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).
Bicarb soda for natural cleaning.
Liquid iodine to get an iodine fix.
Bentonite clay, to get all the trace elements.
Turmeric, good for skin.
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!
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 :D
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
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 :p
There is always this
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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.
and if you wanna exfoliate, some sugar and honey mix
lol ewww. exfoliating, not killing kittens!
diiirrrrrttttyyyyyyyyy minnndddeeeedddddd :D
You could wash up in a creek with a bandana.