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Time for a Detox and Cleanse...

Posted on April 14 2016

We know at Cute what busy lives you all lead and having a bath sometimes is time we just don’t have!
 
Well here are Cute we want to persuade you into taking A DETOX BATH!
 
A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system. Today, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever.
 
Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and in the water we drink. Toxins cause irritation, harm and destruction in the body if left unchecked.
 
A detox bath encourages the body to efficiently flush out toxins.
Taking a detox bath, not only boosts our health and well-being, but it also strengthens our immune system and prevents disease.
 
Typically, a detox bath is made with Epsom salt also known as magnesium sulfate, which not only draws out toxins, but has health benefits of its own.
 
Ease stress and improves sleep and concentration
Help muscles and nerves function properly
Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes
Help prevent artery hardening and blood clots
Make insulin more effective
Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
Improve oxygen use
Flush toxins
Improve absorption of nutrients
Help form joint proteins and brain tissue 
Help prevent or ease migraine headaches
 
Here at Cute Nutrition we recommend a detox bath once a week;
 
 
Start with a five min skin brush while the bath is filling with hot water, we will be Cute blogging about the best ways to skin brush!

Add 5-10 drops essential oil (I love lavender) to 2 cups Epsom salt, then add to a standard tub full of water.

Ideally, you want the water quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.
If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption.
You want as much of your body underwater as you can, so up to the neck as much as possible. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.
 
Once you have been soaking nicely, rise out of the bath very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away, sit down or shower off quickly in cool water.

It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.

Once dry you can apply a natural moisturiser like body butter, shea butter or coconut oil and some aluminium-free deodorant, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.

Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.
 
Our Cute Detox Tea coming soon and all the added benefits will be talked about in a Cute Detox Tea blog…
 
Loving our Cute journey building a healthier you…

 

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