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Healing Soak for Cold and Flu

Ah its so cold and dark outside  and makes me feel like I want to stay in and be warm at home. When the cold strikes during the winter time, I don’t usually like to take any over the counter medicine, as although they might relieve the cold symptoms they also weaken our immune system. Its so comforting to be able to take a nice , therapeutic bath which will help to relieve symptoms such as congestion, body aches, chills, sore throat , stiffness and mane other signs of common colds and flu.

The spices and the heat of the bath will make you sweat, in a good way ! Sweating draws out the toxins pollutants and impurities from our bodies  and the detoxification process will continue after the bath. This all natural bath soak is also great for relieving dry and itchy skin.

Epsom salts are rich in magnesium and sulphates, which although can be difficult to absorb epsom saltthrough the stomach, are much easier to absorb through the skin. A recent study has shown that most of us are deficient in magnesium level. Magnesium plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins. There are many different brands of Epsom salts that can be bought in health shops, however they are all the same product chemically.

 This recipe makes around 1 pint (570 ml)

2 cups Epsom Salts

20 gr ground ginger

1 tea spoon of ground cloves

1 tea spoon of ground cinnamon

1 table spoon of sweet almond oil

9 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

7 drops peppermint essential oil

Place the Epsom salts, ginger, cloves and cinnamon in the mixing bowl and stir together. Add the Sweet Almond oil little at a time, stirring in between, until a uniform blend has been achieved.

The mixture should be stored in a jar and has an expiration date of 1 year.

To use, add 1/2 a cup of this amazing soak to your bath  and soak for at least 20 minutes. When you finished, rinse off in the shower  to remove the sweat and toxins you released , as you bathed. After this bath it is essential to keep drinking water to aid the detoxification process.

Enjoy!

Love Anna x

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