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Detox Baths

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Detox Baths

Let’s be specific with a self care practice that really helps your body heal, maintain, and protect as it was made to do.

*Skip to the bottom if you’re just here for the recipes! But I really just can’t tell you what to do without a little background info. Detox baths have been a great weekly practice for our entire household. What’s easier than dumping a cup of something into the bath and letting kids play by getting health benefits?!

BENEFITS OF A DETOX BATH
Detox baths are a great way to:

• Support the immune system
• Promote relaxation and sleep
• Flush toxins from the body
• Promote healthy circulation
• Increase concentration


What do you think of first when you hear “detox”? Most people will answer “weight loss”. But detox goes way beyond weight loss. If you are having a hard time losing weight have you considered it could be toxic overload in your body? Pesticides, fragrances in skin care products and in your environment that you breath in, and PCBs (industrial chemicals not allowed to be used today but are still present in our every day environment). Eliminating these toxins are good through clean eating and ditching toxic skin care products.
BUT… we can’t exactly undo what’s already been added to our environment by industrial use (breathed in) or pesticides used on or near our foods.

Detox simply means purifying the blood. Your blood is like a freeway of elimination between your organs. Most specifically your liver, but also your kidneys, intestines, lungs, skin, and lymphatic system. We can’t exactly cleanse our blood, but we can institute wellness practices that hurry along this elimination process.


Before you fly to the store shelves to purchase a bath bomb to soak in, ask yourself if items containing artificial dyes, fragrances, or PEGs are what you want soaked into your skin? If you’ve done your research, your answer is NOPE! The goal with a detox bath is to HELP your body, not hinder it’s natural processes. Here’s a briefing:

Artificial Dyes- Entering your bloodstream which can lead to allergy like symptoms and skin irritation or more.
Fragrances- known link to endocrine aka hormone disruption and an umbrella term for 3,000+ ingredients that are not disclosed and most likely are not safe
PEGs- petroleum based ingredient that is a known carcinogen/cancer causing

Bath bombs and bubble baths aren’t detoxing your body! But minerals found in their most natural state are.


Your Choice of Addition:
1. Epsom Salts: make sure they’re labeled USP.
2. Seaweed: seems strange, but I prefer this.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar: local on tap at Earth Fare or online.
4. Baking Soda: great choice for kids.
5. Mineral Salts: most effective if we already aren’t feeling well.

Besides cost, consider how you feel in a bath with your choice from above.


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These baths aren’t to treat symptoms necessarily. Think of them as preventative. For kids, do a weekly detox bath. Working to support a certain body system, work your way up to nightly detox baths.

PRO TIPS:
• Skip the soap and shampoo on detox bath nights. Let the oils and minerals/salts do their work without adding on products to their skin.
• Sip on water throughout your soak.
• Since the bath will help relax, these are best done at night to promote sleep.


Now, the fun part! Adding in essential oils to your bath for maximum benefit.

• Nighttime- Lavender and Cedarwood
• Calm- Tangerine or Lemon
• Winter Wellness- Peppermint, Thieves, or Rosemary
• After Workout- PanAway or Valor
• Chill, Momma- Stress Away
• Breathe- Eucalyptus or Peppermint
• Clear Head- Rosemary or Roman Chamomile

Detox Baths

Young Living is always my preferred choice of essential oils. I have used them for many years and help others walk into the ease of aromatherapy use in their daily life. If you’re wanting to purchase with me as your mentor, I would be happy for you to follow my link to order. Choose “wholesale” for 24% discount and your choice of oil kits with diffuser + option to order anything you want with your continued discount.

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Emotional Health

Emotional Health

Have you used your emotional support oils?

The first question I ask myself when kids or self are off. Emotions are stored in our body. They have a living frequency that doesn’t just settle into our brains to be on repeat (hello, negativity!).

Catch in your throat with fear?
Tingly hands and feet with nervousness?
Headache and neck tension with stress?
Stress, anger, worry, fear, any negative emotion is taken in by not only your nervous system causing those above symptoms but also your organs.


I’m not talking about diseases here. Remember, prevention is the key to wellness! Let’s conquer those emotions and see what how our body physically responds!


TOP 7:

Valor
Amazing oil to balance the body both physically and emotionally. "When we have more courage to take on new things and/or change, we are better able to release old patterns that are not working for us." Very soothing and calming when diffused or applied to Vita Flex points. Perfect for kids after an overactive or stressful day as well as.

