SEASONAL SELF-CARE BLOG
Spring Attunement: Seaweed Bath
Posted on March 19th, 2015
Tomorrow marks the Spring Equinox. While doing a spring cleanse can be great for the body and mind, it’s better to do a deeper detox when the weather gets warmer. According to Ayurveda, doing a juice cleanse or fast when the weather is cold outside can be too depleting to the system. Instead, ease into the transition with a seaweed and epsom salt bath.
The skin is the largest organ in your body and because it so porous, it is also a large part of our detoxification process. Seaweed is rich in minerals and vitamin A, C, B12, K and rich in amino acids. It is nourishing for our main winter organ, the kidneys as well as our liver, our spring organ. I usually use Kombu, but kelp and dulse work well too. You can buy it at your health food store or online.
I tend to take these baths regularly, not only when I am on a cleanse. You should try taking a mini trip to the ocean , too!
- Place 2 or 3 large strips of kombu in a large pot filled with water.
- Bring to a boil, simmer for half an hour.
- Pour in entire contents seaweed & all into your bath water along with a 1/2 cup of epson salts or dead sea salts, and your favorite essential oils.
- Soak in bliss for at least 12 minutes.
Tip: For extra nourishment, stroke your skin with the seaweed. Afterward, your skin will be left feeling soft and silky, while your body and mind will feel deeply relaxed and cleansed.