Bathing Recipes to Soothe and Move

Well, since my automatic posting obviously failed and I wasn't aware of that until now, when I came to write Thursday's post, I will skip the pictures usually offered on Thursday and post what should have posted Wednesday morning at 8 am. Technology, you just have to love it! Lol. It really has been one of those weeks folks! 

Continuing on from yesterday (now the day before yesterday), here are some herbal bath blends that are sure to make your soak a therapeutic one! Remember, the most effective way to use them is to tie the ingredients into cheesecloth or a muslin bag and toss it into the bath as it is filling, or to hang it from the faucet so that the water will flow over the bag as the tub fills. Allow at least 5 minutes of steeping before you begin your bath, and make sure to soak for at least 15-20 minutes to get the full therapeutic benefits. Also, be sure to toss out all used herbs, they are not re-usable.  

Revitalizing Blend
4 cups grated ginger root
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/2 cup grated lemon peel
2 Tbs. oatmeal (uncooked, old fashion type)

Oatmeal softens the water. Lemon is cleansing and aromatic. Parsley is a skin tonic. Ginger root promotes circulation.

Invigorating Blend
1/4 cup dried rosemary
1/4 cup dried sage
2 Tbs. oatmeal

Rosemary relieves mental fatigue. Sage treats loss of concentration. Oatmeal softens the water. 
Oatmeal softens the water. 

Stimulating Blend

1/4 cup dried basil
1/4 cup dried eucalyptus
1/4 cup dried peppermint

Basil regenerates mental powers. Eucalyptus treats lack of concentration. Peppermint alleviates mental fatigue and lack of concentration, and revitalizes.

Citrus Tonic

1/4 cup grated lemon peel
1/4 cup grated orange peel
1 Tbs. dried parsley
1 Tbs. dried comfrey

Lemon treats lethargy. Orange fights depression and anxiety. Parsley stimulates.Comfrey is a mild antiseptic.

Relaxing Infusion
1 Tbs. dried peppermint
1 Tbs. dried lavender buds
1 Tbs. dried eucalyptus leaves
1 Tbs. dried chamomile flowers

Peppermint alleviates mental fatigue and lack of concentration, it revitalizes. Lavender relaxes, sooths, promotes rest and sleep, and restores balance to the body systems. Eucalyptus treats lack of concentration, and helps you to breath deeply. Chamomile calms you and helps to tone the skin.

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