This is more of a ‘template’ than an exact recipe, as it can vary with what herbs you have on hand or what type of bath you’d like to create. There are countless combinations of herbs which will change a relaxing bath to an invigorating one, or a meditative oasis to a zingy, enlivening experience.
- Use a coffee grinder or blender to powder your herbs. It’s best to grind just before making the mixture to ensure maximum plant power.
- Add everything to a blender or bowl and mix well.
- Store in a glass jar until ready to use or package for giving. Package in a glass jar with a pretty ribbon, or in a festive tin with instructions.
- To use: Add 1/2 cup of the mixture to a warm bath and swirl around to dissolve.
- Good herbs to use include: roses, chamomile, lavender, calendula (marigold), violets, mallow flowers, lemon balm or any mint. Use un-treated plant material that has not been sprayed with garden chemicals.
- Use good quality essential oils: Some good options include: eucalyptus, lavender, rose geranium, lemon, orange, lime, tangerine, neroli, white pine, etc. It’s your choice…it’s your blend
- This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled!) if desired.
- For a deep relaxation bath, make the recipe above with freshly ground dried chamomile flowers and a little lavender or rose geranium essential oil. Chamomile may be one herb that needs no introduction but needs to be recognized as a powerful plant medicine, which offers so many healing qualities. Chamomile is a tremendous herb to assist in overall relaxation and can soothe achy muscles too!
- Here’s a simiar recipe for a healing bath to relieve sinus congestion.