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Friday, January 28, 2011

Homemade Herbal Bath

Admittedly, I am a 'shower person', but sometimes a lovely, warm bath just can't be beat. Whether it's a cool bath w/selected herbs for fever relief, or an-almost-hot bath w/soothing herbs to soften skin & sooth tired, aching muscles, winter itch, relieve congestion from allergies or a cold...or...just because...

Because the skin is our largest organ, taking an herb bath is a great way to immerse yourself in the healing benefits of herbs. What a great herbal tea does on the inside, a great herbal bath can do from the outside, in. Herbal baths are particularly good for babies...so soothing. If you take an herb bath together, w/baby lying on it's back upon your raised thighs, you can bond in the soft, warm water while you coo & make eye contact w/your precious new babe.

Use time-tested favorite herbs for baths, depending upon the experience or out-come you are looking for: peppermint, lavender, chamomile, calendula, comfrey, rose, echinacea, eucalyptus & even a little course sea salt & oatmeal. Experiment w/your own favorites, but do a little research, first, & make sure that they can be used on your skin & what they are commonly used for.

If you don't raise & dry your own herbs, no problem, most local health food stores will have a bulk herb section. USE IT! (You can even make your own teas w/fresh herbs...hmmm...maybe that's a future blog topic!)

crunch up a couple of hand-fulls of your favorite herbs or herb mix & place it either in a clean cheese-cloth, or a tea ball or do-it-yourself tea bag (you can also get tea balls & empty tea bags at health food stores). Tie the cheese cloth to the tub faucet & let the water run through OR place 1-3 tea balls or tea bags full (as much as you desire) in the tub & let it steep while the water is running. Just before you get in, empty the herbs into your tub or, if you like, float a few fresh chamomile blossoms, rose petals &/or lavender in the tub.

will exit your herb bath relaxed, refreshed & your skin will be naturally soft.


Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. Hey there,
    I wanted to tell you that your skillet cornbread is THE best cornbread that I've EVER eaten! It raised up nicely and the taste was just out of this world!

    One question...what size (or number) skillet do you use? The one I used was a number 8.

    Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful recipe, Kim!

  2. Oh, I'm so happy you liked it! Bigmom would be thrilled. My skillet is 10-1/2" &, actually, b/c you used a slightly smaller one might be why it raised up a little higher & was more fluffy. :-)

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  3. Oh, how WONDERFUL an herb bath will be. I am TOTALLY a bath kind of gal :)


  4. Hmmm...I wonder if you could just put a commercial tea bag, like green tea or chamomile tea in the tub while it's running?

  5. Mmmmm. Wishing for a hot herb bath right now!

  6. Lady ~ I'll bet you could do that. I would try it a truly herbal tea like Alvita.

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  7. I remember when I was 14 and had the chicken pox and I loved the oatmeal baths I got to take every day. It helped the itching and made my skin feel so soft.
    Rebecca @ Meaningful Living

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  9. Wow kinda interesting, Herbals are the best for proper relaxation and in medication.

    reh herbal


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