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Make Use of Your Dehumidifier’s Water

Do you have a dehumidifier in your basement? Perhaps you have it set up to drain automatically, or you have to empty it down the drain every day (depending on how “wet” your place is). Did you ever stop to think that you could put that water to use?

Do you just dump your dehumidifiers water down the drain? Do you ever think you could be using that water? Find out how I make us e of mine.

If you live in an area where you have to pay for water. Than making use of your dehumidifier’s water can save you Continue reading

Have you Ever Had a Detox Bath?

I had a detox bath the other night. And it was not quite what I expected 🙂

I found the instructions for the bath on Pinterest  Here: Take-a-Detox-Bath

So I followed the instructions to prepare the bath (I used ginger but no oils) I got my candles set up, got my music playing. I even had a book so I could sit there for the full 40 mins.

Time to relax

Time to relax

So I got in, it was very warm, and they aren’t joking when they say you start sweating in the first few mins, after maybe 20 mins I was no longer able to read. Than I got bored, tried meditating but I didn’t want to pass out either 🙁 So I moved around a bit, rested my head on the side of the tub. I started wondering how long I had been in there I was sweating like crazy and was so bored! Next time I must set a timer!!

SO I figured it must have been long enough so I laid down again (trying to keep hair out due to the salts, NOT an easy feat) Than my heart started racing, not sure if that is normal. So I pulled the plug and decided to get out.

giant bathtub

As warned in the article I got out slowly, and boy was that a good thing I was soo loopy! So I sat down on the bathmat wrapped in a towel to try and get my bearings. I was still sweating like crazy! I wasn’t sure if I could mange the stairs in my “state”. By this time I had finished the drink I brought in, and since I was so thirsty I filled the cup up in the sink, finished that in what felt like only a few gulps.

How much water I drank!

How much water I drank!

Finally I decided I was ok for the stairs and made my way down in only my towel (all the while praying my neighbor wasn’t over to see me dressed like this). I walked to the couch laid down on a blanket, covered with just a towel and asked for another drink. I just laid there, no way I was going to be doing anything else tonight, and it was only 9pm!

I’m not sure what happened first the sweating stopping or me passing out 🙂 But Trevor woke me up and provided me with my final glass of water, and we went upstairs to sleep. I was still very hot but at least the sweating had stopped.

So would I do it again? Yes I would, I know that all that sweating was very good for me. But there are a few things I would do differently and I will share them with you. So if you ever try this bath you are properly prepared!

Drink a glass of water BEFORE the bath, yes a whole cup!
Have 1 or 2 glass while in the tub or right after getting out
Set a timer! You will want to know when your 40mins are up
Plan to go to sleep right after Detox Bath, I didn’t even want to look at my phone when I got out.
WATER WATER WATER!!!

I will have to see if I can find a waterproof book or maybe a magazine for next time as I needed something to do while just sitting there 🙂