A good bath. In my opinion there’s nothing quite like it. I am naturally a bath taker, I’ve never been fond of showers very much. I’d rather take a bath. There are quick baths, ones where you just need to bathe and get ready quickly. Then there are the healing, relaxing, and detoxing baths. The ones that benefit your body and your mind. Those are really my favorite. I also have a lot of relaxing bath recipes in this post.
You don’t really need to add anything to your bath to have a relaxing bath. But finding some good herbs and essential oils to add to your bath will take it from good to great. It can be relaxing, detoxifying and overall healing when you add a few things to your bath.
This recipe is for a herbal bath tea. You make as much as you want and have this ready for your amazing long baths. Sounds relaxing, right?
The herbs used need to be put in a small muslin bag (find them here) which acts like a tea bag. It will infuse the bath and then you won’t have loose herbs floating around in your bath water. It makes clean up so much easier.
I will use these herbs in a bath and often times add more epsom salt than this recipe calls for. It will enhance the detoxification effect, supply your body more magnesium, and nourish (and soften) your skin more. I will just add the epsom salt directly to my bath water because it dissolves in the bath water. I purchase my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs.
1 cup Epsom Salt
1/4 cup Sea Salt
3 Tablespoons Calendula Flowers
3 Tablespoons Lavender or Lavindin flowers
2 Tablespoons Comfrey
2 Tablespoons Rosehips
- Run a hot bath (hotter than you normally would because you need to steep the “tea”)
- Add your herbal tea bag to the bath and steep for 10 minutes (you can leave the bag in there when you take the bath). Add more epsom salts or any essential oils to your bath if you want.
- Enjoy and Relax!!