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3 Detox Bath Recipes

Want to relax this weekend?

Here are 3 effective detox bath recipes that you should add to your next bath! Detox Baths are a great way to feel more relaxed, leave your skin and body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Below are some tips and recipes -    

Epsom Salt Bath

Dissolve 2 cups in a full bath tub and soak for 15 minutes. 

Essential Oils Bath

Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to a running bath.  Peppermint and Lavender are great to add to your bath and the steam may relax your breathing.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into bathtub and soak for 10 minutes.

 

Detox Your Office Space

 

A quick fix detox of your office can bring vibrancy, health and fun to your office. Working in a toxic environment can contribute to chronic fatigue, poor eyesight, migraines and anxiety which can put productivity levels at an all time low. Making simple changes to your office is simple and can bring a variety of benefits, below are some examples of how!

Plants

Toxic chemicals from carpet, paint, furniture, glues etc find themselves circulating the air we breathe. The simple addition of an air-purifying plant can clear the air. Plants such as aloe vera, spider plant, lily of peace and bamboo palms are a great way lighten up any harsh workplace.

Salt Lamps

Salt lamps emit a beautiful soft light that can be calming and stress relieving. 

Crystals

Even healthy workplaces sometimes have unfriendly energies. These unpleasant energies can linger around the office, sometimes ruin our mood and keep us from working at our best. Use of crystals around the office is a great way to evade these negative energies. Crystals such as smokey quartz can replace negative energy with clear, clean and uplifting energy.

Superfood Snacks

Sometimes it can be a bad food choice they can bring our mood down and cause even the strongest willed to crumble.   Be prepared at the office with a tasty, nourishing, nutritious snacks that will lift your mood and keep you blood sugar levels stable. Check out our recipes in our SkinnyMe Detox Program here!

Candles

Sometimes it’s the simple things such as walking into a beautiful scented room that can instantly lift your mood. Not only can a beautiful beeswax or soy wax candle smell amazing they eliminate toxins from the air!!

Favourite Workouts for Toning up

Toning up our bodies means reducing body fat, increasing muscle mass and smoothing out all our bumpy areas. Toning our bodies does not have to be a dream. Simple body weight exercise can easily increase muscle tone and definition without the intense sweaty workouts.

 

Hip Thrusts

Start by lying on your back placing your legs out flat and your arms laid out to the side. Bend your knees so your feet are flat on the ground/mat and hip width apart, pushing your feet through the floor lift your hips off the mat until your knees torso and chest form a straight line. Squeeze your abs and glutes then release your bottom to the floor. Continue with this until you feel the burn and trust me it will burn.

 

Bridge

Bridge is a great exercise where you hold your position for as long as possible to engage your abs. Bridge can be down by starting in a push up position and simply holding this position for as long and possible. Once you can hold no more have a quick break for approximately half the time you held the bridge for. After the break try again and try to beat your previous attempt. You can customize the bridge so you are resting on your forearms and even apply a round weight on bottom to add resistance.

 

 

Lunges

Lunges are a fantastic exercise that work our buns and thighs and believe me you will feel the burn. Start by standing up straight, feet together, with one foot take a big step forward bending your front knee till it is in line with your ankle (be careful not to drop your knee over your ankle), lower your back knee to the ground but do not drop to the floor, squeeze your bottom and push yourself up. You can alternate legs in a static position or you can do a walking lunge. To include your arms, hold a light dumbbell in each hand, this will also help to improve your balance.