Natural Beauty Care Guide

Benefits of Using Dried herbs Mixtures in Your Bath

Specific combinations of dried herbs are especially effective for:

Deep cleansing

Steep 2 or 3 tablespoons each hibiscus, lemon grass, peppermint, rosemary, and witch hazel leaves or bark in boiling water. Add the liquid to your bath; wrap the solids in a washcloth to use as a scrubber.

Dry and itchy skin

Prepare equal amounts of camomile, fennel, lovage, peppermint, rosemary, sage, and yarrow by any one of the herbal-bath methods.

Or, mix l/4 cup each almond meal, cornmeal, oatmeal, and orris root. Secure the mixture in a cloth bag or washcloth; squeeze out the milkiness while you are soaking, then rub your skin with the bag.

Rejuvenating and energizing

Mix equal parts of comfrey, orange peel, and parsley; or of basil, bay leaves, fennel, and mint (a masculine favorite); or of lavender, orange blossoms, and rose petals; or of juniper, lavender or rosemary, and rose geranium. Or, combine 3/4 cup jasmine with l/4 cup orange blossoms.

Relaxing

Mix equal amounts of camomile, horsetail, rosemary, pine needles, and valerian; or of camomile, peppermint, and rosemary; or of comfrey, lavender, mint, and rosemary (with thyme added if desired); or of comfrey, marigold, and yarrow.

Relieving sore muscles

For best results, massage the sore muscles while you are soaking with strawberry leaves and sage, mixed half-and-half; or equal amounts of agrimony, chamomile.

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