Easy-peasy everyday self care: a detox shower

& OTHER STORIES Beauty and bath

I have this weird thing about baths.  I love them.  I generally have one day (I shower in the morning and bathe in the evening) but I am rubbish at them!  I run my bath full of goodies – and my bath takes forever to run too – so it takes maybe 15 minutes.  And then I say ‘oh I can’t wait for a lovely long bath!’.  And I jump in and I wash and get out and it takes all of – MAXIMUM – five minutes.  I just can’t be lying around in a bath! It makes me nervy.

But I do also love Epsom salts baths. The salts detoxify, soothe and just all-round are pretty much a miracle thing.  And super super cheap from your local pharmacy.  Do google this yourself – if I write any more it’ll only be cribbed straight from wikipedia as I don’t know much more than that I love them.  But me and my five minute super-soaks aren’t really getting the benefit.

And then I heard of a BRILLIANT way to use the salts – in a ‘detox shower’.  I’d love to have come up with this myself, but I didn’t.  It’s a tip from my friend Lisa Sharp, and she has some other fab tips for a happy-energy-home right here on this video.

Anyways! Her great idea is one I now include most – well maybe half the week  – in my own MORNING ROUTINE and the really great thing is it doesn’t take ANY more time at all than your usual shower.

So – you just put the plug in your shower, and chuck in a couple of cupfuls of Epsom salts. This is miracle enough – the brilliance is that the soles of your feet absorb things really quickly – I know this from using my essential oils and the soles being a great place to put a drop or two.  And if you HAVE some great essential oils, then this is the perfect time to add a few drops onto the Epsom salts.

Some of my own morning favourites are Grapefruit, Lime and Wild Orange.

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You just stand on the salts while running the shower and all that goodness is much more rapidly absorbed through the skin, whilst also dissolving into the water.  Have your shower and – just because you’ve made it more of an occasion than it probably normally is – you could just think some positive thoughts, say some affirmations, ground yourself a little, take a moment …

And that, is that.

What a brilliant, easy, quick and totally self-caring few minutes to add in seamlessly to your day. It’s really added something good to my own morning routine.

Hope you try this – and do let me know what you think.

(If you want to buy certified pure therapeutic grade doTerra oils you can HERE, or contact me if you want to find out more first).

4 thoughts on “Easy-peasy everyday self care: a detox shower”

  1. Lisa Sharp - April 10, 2015 1:08 am

    I LOVE that you are doing this regularly! Isn’t it so simple and crazy effective? And I love that we can change the experience by using different oils. I have the wild orange and bet that grapefruit and/or lime would be sublime!!

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    1. Rachel - April 10, 2015 8:32 am

      I keep trying to think what other oils would be good – I might have an evening one tonight with some ylang ylang 🙂

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  2. Julie - April 10, 2015 8:57 pm

    What a great idea! But unlike you I’m happy to while away an hour or so in a bath tub…. Book, cup of tea, candles… My favourite past time 🙂

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    1. Rachel - April 11, 2015 7:19 pm

      I would LOVE to be someone who could stay that long in the bath and really enjoy it! Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Reply

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