4 September 2017
Who doesn’t love receiving a gift? Especially when the gift is a beautiful box filled with teatox goodies from Carmién Tea.
We kick-started our weekend with some serious indulging as we’ve set our minds to the task ahead for the upcoming 14 days. The next two weeks will be filled with copious amounts of detox teas, healthy eating and some minor adjustments to our lifestyle.
During the 14-day journey I will feature some key aspects of the journey (now it still feels like a challenge).
Part of the Carmién teatox box were two sachets of detox bath salts; Teatox Bath.
The Teatox Bath enhances the body’s natural detoxiﬁcation process. Our bodies get rid of toxins via the liver which converts metabolic waste to water-soluble compounds which is then excreted by urinating. Other waste products are excreted in the bile. A hot bath encourages sweating which is yet another way of eliminating toxins (please be water-wise and respect water restrictions in your area).
- Eases stress and improves sleep and concentration;
- Reduces inﬂammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps;
- Improves oxygen use;
- Flushes out toxins;
- Improves absorption of nutrients;
- Helps prevent or ease migraine headaches.
What is “Epsom Salts”?
Despite the name, Epsom salt isn’t like the stuff you put on your chippies. It’s called a salt because of its chemical structure. The “Epsom” part is a place in England where it’s found in natural springs. Epsom salt is also different from fancy bath crystals. They may not be made from the same chemicals. Plus they often have oils, colors, and perfumes to relax you and soften your skin.
How Does It Work?
In water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. The theory is that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin. That hasn’t been proven, but just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints.
People use Epsom salt baths as a home treatment for:
- Arthritis pain and swelling
- Bruises and sprains
- Fibromyalgia, a condition that makes your muscles, ligaments, and tendons hurt, and causes tender points throughout your body
- Ingrown toenails
- Psoriasis, a disease that causes red, itchy, scaly skin
- Sore muscles after working out
- Sunburn pain and redness
- Tired, swollen feet
While there are plenty of folk remedy claims, there aren’t a lot of studies to back them up.
However if the Teatox Bath; which consists of choice rooibos and epsom salt combined with a beautifully fragrant blend of calendula, rose petals, lavender, camomile ﬂowers and rose buds; assists in relaxation, detoxifying the body and eases migraines/headaches this 14-day journey is off to a great start.