With the use of herbs and plants from your garden you can create a fantastic, aromatic and beneficial bath bouquet just as I have done. How? I’ll show you how!
Over the last week I’ve been suffering with a bout of flu and I really needed a pick me up (as well as a wash) so I thought I would have a nice relaxing bath with a twist. I wanted something more luxurious than a shower, something pampering and invigorating. Flu has really knocked my motivation along with my immune system and the idea was that this would help somehow.
I looked at several bath products but so many bath products were either full of “nasties” or were not really aimed at the male market. I then looked at various ‘Do It Yourself’ herbal bath recipes but I couldn’t really find anything that appealed to me. So, I walked around my garden and picked out herbs that I love with the particular qualities and scents I was looking for.
I picked a good sprig of Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla), some Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), a little bit of Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), a handful of Purple Sage (Salvia officinalis ‘Purparescens’) and Eucalyptus. Most herbs are safe to be used regularly but please check to see if any are known to have undesirable effects before use.
When added to the bath the scent was absolutely mind blowing. The whole house was filled with the symphony that was my bath bouquet. The Lemon Verbena and Eucalyptus really added a fresh, clean edge, while the other herbs helped to add depth and maturity to the mix. All this coupled with a good CD and the recipe was complete. Mission accomplished.
At the moment I smell pretty good and I'm thinking this will happen again pretty soon. Now, what herbs should I add to my collection?!
Have you tried using your garden herbs and plants in the bath? What are your favourites? I would love to hear your stories!