Detox in the New Year

With the new year comes the idea of getting rid of the old and making room for the new. Whether that be a fresh career start, a relationship that's run its course or your body screaming for a reboot. For me, it's my body. Tired and over-worked, charged up from too much time at the computer, and feeling run down, I decided this new year meant taking better care of myself. And that started with a detox. But a different sort. Not a radical cleanse or juice fast. Something on a deeper, cellular level. And that meant taking nightly baths, unplugging from devices and saying good-bye to toxins. 

I did this for a week straight, using all of the products you see above from a brilliant company called Pursoma. And I feel a whole lot "lighter," both physically, emotionally and mentally. 

These bath soaks require some "take care of yourself" time (before and after the bath) which you can read about here. It's well worth it. 

The philosophy of the line stems from founder Shannon Vaughn's own background as a fashion model and her concerns about the products that were being put on her face. After a health scare with an ovarian cyst, she turned toward a holistic health path and that meant practicing detoxification. This ultimately led to her launching Pursoma, a landmark beauty solution that will recharge your body. 

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Can a bath cure the common cold?

Is it possible that taking a bath could heal the common cold, let alone work several other health wonders? I believe so. 

I first heard about Pursoma bath products from Shen Beauty, a brilliant skin and body care boutique in Brooklyn. Intrigued by the philosophy behind the products, "to help others reclaim healthier lives by detoxifying, rejuvenating and soothing the body from the inside out," I had to give them a try. 

In a blog next week, I'll be discussing the various baths that I tried out and their superb results. But today I'm talking strictly about the Hot Tub Bath which made a huge impression on me. This $35 one-time treatment comes in a package (see above) that includes a sea salt packet and a mixture of powdered ginger and clay. You spin it all together and soak in a warm bath for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Here are the claims. "Made from pure, raw, vegan ingredients, this potent recovery bath helps to warm and stimulate the body, aiding in the elimination of toxin build-up for when your body needs it most: to combat runny noses and chest congestion, body aches and fatigue. Warming ginger root assists in stimulating circulation, ridding the body of excess fluids and mucus. Sea salt helps to stimulate circulation and blood flow, opening the body’s cells to deep purification. Montmorillonite clay can support the absorption of toxin build-up as it aids in cellular revitalization and helps to restore the body to health."

I can say with utmost confidence that this stuff works. I had been battling a nasty cold since the day after Christmas and after four days of misery, I decided to see if this could help me out. Immediately after exiting the bath I felt better. And in the few days following, my cold began to dry up and was gone.

The science makes sense—you're essentially purging impurities and toxins from your body. Stay tuned for another review on the remarkable Pursoma products in the coming weeks and go draw that bath. 

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