Spring Detoxing, Lymphatic Flushing, and the “White Gold” Rush: Exfoliating with a Purpose

Nature's Root at Shakti Yoga Journal's 2015 Spring Launch!
Nature’s Root at Shakti Yoga Journal‘s 2015 Spring Launch! Image by: Moriah Hope

May presents to us a great opportunity of ringing out the old and embracing the new, trading in the “tick tock” routines for fresh, novel ideas and inspirations.

But with the emergence of the early spring season and its continuously fluctuating temperatures, many are wondering, when will winter’s revenge finally come to a close? And how are Boulderites taking solace in this month’s wettest period in 20 years?

While most of us are running for the tissue box, the allergy aids, or soothing teas, the rest are just hoping to keep our feet on the ground! A great way to culminate the cold season and clear out tracheal tubes is to warm the body inside and out.

Gentle detoxing, slight alteration in diet, and other healthy activities like spring cleaning or jogging can prepare you mentally and physically for the many long hikes and rafting trips to come !

At Nature’s Root, our favorite place to rejuvenate is in the shower! Our exfoliating peppermint body scrub contains over three types of fine-grain salts including Epsom salt, Dead Sea Salt, and Pink Himalayan Sea salt crystals.

Rich in essential minerals like sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride and other trace elements, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is helpful in alkalizing blood and lymph fluids, naturally reducing acidity in our everyday diets.

According to the Global Healing Center, Himalayan salt is “far superior in its mineral composition to traditional iodized salt.” Its health benefits include “controlling and regulating the water levels within the body, promoting stable pH balance in the cells, encouraging excellent blood sugar health, and aiding in reducing the common signs of aging” among its many other healing properties.

This valuable mineral is over 250 million years old and is seemingly untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt. Himalayan salt has also been maturing under intense tectonic pressure for that time, reducing exposure to toxins and impurities.

Image by: shop.thespicelab.com
Image by: shop.thespicelab.com

Our Pink Himalayan salt is pure, fair traded, and is derived from the earliest sea salt deposits. It is believed to be the cleanest form available for all cosmetic, culinary, and therapeutic purposes.

“Known in the Himalayas as “white gold,” Himalayan crystals contain all the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body” and exist in a colloidal form, or tiny enough for our cells to absorb.

With the use of these enriching minerals and our unique blends of peppermint and hemp-infused coconut oil, our salt scrubs help detoxify impurities in the body and moisturize the skin with Omegas and other plentiful essential nutrients.

(Women who are pregnant or nursing should refrain from the use of peppermint as it may lead to a decrease in the production of breast milk.)

Image by: Mariah Hope at Shakti Yoga Journal
Nature’s Root Team Member at the SYJ Spring Launch. Abbie’s “prized pores” to exfoliate are under the feet and arms ! 🙂 Image by: Moriah Hope at Shakti Yoga Journal

As seen in reflexology and other alternative acupressure therapies, the feet hold tiny meridians or epicenters of the body’s organs, where the restriction or stimulation of blood flow can be used to relive pain and discomfort and can assist in their functioning.

Just as the face is a map expressing our emotional and mental states, our feet can provide a built-in directory of nerves, depicting our physical performance and health.

Image by:  www.butterflyfeet.co.nz
The organs of the body are emphasized here in the feet. Image by: http://www.butterflyfeet.co.nz

Much like our feet, the ever-informative armpits also contain crucial drainage pathways for reducing toxins in the body.

Given the amount of harmful toxins lurking in most deodorant today, cleansing out the armpits can help to increase lymphatic flow, reduce the risk of breast cancer, and bring vitality into the body through remedies like dry brushing, which can help increase circulation and stimulate the flow of lymphatic tissue.

Image by: flowingfree.org
Image by: flowingfree.org

According to the Chalk Board Mag, ” a stronger lymphatic system means a more resilient and reactive immune response and defense,” but that “unlike blood, lymph does not have a pump. It relies on the relaxation and the contraction of the muscles and joints to move it.”

“Your lymphatic system can easily become stagnant, especially when it becomes overwhelmed with toxic debris. This not only leads impaired immunity and disease, but the development of cellulite, edema (fluid retention), chronic pain and fatty deposits.”

“A sluggish lymphatic flow can also be a root cause of chronic sinusitis; swollen glands, ankles and eyes; eczema; arthritis; upper respiratory, sinus and ear infections; throat problems; colds; tonsillitis; bronchitis and pneumonia.”

Here are 10 Holistic Treatments For Your Lymphatic System

Freeing your lymph through the use of dry brushing and regular exfoliation is a safe and natural way to reduce disease and improve immune response. To learn more about our hemp-based products and how they can enhance your detox regimens this season, visit our website at trynaturesroot.com.

Happy Hemping,

The Nature’s Root Team

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