Detoxing is seen by some as not such a good thing to do, suddenly depriving the body of all the things it's used to. Taking these things away in one hit can stress some bodies out. Others swear by detoxing, it's the be-all-and-end-all of cleansing the body and mind.
In general detoxing should be done for no longer than 7 days, however, the aim off this blog is to get you started off gradually and build up to a life style that promotes good health and aids in keeping the amount of toxins you're exposed to at a minimum.
So what are some natural ways to detox?
Natural bath salts are a great way to detox. The salts draw out impurities from your body while you enjoy a relaxing soak in your bath. It doesn't get much better than that. Choosing natural salts that contain essential oils NOT fragrance is important as fragrance contain stabilizers that can contribute to the build up of toxins in your body.
[JOLI Bath Salts ~ Serenity]
Lemon water, a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice is good for kick starting the metabolism. Have a glass first thing in the morning and after your last meal at night time. If you're concerned about toxins in tap water think about getting a water purifier.
Eating healthy foods is a must. Lots of fruits and vegetables. Cut down on processed foods and foods that contain additives. Find a list of suggested foods to eat HERE. Again, this list of foods is something you can maintain as part of a healthy eating plan and doesn't need to be something you only do part time.
Avoid mainstream makeup, skin care and hair care products. They contain all sorts of toxins/chemicals that are absorbed into your body as they are applied/used. Move to more natural alternatives such as JOLI Natural Skin Care and a good brand of mineral makeup.
Here are some brands we have researched and found that their ingredients list is quite good - though I am sure there are plenty more (if you know of more chemical free makeup brands feel free to share):
- CC Mineral Makeup
- Elusyion Mineral Makeup
- Adorn Mineral Makeup
- The All Natural Face
Change your cleaning agents to either home made or more natural alternatives. This too limits the amount of toxins you're exposed to via your clothing, and wash your new clothes prior to wearing them to wash away as many chemicals as you can. It may not have occurred to you however dyes are made with all sorts of chemicals that can cause skin reactions - this is especially important to know when considering children and babies.
What other ways can you think of to naturally detox?