Monday, January 26, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Detox Bath Concoction

Good morning! Last week was kind of a bust as I came down sick with acute bronchitis and had to go to the doctor. Upon arriving at the doctor's office, they immediately made me put on a mask since they didn't know if I had the flu or another virus. (Thankfully, my flu test came back negative!)

While sitting in the patient room waiting for my flu test results, I snapped a photo of this cool quote canvas that was hanging on the it!

After the doctor diagnosed me with acute bronchitis, he said that it could either be bacterial or viral, so in the event it was bacterial, he prescribed a "Z-Pack". I ran a fever of over 101 degrees for 3 days, even with taking the antibiotic, so I am going to take an educated guess that it's viral and will have to run it's course.

On Wednesday, after missing 2 days of work - UGH! - and still running a fever, I decided to Google recipes for a detox bath in hopes that it might help me get rid of the persistent fever and aches that I was being plagued with. I came across a recipe at the Bewitchin' Kitchen Blog that I tried, and it really seemed to help! After soaking in the detox bath for 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, my fever broke and didn't return - yippee!! I was able to return to work on Thursday, and although I am still coughing like an asthmatic sea lion, I am feeling much better! Anyhoo...since the flu and other nasty viruses are going around, I wanted to share the detox bath recipe with you in hopes that it will help you like it helped me. :)


  • 2 cups Epsom salts (can be purchased at any pharmacy and are very inexpensive)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons ground ginger
In a mixing bowl combine ingredients. Run a bathtub of water as hot as you can stand it and pour detox ingredients into the running water so that they can dissolve. Climb into the bath and soak for 30 to 40 minutes. (I read my new issue of Country Sampler Magazine while soaking...LOVE that magazine!!) Oh! Bring a bottle of cold water with you when you're soaking because you'll get unbelievably thirsty! 

Once you get out of the bath and dry off, put on a clean pair of PJs and curl up in a quilt in your favorite chair...I started sweating so much and was SUPER thirsty due to my fever breaking, which was a welcome sign after having a fever for 3 days.

Wishing you good health!!



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