Have you ever wanted to crawl up in a corner somewhere, block out the rest of the world and just practice a little self kindness? Yeah, me too.
If you’re anything like me, you look toward nature for assistance when life gets rough. That’s one of the reasons why I chose to do a bentonite clay wash and mask for myself last week versus just hopping in the shower and following my normal cleansing ritual. I just needed a little time to feel like I was being kind to myself.
And, self kindness doesn’t have to be limited to those moments when you are feeling overwhelmed by life. You should practice self kindness and making special moments for yourself on a regular basis. One of nature’s most wonderful gifts that I like to give myself on an almost daily basis is Ginger.
After being diagnosed with a lot of inflammation in my body (that’s what happens when you use sugar as a stress reliever), I began incorporating fresh ginger into my diet. I typically just drink ginger tea but I also suck on low sugar ginger mints from time to time.
Health Benefits of Ginger Tea
Ginger has long been hailed for its many benefits. Here are a few benefits of ginger you may not know of:
- Reduces inflammation in the joints
- Helps to improve blood flow
- Helps the body to eliminate toxins
- Helps ease cramps and migraines associated with menstruation
- And it helps to relax you. Tada da!
Drinking ginger tea it is the most common way to experience the health benefits of ginger because your body is readily absorbing it. Taking a ginger tea bath is also effective with the added benefit of relaxation.
How to Use Ginger Tea in a Bath
Good quality ginger tea can be purchased at any health food store but it’s always best to make your own tea from scratch. It’s very easy to do and very inexpensive. You can either use a piece of organic ginger root or organic ginger tea leaves.
If you opt use the ginger root, you need to cut the ginger, crush it into small pieces and strain the ginger pieces from the mixture after it’s been heated and allowed to cool. Using ginger tea leaves is a little more convenient.
Here’s a recipe for a Ginger Tea Bath:
- Brew a pot of ginger tea made from Organic Ginger Tea Leaves
- Allow the brewed tea to cool some so that it’s warm but not cold.
- Add the warm ginger tea to your bath
- Soak for 15 minutes
After your bath, you may find that you are sweating a bit. Don’t be alarmed. This is very normal. Just crawl into bed and enjoy your “me time.”
Are you interested in trying this ginger tea bath?