Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Detox Bath Mix

I found a few recipes for this on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. My allergies have been killing me the last couple of days and I have not been able to sleep well.

So figured tonight would be the perfect night to try it out and hopefully get some much needed rest. A hot bath usually relaxes me and this should take the relaxation level up a couple of notches.

From what I have read, sweating it the body's natural way of ridding toxins and since I really don’t like to do too much to make me sweat, a HOT bath is just what I need right now.


2 cups Epsom Salt (I used lavender scented since it was what I had) - helps make you sweat, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle aches, found in most bath salts

1 cup Baking Soda - highly alkaline, helps balance an overly acidic system, neutralize any chemicals that may be in your water and softens the water.

1 cup Sea Salt - helps leach out toxins, soothes open sores or blemishes

1/3 c Ground Ginger - increases circulation, opens pores, also makes you sweat

Mix all dry ingredient and store in an air tight container. I used a 1 quart mason jar.


Draw a hot bath, as hot as you can stand it and add 2 cups Detox Mix and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar: helps restore the acid-alkaline balance in your body, helpful for acne, softens skin. The hotter the water, the more you will sweat! CAUTION: Don’t make it hotter than you can stand. I usually start off really warm, and then continue to warm the water by adding more hot water.

Hang the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the bathroom door, light a few scented candles, put on some soothing music and then immerse yourself in the water. Lean back onto your bath pillow or a place a rolled hand towel behind your head and relax. Try to get the as much of your body as you can down into the water. Breathe deeply and RELAX! Soak for at LEAST 20 minutes.

Once you are done soaking, drain the water and get out of the tub very slowly! Don’t get up too quickly, you may feel a little light headed, even dizzy. This is normal and will go away. Turn on the shower and quickly rinse off with cool water.

DO NOT use harsh soaps or shampoos, your pores are open and any chemicals that are found in those products will absorb into your body.

Use natural moisturizer like shea butter or coconut oil. Remember, not to use anything with perfumes, dyes or chemicals. I usually do not dry off completely, this way the oil will seal in the moisture in my skin.

Because you have done a lot of sweating, it is important to rehydrate yourself, so drink lots of water. Do this before and after you take your detox bath. It is also a good idea eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath as well.

By the time you finish your bath, you will be ready to settle down for a good night’s sleep!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Console Table

I completed my first project! I wanted a console table to go behind my sofa to hold photos and nicknacs.

I saw these plans on Ana-White.com for a simple console table.  I figured this would be an easy beginner project.

Console Table
Console Table

Console Table behind Sofa
I'm pretty proud of myself and love how it turned out.  Now I'm ready to build something else.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday

The Complete Book of Woodworking and Kreg Jig Master Kit

My boyfriend said he has never purchased ANYTHING like this for any other woman.  BUT then again, he's never dated anyone quite like me either.  It was EXACTLY what I wanted!  And kudos to him, because I did not ask for it.  He just picked up on it from conversations we had.  Lucky for him, I could not find the Kreg Jig set at Home Depot or Walmart.  I had plans to go to Lowes the following weekend to look for it and if they did not carry it, I was going to order it online.

I know most women are like "I don't want household items (or tools) for birthday's and Christmas.  But I would much rather have something that I want and could get good use out of as opposed to something that will be used or worn once or twice and then sit in a closet or on a shelf.

And in this case, I really was not expecting much since we had just returned from our Birthday Vacation., the trip of a life time...10 days in Hawaii!

So now I have doing a lot of reading out of this book, in addition to bookmarking woordworking plans and watching YouTube videos so I can build SOMETHING!

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