A relaxing, soothing bathing ritual for the ultimate in self care. Balenotherapy, the art of ancient bathing rituals for healing and health, uses many various water therapy practises. Bath teas are quite underrated and under-utilised. It’s time to bring back healing bathing rituals.

 

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup Espom salts

1/2 cup dead sea mineral salts

3 heaped tablespoons French Green clay

2 tablespoons dried lavender

2 tablespoons dried rose petals

2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers

2 tablespoons dried calendula flowers/petals

1/2 teaspoon turkey red oil infused with up to 10 drops essential oils of lavender, jasmine (in jojoba oil), palo santo, or spruce or Siberian fir.

 

1 large muslin cloth square or piece of cheesecloth

Glass jar to store

 

Directions

Add 4 -6 heaped tablespoons of Blissful Botanical Bath Tea to the muslin/cheesecloth square. Tie up to prevent contents from spilling out.

Tie the muslin to the bath faucet and allow the hot water to infuse as you fill up the bath. Feel free to add the ‘tea bag’ to the water for extra soaking

Soak in the herbal water for around 20 minutes to allow the soothing and gentle detoxing effect of the herbs and clay to do their magic on you.

The bath water will be a reddish, brownish colour due to the mix of the red rose petals, lavender flowers and green clay. This is normal.

If you wish, you can bucket out the water from the bath once you’ve finished and pour over the lawn. It makes a great lawn tea too!

 

 

Adding herbs to your bathing ritual is a great way to gain extra health benefits. Choose herbs according to your needs and desires. Rosemary for mental clarity and gentle stimulation, peppermint for a cooling effect, lemon balm for a calming bath, eucalyptus for congestion and gentle stimulation. There are many more herbs and botanicals you can use in your bathing rituals. Do a bit of research to find out which plants you’d like to add and see if they are right for you.