In medieval times, Rosemary was one of the most important herbs of the distillery found in grand houses and castles and was widely used in dozens of cosmetics or remedial preparations.
Rosemary originally comes from the Mediterranean and grows near the sea. It stimulates blood circulation especially to the head hence why it’s good to diffuse Rosemary essential oils when studying as it aids concentration and counteracts forgetfulness, mental fatigue, headaches and stress related situations. It’s good for when you feel faint or feeling frail but not good for people who suffer with high blood pressure.
It can help with mental stress that impacts on digestive health helping to soothe the digestive tract, stimulates the appetite and cleanses catarrhal conditions of the stomach. It also stimulates the liver and gallbladder and a great herb to lift the spirits.
Energetically, it’s strongly protective and purifying and has been used as incense to clear the atmosphere in sick rooms. Rosemary gives vigour, strength, mental clarity and courage.
Cleansing your aura regularly and your personal energy is an essential act whether you realise it or not. We all come into contact with various people and environments and not all are positive. Our energy field is constantly putting out and taking in vibrations and that includes our own thoughts as well as external influences if these energies are low, they can make you feel really awful if left unchecked as negative energy can build up over time so immersing yourself in salt water bath or opting to add herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme or anything else like dried or fresh organic rose petals, dried organic chamomile flowers, lavender, calendula, essential oils like rose, lavender, frankincense, Cedarwood for relaxation, clary sage, eucalyptus for clearing or just use any oil you are drawn to just use your intuition.
If you are going to use any essential oils in your bath mix it with Grapeseed Oil before you add it to the warm water. Grapeseed oil is soluble in water than any other carrier oil. These baths /foot baths are not like a normal baths and are only to be done once or twice a month.
Herbs and Pregnancy
When you first learn you are expecting, you’ll discover a long list of things you can’t eat and medicines you can’t use making you think is there anything you can do? Here are some herbs safe to use during pregnancy you may want to consider:-
Epsom Salts – Alleviates muscle pain and soreness in joints
Himalayan Pink Salt – Adding this to your bath helps draw out toxins, deep cleanses the skin and helps cleanse the body energetically
Lavender – Reduces redness, red blotchy patches, acne scarring. It’s anti-flammatory properties soothes and heals irritated and reddened skin especially from the sun, insect bites and bacteria. Best used in your third trimester.
Chamomile Flowers – Fades spots, eliminates acne scars, reduces breakouts. It’s a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin from free radicals
Ginger – relieves nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain
Peppermint – Relives digestive problems such as bloating, indigestion, gas. Relives tension and headaches
Lemon Balm – Has antiviral properties and relaxes the blood vessels and helps to decrease stress and anxiety
Rose Buds – Contains aesthetic properties which contributes to overall feelings of well-being.