not have pumping system like the heart does. The result is water retention. This makes those perfect fitting favorite pair of jeans to look more snug than we would like. Peppermint oil revs up the circulation speed of the lymphatic flow and the magnesium in Himalayan sea salt absorbs into the skin to help flush fluids out of the body. We would recommend about 3 drops of peppermint oil and about a half a cup of sea salt. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
Dry skin can be an issue whether it is winter, summer or somewhere in between. A great tub soak is the answer! The best answer this time is a Milk soak. The lactic acid can lightly exfoliates and hydrates skin for a much smoother texture and feel. Add a bit of grape-seed oil and you have a hit on your hands. The omega-6 fatty acids soaks into the skin to calm down inflammation and improve the moisture balance in the skin. Pour one cup of milk along with one fourth or one half a cup of grape-seed oil. Try to soak for at least 15 minutes.
Seasonal allergies or congestion truly bother you, try another great soak. This solution is great for a stuffy nose, heavy feeling in chest or head. Give a eucalyptus and ginger tea bath a try! It will be worth it! Inhale the steam from the hot bath infused with eucalyptus and ginger tea. The active ingredient in eucalyptus is cineole and this cuts down on mucus production and the antibacterial properties help kill left over germs. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and when inhaled, clears sinus passages and reduces sinus pressure. The refreshing scent of this hot or warm bath lingers on the skin. It also continues to clear out congestion after the bath is done. You can also massage ginger tea into your scalp and it increases circulation/stimulates hair follicles to encourage hair growth. Brew a bit extra tea to add to your hair at the end of your bath. To make this bath steep three bags of Ginger Tea in two cups of boiling water. Remove the tea bags and add the warm steeped tea to your bath along with three drops of eucalyptus oil. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
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