Herbal baths for the body and mind

Herbal baths provide gentle healing benefits for the body and mind. Depending on the herbs you choose, a herbal bath can relax or energize you, soften your skin, or ease muscle tension and soreness. Relaxing bath herbs include chamomile, lavender, linden (lime) flowers, and rose. Energizing bath herbs include lemon, eucalyptus, grapefruit, peppermint, and thyme.

Relaxing herbal bath
Chamomile, lavender, and linden (lime) flowers can help ease physical and emotional tension. Mix three tablespoons each of dried chamomile, lavender, and linden (lime) flowers and place in a double layer of muslin, tie with a string and toss into the bath as the tub is filling. Soak for 20 minutes. To enhance the relaxing effect of the bath, sip a cup of chamomile or linden flower tea while soaking in the tub.

Energizing herbal bath
For a refreshing and energizing bath, mix three tablespoons each of dried peppermint, rosemary, and lavender. Place the mixture in a double layer of muslin, tie with a string, and toss into the bath as the tub is filling.

Herbal bath for dry skin
Comfrey and marshmallow root help soften dry skin. Chamomile and rose petals add skin-soothing fragrance. Mix two tablespoons each of dried comfrey leaf, marshmallow root, rose petals, and chamomile. Place the mix in a double layer of muslin, tie with a string, and toss into the bath as the tub is filling.

Herbal body lotion
Soak in a warm bath for 20 minutes to increase the moisture in your skin. Lightly pat your skin dry and at once apply a rich herbal body lotion to seal in moisture.

Moisturizing oil for mature skin
Jojoba is richly moisturizing, and frankincense and palmarosa essential oils stimulate skin rejuvenation.

60ml jojoba oil
15 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops palmarosa essential oil
Mix the jojoba oil and essential oils in a small bottle. Apply several drops to DAMP! skin immediately after bathing or showering.

Herbal bath for sore muscles
Rosemary, marjoram, and lavender will help to ease sore muscles. Mix three tablespoons each of dried rosemary, marjoram, and lavender. Place the mixture in a double layer of muslin, tie with a string, and toss into the bath as the tub is filling.

You can use old muslin diapers. Cut and tie or sew on the machine and use more conveniently several times. At first, it is better to pour the hot water as much as possible so that the herbs brew better. Then top up with cold water until a comfortable water temperature is obtained.
Enjoy and relax, Marysia
About an author:
Hey, I’m Maria Magdalena Knapik. I live in the Czech Republic but I am Polish. For several years, I had been fascinated with all sorts of activities, now it is Slavic Gymnastic. A few years ago I chose a new way of life. It is associated with Zero Waste live style, herbal and alternative medicine, Slavic practices. Being on this path I try to help myself, the planet and others in a more beautiful and healthier life.

 

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