Let me start this post by saying that I’m not really a bath person. I can never really find the time to relax in the bath, and I always have to shower afterward, which defeats to purpose of having a bath in the first place.
However, yesterday was my birthday, and I was still battling a killer migraine that had been hanging around for two days. I’d taken large doses of painkillers to try and lessen the pain, and they did work to some extent, but they had left me groggy. All in all, my birthday wasn’t going quite as I had hoped.
By mid-afternoon I decided to try to do something which could be classed as a birthday treat, so I dug out the generous 100g sample of INA White Gold Detox Bath Crystals which LondonMakeupGirl had so kindly sent me. I’d been saving the sample, and now seemed like the perfect time to use it. I was prepared to do anything to feel just a little bit better.
These White Gold Detox Bath Crystals contain mineral and trace elements which claim to penetrate the cells, “helping the body to expel internal toxins accumulated over time through pollutants in the air, alcohol, and a stressful lifestyle”. Reading between the lines, this seemed like a hangover cure in a sachet, but surely anything that could work magic on a hangover could help me out with my migraine? The bath salts also contain Basil, Fennel, and Juniper which are meant to produce the same effect as a “3 day detox”. The INA website also recommends this as a “post-natal” gift to reduce fluid retention, eliminate medication, and improve circulation.
Well, I ran a hot bath and threw the crystals in. The smell was herbal and spa-like which I liked. I couldn’t even tell you how long I stayed in the bath for, but it was definitely more than half an hour.
Now here’s the crazy thing: I actually felt better. Not in a ‘I’ve-just-had-a-bath-so-I-feel-more-relaxed’ way, but I felt like I had more of that enigmatic “healthy balance” INA talk about on the website. Don’t get me wrong, I still had my migraine, but the pain was reduced, and so was the groggy-feeling produced by my strong painkillers. Today I’ve noticed that I’m retaining less fluid too (I’m sure you *all* wanted to know that) so I’m feeling lighter and happier.
Here’s the killer: INA White Gold Detox Bath Crystals cost £45 for 1kg, plus £15 for shipping to Australia through Zuneta.com. It is recommended to use the full 1kg “for best results”, but based on my experience here I think it would be fine to use the “seven scoops” they recommend for “maintenance”. I think I’m actually going to buy this to have on hand to help me deal with fluid retention, migraine issues, and the odd hangover.
INA White Gold Detox Bath Crystals don’t contain any parabens, petrochemicals, or synthetic solvents.