Saturday, August 23, 2008

Relax and Detoxify With a Ginger Bath

Feeling frazzeled, stressed? Have sore, tired joints. Need some Calgon? Try a ginger bath.



A ginger bath is the most relaxing bath you'll ever have and it detoxifies your body too. Run a good hot full bath and add 1/8 of a cup of either freshly grated ginger or ground ginger--like you buy at the grocery store on the spice isle--that's what I used. You can also add 1 cup of Epsom salts if you like, but that is optional.

Light some candles, maybe play your favorite music, take a book or favorite magazine to read and a tall glass of ice cold water (no soda, tea etc this time), climb into the tub and soak for 30 full mintues.

So what does this do? Well for one thing it will make you sweat and you'll feel like you're in a sauna. It's getting all of the crud out of your body and relaxing you. After you've soaked for 30 quiet, enjoyable minutes, with no interruptions you will continue to sweat for up to an hour--maybe 2, so wear a big terry cloth robe or favorite flannel nightgown and drink water before, during and after--water--not tea, soda etc--you need to keep hydrated for all the sweating. Don't worry though it's not that bad. You can also crawl right into bed and go to sleep, because you'll sleep like a baby! The ginger makes your skin so soft, but surprisingly you won't smell like ginger and you'll be so relaxed feeling. It's wonderful! Much better than Calgon believe it or not.

You shouldn't take a ginger bath more than 2 times a week and they are not for children, people with high blood pressure or chronic diseases, but it is good for arthritis they say.

Try it. You'll love it!

10 comments:

charsethman said...

might have to take you up on this one!!!.....does babysitting come with it?!...LOL

Deena Davis said...

Sounds interesting. I may have to try it. - Thanks for sharing with us.

The Wanna-be Craftster said...

Oh, shoot! I was all excited about this since I love ginger so much until I read about the high blood pressure. :(

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

that's alot of sweatin for such a little bit of ginger ! hehehehe

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

And here I thought ginger was for gingerbread!! HA!! Must try this TODAY!!! Thanks for sharing!! ~~Trudy~~

Maija said...

Oh ginger- take me away!!!!!

Huckleberry Arts said...

Hmm will give it try if I Can ever find 30 minutes lol..Though I sweat all day long in this FL heat lol.....but I have lots of ginger and that does sound relaxing...Maybe I can sweat off some of this extra pounds

Have a beautiful day
Annette

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Hi, again, Cathy!! If you aren't too tuckered out from the ginger baths.....please take a minute to hop on over to my blog and pick up your AWARD!!! Hugs, Trudy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Cathy thanks for the visit ! Love to always read your comments !

Char said...

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