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comforts on the path-Sake bath

Fresh-Sake bath.

Another amazing product to share!  Ooooh and it’s a good one.

Detoxifying the body is very important.  Drinking water is the simplest way to ensure that your body’s systems are constantly replenishing and eliminating toxins.  Daily pollution, chemicals found in foods and helping the immune system to fight illness are all part of the detoxifying process.  Bathing is an ancient way to speed this process.  Working up a nice sweat and releasing all of the bad stuff has been practiced by almost every culture throughout history.

The great company “Fresh” has developed a bath soak that has become a necessity in my house.  The Sake Bath soak uses 50% real Sake along with real ginger, pine, and real peach extract for a toxin pulling, gloriously aromatic experience.  Apparently, the idea for the soak came from the tradition of Geishas.  They would bathe in sake and mix it with real peaches for a bath that left their reknowned skin soft and purified.

The liquid itself is a light amber colour and is somewhat close to syrup in it’s consistency.  You tip the bottle and pour the liquid under running water and it foams slightly.  A beautiful faint peach smell permeates the air.  Once in the bath, you will feel a lovely light coating on your skin underwater.  Sake elevates the body’s temperature, so you begin to sweat and the detoxifying begins.  20 mins later, take a moderately cool shower-using no soap to allow the benefits of the bath to thoroughly sink in.  I always feel rested and energized after my Sake soaks.

It’s definitely not cheap-a bottle runs around $80- but you use very little per bath and my full bottle usually last 3 months or so.  Treat yourself and enjoy.  Or give as a gift to someone who would love it.  Breathe deep and sweat it out!

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comforts on the path

I have decided to share with you, my friends and readers.  In addition to some of the pictures and words that inspire me…..some of my other inspirations along the path of life. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years now.  I believe in making your own personal choice when it comes to this, but,  some of the healthy stuff I find is really, really tasty!

I was on a very looong JetBlue flight a little while ago, and I had barely made the plane-and had no time to buy any food.  So halfway thru the flight I gave in and bought a pre made “meal”.  Some crackers and cheese and nuts and a small package of some kinda weird looking almond butter.  I squeezed it out of it’s little foil package and onto a cracker with a sinking suspicion that I was not going to like this at all.  Wrong!  A little sweet and a little salty.  Creamy.  Filling.  Yummy!  I almost licked the inside of the package.  I checked the ingredient list expecting to find lots of bad things…nope.  4 ingredients.

I got home and checked online.  Available in NYC at Whole Foods…yipeeeee!  I did some more research and found that Almond butter is considered more healthy than peanut butter–high in monounsaturated fats- and also due to a mold that grows on peanuts and can end up in peanut butter?  Yikey.

Anyway, who cares about health when it tastes this good.

Justin’s Maple Almond Butter.  In jars or little foil packets for on the go.  Yummy and healthy.  Try it!