There is nothing more relaxing than a warm bath...so why is it not our first choice when we feel ill. Therapeutic Herbal Baths have been around for centuries, there is a ton of proof that they work to relieve headaches, muscle cramps, insomnia, arthritis and so much more. I decided to make this week "Therapeutic Herbal Bath Recipe Week".
Baths can have more than just a soothing effect. They can help to remedy a variety of ills, as you will see from this weeks list below. Make either a triple-strength tea and pour the strained liquid into the bath or make as in the oat cleanser recipe, but with herbs as the only ingredient.
Therapeutic Herbal Bath Recipe For - INSOMNIA - Make 1 quart (1 liter) of triple-strength chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm tea and pour into a warm bath. Relax for 20 minutes while sipping a cup of chamomile tea. (Therapeutic Herbal Bath Week)
Therapeutic Herbal Bath Recipe For - ARTHRITIS - Make 1 quart (1 liter) of triple-strength tea of rosemary and thyme. Add 1 cup (220 g) of epsom salts to the infusion and stir to dissolve. Pour into a deep bath that is a little hotter than usual. Remain in the bath for 30 minutes, massaging affected parts of the body while in the bath. (Therapeutic Herbal Bath Week)
Therapeutic Herbal Bath Recipe For - ECZEMA - Put 1 cup (90g) of mixed bran and oats in a muslin bag and tie the top securely. Put the bag into a saucepan and cover with 1 quart (1 liter) of water. Bring to the boil and barely simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Pour the liquid into the bath and use the muslin bag as a washcloth. Don't use soap.
Alternatively, make 1 quart of triple-strength tea of calendula, chickweed, and yarrow, and add to warm bath, making sure that the affected area either submerged or sponged repeatedly with the water. (Therapeutic Herbal Bath Week)
Therapeutic Herbal Bath Recipe For - HEADACHES - Make 1 (1 liter) quart of triple-strength lavender and rosemary tea. Add to a warm bath. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and swirl to distribute. Relax for 20 minutes. (Therapeutic Herbal Bath Week)
Therapeutic Herbal Bath Recipe For - CHILLS AND COLDS - Dissolve two tablespoons of dry mustard powder and add to a footbath of hot water. Keep you feet immersed for 12-20 minutes, topping up with more hot water as needed.
Alternatively, make 1 quart (1 liter) of triple-strength tea of borage, sage, and thyme, and pour into a bot bath. Soak for 15-25 minutes. (Therapeutic Herbal Bath Week)
In other news...I was featured again on chocolateorchid's blog :-)
The wonderful Cheris revisited my story from earlier this year when I was featured as January Heroine Entrepreneur. To read that post, click here http://chocolateorchid.blogspot.com/
Demeka Scott - is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, author, herbalist and nutritional consultant. She spends her time learning new things and encouraging others.
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