Our mysterious salt bath…with benefits

Look at this fun way to help calm and detoxify your children, just before bed!  A good handful of Epsom salts thrown into the bath will help to calm your child’s nervous system.  This is the MAGNESIUM of which many children can be deficient in.  You’ll want to know about the benefits of magnesium, for those deficient…
Relaxes the mind – it helps the brain to think clearer and concentrate better.  It is also the key to producing serotonin which help children who are irritable, moody or depressed.
Relaxes the body – it helps hyperactive children to behave calmly.  Who would say no to the above?
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The kids were intrigued yet loved the idea of a special ‘salty’ bath.  Especially as I added some glow sticks to help the boys stay in the bath for about 20 minutes!  Songs and nursery rhymes with actions also work well to keep them entertained whilst essential oils, fresh mint leaves and/or bicarb make for an extra cleansing and relaxing bath..
Look for Epsom salts at a health food shop. 
Oh and the added bonus was the boys settling to bed so well afterwards!
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Roasted Turmeric Chickpeas – cheap, quick, healthy.

The QUICKEST snack you could prepare with ‘superfood’ benefits of turmeric, which will help keep your child’s liver clean from all the detoxifying of toxins they may be ingesting. Not to mention a great fine motor task for little fingers to pick up and eat!

1. Rinse tin of No Salt Added Chickpeas.
2. Pour onto baking tray.
3. Sprinkle turmeric powder over the top. Shake tray to coat.
4. Place in oven at 200degrees Celsius for ~40mins depending how crunchy you like them. For little ones you might just do 30mins to keep them semi soft.
Enjoy! 🙂 Heidi

I usually go for handfuls...

I usually go for handfuls…