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Detoxifying Bath Recipe

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detox bath recipe

Last week was a very busy week for me, with lots of things going on.  All week long I kept adding increasingly to my already busy schedule.  By Friday, I was completely worn out, tired and sore.

After I dropped my son off at a high school football game, I ran a detoxifying bath. A detox bath is a great way to help your body get rid of toxins and ease some of these “groggy” symptoms. There are several ways to detox – dry brushing your skin, juicing, drinking detox teas, sitting in a sauna, etc. Taking a detox bath is probably my favorite method.

We all know that our skin is our largest organ. Everything we put on our skin and into our mouth is absorbed by our skin. When you sit in a bath your body temperature rises and your pores open up. As your pores open up you want to make sure you have different “ingredients” in the bathtub to optimize the time you’re spending in there.

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DETOX BATH RECIPE

Ingredients:

2 cups Epsom salt

1 cup baking soda

5 – 10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Since I’m a big fan of Aromatherapy, I like to incorporate it into my wellness routine. Adding essential oils  to my baths feels wonderful because the oils’ scent helps stimulate the relaxation of my body and mind.

I have been using Nature’s Truth® essential oils for years now. Their oils are 100% pure and are derived from all-natural plant sources such as flowers, leaves and roots. The Good Nite™ essential oil is a wonderful blend of lavender, tangerine, bergamot, chamomile, geranium and Frankincense.detox bath

This scent is so soothing after a long day and perfect for a relaxing bath. I also love their Lavender essential oil; it’s my go-to essential oil. Nature’s Truth aromatherapy products are very versatile and I use them in many different ways.

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The magnesium in Epsom salt helps you relax and ease the tension in your muscles. Baking soda helps eliminate the chlorine in the water.

Instructions:

Run your bath water as hot as you like. Add the “ingredients”. Soak for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, I always drink a glass of water.  A  green smoothie is also very refreshing after a hot bath.

MAKE THE BATH AN EXPERIENCE

One of the things I like to do when I take a bath is set my mind on something so while I’m in there I can think about it. The scent of an essential  oil is perfect to be used alongside this mindful meditation.

It only makes sense to use the 20 -30 minutes of bathing wisely. This is a good time to remind yourself what you’re grateful for… Or perhaps to think about how you can make a difference in someone’s life. Think about how you can make your life better. Make the bath an experience! When you come out, feel like a “new person”. This bath can be your opportunity to get some clarity.detox bath

Personally, I go to bed right after my bath. I’m always exhausted after a detox bath, but in the morning, I feel refreshed, energized, and with a new outlook on life.

DETOXIFY & GET CLARITY

If you already have all the “ingredients” in your home, make the time and treat yourself to a detox bath tonight. Your body and mind will thank you.

If you’re new to aromatherapy, Walgreens has a wonderful selection on Nature’s Truth Aromatherapy line, which is affordable and pure. You can find them in the Beauty Supplements aisle. And don’t forget to get your $1.00 off coupon HERE.

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Are you a fan of detoxifying baths? Do you have a favorite essential oil?

Homemade Lip Balm

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DIY Lip BalmMy lip balm is seriously something I can’t live without. My lips will dry out and it bothers me to no end. I have a  lip balm (or two) in my purse, my car, my night stand, my kitchen, and sometimes in my pocket.lip balm diydiy lip balmI’ve always wanted to make homemade lip balm, and honestly,  I don’t understand why I waited this long. I guess I figured making lip balm was some sort of complex science that requires unusual equipment and ingredients. Turns out  homemade lip balm is easy, quick, and inexpensive.  I made mine using just three ingredients: Beeswax, coconut oil and essential oil. Here’s how I did it.diy lip balmFirst, I melted one tablespoon of grated beeswax with one tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave for around 30 seconds or so.

lip balm diyNext, I added three to four drops of essential oils. It’s so fun making these because each lip balm can have a different scent. I added Nature’s Truth® Peppermint Essential Oil and Nature’s Truth® Happiness Essential Oil to my mixtures. diy lip balm Single oils such as Peppermint and Lavender have been my go-to essential oils for years. I use them often in DIY air fresheners (all you need is essential oil, distilled water, and a spray bottle), household cleaners, face scrubs;  in my baths and for stinky running shoes.

Here’s a great tip, especially for the hot summer months. Just add a few drops of essential oil on a cotton ball or two, and stick them in your shoes overnight. By morning, they will be much less offensive.

Nature’s Truth® Happiness Essential Oil is my new favorite. This blended oil has a sweet and fruity  scent which includes Cedarwood Oil, Lemon Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Tangerine Oil and Jasmine Absolute Oil. It’s hard to describe how wonderful this scent is. It’s “uplifting” and “energizing” . If you love essential oils as much as I do, you need to try Nature’s Truth® Happiness. The name alone is wonderful: Happiness™.

DIY Lip BalmOnce you’ve added the essential oils, pour the mixture into lip balm containers or tubes. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden right away.diy lip balmAs you can see, making your own lip balm is very easy. The great thing is you can customize your lip balms by adding a different essential oil to each container or tube.

diy lip balmI found the Nature’s Truth® Essential Oils in the vitamin aisle at Walgreens.  Their selection is quite impressive. I wish I could have all of their oils. Next time I’ll try Nature’s Truth® Peace and Balance Essential Oils and their recently launched collection of Essential Oil Roll-Ons, which feature their most popular essential oils pre-blended in a base of sunflower seed oil in convenient roll-on bottles. This makes it easier than ever to apply oils topically on-the-go.

Nature’s Truth® Essential Oils are derived from 100% pure plant sources, and are paraben-free and gluten-free.

I hope you guys try this lip balm and love it as much as I do. This homemade lip balm actually sinks into your lips without leaving a slick barrier. Also, are you a fan of essential oils? What’s your favorite scent and how do you use it?

If you haven’t tried essential oils yet,  start discovering Nature’s Truth® aromatherapy products with this $1.00 off coupon.

Have a wonderful week!

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