Archive for the ‘Herbal Bath Preparations’ Category

Delicious Yellow Tomato Sorbet

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Like my mother, I have always had a bountiful crop of tomatoes. More so than our surrounding neighbours.
This year, I experimented with planting some heritage tomato varieties, including a beautiful yellow-orange one that tastes remarkably like the blood-red beefsteak tomatoes that my mother used to grow in the 1950’s.
Extremely tasty! And low acid, too! I [...]

Calming Herbal Baths

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Whether it is the middle of summer or the middle of winter, we can all benefit from an undisturbed soak in a relaxing and calming bath. Especially in these uncertain times.
Let our thoughts drift as we unwind, with cares and troubles following and dissipating. A bubble bath is wonderful, such as Lavender Bubble Bath [...]

Soothing Lavender Body Butter

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Either with winter’s drying winds or summers chaffing heat, dry skin is universal. We have all suffered the ill effects that the seasons have caused our sensitive skin.
This wonderful healing and Soothing Lavender Body Butter is so very easy and inexpensive to make, that you will want to prepare a large batch for yourself, friends [...]

Skin Restoration Foaming Bath Oil

Friday, March 20th, 2009

With the wild winds of winter, most of us are suffering with dry and cracking skin. The low humidity levels common with this season combined with the drying cold air draws all the moisture out of our skin. To top that off, our skin is made even drier when subjected to indoor heating. This [...]

Wonderful Winter Sunflower Bath Formula

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

With the wild winds of winter, most of us are suffering with dry and cracking skin. The low humidity levels common with this season combined with the drying cold air draws all the moisture out of our skin. To top that off, our skin is made even drier when subjected to indoor heating. This [...]

AFTER BATH (and facial) MOISTURIZER

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Remove the petals from 5 large organic pesticide-free roses. Put the petals in a 1 pint sterilized canning jar and pour 1½ cups of boiling water over top. Cover, set aside, and allow the brew to cool. Remove the petals from the jar, and squeeze out all the ‘juice’ back into the jar.
To use: To [...]

More Holiday Mixes to Make for Gift Giving and Your Own Delicious Use

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Mix This delicious Hot Chocolate mix is so simple to make, you will want to make extra for your own enjoyment! The following ingredients will make up 3 cups of dry mix, and is easily doubled or tripled.

1 c pure cocoa
1¼ c sugar
1 c skim milk (or soy milk for [...]

Herbal Baths–How to Make, and Herbal Properties Guide

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

There are basically three methods of preparing Herbal Baths.

For an Infusion: Pour 1 quart of boiling water over ¼ cup of herbs, and steep for 30 minutes. Strain the herbal water, then add it to your bathwater.

For a Decoction: Combine 1 part of your herb mixture into 4 parts water, and boil it together [...]

How to make your own Bath salts, Soothing Bath Brews & Scented Bath Crystals

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Christmas is the time when we most need to take a little extra soothing care of ourselves in order to fully enjoy this festive holiday season. There is nothing more soothing and relaxing than a herbal bath to calm those rattled nerves. Here are some ideas and recipes that make perfect gift giving, and are [...]

Bath Oils and Vinegars

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Herbal oils and vinegars can usefully travel between your kitchen and your bathroom. In fact, you may even wish to keep a few of your favourite herbal vinegars in a ’spa basket’ in your bathroom especially for this purpose!
For a very easy and simple ‘in-a-hurry’ herbal bath, add about one tablespoonful of your favorite [...]