Harmony
When you just can’t seem to solve a situation on your own, and a new perspective needs to come. When you lack trust in yourself or others. Have I hit a nerve yet? Harmony brings it allll in. (Emotions purely a result of hormones? Reach for Lady Sclareol!)

Sacred Mountain Have you just ever been in a place where you felt so small, maybe closed in? This oil blend, Sacred Mountain, is my go to when I need to rise up out of that place and stand on solid ground.

The conifer oils used in this blend have been used by the North American Indians for hundreds of years to harness the energy of the planet and bring protection. The oils helped them to recharge energetically at all levels. It is believed that is why animals like to take shelter or rest under these conifer trees. Interesting!

Highest Potential Best. Emotional. Support. Ever. for those groggy days that sometimes get the best of us. What's the opposite of low? High! So if you've feeling low... use.... HIGHest Potential! Build confidence. Release limiting beliefs. Focus on your potential, not your imperfections. 

21. TWENTY ONE! single essential oils are in this blend. Favorites: Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Jasmine, Blue Cypress.

Into the Future "To infinity, and beyond!" .... or something like that. All I know is that I put Into the Future on my crown (top of head) on Monday and four days later plus two shampoos later and I'm still smelling it.  Feeling like I've had a very productive week as well! I don't know what your hold ups are, but there is no room for confidence issues, negative thoughts, or backwards thinking when you are striving to be the best version of yourself.

**This is a great oil for a men's cologne if you add in a few more drops of Idaho Blue Spruce! 😍

Into the Future has Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Jasmine, Orange, Idaho Blue Spruce, and sweet almond oil as carrier. It smells delicious!

Stress Away Island in a bottle! This little gem was one of the first essential oils I used. Then I put it on my crying toddler at the grocery store. Loved that calm shopping trip! Next up my son got a drop after school with all his ten year old, feeling incapable, emotions. A lovely conversation followed! This bottle has not left my arsenal since! It’s

Forgiveness People hurt. Words hurt. I’m not in the camp that when someone says “I’m sorry,” we have to instantly forgive. But is good for us to work on forgiveness. Hurtful memories without someone there to talk it out with? I experienced this firsthand after being a widow by suicide. Talk about learning to forgive! Reach for this oil and take some deep breaths when you’re ready to sit, journal, and pray through forgiveness.


HOW TO USE:

Aromatically
- Drop some oils in your diffuser! I love to pair emotional support oils with a citrus like Lime, Orange, or Lemon.

Topically- All of my Top 7 oils can be used straight from the bottle! Truly, you need this book to determine where to apply your oils. I can’t read your mind, and maybe you don’t know your own brain when feeling emotionally “loose”. Releasing Emotional Patterns will trace your physical feelings to an emotional trigger point!

My go to- One drop on top of my head to release an emotion. One drop on back of my neck to stay grounded throughout the day. One drop on wrist to inhale as needed. One drop on belly when I need to gather in. <<Pick one or ALL application spots… depending on your needs.


You’re going to get to know your body so well! Fear will be released. You will be capable and trusting of your physical intuitions. Why am I qualified to tell you this? Because I’ve been through some BIG emotional times. Friend, emotional strong holds don’t have to be the end of the road for you.


  1. Releasing Emotional Patterns by Carolyn Mein- You’re not mad.. there’s an underlying issue! Regret? Dissatisfaction with self? Get to the ROOT of your emotions. Learn how to “Use your big girl words.” as I tell my daughters Your Wellness Tribe members, email me danielle@amomsbestguess.com for a discount on this book!

  2. Aroma Freedom Technique- Aromatherapy practice to get to the root of negative emotions! I will gladly schedule you for a free session (in person for local, video call for others).

  3. Oil + Glass- Lots of good recipes for emotions + others to use daily! Your Wellness Tribe, email me danielle@amomsbestguess.com for a discount on this book! Not a Young Living member? I’ll give you this for free!

  4. Young Living Essential Oils- I only use and recommend Young Living, because they are a company enlisted to meet all the needs of my family’s wellness and purpose in life. A one stop shop with amazing quality . Get started with me and you’ll be invited into Your Wellness Tribe: A lifestyle learning community!


These oils and resources will be invaluable to you! Did you learn something? Have questions? Comment below! Subscribe to weekly “life” posts for digging deeper stories and application.