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SatuR of Untrained Housewife begins this post with this introduction:
“Herbs are a great substitute or addition to essential oils in baths. Herbs have been used in baths for thousands of years for health and for beauty – to relieve aches and pains, to improve sleep, to boost circulation, to fight colds, to energize or to relax. Use fresh or dry herbs: a teaspoonful of dried herbs equals roughly three times as much fresh herb. As a general guideline, approximately a handful of fresh herbs is good for one bath….”
I love herbal baths. They are a wonderful experience. Ideally they occur when you have some time set aside to enjoy the bath. The warmth of the water and the scent of the herbs are an opportunity to relax, slow things down and allow your body to heal.
SatuR reviews the various ways to add the herbs to your bath. Then she provides a wonderful list of 9 different herbs and the health benefits they offer. For example chamomile flowers are good for relaxation and restful sleep. Very informative post.
Click on the How to Use Herbs in an Herbal Bath link below to read the complete article.