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Detox baths are an amazing way to rid your body of impurities and most of all RELAX!
We expose ourselves to toxins on a daily basis, even those of us who do our best to live healthy lifestyles still encounter toxins in the environment and in our foods. Organs like the liver and kidneys filter these toxins out of our systems, but the largest organ of all is the skin.
Your skin can excrete toxins out of your system through holes called (you guessed it) PORES. The warm water of a hot bath helps to open up these pores to allow the skin to become a two way street for letting things IN and OUT.
Here is where the important part comes in, if you are getting the toxins out what do you want to go in to your body?
1. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
The staple of the detox bath in our opinion is Epsom salt. About 1/4-1/2 a cup per bath- depending on the size of your tub will do. It's great because of its high magnesium and sulfate contents which can help can help relieve sore muscles and fight inflammation.
2. Baking Soda
The human body works best a neutral pH. Acids and bases must be equal in order to achieve this balance. People who eat a Western-style diet consisting of sugar, red meat, cheese and other refined foods have a high acid consumption, which baking soda baths can neutralize. You can also detox your body from alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and medications. Baking soda is also great for common skin problems. Add 1/8-1/4 cup baking soda to a bath and mix well while the water is still running for best results.
3. Essential oils
The combinations of essential oils to use in a detox bath are numerous, but we have a few go-to favorites. Lemon is always great for a true detox bath. It's always best to mix the essential oils with the Epsom salt and let them set 24 hours prior to allow for even distribution. Other oils that are great include Peppermint for achy muscles, Eucalyptus for a cold, Lavender if you need to relax, and Frankincense if you need to refocus and recenter yourself.
Whatever you do, make sure that after your bath, you drink plenty of water to rehydrate yourself and replace the fluid that you lost during your detox. Soak for 20-40 minutes, or until your kids can leave you alone no longer.
Once you get out of your bath- your pores are going to be very dilated. Now is the perfect time to put on your Medical Mommas products like Tummy Tuck Cream or Lavender Love Story Body Butter. Just remember, you skin is a two way street. Everything you put on it absorbs and gets put into your body.
Look at the ingredients in the products your putting on your family and make sure they are something you are comfortable with them having in their system. If not, check out The Medical Mommas and see why we do our best to make products all natural with love!
So men have cleverly turned November into a month in which they all refuse to shave their faces. Some claim it's for hunting season and some actually man up and just admit they just don't feel like it, and it becomes socially acceptable in November.
We have something that will make it slightly less painful for you all that don't enjoy facial hair.
Our No Shave, No Problem Beard Oil is designed to be used just a few drops at a time to help keep a beard soft and manageable.
Take advantage of our sale during the month of November to get your man up to speed on beard care. This also makes a great stocking suffer for all the men in your life with facial hair.
I have to let you all know about the latest situation in my house. You may either sympathize with me and have similar horror stories, or wonder what I am doing wrong as a parent. Either way, here is the current state of affairs at my house.
At some point, my 6 year old son has decided that wiping his butt after he poops is now optional. I discovered this, after I helped him get his shower, (which because he is 6, I mostly supervise). I was going to check out a bite on his leg where he got a jellyfish bite at the beach last week and I catch a whiff of something funky....like stale a$$. I know that's not ladylike, but y'all know what I'm talking about.
This is my face when I discovered my 6 year old hasn't wiped his derriere for a week
So I proceed to do what any good momma would do, and I go straight for the buttcheeks, and right there before God and everyone else, is my 6 year old sons dirty stinky butt crack. Mind you, I merely supervised the shower, so I did not physically peel his butt cheeks apart in the shower and clean them, but I know that I have taught him how to wipe his behind after he uses the bathroom.
So I start to quiz him about the situation, and he starts getting pretty vague about things. First, he tells me that he doesn't remember if he has pooped lately. Then he says he doesn't know if he wiped his butt or not. At this point, guilt is written all over his face. He finally just breaks down and tells me that he thought if you couldn't see your butt, you didn't have to wipe it..... Seriously? Like, because you can't get a visual on it, it can smell like a hog barn and it's all good???? Now, I know I taught him better than that!
Why am I telling you this story? Well, this is one of the many reasons Holly and I created The Medical Mommas. I'm serious- go with me here.
So after I got him back in the shower and cleaned up, now I have a 6 year old with a clean very sore butt that is crying that hurts...what do I do? What do I put on it? There was one point in my life I would not have had any clue what to do either. We get questions like this all the time from our customers. This is not exactly something you can run into Walmart and ask the store clerk there advice about. We are moms though, and we get it. If you send us and email and say, hey, "my kid won't wipe his butt, and now he has monkey butt, what can I use on that?" We are going to be able to help you out!
Let me tell you what I did. I put some Miracle Salve on his behind and in minutes he had already calmed down. In the morning I guarantee it will be better. It has happened before, and unfortunately will probably happen again, because apparently we have not been able to create a formula for stubbornness yet.
So if you have questions about an issue, please don't hesitate to email us and we will be glad to help you. We have probably been there before, I promise!
This 1 minute make up hack is a great way to brighten your face and make yourself look thinner. I have people ask me all the time if I have lost weight, and this little trick is why!
Check out all the products we have at The Medical Mommas to keep your skin looking healthy.
Rosehip Oil, the Natural Botox
Extracted from the seeds of Rosa aff. rubiginosa or Rosa moschata flower, rosehip oil is getting rave reviews in the cosmetic industry. This naturally occurring “dry oil” is found in Chili, Europe, and South Africa.
The best quality rosehip oils are coldpress extracted while the seeds are vibrant, after the rose petals have dropped. Unlike rose essential oil, rosehip oil has a subtle woodsy aroma and a golden hue. It absorbs quickly when applied, without leaving behind a residue.
The benefits of rosehip oil are enormous. It is full of antioxidant, essential fatty acids, and vitamins. Vit C is amazing for your skin, and rosehip oil is LOADED with it! It also contains vitamins D, E, and Beta-Carotene.
If you want to reduce scars and fine lines, stimulate collagen production, increase cell turnover, decrease redness, and correct dark spots, then using products that contain rosehip oil such as our Please Card Me Line might be the answer for you!