Slimming Seaweed Soap - A Better Alternative
Author: Danielle Sims
For years, Chinese slimming seaweed soap has been used to tone the skin, nourish the body and reduce fat. This soap is used in the shower daily to bathe the skin and it is usually made mostly of the seaweed kelp.
Seaweed is rich in vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that gives it natural detoxifying properties whether it's eaten or applied to the skin. There are thousands of varieties of seaweed that are group under three categories: brown, red and green. Kelp falls in the brown seaweed category.
Using slimming seaweed soap is indeed a great way to reduce fat, nourish and detoxify your body and increase your metabolism, however there is, in my opinion, a better alternative. A more effective way to enjoy the benefits of applying seaweed to the skin for detoxification and nourishing purposes is to take a bath in the seaweed.
Taking a seaweed bath regularly over the course of 2-3 weeks, helps you to:
In order to absorb the wonderful trace elements of the seaweed and begin to experience the many benefits of this therapeutic bath, the bath water must be hot. Keeping the water hot is important, so letting the faucet release a thin stream of hot water while soaking in the tub will keep your bath hot. Hot water opens the pores to allow maximum absorption. Also, the bath should be taken for at least 15-20 minutes for maximum results. Using a loofah to massage your skin will bathing will stimulate absorption.
Kelp is optimum for your bath and is readily available at your grocer or health food store. Start with a 1/2 a cup of kelp added to boiling water, allowing it to steep for 20 minutes. Strain the kelp from the water and add the remaining "brown tea" to your hot bath water.
Adding essential oils, herbs, sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts can increase the potency of this bath and add additional benefits to your skin and body.
After your bath, you can take a quick cold shower to close your pores and stimulate your body. Then wrap up in a large towel or robe and relax for at least 1 hour, sipping water or tea to hydrate and flush out additional toxins.
Slimming soap can be used daily to cleanse, nourish, detoxify, and reduce fat, however, a therapeutic seaweed bath is a more intensive treatment with quicker results and additional benefits.
Danielle Sims explored her library of alternative health, herbal books, and aromatherapy books and created a blueprint for making her own body wrap formulas at home. Now she offers this information in an e-book entitled Wrap Yourself Slim: Body Wrap Exposed. For more information go to Body Wraps Exposed.
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