have been working hard, so why not do something nice for yourself?
yourself to a natural bath. These bath tea recipes for floral and
herbal "bath scents" will leave you soothed and scented.
may collect your herbs and flowers in the countryside, grow them
(our favorite choice) or purchase them from a variety of stores.
A drive out to the country will yield most of the ingredients listed
below from April through May depending on your part of the country.
It is best to pick leaves and flowers after the dew has dried. You
may either dry the flowers and leaves for future use or store "green"
material in jars for 2 days.
Sweet Floral Bath Tea:
1/2 cup wild violet leaves and petals
1 1/2 cup dandelion leaves and petals
Berry Floral Bath Tea:
1/2 cup blackberry leaves
1 1/2 cup strawberry leaves
1 cup daisy flowers
Flower Bath Tea:
1 cup rosehips and/or rose petals
1 1/2 cup verbena
Herbal Bath Tea:
1 1/2 cups lavender
1/4 cup rosemary
1/4 cup sage
or chop leaves if using fresh ingredients. Flowers and petals remain
Place the herbs and flowers in a doubled cheesecloth square cut
10 by 10 inches. Secure with a string tightly at the top but leave
the bag loose so the flowers can release their essence.
Boil Bath Tea for 15 min on the stove and then pour the mixture
and bag into your bath water.
and enjoy the pleasure of a subtle yet elegant floral fragrance.