Baths are not just a relaxing and pleasant activity. It also has known health benefits. A bath can help relax you and soothe your aching muscles. Herbal baths are especially efficacious when it comes to providing health benefits to the body. If you have a very hectic lifestyle, a herbal bath can do wonders to your equilibrium and health. A large array of herbs can be included in your bath to make it a healthier experience. For example, adding lavender to your bath will help calm you. Rosemary is an excellent muscle relaxant and can actually aid in improving your circulation. Thyme, on the other hand, is a great deodorizer.
Lavender, rosemary, and thyme are three herbs that can be used in making a great deodorizing bath. Follow the procedure below to make a great deodorizing bath.
• Gather the three herbs and put in a muslin bath bag. Two tablespoons each of lavender, thyme and rosemary will be enough.
• Boil a quart of water and cover it. Make sure you use a container that will be big enough to accommodate the muslin bag.
• Place the muslin bag with the herbs inside it into the pot of boiling water. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Keep the lid on so that the resulting infusion will evaporate more slowly. After 15 minutes, remove the pot and let the water cool until it is lukewarm.
• It’s time to make your bath. Run your bath. You can run it to the temperature you’re comfortable with. Now add the pot of infused water including the muslin bag into the bath water. To gain the maximum benefits from the herbs, get the muslin bag and use it as your watch cloth. The aroma and essential oils left in the herbs will now be transferred to your skin. This infusion is a great way of thoroughly cleansing your body and deodorizing it. The aroma will also help relax you.
• Herbs are safe to you but just to be sure, rub the herbal infusion on your skin first before bathing just to ensure that you’re not allergic to any of the herbs. You can use the muslin bag after your bath.
• You can use other herbs next time you run your bath. Other popular herbs include peppermint, calendula, marjoram, lemon balm and chamomile. You can mix the herbs and create your own personalized combinations.
• An alternative use for the infused water is to use it as a bath splash if you’re too busy to take a long bath and just want to take a shower.
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