We all know how beneficial Epsom salts are and how it can soothe the mind, body and soul but did you know that adding herbs to your bath on a spiritual level can be very restorative? It just depends what you decide to add to your bath. Herb baths or Tea Baths are a powerful but simple way to support your spiritual body helping you to feel more revitalised and connected. ⁣You can do a foot bath if you just have a shower and still reap the benefits. Foot baths soothes, nourishes and relax and awakens the whole body. If we care for our feet, we care for the whole body. Something reflexology teaches us. It can relieve stress, muscle tension and alleviate pain from the whole body, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, calm the mind.

Sage

Sage is a natural cleanser, purifier and protector and can assist in strengthening the aura. ⁣

Just add a pint of water to a pot, let it boil, then add two handfuls of organic sage leaves and let it simmer for 20-30 mins, strain and add to your bath water or place the leaves in a clean cheese cloth and immerse in the water so you don’t clog up the bath. Try not to have the water too hot. Relax and soak for 20 mins. ⁣

Sage is quite strong, so I suggest to make a cup of tea first to see if you like the aroma before you decide on making a herbal bath/foot bath

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Thyme

The medicinal use of Thyme dates back thousands of years and was recognised as medicinal long before it was used for culinary purposes. ⁣⁣
In Ancient Rome, Thyme was considered a protective and healing herb that could protect from poisoning when consumed as part of a meal. The Romans also used to burn bundles of it to purify temples and homes. ⁣⁣
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Today it is used for respiratory health/cough suppressant, sore throat remedies, wound healing, heart health, digestive health, kidney health (diuretic), a mood booster. Energetically, it helps to ward off negativity, promote courage, purifies and heals physically and energetically, heightens intuition. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

How To make a Thyme Herbal Bath⁣

⁣Add a couple of handfuls of organic thyme to a boiling pot of water then let it simmer for 20-30 mins, strain then add to your bath water and soak for 20 mins without using soap etc. Just relax and reap the benefits. If taking medication, please consult your doctor before considering taking a herbal bath.

Rosemary

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. ⁣

Aura Cleansing

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⁣.

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