Could You Think of Herbs As Gifts? 2 - Using Herbs in Herb Bath
Have you ever dreamed to have your own spa at home, having a very delicate and relaxing bath that let you drop all the day troubles behind your back? Herbs can help you do this and that would be our article today. We are going to spend some time to describe 'Herb Bath' and how to use herbs for your own relieve, and of course for preparing a very valuable gift.
Herb bath salts have their proven advantages in relaxing joint stiffness, and improve blood circulation. It also helps stretched muscles to relax, and sure our dried herbs are main component in the bath salts.
The ingredients come as follows:
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup dried herbs, ground fine in a blender.
The candidates for the dried herbs are:
- Lemon verbena.
- Few drops of different essential oils may be added.
Mix all these components in a bowl and then stir until they combine well. Place the salt mixture in decorative jars. Adding a small spoon and a label with instructions to use about 1D4 cup per bath and components included would make your gift looks perfect.
Very Important: The use of bath salts is not recommended for pregnant women, people with diabetes, or people with high blood pressure.
Another alternative for the salt bath is the bath sachets. It is having a magical tea bag for your bath that will really make a great difference. The dried herbs like before would include chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, rose, and/or rosemary. The dried herb mixture would be used as follows:
- 1 cup dried herbs.
- 1 cup rolled oats.
- 1/2 cup powdered milk.
Place a few tablespoons of the mixture in small muslin bags; you can make your handmade bags in case you can't find them. Add a long string of ribbon to the bath sachet so you can hang them below the running water stream. You are done preparing a really useful and simple gift. So did our article for salt bath.
To conclude, we pointed out the importance of 'Herb Bath', and how herbs are main component in the recipe - as the name implies- and described in details how to create it. You should give it a try specially when you have a tight budget, and need to give someone a really valuable and useful gift.