HEALING AND HERBAL BATHS
STIMULATING - basil, bay leaf, citronella, lavender, lemon, lemon verbena, peppermint, oregano, pine, rosemary.
RELIEF OF DEPRESSION - rose, geranium, lavender, patchouli.
STRESS RELIEF - lemon balm, rose, jasmine, sage, lavender.
RELAXING - catnip, chamomile, comfrey, elder, evening primrose (flowers), jasmine (flowers), lemon balm, rose petals, vervain, tansy (flowers).
FOR ACHING MUSCLES -pine, juniper, thyme, lavender, rosemary, bay leaf, mugwort, oregano, sage, strawberry (leaves).
A PEACE BATH
Draw a bath for yourself. Pour a tablespoon or so of milk into a large bowl of water and say:
'Water ripples on the breeze...'
Add several rose petals (fresh or dried) to the bowl of water and milk.
Say: 'Thistledown flies through the air...'
Stir the water, milk, and rose petals with the index finger of your right hand. Say:
'Silent as the mighty seas...'
Gently pour the mixture that you have created into the bath. Say:
'Peaceful here without a care.'
Step in. Bathe for as long as you wish.
Let the water absorb negative thoughts and worries. Allow yourself a few moments of healing peace.
MENTAL HEALING BATH
You should use mental healing for stress. It is helpful for focusing yourself on a single task and relieving tension. It may also help with headaches and other tension related symptoms.
It is simple and involves mostly relaxing techniques.
First, prepare a bath of warm water. To this bath add one part sage, two parts lavender,
one part cinnamon, and one part rosemary; just enough to have pleasant scent. Immerse
yourself in the water. Feel the tension from your body and mind flow into the water. When
you are immersed in the water, relax into a trance-like state. Feel your positive energy flow
through your body. You should feel your energy magnified by the water. Sit in the water until
it is no longer comfortable or cold. When you get out of the tub, you leave your tension and
stress in the water. As the water washes down the drain, so does your stress.
When you get out of the tub you should feel relaxed and positively energized.
If you still feel tension, try a self purification.
This spell will refresh and cleanse you. To begin, cast a circle in your bathroom.
Call the elements, and light a lavender colored candle.
Then blend in a muslin bag a teaspoon each of lavender flowers, chamomile flowers,
and dried crushed rosemary. Hang the sachet under the faucet, and draw your bath
water, allowing it to pour down through the herbs. Add a half cup of lemon juice to the bath.
When you settle into the tub, lean back, relax, and take three deep breaths.
Close your eyes and focus on the excess tension and stress in your body.
Feel the herbs and lemon draw it out of your muscles and mind.
Thoroughly clean your tub when you are done to remove any residue
of negative energy from the bath water.