Thursday, 9 January 2020

Tour Guide Winter Tips: The Detox Bath

DC Editor Adam writes… 

Outside in all weathers as a tour guide, I like to think I know a thing or two about battling the cold weather.


In this short series for January I'm sharing my winter weather tips with you hardy punters who join me rain or sleet in the winter months.



In this post I'm sharing tips on how to unwind AFTER a winter walk.


And no, it's not with a large dram (!) see the "healthy" bit, above.*



How's THAT for a craven attempt to try and please everyone?)




A Detox Bath

You will need…


A couple of big cups of Epsom Salts

A spoon of baking soda

A few drops of camphor oil (no more than 10 drops)

A few drops of cedarwood oil (no more than 10 drops)

Some grated fresh ginger*




(*You can use powdered ginger if you don't have fresh, but it does tend to make much more of a gritty mess in the bath!)

Pour the Epsom Salts into the bath under the running tap, ditto the baking soda, then grate the fresh ginger into the water. Just before getting into the bath, add the oils. Make the bath as hot as you can.

The Epsom Salts - magnesium sulphate – will draw out toxins and helps muscles and nerves function properly.

The baking soda soothes windblown skin.

The camphor clears the head and the cedarwood, while also being a relaxant, soothes the aching joints.

Ooh, I'm getting all new-age-y and hippie-ish. But before I get too carried away, a couple of practicalities:

Drink a big glass of water before - and during, if poss - bathing.

This is not one for first thing in the morning, or for those about to operate heavy machinery. The effect is drowsy-making and nicely spacey. Plus, it shouldn't be rushed - take half-an-hour to soak.

You will need to shower-off afterward - this is a soak, not a wash and you will have bits of ginger in your hair!




No time for  bath like this? Then a simple hot towel is the thing for you…

Take a clean flannel, soak it then wring it out to the extent that it is still quite moist but not sopping wet. Roll it like this…





… and pop it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.


Tip: DON'T set the microwave to full power. And if you choose to use essential oils such as eucalyptus (which you would apply to the dry towel) then be VERY careful when pressing the towel around the eyes.






My Public Scheduled Tours for January 2020


16th January 2020 – Inside Covent Garden – 10am Covent Garden Tube

16th January 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

16th January 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

SOLD OUT 17th January 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube SOLD OUT

17th January 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

18th January 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube

30th January 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

30th January 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

SOLD OUT 31st January 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube SOLD OUT

31st January 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)



My Public Scheduled Tours for 
February 2020


1st February 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube

2nd February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube

13th February 2020 – Inside Covent Garden – 10am Covent Garden Tube

13th February 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

13th February 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

14th February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube

14th February 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

SOLD OUT 15th February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube SOLD OUT

27th February 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube

27th February 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

27th February 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

28th February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube

28th February 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

29th February 2020 – The Beatles + The Rolling Stones in 1960s London – 10.30am Leicester Sq Tube (exit 1)

29th February 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube






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