The Herbal Spa
The healing power of herbs for your skin and more…
A healthy alternative to chemically-laden bath foams, salts and oils, herbal bath blends are both easy and inexpensive to make. Herbs can be added directly to baths or, preferably, placed in a bath bag. I put mine in muslin bags, or you can make a bag out of cheesecloth… or you can even buy the larger tea bags at health food stores. Add the bath blends after you have filled the tub with water, otherwise, the therapeutic steam will evaporate prematurely.
Take a leisurely, highly pleasurable bath and relax the tension in your muscles and mind away naturally. At the same time, enjoy conditioning and refreshing your skin from head to toe!
For dry or chapped skin:
one cup dried rose petals
1/2 cup dried lavender flowers.
For acne or eczema:
one cup dried chamomile flowers
one half cup dried lavender flowers.
For poor circulation:
one cup dried rosemary leaves
1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers.
For muscle aches and stiff joints:
1/2 cup dried lemon-balm leaves
1/2 cup dried rosemary leaves
1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers.
For colds and congestion:
1/2 cup dried thyme leaves
1 cup dried sage leaves
1/4 cup dried rosemary leaves.