Ok so I do some times have long lazy mornings. Sometimes I have to invent a super long lazy morning. I love a good relaxing bath. Some people are aware of the benefits of adding Epsom salts to bath water; but that’s just the beginning. Honestly, the list of things you can add to your bath is ridiculously long. One of the most over looked are flowers, herbs, and minerals.
The first time I ever healed anyone it
was a newborn with “colic.” I worked with the father and I could see this family falling
apart after several weeks of not sleeping and dealing with a constantly cry child. I had just learned about chamomile and lavender as calming herbs. I gave him a bag of both. The prescription? Make a strong tea and add a little to the babies bath. Worked like magic.
Ok , so true the experts say there are benefits to bathing at night. Including helping you sleep and produce more melatonin. But, there are entire cultural traditions revolving around baths including Korean, Russian, Finnish. We forget that the skin is highly absorbent. So the next time you have extra time add a little flower power to your water. This is not a complete list or description. Just some general info:
- Calendula is great for your skin.
- Chamomile calming, relieves pain and provides relief from insect bites.
- Dandelion flowers renew your skin and will drive away the winter blues.
- Eucalyptus opens your lungs and helps you breathe. Rejuvenating to skin
- Frankincense ok not a flower but the skin healing abilities of this one are phenomenal and no one knows about it. Plus it’s very relaxing.
- Grated ginger enhances blood flow to all parts of your body. Helps with cold aches and pains.
- Hops relieve insomnia and will leave you sleepy.
- Jasmine enhances your mood and refreshes your skin.
- Lavender calms your nerves and rejuvenates your skin. Its also a mild antimicrobial.
- Linden flowers aid in relaxation and could stifle a cold before it takes hold.
- Meadowsweet relieves sore muscles and improves your mood.
- Mint stimulates and heals your skin. Also increases circulation and helps expand your lungs.
- Mugwort is good for things that hurt in the cold, swelling in the feet, and a ton of women’s health concerns including cramps
- Myrrh another really awesome over looked skin healer that is also a mood stabilizer.
- Orange blossoms aid in relaxation and lower blood pressure.
- Parsley heals bruises, refreshes skin, and is antimicrobial.
- Rose petals relax your body and mind. Refreshes your skin after a long day.
- Rosemary promotes relaxation and is awesome for your hair and skin. Also antimicrobial
- Sage prevents stiff, sore muscles after a workout. Helps to heal skin, reduce fevers, and is antimicrobial.
A few other awesome ideas include, clay, honey, any kind of oil, aloe vera, glycerine, milk, borax bath bombs, apple cider vinegar, Excotic salts (pink, black, rock ect) and epsom salts. Know of one that I missed? Tell me about your perfect morning bath.