This week I've been a bit crazy about Sacred Bathing - mostly because I love my baths, but also because self-care is so important in our lives - it is deeply nourishing, restorative, and helps contribute to an over-all happy, sparkly being. You can read a little more on the art of Sacred Bathing and its benefits here. So here is a recipe I played with earlier this week...the Unravel Me Bath.
This Scared Bath Ritual is especially designed to hush the body after a day of crazy.
Taking a bath with Epsom salts is the easiest way to get a beautiful relaxing boost of the mineral magnesium. Magnesium plays a role in regulating over 325 enzymes in the body. It is extremely relaxing to the nervous system, soothes tired and achy muscles, relieves constipation and draws toxins from the body.
This relaxing herb brings a sense of bliss to the nervous system. It is also used as an anti-depressive and traditionally taken to lift the spirits. A great remedy for anxiousness, stress, restlessness and irritability.
Lavender is also awesome at calming the nerves and combines particularly beautifully with lemon balm.
Elder Flower works beautifully at bringing a sense of calm and assisting in peaceful sleep. Also, traditionally used to support the immune system and fighting colds. Great to include in this bathe if you’re feeling run down.
A Bach Flower Essence made of five other remedies, Star of Bethlehem for shock, Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for mental stress and tension, Cherry Plum for desperation and Clematis for that out-of-sorts feeling.
Unravel Me Bath
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- ¼ cup dried lemon balm
- ¼ cup dried lavender
- ¼ cup dried elder flower
- A few drops of Rescue Remedy
- A few drops of lavender essential oil
- A few fresh flowers to scatter through the bath
- First, make an infusion. Steep the dried herbs in 1 litre of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain then pour into a hot bath.
- Dissolve the Epsom Salts into the bath as it is running.
- Add the rescue remedy, take some under the tongue as well.
- Add fresh flower heads and a few drops lavender oil.
- Light candles, sink in, say a stress relief mantra a few times, relax.