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Epsom salt baths = heaven #waterwednesday

Experts say you should drink half of your weight in ounces of water each day. To ease sore muscles and to alleviate stress, however, experts suggest soaking in a bath with epsom salts.

What exactly is epsom salt? It is magnesium sulfate, and it has dozens of health and beauty benefits. To use epsom salts in a bath, just add two cups to a bath tub of warm water, soak for at least 20 minutes and enjoy.

Epsom salts reduces inflammation and muscle pain, reduces stress,alleviates itching from rashes or poison ivy, and helps your body to better absorb magnesium. Soaking in epsom salts helps removes toxins from your body. Epsom salts can also be used as an additive to hair conditioner to make your hair fuller, an exfoliating cleanser (when added to your normal facial cleanser). 

For an added treat, I add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to my bath water. A bag of epsom salts generally costs about $4-$5 for a four pound bag, or you can buy two 5 pound bags at Costco for around $8. 

Happy soaking! Kpl 🙂

Thin Mint Cookie inspired protein shake #tastytuesday #peachykeenlife #healthylife

It is girl scout cookie time, and if you are anything like me, it is so hard to say no to the angelic faces selling you the cookies. It is even harder to resist the cookies themselves! 

This is one of my favorite protein shake recipes and it tastes just like a thin mint girl scout cookie! I listed the organic ingredient option since I am an organic buff but you may certainly substitute for standard product.

Remember we are 12 weeks away from bikini season! Want to get in shape? Join one of my workout challenge groups and I’ll help you get there. Click on the healthy life tab!

Kpl 🙂