“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” - Jane Austen
I wanted to post this yesterday and never got the chance to... I'm such a home body! I have even been made fun of for being "old" and wanting to stay home with book or curl up with a movie when everyone else is out doing something. I think that's why my husband married me LOL

Honestly, though, being pregnant hasn't slowed me down or made me even more of a cozy cuddler than I was already. I am really probably the most fortunately person... Even though I complain a lot about being tired or my back hurting, I have had it comparatively easy when I think about the horror stories that my friends and family have told me.

Even so, I still like to take a few minutes after a long day for myself... what woman doesn't? One of the things I really love is taking a nice bath in our garden tub (although it's a TOTAL pain to clean!). I've decided that I'm gonna try to take one homeopathic bath every week at least; it's not often that I have the time. 

Have you ever seen the late 90's movie, "No More Baths"? Well, that's how a lot of women feel once they get pregnant. If you have read a lot of blogs or books about prenatal restrictions then you might feel like you are completely confined to luke-warm showers. However, that's not the case. Don't be scared to try things that might not be "FDA approved"! I'm such a hippy and refuse to give up my organic tea and, for that matter, specific bath salts I like.

Detox baths aren't necessarily recommended for pregnant women but, I really feel like they make me feel rested and take some soreness away from my stretching muscles. The one below, I have taken more than one time, and I continue to love it more. Use your own discretion and ask your doctor if you have any concerns.

Relaxing Detox Bath Recipe:
  • 1/3 C Epsom salts
  • 1/3 C sea salt
  • 1/3 C baking soda
  • 2 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1 C apple cider vinegar
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Draw a bath with water as hot as you can stand it (or as is allowed if you are pregnant). As the water is filling the tub, add the bowl of dry ingredients and the vinegar. The flowing water will help mix it, but make sure it is mixed well. (Don’t worry if your water turns yellow, it’s just the ginger and the vinegar.)

Soak in the bath for about 30-40 minutes and enjoy!

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