Spa'n On a Budget

I know that there are so many things to do on any given day of the week.  Carving out alone time to de-stress, unwind, and meditate in our busy schedule can be tough. Remember to practice grace over perfection. So take time to fill up your cup so that you can be sure, that you are serving out of a cup of overflow. 

Detox your mind body and The long week away

Do I have something exciting for you!  On Sundays, I take time to give myself a break. A break from work, outside distractions, and even the kiddos. I spend the day relaxing and planning for the week. How do you your Sunday? I end my Sunday with a nice hot soak. Not just any soak, but a DETOX soak. Most people are full of toxins due to eating processed food, chemicals in cosmetics and household products. Don't forget about lack of healthy habits like exercise and drinking water.  As I mentioned in the beginning, lives are pretty hectic and something those not so great habits take charge. Would you be willing to commit to taking a detox soak to help your body rid those toxins? After you've experienced one of these, your commitment level may increase to taking 2-3 detox soaks a week. I know I do. 

Bath salts contain magnesium, sulfate, potassium, calcium, bromide, and of course, sodium.  All these minerals are extremely beneficial to our bodies.  These minerals are easily absorbed through our skin and can actually detox and support our bodies on a molecular level. Did you know that the skin is a detoxifying organ? Soaking in salt encourages the skin to pull toxins out of the body and excrete them through the skin. 

Benefits of taking a detox bath

  • Promote better sleep
  • Relieve water retention
  • Promote relaxation
  • Soothe sore muscles
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Keeps the kids away while you're soaking

 

 
Spa'n on a budget
 

Now, how do we spa on a budget?  


Turn your restroom into a personal Spa.
Use Pandora or any music app to listen to sounds of nature. 
Light some candles. 
If you can, turn off the lights in your restroom. 
Ask the older kids to keep the younger kids out for 30 min. 
 

The recipe calls for ingredients you may have in your home


2-cup Epsom Salt (find it HERE)
1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt (find it HERE)
1-cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1-cup Baking Soda
10 drops of Essential Oil (I use 10 drops of lavender or peppermint)

Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 min. Note that with any detox bath, you may feel tired or lightheaded. Once you are done soaking, rinse out the tub very quickly and cautiously. Shower off quickly in cool water. I normally do 2 cups of the above ingredients. Start off with one cup, you can increase as you do them more often.

Bonus Tip:

If you have Bentonite Clay, you may add a few tablespoons to your water.

The warmer the water, the more powerful the detox effect will be.

Avoid using harsh soaps and shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.

Use natural moisturizers like body butter, shea butter or coconut oil.

Important: I am not a doctor or medical professional and the advice in this post is for informational purposes only. If you are pregnant or have a health condition, consult a doctor before adding anything to your health routine.

Please let me know how you plan on taking care of yourself today.