Herbal Bath And Bath Oil Remedies
Herbal bath bags can be as simple as an old nylon sock or a piece of muslin
tied up with a string. Any water permeable bag will do - then stuff it full
of aromatic dried herbs and let it infuse in the warm water. In the summer
you can treat yourself to fresh lemon balm leaves or calendula flowers from
the garden. Relaxing in a steamy, warm herbal baths is my favorite way to
get full body skin care. A good bath herb should be tonic to the skin and
relaxing/and or stimulating to the mind. Aromatic herbs that contain essential
oils fit the bill perfectly. My favor ties include:
I also repurpose dried medicinal herbs that have been on the shelf
too long as bath blends. You should clean out your herbal stash at least
once a year when putting up the current years harvest, and use any of last
years remains as bath herbs to get the last bit of medicinal goodness out
Bath salts make an everyday bath into a sweet and sensual, delightful
hydrotherapy session. Use 3 parts Epsom salt to 2 parts baking soda
as a base and add essential oils to customize your bath experience.
When adding the essential oils to the hot bath, wait until the water has stopped running, so they don't evaporate. You can dilute the oils in a base oil or honey, or add them neat, using a total of 10 to 14 drops per bath as a general rule. When using fresh herbs, put them in a muslin bag. To soften skin and remove impurities, dissolve 1 cup of epsom salts in the bath water.
Aromatic baths with herbs and essential oils are an important part of hydrotherapy (water therapy), benefiting both the body and the mind aspects of conditions such as stress, troubled skin, and arthritis.
: Referred to as hip baths because only the pelvic region is immersed in the water, good for treating cramps, lower back pain, vaginitis and hemorrhoids.
: The many blood vessels in the feet are able to carry the herbal or aromatic remedy all over the body.