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Soak It All In

February 18, 2016


It’s a fact of life: water is good for us. But sometimes what comes straight from the tap is anything less than good — chemicals like chlorine and fluoride, among others. Did you know there are ways to reduce those chemicals naturally? Neither did I, until my sister enlightened me on the subject. Vitamin C is great to build immune system strength, but when added to water can neutralize chloramine (chlorine and ammonia) which are used to treat water; and can be toxic if consumed, inhaled or applied to the skin (source). In 1991 the EPA put out a statement saying the average person can absorb more contaminants from bathing and showering than from drinking polluted water. Children are at even great risk with a greater “surface-area-to-body-weight” ration than adult and especially since systems and organs are still developing (source). With a little research, there are many things that can be done to help: water filters, bath ball de-chlorintaors, and DIY bath soaks. Creating your own soak can reduce chemicals while replacing them with essential minerals (that most of us are deficient in). Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium helps to regulate vital enzymes, reduce inflammation, and help muscle and nerve function. Sulfates help improve absorption of nutrients while flushing out toxins (source). Coupling epsom and himalayan salts with the natural healing properties of clay (known to bind to heavy metals and remove them from both body and bath water); and you’ve got yourself an easy and healthy solution to everyday bath time.

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  • Reply Erika February 20, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Hi!! For some reason the last few recipes or
    Anything scolled in-it’s all blurry:/ I am really interested in the latest bath recipe!! Love reading all your posts!

    • Reply missy February 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Erika… that’s odd? I checked all of our computers and smart devices and it seems to be pulling up just fine? Maybe try clearing your cookies?

      • Reply Hannah February 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

        It is blurry on my iPhone too, even when I tried to save the photo 🙁 I too am very interested in the recipe! My 7 month old absolutely loves bath time and it honestly never crossed my mind that it could come with risks, so scary.

  • Reply Jennifer Klindtworth February 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    What a fabulous article!!! I’m loving your holistic approach to living! Thanks for posting and sharing with everyone.

    • Reply missy February 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      You’re too kind, thank you! I love to learn new things and try to find ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Good to know you found it of value, too!

  • Reply Lilly February 22, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Hmm wonder why no one comments on your posts anymore??!!! Um because you never answer them!!! So why do you even have a blog?!!

    • Reply Solana February 23, 2016 at 2:35 am

      I think you should chill out….really. Maybe a detox bath could help your attitude.

  • Reply Jenn February 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Loved this post! I’ve been following you for some time now. Do you use a certain brand of Essential Oil?

  • Reply Jenna February 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Love your posts!It’s a breath of fresh air that you just post whatever you’re learning or doing or find beautiful and happy. Keep doing your thing!!!

  • Reply Michelle February 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Love this! You are always an inspiration!

  • Reply Becky February 22, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I am loving this blog post! We have been slowly phasing out chemical laden products in our home and have been using essential oils for a year now. I will be making some of this to try with my littles.

  • Reply Ali February 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    This is a great post! Thanks for this! But I think I speak for many when I say… We need a house tour!! <3 <3

  • Reply Carrie S February 23, 2016 at 2:00 am

    What a lovely (and relaxing!) post. Thanks for sharing this information- I had no idea there were so many chemicals in tap water! As always, your photos are gorgeous!

  • Reply ASH February 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    What evs p-squared. Your blog rocks, and all the negative people can just keep it moving!

  • Reply Lilly February 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    First off I should apologize for that message above… It was accidentally send too soon!!! I appologize for sounding so harsh…I appreciate you sharing all your helpful posts Missy but feel that along with sharing you should follow up on your questions with in a timely manner…& answering just a few questions… What gives.. I’ve yet to figure this out!! sure all you ladies can agree it’s only courteous and I completely get you can’t possibly answer all questions and your followers should be courteous too and not ask the same question a gazzillion times.. Like what camera do you use…and what ISO… give Missy a Break.. She’s posted a gazillion times… We don’t need to know every detail but might be a good idea just to post links under pictures right away from what I’ve gathered that’s just gonna save you time and headache and time is precious!!

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