SEAWEED BATHS, NOT JUST FOR MERMAIDS

Written by Jennifer Biswas

 

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    Soaking in a tub of seaweed is not my idea of relaxation. At least that's what I thought when I saw this Whole Seaweed Detox Bath on one of my recent trips to Whole Foods. 

I like to think of myself as a  self-proclaimed bath Connoisseur. You'll find me in the tub at least 3-4 times a week. Sometimes I like to add Epsom salt for aches and pains, or a little bit of lavender oil to help me relax, and I always have an assortment of bubble baths and gels. Especially ones that offer beauty and therapeutic benefits.  I mean if we can eat seaweed, why not bathe in it right?

Come to find out seaweed baths are extremely beneficial! Studies have proven that it relieves skin conditions such as acne and eczema.  Seaweed also helps the body to destress, relieve muscle aches, and eliminate toxins from your body. When absorbed through the skin it gives you a boost of nutrients. If you soak long enough, about 45 minutes, you can restore your bodies PH balance too. For a bonus, it even has anti-cellulite properties. Awesome!! 

So, as soon as I got home I ran the tub, put my seaweed in a mesh pouch that is provided, and then I placed it under the running water in the tub. No fuss, no mess. I happily immersed myself in a bath of minerals and nutrients. I also used the seaweed cellulite soap that helps to minimize the appearance of cellulite. I'll take all the help I can get!

Results? I immediately noticed a change in skin tone, color, and my skin felt super smooth! Not to mention how my body felt completely relaxed! This new addition will most definitely become a staple in my bathroom.

Product is available here and at Whole Foods.