Updated: Jan 5
Few things in life can make you feel relaxed and calm, especially when you compare with a good herbal bath or a foot soak. Both are easy to do and can be therapeutic or just for pleasure, depending on which herbs you include.
To prepare an herbal bath:
Take a large mixing bowl, put a large handful (approximately 1/2 cup) of dried herbs in the Center of the bowl. Add 50 grams of Epson Salt, 50 grams of Himalayan pink salt, 1Tbsp olive oil and few drops Lavender Essential Oil and mix it well. You can pour these herbs in the tub or a bucket direct or alternatively, you can place the herbs in a drawstring Muslin bag. Throw the bundle into the tub while the water is running. Basically you are making a giant tea out of the bath water. Adjust the water temperature to make it comfortable, then climb in. Soak for atleast 20 minutes, longer if you have the time. When you‘re finished with the bath, discard the herbs into the compost pile and launder the washcloths.
To prepare a Foot Soak:
Foot soaks are more concentrated than herbal baths. Place generous handful (approximately 1/2 cup) of herbs in a large pan for foot soak, pour 2 Tbsp Epson salt, 2 Tbsp Himalayan salt, 1Tbsp Olive oil, 10-12 drops of Lavender essential oil and add 2 ltr of boiling water. Let the herbs steep for 10 minutes, then adid enough cold water to make the temperature comfortably hot. Soak your feet until the water is cool. Dry your feet and massage them with an herbal infused oil or body cream. Put on clean cotton socks, and see how much better you feel.
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