Friday, January 3, 2014

Bath Blend of the Month - Comfort from the Cold Bath

Another in the series of monthly Bath recipes, this one is perfect for the cold weather and if you are in Illinois, like me, you are preparing for subzero weather for several days, so this will be exactly what we need!

Yield: 3 1/2 ounces

2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers and leaves
2 tablespoons dried rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon dried gingerroot powder
2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
Fresh eucalyptus leaves, rosemary leaves to float in bath water (optional)

Mix together dried herbs. Place them inside a square of natural fabric, a muslin bag, or a metal tea ball. Secure your bundle tightly so the herbs do not escape.  You can make two bags with this recipe.

To use: Hang the herb bag under your water tap. Fill the tub with warm (not too hot) water, letting the water flow through the herbs. Get in the bath, squeeze out your herb bag and place it behind your neck as you bathe. You also may use it to scrub your body with a bit of soap.

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