Thursday, April 29, 2010


Ingredients, Herbs and Oils for the bath:

Chamomile bath for a relaxing bath to ease weariness and pain, add a few drops of chamomile essential oil to bath water. Alternatively, make up a liter of chamomile tea and add to the bath water.

Rosemary: bronchitis, memory problems

Lavender. Research indicates anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties useful in cases of arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches, pains and sports injuries. Calming, relaxing properties soothe stress, used in the evening bath, added as the water is running,

Black pepper: stimulates circulation, muscular aches, colds.

Oatmeal. Very moisturizing. Use to relieve itchiness and dry skin. Grind the oatmeal before adding to bath water. Can use regular store bought oatmeal or a holistic powder type.

Epsom Salts. May soften skin and exfoliate, Provides magnesium, which has been shown to: Ease stress, Lower blood pressure, Create a happy, relaxed feeling, Raise energy levels.

Basil essential oil: anxiety, stress, respiratory problems.

Eucalyptus essential oil: colds, cuts, insect bites.

Sandalwood essential oil: Used as an antidepressant and aphrodisiac.

Camphor essential oil. A powerful antiseptic that aids in the treatment of respiratory ailments, opens blocked nasal passages, relieves congestion, reduces muscular aches, pains and stiffness. Great in bath soaks for cold and flu. Use with caution and at a minimal amount of 1-2 drops per tub.

When using essential oils in baths, do not apply to running bath water or the oil will evaporate. Also, Never use on children or while pregnant. Read all warnings before use! You can also add oils to a carrier oil to dilute and for a more moisturizing bath soak. Oils such as jojoba and sweet almond work great! Use 1 tablespoon carrier oil.

I absolutely love, love , love baths !  They are one of my all time enjoyable favorite things.  Below I will post a few bath recipes that I've found and a few of them  I  plan to apply to my bath regimen, