Healing Herbal Bath Recipes

home remedyTreat yourself to a home-made herbal bath to ease a variety of conditions. I’ve included herbs for muscle aches and pains, to relieve itchy skin, and those helpful for a restful night’s sleep.

Preparation
Herbal baths are simple to prepare by adding 4 litres of boiling water to (generally) 200 to 500g of dried herbs, letting it infuse for 30 minutes, then straining out the herb and adding the herbal water to a full bath.

Alternatively you can fill a muslin pouch with a handful of dried herbs, and let it hang under the pouring hot water faucet as you fill your tub. Then add cold water until the bath is at a comfortable temperature before you step in to soak.

In choosing a herb and the recommended quantity for you, seek the advice of a trained professional (often found at your local herbal farm or store). Since you’ll be soaking in the scent of this herb…you may wish to smell it too!

For Restful Sleep
Lime Blossom, Elder Flowers, Chamomile, Valerian (combine with pleasant-scented herb) or Lavender

To Relieve Itchy Skin
Chickweed or Oats

If You Have Muscle Pain
Nettle, Lobelia or Cramp Bark

Note: Articles are not intended as medical advice or cure. Please ensure there are no contraindications to your health; it is recommended that herbs are only used for a maximum of 8 weeks at a time, followed by 2 weeks off. | Copyright © 2013 InnerVitality, All rights reserved | Visit our website at www.InnerVitality.com and we invite you to follow us on Twitter!

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Healing Tips for Tension Headaches

Healing Tips for Tension Headaches ~ InnerVitalityIncrease energy flow by placing your right palm (to send energy) where your neck joins your head, and your left palm (to receive energy) on your forehead or crown of the head. A few minutes can work wonders.

An excellent acupressure point for all over pain relief is easily accessible on your hand: Press your thumb and forefinger together. Where your hand crease ends, apply pressure with your other thumb and forefinger. Do this for a few minutes each side.

To determine the mind-body influences in your susceptibility, we love the book Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro. Empowering!

Consider a CranioSacral Therapy treatment ~ beneficial for headaches and spinal tension.

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