Did you know that taking a herbal bath of your choice is not only a good way to relax, but can be extremely healing? The volatile oils of the herbs are activated by the heat of the water. Which also opens your pores in your body to absorb the herbs. You also receive the affect of the aroma of the herbs (aromatherapy) which helps stimulate the effect of the healing. As you are breathing in the aroma through your nose you are passing the smell of these herbs through your nervous system to the brain. This signals the brain to a relaxing mode and boosts the mind, body and soul.
HOW TO USE HERBS FOR BATHS
You are simply going to take a handful of the herbs of your choice and place them into the center of a white handkerchief or thin cloth of your choice. I use old white bedding sheets and tear them into small strips. Place the herbs tightly in the cloth into a little knapsack and close and secure at the top. I use twist ties, yarn, or string. You are then going to fill your tub with hot water to the level you want for your bath. Toss the bundle of herbs into the tub as you are filling it with hot water. Let the water cool enough for you to sit in comfortably. You are know ready to relax in your herbal bath water.
After your bath, don't throw away those herbs. You can reuse them again a couple of more times. Simply open the cloth and spread the herbs out to dry. They will be ready to use again for your next bath. You can also use herbal essential oils (found in health food stores) instead of the dried or fresh herbs. Carefully follow the directions on the bottle.
OILS CAN CAUSE THE TUB TO BECOME DANGEROUSLY SLIPPERY. BE EXTRA CAREFUL WHEN GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE TUB. BE SURE TO CLEAN YOU TUB AFTER YOUR BATH THOROUGHLY TO PREVENT ANY OILY FILM LEFT BEHIND.
Example Of Some Healing Herbs
Lavender is used for the healing of joints and muscle pain. Relaxing in you bathtub with lavender herbs would be good for these areas.
For Sinus Headaches you would put the herbs together of Rosemary, Pine, Eucalyptus. Relax in a warm tub for 20 minuets or so.
For sore muscles in a soaking bath of healing you would use Rosemary and Ginger.
To help with dry skin and sunburns you would fill your bathwater with warm water and add the herbs of Oatmeal and Chamomile.
There a lot of remedies for healing baths for almost anything you can imagine for healing. You can find most of your relaxing herbal medications at your local health store or drugstore. Doctor's are finding that the ancient old remedy for healing that was frowned at in modern medicine are now finding that this does help. It is a natural process without any chemicals which is better for the body. I have been using herbal bath remedies for years and find this to be better than the factory made chemical made bath treatments. It is less expensive and the herbs can be used more than once. So you are actually saving money. I am sure once you try this natural herbal bath treatment you will find other herbs for healing different symptoms when needed. Let the aroma of the herbs help you to relax as the mixture in your bath water helps to stimulate your ailments.