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Therapuetic Bath Teas, a simple pleasure indeed

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Hi

Therapeutic Bath Teas

Wow, my schedule has been intense. A busy schedule makes the down time all the more enjoyable. I never thought about bath teas until my favorite herb teacher, Brigitte Mars, inspired me by mentioning a rosemary tea bath remedy for arthritis. I thought, “brilliant!" I love teas, why not soak entirely in teas made from fresh herbs and flowers. This ignited me; as bath time, herbs, and essential oils are simple pleasures of mine. It’s my delight to share with you what I’ve discovered in the last few weeks.

Bath teas are made by boiling your herb of choice in a large pot for about 10 minutes, then adding this water to your tub. You can use the lid of the pot to keep the herb's leaves, petals, sticks or peels out of the tub.

I use filtered water because I usually pour myself a cup to drink before pouring it in the tub.


To spa it up, prepare and apply a hair mask of olive oil, coconut oil and avacado, prior to the soak. (Thanks Karen, It works amazing!) Wrap hair in shower cap, and soak in tub for as long as you wish. Wash hair in cool water after.


If you really feel like spa time, prepare and apply a fruit face mask of blended mango, or cucmber, or tomato. Mix just a splash of apple cider vinegar and brewers yeast. Apply mask and let sit during the bath. Rinse with warm water. This feels amazing, Cucumber is my favorite.

Teas to tub:

Lavender: You only need 6 or 8 flowers to make the tea, add more if you want it stronger.

Lavender is highly aromatic, antiseptic and astringent. Lavender is used in many beauty and body products, and fresh lavender is all the more powerful. A lavender soak is good to soothe a busy mind, and to soothe skin. Lavender is said to reduce wrinkles and scarring. I like to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the tub. If I have a break out on my skin, I use the lavender oil directly on the skin to heal the breakout or to prevent a pimple. You can even put lavender essential oil on your hair brush to stimulate hair growth, men listen up.

This beautifully smelling and calming herbs grows abundantly in the neighborhoods of California, or purchase a plant at a nursery. If you plant it in a large pot or in the earth and take care of it, it will expand and flourish. Simply pinch off 5 to 8 flowers and add to boiling water for 10 minutes.

Sage:

Boil several sprigs of fresh sage and add the tea to a bath. Sage is a rock star herb. It’s an herb that, once you are familiar with it and have access to it in abundance, you will rely on it as part of your wellness routine. Sage tea is ideal to drink if coming down with a cold because it is antiseptic, antibacterial, and astringent. In like, take a nice sage tea bath if feeling a bug coming on. Sage is also beneficial for acne and oily skin. A sage soak can help clear body pimples, as well as eczema, poison oak and ivy and is great for healing wounds and insect bites. Eat a few sage leaves daily for anti-aging benefits. It freshens the breathe, cleans the mouth, and gives you additional minerals and phytonutrients. Sage can also be mixed with lavender to enjoy the benefits of both.

Citrus bath:

Lemons clean the liver, so drinking lemon water daily is an excellent part of any wellness regime, as the liver governs many other important parts of the body. For bath time, I take a bundle of 5-7 lemons, cut them and squeeze them right into the tub, no need to boil this one. I use the peels to scrub my skin and nails instead of a sponge or washcloth. This is very invigorating. I also use the peel from the lemon I already squeezed into my drinking water, in the shower as a scrubber, if I don’t have time for a bath. That’s the Native American in me, using every bit for something. (I even started juicing the kale stems I remove when I make a salad…they actually have more juice I think than the leaf.)

Lemons contain citric acid, which exfoliates and encourages the growth of healthy cells. Lemon is also used in skin care products for scars, liver spots and evening out skin tone. If you submerge your hair in the tub, the lemon can aid in lightening the hair, it will also promote shiny hair and refresh the scalp.

If you live in a warm climate where citrus trees grow, you know citrus is everywhere. Much of the citrus ends up rotting on the ground, and is a nuisance to clean up. If you don’t have a citrus tree, ask a neighbor that does if you can use a handful of lemons or limes weekly. They usually are happy to give. There is a house in my neighborhood that has 4 lemon trees in the front yard. Why? Why not plant a plum tree, an apple tree, an avocado tree? Who knows, but they are happy to let me take bags of lemons off their hands.

Put all herb and fruit remains in your composter or City Green Bin, if your city has them.

This next one is an excerpt from Brigitte’s book, Beauty By Nature.

~Seaweed Bath:

This is excellent after bodywork and for glandular imbalances and helping to promote weight loss. Use seaweed baths to help draw out environmental pollutants from the body, including radiation. Sea vegetables are rejuvenative and soothe sunburn. Any edible seas vegetable can be used.~

You can use any herb, essential oil or flower that is edible. I just made my husband a therapeutic bath of rose tea and rose essential oil that he is enjoying as I write this. I've learned I prefer flowers like rose and hibiscus to float in the water without prior boiling.

Herbs have incredible medicinal properties. I would even say herbs are designed, by the creator, for healing purposes. Baths are another great way to enjoy these healing properties, especially if you don’t like the strong flavors of herbs. Our skin absorbs about 12 oz of water in a 15-minute shower, more in a bath. Enjoy taking time for yourself in this therapeutic way.


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