Start the New Year Feeling Cleansed and Refreshed
Here at Chic & Raw, my husband and I have made a commitment to cleansing as a great way to start the New Year. This means refocusing on meditation to cleanse the mind, removing toxins from our immediate environment and cleansing our digestive systems. We kicked off the year with a cleansing diet full of soups, healthy grains and proteins. I lost 5 kilos in a week and it felt like a really deep clear out! We followed that up with a week of focussing on prebiotics and fermented foods that are good for gut microbiomes; which has been amazing as it changes how you think and is very grounding.
However, doing these diets can be quite stringent so it’s important to do a few self care rituals that soothe the mind and body at the same time. Little things, like taking more time to brush your hair, oil pulling for the teeth and gums and taking a hot bath before bed, give you the gentle treatment you need while cleansing.
Using bath salts can make your bath more relaxing and have significant effects on your wellbeing, because the trace minerals soothe muscles and draw toxins out the body. Many of these minerals, such as magnesium, are essential for health and are absorbed into the body while you bathe. Our bath salts are rich in magnesium, which has been proven to be anti-inflammatory, to fight depression, and to aid restful sleep. We’ve also added Rose Geranium and Lavender Essential Oils both known for their calming benefits and they make the bath salts smell amazing!
I’ve learnt recently that having a hot bath before bed and then going into a cool bedroom instigates the production of melatonin and that helps you sleep better, which is great if you’re prone to lying awake at night.
As a result of taking these steps, we’re feeling super relaxed (maybe a bit too relaxed!) and ready for anything. I would highly recommend it! Our Honeyzen Calming Luxury Bath Salts are in our January sale right now – an amazing bargain at £23 (normally £28) for 420g of bath salts. Grab a pack while stocks last!