Herbal Bathing …….

For many centuries enjoying herbs in bath has become a very therapeutic way to help re-energize the body.    A great way to distress, soothe skin and generally relax you from every day.    Enjoying a warm bath with a few wonderful herbs in a a small muslin bag. Creating a ambiant place around your own tub can become… Read More Herbal Bathing …….

Rose Buds for Tea & Bath

Rose buds and petals  (Italy) A very popular blend of food grade Rose buds and petals are used widely throughout tea history.    A black tea blended with roses is known as “Rose Congou”.    Also a lovely touch to any Herbal Bath blends.    A rose is the flower of love.   (References from Meditations with Tea by Diana Rosen)

Herb – Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is known since the 17th century and its name is the “English Mint”.   Oddly enough the leaves change color on occasion to pinkish violet color  and sometimes even the color of the shoot, which is reddish.    Menthol is the essential oil.    Peppermint can be added to sauces, soups, meat, vegetables and herbal… Read More Herb – Peppermint

Herb – Lavender

Lavender (Lavendula Augustofolia) dates back into 77 A.D., used for headaches and for the bath during the Roman times.   Richly grown in the fields of Provence.   Can be added to scones, fish and dishes (sweet) .  It can be complemented with several of these herbs:   thyme, fennel, rosemary, basil, oregano, sage, and hyssop.   Lavender can relieve stress,… Read More Herb – Lavender

“Gift to the Gods”

In Ancient Greece there was an array of fragrances that we used quite often and these fragrances were: myrrh, cardamom, violet, lotus, narcissus, mint, bergamot, dill, gilly flower, lilies, storax, cassia, cinnamon and rose.  (Reference: “Aromatheraphy for the Soul” by Valerie Ann Worwood)

Herbs and Health

Can teas be added to your bath?        Answer: The herbal teas make great bath infusions. Best to use a muslin bag sachet to add your teas, place into the water while the water is running. Enjoy. Many herbs contain “water-soluble tannins” which in turn will help to cleanse and disinfect the bodies digestion and are good to… Read More Herbs and Health