Stuff We Love: Bath Edition

 

What should you put in your bath?

  • black tea: soothes sunburns, and is antimicrobial, contains some essential polyphenols and tannin, reduces puffiness/inflammation

  • green tea: antioxidant and detoxifier, soothes rashes, increases healing rate, softens skin heals sores and wounds, rejuvenates skin cells, improve psoriasis and dandruff, anti-aging, mood stabilizing

  • apple cider vinegar: anti inflammatory and softens skin

  • ground ginger: increases circulation, promotes sweating, opens pores, relieves pain

  • lemon: antioxidant (brightens skin)

  • olive oil: moisturizes skin

  • calendula flowers: soothes burns, inflammation, rashes, insect bites, skin disorders,useful for small children

  • elder-flowers: anti-inflammatory and heals rashes cuts and wounds

  • Himalayan salt: soothes insect bites, heals blisters, relieves arthritis pain, softens skin

  • oatmeal: soothes, anti-inflammatory, calms angry skin

  • rose petals: relax mind, relieve sleepiness, soothe headaches and stress promote positive feelings

  • valerian root: relax the mind, relieve sleepiness, soothe headaches and stress * NOT SAFE IF PREGNANT

  • lavender: relax the mind, relieve sleepiness, soothe headaches and stress

  • mugwort: relax the mind, relieve sleepiness, soothe and headaches and stress * NOT SAFE IF PREGNANT

  • chammomile: soothes nerves, good for dry skin

  • passion flower: soothes nerves *NOT SAFE IF PREGNANT

  • hops: soothes nerves

  • rosemary: pain relief, soothes headaches and fatigue, relaxing, increases alertness and clarity of mind, soothes sore throat

  • thyme: pain relief, soothes headaches and fatigue

  • devils claw: eases joint pain

  • juniperberries: soothes muscle aches

  • peppermint: increase blood flow, relieve congestion

  • eucalyptus: increase blood flow, relieve congestion, increases energy

  • thyme: increase blood flow, relieve congestion

  • jasmine: emollient and antiseptic, soothes skin

  • organic coconut flakes: nourish the skin

  • sage: uplifting, good for oily skin and back acne, stimulating

  • marjoram: decongestant, soothes muscle pain

  • whole cow’s milk: hydrates and mildly exfoliates skin

  • cow’s buttermilk: hydrates and thoroughly exfoliates skin

  • goat’s milk: thoroughly hydrates and exfoliates skin, provides nutrients


 

* please be careful of using essential oils of herbs, some can be fairly irritating or toxic in large quantities, always do your research if any of these interest you*