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Bath and Body

225 Bath and Body Recipes

The following categories are included in this recipe collection:

  • Body Powders
  • Bath
  • Body Soaps/Scrubs
  • Remedies
  • Perfumes/Body Sprays
  • Hair
  • Facial Soaps/Cleansers/Masks
  • Lotions/Creams/Toners
  • Lip Balms
  • Teeth Care
  • Deodorants
  • Nail Care
  • Injuries & Sore Muscles
  • Eye Care
  • Massage Oils

Several recipes use the

Essential oil blend:

Fennel–8 drops
Grapefruit–14 drops
Lemon–8 drops

Blend well.

A Bath For Emotional Balance

1/2 c Dried orange peel *OR* 1/2 Whole fresh orange; sliced
3 tbs Dried jasmine flowers
2 tbs Dried sandalwood chips

When everything seems just a bit too overwhelming, a bath can be extremely good medicine. This season, you might appreciate herbal remedies for feelings like nervousness, tension, anxiety or emotional fatigue. Try whole herbs like chamomile, jasmine, juniper, lavender, orange, rose, rosemary or sandalwood.

For a bath that’ll restore your sense of balance, make an infusion of the listed herbs; sit back and enjoy.

A Bath To Help Varicose Veins

2 tbs Dried ginger powder *OR* 4 Tb Fresh gingerroot; chopped
4 tbs Dried juniper
2 tbs Dried rosemary
4 tbs Dried lemon peel *OR* 1 Whole lemon; quartered

Although most often associated with women, bulging, enlarged veins can be a problem for both sexes. The condition is largely hereditary, but a case of varicose veins can be made worse by had habits; standing for long periods of time, wearing tight clothing, and sitting with the legs crossed. Hormonal fluctuations also can contribute to varicosity.

Herbal baths can help, although you should be careful not to take baths that are too hot (extreme temperatures can exacerbate the problem). Whole herbs that you can use in a bath to help boost circulation in the legs include geranium, ginger, juniper, lemon, peppermint, and rosemary.

A Sleep Inducing Bath

4 tbs Dried chamomile
3 tbs Dried lemon balm
2 tbs Dried passionflower
1 tbs Dried valerian

If you’re feeling agitated at bedtime, the right herbal combination can help you drift right off into the REM stage. Herbs that you might use in a bedtime bath include chamomile, hops, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, passionflower, sandalwood, and valerian.

Bath Bag

1 7 inches square piece of muslin or other light fabric
12 Inch length of ribbon
1 c Potpourri

Make a potpourri of equal amounts of comfrey and chamomile. Place the potpourri in the center of the fabric square. Gather all edges of fabric over the potpourri and tie with ribbon or string.