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Bath and Body

Aromatherapy
Essential Oils Basics

Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

Garlic
Lavender

For A Sleep Inducing Bath

4 tb Dried chamomile
3 tb Dried lemon balm
2 tb Dried passionflower
1 tb Dried valerian

If you're feeling agitated at bedtime, the right herbal combination can help you drift right off into the REM stage. Herbs that you might use in a bedtime bath include chamomile, hops, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, passionflower, sandalwood and valerian.

Bath For Emotional Balance

1/2 c Dried orange peel or 1/2 Whole fresh orange; sliced
3 tb Dried jasmine flowers
2 tb Dried sandalwood chips

Herbal remedies for feelings like nervousness, tension, anxiety or emotional fatigue. Try whole herbs like chamomile, jasmine, juniper, lavender, orange, rose, rosemary or sandalwood. For a bath that'll restore your sense of balance, make an infusion of the listed herbs.

Bath To Help Varicose Veins

2 tb Dried ginger powder or 4 tb Fresh gingerroot; chopped
4 tb Dried juniper
2 tb Dried rosemary
4 tb Dried lemon peel or 1 Whole lemon; quartered

The condition is largely hereditary, but a case of varicose veins can be made worse by bad habits; standing for long periods of time, wearing tight clothing, and sitting with the legs crossed. Hormonal fluctuations also can contribute to varicosity. Herbal baths can help, although you should be careful not to take baths that are too hot (extreme temperatures can exacerbate the problem). Whole herbs that you can use in a bath to help boost circulation in the legs include geranium, ginger, juniper, lemon, peppermint and rosemary.

Circle Bath

COLOR: Purple
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Frankincense

Bathe in before any form of magickal working to strengthen, purify and prepare yourself for ritual

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Healing Bath
COLOR: Dark Blue

3 parts Niaouli
2 parts Eucalyptus
1 part Sandalwood

For use in speeding healing. Release the ailment into the water. Splash fresh water over your body before toweling.

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English Mustard Bath

1/2 Cup baking soda
2 tablespoons powdered mustard
2 drops essential oil of peppermint
(you can also use wintergreen)
2 drops essential oil of rosemary
2 drops essential oil of eucalyptus

Mix together all ingredients in a glass bowl, stirring until the essential oils are distributed into the powder. To use; Add 1/4 Cup to the bath under running water. Relax in the bathtub for 15-20 minutes. After your bath, rinse with a cool shower and pat your skin dry. Dress warmly until your pores are fully closed. For footbath, add 1 tablespoon of the bath powder to a basin of hot water and then soak you feet for 15 minutes.

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High Awareness Bath
COLOR: Purple

3 parts Cedarwood
2 Parts Sandalwood
1 part Frankincense

Bathe in this mixture to direct your consciousness toward higher things, to promote spirituality & to combat earth--obsessions such as uncontrolled spending, overeating, sluggishness & all forms of unbalanced materialism.

~Source Unknown

Lady Godiva Body Scrub

1/4 C granulated sugar
2 TBSP light vegetable oil
2 TBSP fresh whole, raw milk

Mix together all ingredients into a smooth cream Before bating, gently massage the mixture all over your body to increase circulation and remove dry, flaky skin. Rinse with warm water and moisturize. Store in regrigerator, discard if milk sours.

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Minty Fresh Bath

1 cup fresh (chopped) or 1/4 cup dried mint
1 cup fresh bay leaves -finely chopped
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon of almond extract

Mix ingredients together then place in a mesh bag such as cheesecloth. Place under hot running water. Sit back & enjoy.

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Skin So Soft Bath

1 cup of powdered milk
few drops of fragrant oil

Add powdered milk and fragrance to running water.

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Secret Garden Bath Tea

1 tsp dried lavender buds
1 tsp dried rose petals
1/2 tsp dried lemon peel (or 1 tsp lemon juice)
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/8 tsp dried spearmint
4 drops lavender oil
2 drops rose oil
1 drop of patchouli oil

Mix well put in a small muslin bag or tie up in cheese cloth with a ribbon. Hang from spout and let water run over it into the bath.

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Toning Herbal Bath Tea

2 parts lavender buds
1 part yarrow flowers
1 part peppermint
1 part Thyme

Blend the ingredients together and put into muslin bath bags. toss into a hot tub of water. SOURCE: unknown