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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rosemary and Sage Therapeutic Bath Tea


I have been getting body work done to facilitate healing from injuries sustained from an auto accident. Massage is very relaxing for the nervous system and a great way to flush out toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system. Consequently, I am detoxing and experiencing headaches and fatigue. To assist in the detox process, I treat myself to therapeutic herbal baths.

Therapeutic herbal baths have been around for centuries and are a great way to enjoy the medicinal properties of herbs. Rosemary and Sage are excellent herbs for muscle aches and pain. Sage has antispasmodic properties which helps to reduce tension and relax muscles. Rosemary has antimicrobial properties which can benefit the skin by stimulating the circulatory system as well as help to improve brain function and memory.

BATH RECIPES

You can use fresh herbs or essential oils, which is a concentrated extraction of the plants volatile oils.

Rosemary and Sage Herbal Bath Recipe

One handful of fresh rosemary
One handful of fresh sage
Muslin bag
Draw a very hot bath. Place the herbs in the muslin bag and drop in the water. Allow the herbs to infuse into the water for about fifteen minutes. Enter the bath when the water feels comfortable and soak for thirty minutes.

Stove Top Method

Boil a large pot of water. Remove from burner and steep the same amount of herbs for fifteen minutes. A muslin bag is not necessary. Remove the herbs with a large slotted spoon. Then add the infusion to bath water and soak for thirty minutes.

Rosemary and Sage Aromatherapy Bath Recipe

1 Tablespoon carrier oil such as olive oil, jojoba, aloe vera, wheat germ, sweet almond, avocado, apricot kernel, walnut, grape seed, calendula, hazelnut, evening primrose, macadamia, sesame
4 drops therapeutic grade rosemary essential oil 
4 drops therapeutic grade clary sage essential oil
Combine the carrier oil with the essential oils and add to the bath water. Swirl around before getting into the bath and soak for thirty minutes. When using essential oils, only a small amount is necessary to benefit from the medicinal properties.

Smudge some sage. Light a few candles and relax!

XO
Jan



Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition please consult your physician before using any suggested products.

Source: Essential Oils Pocket Reference (2011 5th Edition) by Life Science Publishing


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