Bloating has been a part of my life since I went into puberty. Bloating is something no woman should have to endure. How can we feel sexy and powerful when we feel like a hot air balloon? I can easily go from this size you see to the left, to looking like I’m 8 months preggo in no time. It’s embarrassing, and have actually, on occasion, been asked when the baby is due.
So, how to get rid of bloating…
I learned a neat trick that has helped me during my ‘fluffy’ stages. Which usually occurs at different times of my cycle or after I eat a meal that does not agree with me. I have used this a few times, and have seen great results from it and wanted to share it.
What you need:
Rock Salt like Morton’s Ice Cream Rock Salt
Pillow Case, cotton is best
Ok, so now what?
First, heat up the oven at 350. DO NOT MICROWAVE
Then you add parchment paper to a cookie sheet and add a lot of rock salt and spread it out over the cookie sheet without spilling over. Make sure you have enough to where you do not see the parchment paper.
Heat for 15-25 mins. The salt can cool off quickly so make sure you are ready to relax before getting it out of the oven. I typically put it in the oven before I take my shower, then when I get out, I make some Peppermint tea and take out the salt.
When finished grab a cotton pillowcase. Lay it on the counter, open. Then I grab the parchment paper and carefully manuver it to what reminds me of a taco. Then I dump the salt in the pillow case and tie the end.
Keep it on your tummy till it is no longer warm.
Wala, you are done. Sit back, read a book, drink your tea and enjoy the warmth!
BE CAREFUL! This is HOT! Don’t be stupid. Use common sense.
DO NOT DO THIS WHEN PREGNANT! Your baby cannot cool off inside your tummy. Pregnancy is actually a great time to enjoy the bloat. You don’t have to hid it. Who cares, right? You are having a baby!
Here’s my tips for you:
****Lay it on top of your comforter at first over your belly. Then when it’s comfortable enough for you, remove the comforter and lay it on your tummy.
DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT DO THIS ON YOUR PERIOD!!!
If you do, you may never stop bleeding again! You have been warned!
You can reuse the rock salt for a few times before throwing away. So far I have used one batch for about 5 uses. It’s about time for me to add some new in.
I drink Twinnings Pure Peppermint tea along with this treatment. Peppermint is wonderful for bloating, and the two together are like Ninja’s to the bloat!
What does this do?
It helps draw out access water that is in your system. I dunno the science behind it. I just know it works and works well.
I hope you find relief with this as well. If you have tried this, and liked it, tell me about it! I want to hear from you!