The 12 Days of Detox: Body, Mind and Spirit. Day 8

On the eighth day of detox, atONE gave to me…

eight salt baths,
Salt baths 
Himalayan salt contains the same 84 essential minerals found in our bodies. Coincidence? I think not. It is praised for relieving a variety of conditions from acne to halitosis, eczema and psoriasis, and for drawing toxins from the body. The salts can be purchased from large crystals to fine grinds.

Dead Sea salt is another popular soak. The Dead Sea is long sought after for its purifying and rejuvenating qualities. Benefits reported include relief from pain due to osteoarthritis and tendinitis, as well as psoriasis and other skin issues.

Fill your tub first then add 1/2 to 1 cup of himalayan or dead sea salts and soak for 20 minutes or more. Enjoy this daily ritual for the remainder of your detox. A wonderful way to unwind at the end of your day. Follow with a self-massage or foot rub. Purifying perfection.

Choose a pure salt and use it on its own or add good quality herbs or essential oils for an herbal experience.

Mint – energizing, invigorating
Lavender – relaxing, calming
Rose – sensual, nurturing
Jasmine green tea – antioxidant-rich, balances yin and yang
Vanilla – relaxing, particularly pleasing scent for men
Orange – uplifting, joyful
Clove – warming, soothing
Eucalyptus – clearing, uplifting

Or make your own blend; orange and clove to awaken the senses, or vanilla and lavender for deep relaxation. Add the caviar of a vanilla bean to your jar of salts and keep tightly sealed. When ready, a few drops of lavender essential oil in the tub with your vanilla salt will lull you off to dreamland. Clove buds in the jar of salt will spice it up nicely. A few drops of sweet orange essential oil in the tub with the spiced salt provides a pleasant pick-me-up.

Keep essential oils away from children, do not take internally and consult a professional if pregnant, nursing or medical conditions exist.

Bonus Detox Tip: Enjoy this qigong break with Master Chunyi Lin. The Moving of Yin and Yang.

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