So as I may have shared I have been using essential oils aromatically, topically and even a little internally. Today I read this article which gives some extreme caution in regards to their use which I am so glad I read. I should be consulting an ND with EO use.
First let me start by saying I have always loved bubble paths. It is not only atmospheric and part of the whole bath experience but it is also rather comforting…..well, I’m just going to say it, not to have to look down at yourself the whole time you’re in the tub.
Okay, so now the challenges. As we know most bath and body products out there are full of bad stuff and most contain endotoxins at best (no time to get into all that here). But needless to say it’s not good for us and since 80% of our immune system is in our GI and anything we put on our skin bypasses our immune system and goes straight into our blood stream. Major problem for anyone but all the more for those of us suffering from Lyme and autoimmune diseases. Are we still talking about bubble baths you ask? Why yes we are and I am taking the long road to get to my point. All the commercial bubble bath stuff out there is full of sulfates, parabens, glycols and more. So I try and avoid them. Problem is I have also tried the all natural bubble bath stuff and found it to be quite wanting in the “abundance of bubbles” department. To add to this quandary I also like using some *essential oils in the bath water that would be beneficial to my health and Lyme, both in absorption and breathing them in, and oils kill bubbles…
But through trial and error I have found the perfect solution!
Because one day I had nothing else on hand I decided to try Mrs Meyers Clean Day soap in the bath and to my delight it creates great bubbles, every bit as good as bubble bath soap. But as for the oils messing with bubbles I discovered that it is a matter of timing. I start the bath by running the water and putting the Epsom salts and the soap in first right when I start running the water. Then I will get the tub about half full (at this time it should be full of generous bubbles) and put the drops of EOs under the running water. They will be in the water and under your bath bubbles leaving your suds in tact 👏
2 Cups Epsom Salts
4 Generous pumps Mrs Meyers Clean Day (or other natural soap). Run water and stir at first to help dissolve salt, let suds form.
*Add several drops of preferred essential oil after bath is about half full.
Soak for 20-60 minutes.
Here are several good reads on Epsom Salts baths and essential oils for Lyme.
*please be careful and do your research before using essential oils topically. Some are “hot” oils and must be diluted before use and some can be skin irritants. Also realize that because oil and water don’t mix you will experience a concentration on the surface of the water.
This is what happens to your body if you drink warm honey-lemon water in the morning
Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.
20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon
- Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
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We’ve all heard this phrase, and it’s a particular pain in the ass of the invisibly chronically ill and a bit of a ‘trigger statement’. There are various witty retorts to it at our disposal however – ‘Yeah and you don’t look stupid…’ and ‘Oh, I’ll try harder next time’ or ‘I know, I’m just so awesome that I can look this way and be chronically ill.’
Witty comebacks aside, what does ‘sick’ actually look like?
Not having any hair? Plenty of people have alopecia and have no hair and they’re not sick. Celebrities with full on flu still go on chat shows, dosed up with flu meds (amongst other less legal things I’m sure) and once they have their hair and make up done, they look the picture of health. Sometimes people rely on visual clues, if you’re in a wheelchair or on a mobility scooter then you look sick. Except…
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We are still in a lot of need as we enter 2015. As many of your know the financial strain that comes with chronic Lyme can be overwhelming and most people whose journeys I follow need support from friends, family and community. We as a family are in that same boat and although this Go Fund Me page was set up for myself and my sister, both my parents are suffering as well and the financial burden on the family seems unending. I know many of you are struggling as well, but we would appreciate help from anyone that is able and your post shares for support are appreciated as well.
We have made a lot of progress as a family and we are ALL in treatment right now going back and forth to a Lyme doctor in Idaho as well as continuing supportive treatment from a doctor locally.
Some of the complications now seem to be more with a lot of Lyme co-infections and viruses. Our immune systems have been compromised for so long that the rebuilding in this fight is still going to take a while. We are all dealing with some of the same symptoms like fatigue and body pain, brain fog and apathy, digestive problems and weakness…
Life is still a stretch physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.
God however is immeasurably good and He is working.
I know this disease can be hard for many to understand; please let me know if you would like some technical information sent to you on the scientific side of this bacteria. I have a good very explainitive medical paper that I can message to anyone.
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