Create an Herban Oasis at Home – Final Part of II

Spa      Herban Renewal: Spa Recipes 

Anytime is a great time for personal renewal. Throughout the ages, herbs have been known for their refreshing and restorative qualities. Here are some wonderfully nurturing herbal spa recipes to enjoy…

 

 

Create your own personally-scented moisturizer with a drop or two of essential oil to unscented moisturizer.

 

Create your own personal massage blend for body, facial, foot & leg, by adding 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 ounce of Sweet Almond oil.

 

 

 

Baths & Showers:

 

Enjoy an aromatic bath by adding 3 – 15 drops (depending upon oil) of essential oil into the running bath water.  (Not safe for children – for adults only-!)

 

 

 

 

Refreshing foot bath:

 

Add 2 to 3 drops essential oil to hot water; soak feet 10 – 20 minutes.

 

We recommend a Tea Tree and Lavender blend!

 

 

 

 

In the Shower ~

 

Place 2-3 drops of essential oil on bathing sponge or wash cloth, to rub over body.

 

 

 

Energizing
Bath

To bath water, add 5 drops rosemary oil and 2 drops lavender oil.

 

 

 

Invigorating
Bath

Combine in a drawstring muslin bath bag 1/4 cup each dried rosemary and sage, with 2 Tbs. oatmeal; ~OR~ Place fresh rosemary clippings (in a muslin bath bag), under the bathtub faucet.

 

 

 

Peppermint-Rosemary Facial Steam

To one gallon of boiling water — cooled slightly before adding — 4 drops each of peppermint and rosemary essential oils. Taking care in not burning yourself with the steam, cover your head with a towel, holding face over bowl for 10 minutes.

 

 

 

Rosemary Apple Cider After-Shampoo Rinse

 

2 sprigs fresh rosemary     1 Cup apple cider vinegar    3 Cups warm water

 

Chop rosemary, and place into glass jar; fill with apple cider vinegar, and store in a cool, dark place for one week, shaking it daily. Strain out rosemary, returning liquid to jar. To use: dilute  1/3 cup rinse with 3 cups warm water; into damp, freshly shampooed hair, taking care not to get it in your eyes. Rinse thoroughly and dry hair.

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