Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bath time

A bath can be just that or it can be a cleansing of mind and spirit. We use baths to get clean and to rid ourselves of unwanted thoughts.  These baths each have a purpose. The first to sooth sore dry skin as the winter months can take their toll. The second one is for after a ritual when your thoughts are flying and you feel a drain from the ritual

Lavender get away bath

For a soothing winter bath,
Both the lavender and the oatmeal will work to soothe dry skin and calm frazzled nerves as well

put 2 tablespoons of lavender buds (Lavandula angustifolia)
and 2 tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal into a small muslin bag or a piece of cloth.
Secure tightly with a string or rubber band.

Tie the bundle with the string or a piece of ribbon so that it under the spigot of your bathtub.
Once the bath is full, try rubbing the bundle gently over your skin.


Verbena bath

Its an invigorating herbal wash that is great after ritual or when you feel slightly off kilter.

Vervain leaves - 4 stalks worth
Honey 1/4 cup
Florida water or other perfume (a few dabs)
1-1/2 cups of water

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Combine this in a gallon jug and fill with warm water.
Stand in shower and dump mixture all over, then just towel off.

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