How to Skin Brush
I cannot say enough about skin brushing. It is easy to do, and your kidneys will thank you for it. You can skin brush in the morning before your shower and again at night. Skin brushing supports your lymphatic system, kidneys, and liver, and has been shown to reduce toxins by 25% in the body.
How to skin brush
Skin brush with a dry brush (made for this purpose) before you shower or bathe. Always brush toward your heart with the flow of the lymphatic fluid.
Start at the soles of your feet and then move up your legs, brushing in a circular motion.
Brush your chest and shoulders toward your heart in long strokes, and then start at the fingertips and brush toward your body. Use small, circular strokes in your armpits.
Move in a circular motion counterclockwise on your stomach to respect the direction of digestion and encourage cleansing.
For a truly indulgent, relaxing experience that will also work to remove toxicity and impurities from your body on a deeper level, once or twice a week follow your skin brushing with an Epsom salt bath. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a wonderful way to detoxify the body and relax the soul.
Epsom salts are crystals of magnesium sulphate, they aren’t actually “salts” at all. They are used to stimulate the digestive system and liver to release toxicity; they help to ease muscle aches and pains; relieve stress and can even relieve migraine headaches.
Epsom Salt Baths
Draw yourself a hot bath. This causes pores to open and prepares your body for cleansing. Add 1/4 cup Epsom salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar (optional), and a few drops of lavender essential oil to a warm bath. You could also add two ounces of ground ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory that increases blood circulation and helps promote the elimination of toxins.
Soak for about 30 minutes.
Enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea during or after your bath.
Once you’re finished, rub coconut oil and/or magnesium oil all over your body and be sure to drink plenty of water; you need to replenish what was being pulled out of your system.
For more bath salt recipes that you can make at home, see The Ultimate Bath Salt Recipe Guide by Johanna Davidson
*If you are pregnant or have any health concerns, please check with your doctor before using Epsom salts.