12 ways to Detox Naturally
By making conscious decisions about the products you consume (or don’t consume), you will choose well-being on a daily basis. Here are 12 ways you can support your body to detox naturally.
#1 An apple a day…
What’s your first drink of the day? If you drink a glass of filtered warm water with organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) with “the mother” you are kickstarting your detoxification pathways of the liver and large intestine.
“The mother” means the ACV is unrefined, unpasteurized and unfiltered so contains good bacteria for the gut, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
#2 Tea for you
I shared an article on my Facebook page about the problem with deadly levels of pesticides in many big brand teas. If you love your black / green teas from time to time instead of a caffeine free herbal tea, an organic brand you can’t go past for variety is Choice.
What I love too is they use unbleached, natural fibre, staple-free tea bags, and 100% recycled paperboard printed with plant-based ink. Get 5% off by clicking here
#3 Sensational Skin
Your skin is the largest ‘organ’ in your body and one way to avoid toxin exposure is the right body wash. Steer clear of the known endocrine disruptors (like parabens and phthalates) and protect your skin from everyday stressors including wheat and gluten (yes they add it to body wash and shampoos!).
One body wash that is ideal for sensitive skins is the Dessert Essence Organics fragrance free body wash. You could create your own aromatherapy body wash by adding in your favourite organic essential oil blend. Get 5% off by clicking here
#4 A healthy smile
The lining of your mouth is highly absorbent, so chemicals and toxins lurking in your toothpaste get a fast-track into your bloodstream.
Toothpaste ingredients that may be toxic include Triclosan, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), artificial sweeteners, fluoride, and diethanolamine (DEA).
#5 Sweet smelling all day
Deodorants and antiperspirants frequently contain aluminium because of its sweat-inhibiting properties. The aluminium salts in deodorants close the pores of the skin in the underarm area, which prevents perspiration from forming.
Finding an organic deodorant that works is no easy task, so I love Lavera Fresh 24 hour deodorant because it actually works! Most importantly, you will have peace of mind knowing that you’re not exposing your lymphatic system to a single ingredient that could wreak havoc with your health.
#6 Filtered elixir
I did a Facebook live about the sources of toxins in water and one of the keys to protect your health is to filter tap water. A Brita water filter is a good starting point to remove toxins from tap water.
As I am still waiting to renovate my kitchen, I have opted for a carafe which has a 1.3L capacity with a MicroDisc filter. I appreciate the filter change reminder (approx. 150 litres or 4 weeks) and that it is BPA free and dishwasher safe.
You can get these at most retailers and can buy online directly from a Brita website.
#7 Water on the run
Drinking plenty of water each day helps to flush out toxins and waste from the body.
Time for a drink bottle free of harmful chemicals and BPA, BPS and other nasties? A stainless-steel water bottle is lightweight and portable plus usually they are dishwasher safe.
#8 Brush away
Did you know that your lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump to drain the toxins? Daily movement and dry skin brushing helps to stimulate blood circulation and the lymphatic system, improving toxin elimination.
Using a dry skin brush in gentle strokes from the extremities towards the heart before you shower will support the release of toxins naturally. I have one with a long handle, so I can reach my back too although not essential. This one from Eco Tools is made from environment friendly products. Get 5% off by clicking here
#9 Under pressure
A gentle or firm massage focusing on pressure points on the body helps to release the toxins trapped in your tissues. While going to a massage therapist is ideal, each night before bed you can massage your feet and hands. In addition you could use the massage oil as a body cream and rub in long upward strokes after a shower or bath.
This massage oil from Organic Fiji is a cold pressed organic coconut massage oil that is fragrance free. You could create your own aromatherapy massage oil by adding in your favourite organic essential oil blend. Get 5% off by clicking here
#10 Squeaky clean dishes without harsh chemicals
Of the 233 “hand washing detergents” listed on Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Healthy Cleaning Database, only 15% scored an A. This is because there are potentially significant hazards to human health and the planet from toxic chemicals.
However even when you choose an A rated dishwashing liquid be sure to always rinse your crockery and cutlery before drying. You don’t want to be eating soap!
This fragrance-free dish washing liquid by Attitude is very gentle, does not irritate the skin and does its job cleaning the dishes yet is safe for babies bottles and teats. Get 5% off by clicking here
#13 Watch what you spray
Household cleaners are notorious for having an array of toxic chemicals which you inhale, and these then circulate in the body causing harm. One place in the home people feel compelled to use a heavy-duty cleaner is in the bathroom.
Did you know that most bathroom cleaners actually bleach mould not kill it? I use a 20% solution of white vinegar in water to kill mould spores especially in the shower.
#12 Detox holistically
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