Relief at the end of a very, very, very long day

May 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

I am a fortunate New Yorker because I have a bath tub. Actually, it’s a pretty amazing bathtub. It was the ONE thing (OK, one of many) that I demanded when Matt and I renovated our bathroom in our apartment. 

The best thing I’ve found to help me wind down at the end of the day is a bath. Most New York apartments have bathtubs but they can be a bit grody. People, it’s worth the money to invest in eco-friendly cleaning products and scrub that thing clean so you can use it!

Lately I’ve taken to detox baths which are THE greatest gift to yourself at the end of a long day. Run the bath with hot water–as hot as you can stand it. Add 2 cups of epsom salts (you can find at drug store or even supermarket) and 1 cup of baking soda. Add about 10 drops of Lavendar oil (or your favorite essential oil) and you have one heck of a detoxifying, relaxing bath. You’re muscles will be soothed by the epsom salts, and your body will sweat out its toxins.

For an added bonus, after you dry off from the bath head right into bed, get under the covers, and continue to sweat for 10 minutes. Don’t be grossed out..it’s not a gross sweat like after you work out. I swear like your own personal steamroom.

I cannot tell you how friggin good this feels. Try it and report back!

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  • 1. Abbey  |  May 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Makes me want to run home to soak right now!

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