Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bath Blend of the Month - Ginger Root Bath

This is the third month of sharing Bath Recipes from the Vault. As I sort through my files of saved recipes, I am sharing those that are seasonally perfect for your bath.

If you enjoy making your own blends for the bath, I suggest taking a look at Natural Beauty at Home or Natural Beauty from the Garden by Janice Cox.  There are also many good bath blends in Phyllis Schaudy's The Pleasure of Herbs.

The scent of ginger, especially when you grate it fresh, is spicy yet sweet and mildly stimulating.  It is wonderful for improving circulation and as a stimulant to keep you fresh and wake you up.  In those just before Spring days when the weather can still be too cold this bath will warm you right up.  Go ahead and get a ginger root from the grocery store.  You can even take that root and plant it and grow your own for future uses.

Yield: 8 ounces, enough for one bath

1/2 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons grated ginger root
1/2 cup water

Grate the ginger using a fine grater or microplane.  Mix together all ingredients and pour into a clean container. 

To use: Pour entire mixture into the bath as you fill the tub, stir well.  Soak for 15 to 20 minutes. After bathing, dress warmly, as this bath is super cleansing and really opens up all your pores.

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