Thursday, February 28, 2013

Detox Bath: A Non-Food Tester Pin!

My husband recently got over a head cold last week.  Ladies, if your husband is like mine, when your hubby is sick or has a cold, he probably complains about feeling like crap and refuses to try taking anything for it because "they're men and they're going to just tough it out until it passes."  Until of course it gets to the "worse" part of the sickness/cold and they start acting like babies. 

One of the remedies we used to try and help relieve his symptoms: a detox bath.  I'd been seeing pins on detox baths and how they help eliminate toxins from your body while you sit and sweat it out in the bath.  Why not give it a try?

The detox formula we tried was as follows:
 2 cups epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide

Add the ingredients after drawing hot water for your bath.  Soak for 20-30 minutes.  Drink plenty of water while you soak to stay hydrated.  Be cautious as you stand up after you're done soaking, especially if you have a tendency to get light headed.  Take a lukewarm to cool shower after to rinse off the salts to prevent from getting itchy.  Rest for 30 minutes after the bath.

What happened after his bath?  He definitely did sweat out a lot and his sinuses cleared up.  Unfortunately they didn't stay open for long as they were clogged back up within a few hours.  He wasn't cured of his head cold, but after fighting the head cold for a little over a week, the detox bath did help him sweat it out because a few days later he was better!  Congestion disappeared, headaches stopped, and he stopped feeling sluggish.

Hubby definitely recommends trying the bath whenever you're feeling under the weather!  We'll be remembering this remedy for sickness in our house!

*After testing this pin out, he suggested every now and then I test a non food pin for the blog, so all of these testers will be labeled "Non-Food Tester."  :) 

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