How To Get Rid Of The Flu Fast, that’s always a question I search when I feel like I’m getting sick. There’s never really a clear answer. Thursday I began to show some minor flu symptoms: headache, body aches and just not feeling 100%. Then Saturday came, and I felt like I was knocking on deaths door. I had big shopping plans on Sunday and didn’t have time to milk a flu so I took matters into my own hands and made a DIY Detox Bath. I originally got the idea from The DIY Guinea Pig, but changed up the measurements and added sea salt (I read somewhere that it’s good to add sea salt to detox baths).
DIY Detox Bath
A detox bath is simple to create and you probably have the ingredients you need around the house.
- 1-2 cups of Epsom salts (you can get these really cheap at Amazon.com
- 1 cup Baking soda
- 2 tbsps powdered ginger (I’m sure ginger root would be best, but I was too lazy to cut it up)
- 1/2 cup sea salt (optional)
Draw your bath as hot as you can stand it. Pour ingredients into bath and soak for 40 minutes. They say the first 20 minutes is to detoxify and the last 20 is so your skin can absorbed the minerals. You should be having a good sweat in this time, be sure to hydrate during your bath. I drank two glasses before, one during and two after.
When you get out of the tub, do so slowly. You are more then likely light headed at this time. Dry off and wrap yourself in a towel and cover in a robe. I took it a step further cuddled up on the couch with a blanket. You will feel very warm for at least an hour afterwards. You want to keep sweating it out!
DO NOT put lotion or anything on your skin after and don’t eat immediately after. Give yourself that hour to let your body do it’s thing.
I felt much better after doing the detox bath, not 100% but well enough to have pizza for dinner and to participate in a 12 hour shopping day on Sunday.
Another thing I like to do is eat a lot of chicken or turkey soup. Before I am sick, I make a bunch of healing turkey soup (or chicken) and freeze it. That way when I am feeling under the weather, I just have to toss it in the microwave.
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