ALEX ‘EARTHIE MAMA’ DU TOIS: How to Make a Detox Bath”

Our bodies are subject to many harsh chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the body care products some of us lather on our skin. If the toxins remain in the body it is possible for our organs to become increasingly toxic leading to all kinds of possible illness. It is possible to recognize when your body might be needing to detox. If you are feeling sluggish, bloated, achy in the joints, having brain fog or just need to relax, a Detox Bath might be just what you need!

These are the ingredients I use in my Detox Bath

(I use about 1/4 cup of each one and add 20-40 drops of Lavender Essential Oil)

Magnesium Flakes ~ Adding Magnesium Flakes to your body, provides magnesium through the skin. Magnesium is necessary for heart function, bone density, muscle cramping, sound sleep, many metabolic reactions in the body, and much more. Many people are deficient in Magnesium and this is a great way to get Magnesium in the body and relax at the same time.

Bentonite Clay ~ Bentonite clays helps in the detoxification process stimulating the lymphatic system to deeply cleanse by pulling toxins out through the skin.

Baking Soda ~ Baking Soda helps to drain the lymphatic system of toxins. Baking Soda not only helps soothe skin rashes, it helps to restore the acid/alkaline balance in the body. Baking Soda has also been known to counter the effects of radiation.

Epsom Salts ~ Epsom Salts is used as a method for detoxification. The magnesium sulfate that is in the salts help to detoxify with medicinal and cleansing actions like if you were soaking in a sulfur hot spring. Epsom Salts helps relax muscles while pulling toxins out.

Essential Oils ~ You can use any of your favorite essential oils. I love to use Lavender Oil. If I don’t have oils I will break off a branch and some flowers and put it straight in the bath. Lavender is great for soothing the skin and helping with scrapes, cuts, bruises and skin irritations. It is also great for relaxing and unwinding after a long day right before bedtime.

* You can also add Apple Cider Vinegar as it balances the body back into an alkaline state. It soothes and softens the skin too. Himalayan Pink Salts helps rid the body of toxins as well as helps with skin problems, joint pains, insect bites, poison oak/ivy irritations and much more.

Relax and Detox while you take a quiet moment for yourself and your overall wellness.

Please feel free to write me with questions or comments!

I love hearing from you!

In gratitude and service,

~ Alex

 

~via https://www.earthiemama.com/blog/-how-to-make-a-detox-bath

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ISABELLE Z.: “All-Natural Cleaning Remedies That Will Leave Your Home Smelling Fresh… Minus The Harsh Chemicals”

Lemon peel and vinegar household cleaner

It can seem like an exercise in futility to go to great lengths to seek out organic fruits and vegetables for your family, only to prepare and serve them in a kitchen where everything has been cleaned with harsh, toxin-filled chemicals. While focusing on feeding your family healthy foods is vital, you should also keep in mind that commercial cleaning products contain a host of unsavory ingredients that can cause adverse health reactions.

For example, a European study found that people who use a spray cleaner just once a week had a 50 percent higher chance of developing asthma! Glass and furniture cleaners, as well as air fresheners, were all found to be guilty of upping the risk.

Cleanliness is a valid concern in the home, and in food prep areas in particular. Many people fail to realize, however, that some natural methods are just as effective as those harsh chemicals – without any of the dangers. Here is a look at some top choices for natural cleaning.

Easy and natural all-purpose cleaner

A citrus vinegar cleaner is easy to make and will leave your house smelling clean and fragrant. All you have to do is place some citrus peels in a glass jar. Cover them with white vinegar and let the jar sit for two weeks. After that time has passed, remove the peels from the jar and dilute the vinegar with water in a ratio of 1:1. Pour it into a spray bottle, and use it to clean glass, windows, bathrooms and certain countertops. You can even mop floors with it!

Get your cutting board spic and span

Cutting boards can be a breeding ground for germs, particularly when raw meat is cut on the same board as fruits and vegetables. While doing this should be avoided in any event, you’ll still need to clean your cutting board after each use. Thankfully, a lemon and some salt can get the job done quite nicely.

First, sprinkle the cutting board with some coarse salt. Then take a lemon with the cut side down – one that has already been squeezed will work fine – and scour the surface while squeezing a little to release some lemon juice. After letting it sit for a few minutes, simply scrape the dirty liquid away. Use a clean cloth to give the surface another rinse, and you’re good to go!

Clean your drain sans chemical solutions

Forget the harsh drain cleaners, which are full of all manner of unpronounceable and risky ingredients. If you’ve got baking soda and vinegar on hand, you have all you need to unclog your drain naturally. First, flush the drain with boiling water and then add half a cup of baking soda. Toss in a cup of vinegar and a cup of hot water and wait for the bubbles to subside, then run some hot tap water down your drain for about a minute and you’re done!

Make your carpet smell fresh

You can make a natural carpet freshener easily by combining two cups of baking soda with 10 to 20 drops of the essential oils of your choice. The baking soda will lift stains and deodorize, while the essential oils will disinfect and leave a pleasant aroma.

Lavender is a good choice for a springtime floral scent, while orange, lemon or lemongrass will give your room that citrusy fresh smell. You can also combine oils to create a custom scent. Sprinkle this mixture lightly on your carpet and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming thoroughly.

With Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently revealing a shocking number of dangerous chemicals hiding in common household groceries and supplements in his book Food Forensics, it’s time to walk away from processed food and store-bought cleaning products, and start making use of all that nature has given us.

~via NaturalNews.com