Exactly one month from today I turn 40! I am not one to freak out about birthdays, so I’m not walking around sulking & looking over my shoulder for the Grim Reaper. Instead, my birthdays always motivate me to be better than I was the year before.
Last year I tried to give up pop, several times. I did well…most of the time. But recently fell off the Dr. Pepper wagon & was drinking 1 a day again. Last week I felt so icky. Back ache, foggy headed, bloated, cranky. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me & then it hit me…POP! I’m drinking pop again. SOoo, here we go again, day one of my count down to 40 is to get those crappy pop chemicals & sugars out of my body. Here is what I am doing to give my body a kick start…
Before bed tonight I am going to draw myself a relaxing detox bath! This helps draw out the metals & toxins from your body. I’ve done this once before & the benefits from this are amazing. Immediately after the bath you will feel tired & want to sleep, but when you wake up in the morning you are going to be invigorated & FULL of energy! I should do these more often!! In fact, I think I will!
Here is the recipe for the detox bath:
1 Cup Epson Salts
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar
1 Cap full of Refreshed Rose Water
Fill the tub with water as hot as you can stand it, add the ingredients & soak for at least 20 minutes. Longer if you can. So bring a book or something with you to help pass the time.
You also need to have a large glass of water beside the tub to drink while you are soaking. After the bath, continue to drink as much water as possible to help flush out those nasty toxins.
Rose water has antibacterial qualities which help aid in this detoxification. Plus the smell is divine & will help relax you. Don’t have rose water? You can get some here….Refreshed Rose Water.
So it begins…the count down to 40! Bring IT!