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Playing For You From Our Scented Cottage
The shamrock on an older shore
Sprang from a rich and sacred soil
Where saint and hero lived of yore,
And where their sons in sorrow toil.
~Maurice Francis Egen
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lavender And Milk Bath Sachet
Lavender is considered the most important aroma in aromatherapy, an ancient art that is being embraced in this country, particularly among those seeking a more centered and holistic lifestyle. Aromatherapy acts on the central nervous system and thus can have a powerful impact on promoting health and well-being. It has been used for generations to soothe and bring tranquility to the mind and spirit.
Not only effective in relieving stress, lavender helps in healing a variety of skin conditions. You can purchase muslin drawstring bags to make this soothing bath recipe, or you can tie the ingredients in cheesecloth and dangle from the string in the tub.
You will need: 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers 1/4 cup instant powered milk 1/4 cup oatmeal
Place all ingredients into a muslin drawstring bag or cheesecloth tied with string. Toss the bag in to the bath water as it's running. You can also use the bag to rub your skin as you bathe.
You can make variations of bath tea with assorted fresh or dried herbs. Place a cup or so of assorted herbs in to a bowl and add 2 cups of boiling water. Let this steep for 10 mins, strain and add to your bath as it runs. These amounts are estimates so feel free to experiment until you find a combination that works for you.
Welcome! Please pour yourself a cup of tea and settle in and relax with me awhile. As you'll notice, I am captivated by ancient times, a soul misplaced in this modern day. I have a love for my ancestry and I believe people who grow up without a sense of how yesterday has affected today, are unlikely to have a strong sense of how today affects tomorrow.