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Wellness / Special suggestions for body detox

Too much work, stress, the lack of physical activity, insufficient sleep and an unhealthy diet take their toll on our body, especially on the most important internal organs. Because of our fast lifestyle we often miss the warning signs our body gives us. To prevent the accumulation of toxins, a possible burnout and the loss of vitality, we can help ourselves with various detox programmes. Spring is the ideal time to detoxify the body in order to restore its cellular balance, renew our energetic levels and improve our physical and psychological wellbeing.

3 steps for a natural detox programme:

  1. Step 1: cleanse the largest organ – the best three Mediterranean peelings
  2. Step 2: cleanse and relax the body – take a bath
  3. Step 3: nourish and hydrate the body also from the inside – the best three natural beverages

Seawater has natural healing properties that help detoxify the body both from the inside and the outside. Thanks to its the beneficial effects, we recommend you start with a dip in the sea or in a seawater swimming pool, followed by some additional cleansing of the body. In order to allow the salt to have the best effect on the body, we recommend you continue with a 10 – 15 min sauna session, which will warm you up and open your pores.  Then do a body peeling, which will ensure a deep cleansing of the skin and prepare it for the following detox steps. After the peeling, still with the salt on your body, you can return into the sauna, where the heat and the salt will detox the body even more. The salt binds the water and with it also eliminates the toxins from the skin.  The whole “programme” with sea water, sauna and peeling, ensures that the whole body is cleansed. If you would like to know more about the healing properties of seawater, click here.

How can we detox at home?

The first step is a natural peeling, which removes dead skin cells and prepares the skin to be more receptive of nourishing ingredients.

A body peeling is useful because…

  • it removes dead skin cells and prepares the skin for additional care,
  • any nourishing products used after a peeling penetrate deeper in the skin and are thus more effective,
  • it stimulates blood circulation, the cells get more oxygen and the complexion improves.

3 simple peelings with a Mediterranean touch



  • half a cup of sea salt
  • half a cup of olive oil
  • citrus extract (optional)



  • two teaspoons of finely cut rosemary
  • quarter of a cup of sea salt
  • one tablespoon of lemon juice
  • one tablespoon of honey



  • 5 tablespoons of lavender flowers
  • 25 ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of floral glycerine
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of grapefruit oil

Mix all the ingredients and apply them to the body with circular movements. Massage the peeling and when you’re done wash off what is left on the skin. Apply a moisturising product to hydrate the skin and enjoy its suppleness. 

With salt peelings make sure that the salt used is finely grounded. Ungrounded salt can scratch or damage the skin. Salt is rich in magnesium and other minerals that help in case of various skin conditions, rheumatism related issues, reduce inflammations and relax muscles. 


A salty bath is ideal for a deep detox and some relax.


  • 300 g magnesium sulphate
  • 100 g sea salt


Mix the magnesium sulphate and the salt, pour the mix in the bathtub, fill it with warm water and take a bath for 20 minutes. If the water gets cold, add more hot water. This kind of bath stimulates perspiration and ensures a god night’s sleep. It is recommended for al skin types but it is not suitable for people with high blood pressure or eczema.

Did you know that if you dry brush your body it expels more toxins?

All you need is a brush with natural bristles. Dry brushing the body has many positive effects: it stimulates blood circulation and the elimination of toxins from the body. It also removes dead skin cells and stimulates the lymphatic system.

Nourish and hydrate the body also from the inside


1 cucumber / tuft of parsley / 1 lemon / 1 table spoon of grated ginger / 6x glasses of water / Elderberry aroma


  • eliminates excess uric acid (helps with rheumatism and arthritis)
  • accelerates the secretion of water, cleans the urinary and digestive tract
  • stimulates digestion
  • contains selenium that protects against cancer
  • helps regulate blood sugar


  • helps eliminate excess water
  • antioxidant protection
  • helps with anaemia
  • rich source of calcium
  • reinforces
  • helps with bad breath
  • regenerates the liver


  • prevents nausea
  • neutralizes gastric acid
  • stimulates digestion
  • stimulates blood circulation
  • warms the body
  • lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • eases muscle pain
  • improves working memory
  • reduces the risk of infections


  • eases the symptoms of hay fever
  • eases cold symptoms
  • helps with diabetes
  • cleanses the organism
  • strengthens the immune system


8x glasses of water / 3x lemon / 1x teaspoon of charcoal / Cayenne pepper / a pinch of salt / coffee aroma


  • helps the heart
  • prevents the formation of kidney stones
  • eases morning sickness
  • reduces breathing problems
  • helps with colds
  • helps with acne
  • helps heal wounds


  • helps with digestive disorders
  • prevents bloating and flatulence
  • relieves pain and itching

Cayenne pepper:

  • relieves pain
  • helps in the loss of excess body weight
  • dilutes mucus and helps with colds
  • helps regulate blood sugar
  • lowers blood pressure
  • improves digestion


carrot / fresh orange juice / cinnamon / orange aroma


  • healthy and good looking skin, good for sight (vitamin A)
  • protects from cancer
  • lowers the cholesterol levels in the blood
  • protects the gastric and intestinal mucosa
  • reinforces the immune system
  • protects the nervous system
  • strengthens bones and teeth


  • rich in vitamins C and B, folic acid, biotin
  • strong antioxidant
  • lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • helps the lungs and liver
  • reduces the risk of stroke
  • has an anti-allergic and antiviral effect


  • helps in case of urinary tract inflammation
  • eases digestive disorders
  • helps with cold
  • stimulates digestion
  • reduces cholesterol levels in the blood
  • stimulates fat digestion

Take care of your body and detoxify it in order to restore its energy levels. Relax in one of our numerous saunas, rituals, swimming pools and resting areas. Hoteli Bernardin offer various wellness centres in three resorts. Bernardin Resort in Portorož has saunas in Paradise Spa and Wellness Laguna, where you can relax enjoying a direct view of the sea. San Simon Resort in Izola with its charming Wellness & Spa Mirta offers a wide selection of saunas with a whirlpool. In Salinera Resort in Strunjan you can enjoy the saunas and steam rooms of Wellness centre Syra. After the detoxifying programme you can also recharge with natural energy in the Bionenergetic park Salinera where you’ll find 12 energetic points.

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