Americans’ lives are full of stress. We wake up to the obnoxious beeping of the alarm clock, then are jolted awake by a cup of coffee. We then venture out into the streets where drivers are honking, yelling, and cutting people off, only to be greeted by the pressures of the workplace. Because of this, as well as less than stellar food choices, we need to detox our bodies regularly in order to keep our beauty balanced and thriving. A great way to do this is to take a nice warm bubble bath before bed! This should be a regular part of your beauty routine (at least once a week) to give yourself some “me time”. So turn on some relaxing music, grab a few pieces of your favorite chocolate, and hit the water!
Mix ¼ c of castor oil, 1 c of Epsom salt, 1 tbsp. of baking soda, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender is a great choice). These ingredients are naturally detoxing for the body, pulling out all of the nasty chemicals and grime that build up from our busy lifestyles. Make sure to stay in the bath for 15-30 minutes to get the desired effects. And be warned, you may sweat a lot during this bath, but that is just your body releasing all of the nastiness that gets stuck in your skin and pores!
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