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    I'm thoroughly sick of taking a bath in chlorine water with products that have unpronouncable names from a chemical factory, that although smell good, are really doing me and my skin no good at all.

    I figure on trying to produce a bath recipie that would be natural and cleaning, but would also allow my skin to absorb essential minerals, a little like taking a dip in a hot spring or in the sea.

    I need a little help with ideas and/or quantities:

    So far, I've thought of adding vitamin C to try and neutralize the clorine.
    Epsom salts for added magnesium (absorbable through skin).
    Sea salt?
    Bicarb soda for natural cleaning.
    Liquid iodine to get an iodine fix.
    Bentonite clay, to get all the trace elements.
    Turmeric, good for skin.
    Ginger.
    An essential oil for scent if needed.

    Can I mix all these elements safely in a bath?
    How much would you add of the magnesium and iodine for it to be beneficial?
    Are there any other minerals that can be applied transdermally?

    I'm thinking that my bath could turn into a muddy sludge, with the addition of the clay, but what a fabulously relaxing, 'nutritious' treat it might be!

    Thoughts?
    SW: 68 kg. * CW: 61.5 kg. * GW: 60 kg or less...
    “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha

  • #2
    I prefer Magnesium Chloride flakes over Epsom salts but its a fair bit pricier also. Also it can make you very relaxed so best used at nighttimes.. & not before an important meeting etc LOL
    Iodine, I wouldn’t bother, it would ether be so diluted as to be wasted or you’d have to use so much it wouldn’t be practical, economical & you’d end up looking like an oompa loompa.
    The clay would probably work better used as a mud mask/body wrap and then rinsed off as apposed to dumping it in the water.
    I’m not sure about Bentonite clay but I use Rhassoul clay to wash my hair & you can add stuff to it (essential oils, emu oil etc)
    Essential oils.. just make sure its nothing your sensitive to. Oh and peppermint has an icy cold effect on the skin
    Some other things to look into.
    Shikakai Powder (Hair)
    Reetha Powder (Hair)
    Emu Oil (skin & hair conditioner)
    Brahmi Powder (Hair)
    Neem Leaves Powder (Hair/Dandruff)
    Amla Powder (Hair)
    Rose Petal Powder (Skin)
    Tulsi Leaves Powder(Hair & Skin)
    Manjishta Powder (Skin)
    Kalpi Tone Powder (Hair/Headaches)
    Lemon Peel Powder (Skin)
    Multani Mati Powder (Skin)
    Aritha Powder (Hair/Skin)
    Green French Clay
    Red french clay
    Pink French Clay
    Kaolin Clay
    Yellow Illite Clay
    Argan Oil (Hair oil)
    Raw Cocoa Powder (Yup, Chocolate)
    Not to mention all the kitchen ingredients like Honey, Avacado, Olive oil, Bananas......
    OK I better stop now
    Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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    • #3
      There is always this

      Shower Filters - Chlorine Shower Filter - Gaiam

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      • #4
        sounds like a lot of effort. i'd just get a whole house filter, or a showerhead filter, and wash with water and a little soap under the pits.
        my primal journal:
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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        • #5
          and if you wanna exfoliate, some sugar and honey mix
          beautiful
          yeah you are

          Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
          lol

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          • #6
            or a wet wash cloth.
            my primal journal:
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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            • #7
              or spit and a hand
              beautiful
              yeah you are

              Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
              lol

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              • #8
                lol ewww. exfoliating, not killing kittens!
                my primal journal:
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                • #9
                  diiirrrrrttttyyyyyyyyy minnndddeeeedddddd
                  beautiful
                  yeah you are

                  Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                  lol

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                  • #10
                    You could wash up in a creek with a bandana.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #11
                      are we absolutely sure grok bathed at all?
                      beautiful
                      yeah you are

                      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                      lol

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                      • #12
                        Cold water to minimize inhalation of chlorinated steam. Mmm, chlorine in the lungs. Awesome.
                        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                        • #13
                          I'm sticking with filtered water...
                          HOT, lovely, filtered water.
                          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                          • #14
                            cori, you pansy
                            beautiful
                            yeah you are

                            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                            lol

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the ideas about water and washcloths for washing my 'pits' etc... I hadn't thought of that.

                              I'm not looking at bathing in mud/minerals to replace my normal showering... but it was an idea to have like a treat, like a spa treatment, at home, that is ACTUALLY good for me, incorporating the healing benefits of magnesium and iodine and other minerals that can be transdermally absorbed.
                              SW: 68 kg. * CW: 61.5 kg. * GW: 60 kg or less...
                              “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha

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