Monday, November 5, 2012
Granny’s Cold Oil Bath Salts
Combine equal parts Lavender, Wintergreen, and Rosemary oils to make about a quarter of an ounce. Stir this into a handful of kosher salt and add to a bath that is as warm as you can take it. Be sure there is no draft in the room. If there is a shower curtain you can draw around the tub, then pull it tight shut to keep the scent and heat in. Immerse yourself in the water up to your chin and just relax and breath. In about 10 minutes you will suddenly feel quite warm. At this point, hop out, dry off, bundle up so you don’t get chilled and pack yourself off to bed (perhaps with some mulled red wine or a cup of Granny’s Cold Tea:
Cold Tea: equal parts: Coltsfoot, Peppermint, Licorice, and Ephedra (Ma Huang) with a chunk of Ginger root thrown in.