The holiday season is a well-deserved time to relax, unwind and celebrate with friends and family. But often, this time of year also comes hand in hand with a little too much bad food and drink. Which can leave us feeling slow and sluggish when the festivities are over!

A healthy lifestyle is all about balance, so don’t feel guilty about overindulging over the holidays. Instead, get yourself back on track with a natural detox to kick-start your year. Here are a few ideas to help you detox your body naturally after the holidays.

Start your day with a glass of sole

You may have heard about the benefits of drinking warm water and lemon in the morning. But have you heard of Himalayan salt sole?

Sole is a powerful natural detox that helps your body flush out all of those nasty toxins you may have accumulated over the holidays. Sole (pronounced sol-ay) is essentially water that has been fully saturated with Himalayan salt. This makes the solution extremely mineral-rich and perfect for detoxing. As well as digestion, sole can also assist with glowing skin and better sleep.

To make your own sole solution, simply fill a mason jar halfway with Himalayan salt. Top up the rest with water, seal it, and leave to sit overnight. If all of the salt has disappeared in the morning, add another ½ cup and leave for another 6 hours. If there are still salt crystals in the jar, your solution is fully saturated and good to go! To ingest, simply add 1 teaspoon of sole to a glass of filtered water and drink each morning.

Soak in Himalayan salt

Another way to use Himalayan salt for detoxing is through a simple bath soak. Soaking in Himalayan salt regularly allows your body to absorb all 84+ trace minerals (including potassium, magnesium and calcium) through the process of osmosis. Try to soak at least 2-3 times a week for up to 30 minutes at a time for best results. You can learn more about the benefits of soaking in Himalayan salt on the blog!

Massage your stomach with essential oils

After all of the delicious food and drink consumed over the holiday season, you might be feeling bloated, puffy and uncomfortable. To help reduce inflammation, create your own natural massage oil by combining a carrier oil (like coconut or jojoba) with 1-2 drops each of peppermint, lemongrass, geranium and frankincense. Massage gently into your tummy to de-bloat and stimulate digestion.

Eat plant-based meals

And finally, eating a diet rich in plant-based foods is another great way to reset your body naturally. Make sure you consume plenty of fresh fruits, veggies and plant-based proteins after the holidays to help your body get back into a healthy routine. Try to steer clear of sugar, alcohol, caffeine and other irritants for a couple of weeks while your body flushes out all of the holiday toxins!

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