Our skin is the largest organ in the human body yet it is probably the most neglected one. For whatever reason we tend to forget about it, generally speaking most people don’t take good care of their skin. Skin is under constant turmoil, absorbing toxins in the air, chlorine and other chemicals in our water, not to mention the harsh affects the weather has on our skin. Aside from cleansing our bodies internally, it’s important to remember about detoxing from the outside too.
Seaweed baths have been used for therapudic reasons and to detox for centuries by the Irish. Soaking in a warm vat of seaweed may seem strange to some but it made miso relaxed.(couldn’t help myself with that one..) Seaweed is excellent for healing dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Loaded with vitamins and minerals that help to hydrate the skin, it will leave you feeling soft and restored both physically and mentally. Go ahead with your mermaid goddess bad self.
Seaweed and circulation
While you soak, the seaweed will create a gel like substance that helps your body to perspire and release toxins. You will sweat a lot, so make sure to drink plenty of water or sip on a detox tea for extra detoxification. Rubbing the seaweed directly on your skin during your bath promotes circulation which helps the body to burn fat faster. Nutrients in the seaweed also help to alkalize your body PH. Soaking for a good 30-45 minutes is the desired time for full benefits.
The ocean is a perfectly blanced eco system. Seaweed is a life source not only for animals, but for the purification of the ocean as well. Seaweed can preform the same purification process on your body, using an electro magnectic action the seaweed aids in eliminating any excess fluid. Toxins and fatty waste are then expelled through your pores while you soak. Good bye toxins! Seaweed is also amazing for the endocrine system, I suffer from hypothryroidism and seaweed is an excellent source of natural iodine.
How to take a seaweed bath
Take seaweed from packaging, using about half a bag of bladderwrack seaweed. I picked mine up from whole foods. The brand is called The Seaweed bath Co. it came with a cute mesh pouch incase you don’t feel like letting it float around with you. Relax for 30-45 minuets, discard of the leftover seaweed and allow to dry. You can also use the seaweed mineral gel to rub on your scalp for a treatment. Dive in mermaids!