So I told you that I would be giving you my favorite ideas to feel better when you are blue, depressed or just overwhelmed.
We all need to take care of our psyches during the holidays or we'll get depleted in our bodies and start to have our immune system fail.
My absolute favorite thing to do, when I have time, is to take a long, hot bath. I like to read a good book and, of course, have some tea. I try to make it spa time, but when things get busy, its usually the first thing to go!
Bathing is an ancient ritual that cleanses our body, detoxifies our skin and soothes our soul. Yes, it sounds a bit dramatic, but its really true.
Ancient Romans had huge public baths in every city, they would visit them every day and spend hours in the complex going from steam rooms, to pools, to cold water, getting treatments and honoring their bodies, while being social and usually eating lunch.
Your body absorbs about 7% of its oxygen through your skin, and it also absorbs anything else you put on it. It is your body's largest organ and its very involved in the detoxification system.
If you eat a traditional American diet, you may have some excess acidity in your body. This can make our mind and emotions feel aggressive and a bit angry. It may also cause us to retain too much water in the skin, giving you cellulite. Adding 1-2 cups of baking soda to your bath water will help draw out excess acidity, its very effective. Look for big bags of it at Costco.
You can also add tea, essential oils and ground spices plus Epsom salts to your bath to help draw out impurities from your skin and relax your mind. Remember that the salts will also draw out excess water, so make sure to replenish it with some extra fluid when you get out.
I created the Newport Skinny Tea detox bath salts to specifically help rebalance your body and detox your skin and combat cellulite. They have a powerful combination of ingredients that I love.
I really appreciate the personal notes I received back from my last email, it is so touching that so many of you really care! Thank you.
I wish the very best for you in health & happiness, look for a couple more emails about what lifts my spirits today!