Epsom salts have long been used to help cure everyday aches and pains but they also have another use. Epsom salt bathes can help with your weight loss efforts. Epsom salt contains both magnesium and sulfate. When you soak in the bath your body absorbs these ingredients, which helps your body to remove toxins. Over the years toxins will build up in your body that can cause weight gain and prevent weight loss. Built up toxins and excess fluid beneath the skin are also the main cause of cellulite. By ridding your body of these toxins you will notice a drop in your weight along with reduction in cellulite and various health benefits, like these below.
Main Health-Enhancing Benefits of Ginger
- Calms nausea, including motion sickness dizziness
- Relieves gas and bloating
- Helps stop diarrhea
- Boosts digestion
- Calms menstrual cramps
- Relieves headaches
- Stabilizes blood pressure (equally when too high or too low)
- Lowers cholesterol
- Soothes cold and flu symptoms, as well as respiratory infections
- Known for its anti-cancer properties
- Freshens the breath naturally
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger have been known and valued for centuries. Modern Medicine has now provided scientific support for the long-held belief that ginger contains constituents with anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and encourage blood circulation.
Pythagoras the ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher was one of its staunch supporters, and the Romans -who valued its medicinal properties and popularized its use throughout their European colonies- brought Ginger to Europe. King Henri the 8th of England is said to have used ginger for protection against the plague.
For centuries, Arab merchants controlled the ginger trade as well as other exotic spices that were highly sought after by the Europeans for culinary and medicinal use.
Ginger is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It has found its way into the most classic of ancient remedies, the Mithridate, a mythical poison antidote, which was one of the most highly sought-after drugs during the Renaissance.
You don’t need to be a mathematician or Greek philosopher to make ginger work for you. You have everything you need right in your kitchen cabinets. You can mix yourself a detox bath in a matter of seconds and start feeling both healthier and slimmer right away with this simple recipe.
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Slimming Ginger Anti Cellulite Detox Bath
1/3 cup sea salt
1/3 cup epsom salt
1/3 cup baking soda
3 tablespoons ground ginger
Mix together the ingredients and store in an airtight container until ready for use.
Pour under hot running bath water and stir with hand to dissolve in water. Soak for at least 15 to 20 minutes but no more than 30 minutes. Keep water handy as well as a washcloth, as this bath will make you sweat! Drink some water while you are running the bath too. Dry yourself off after the bath, but don’t be surprised if you continue sweating for a couple of hours afterwards. It will make you sleepy, so you may want to head straight to bed. Be sure to drink water before going to bed, and have water handy if you wake up in the night. Note: If you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, test ginger on your skin for irritation before the bath.
So How Does It Help?
Epsom Salt and Sea Salt – Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and sea salt draw toxins from the body. The magnesium in Epsom salt also relieves body aches, improves your mood, fades bruises, and helps your body recover from stress.
Baking Soda – Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) soothes and softens the skin while removing residues to help the cleansing process.
Ginger – Ginger is a wonderfully aromatic root with antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. In a detox bath, ginger kicks up the heat, causing your body to sweat even more. Ginger can make your skin slightly red in the cleansing process, so be aware of that. If you think you may be sensitive to ginger, spot test first or omit it from your bath recipe.