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Friday, 22 July 2011

How to Make an Herbal Bath

An herbal bath is a marvelous way to pamper yourself, relax and unwind. The following instructions are a good guide to preparing your own herbal bath.

Things You'll Need

  • Aromatherapy Candles
  • Cheesecloth
  • Herbs
  • Enamel Cooking Pots
  • A Small Piece Of String
    • 1
      Cut a 10-by-10-inch or larger square of cheesecloth.
    • 2
      Place 2 to 3 c. dried herbs on the cheesecloth and tie it with string. Keep the bag loose but be sure the herbs won't escape.
    • 3
      Place the bag in an enamel pot and fill it with water until the bag is submerged.
    • 4
      Bring the water to a boil, then remove the pot from the heat.
    • 5
      Cover the pot tightly with a lid and let it steep for 15 minutes.
    • 6
      Fill a bathtub with water of the desired temperature, then pour the water-herb mixture into the bath.
    • 7
      Relax and enjoy.
    • 8
      Discard the bag of herbs after your bath.

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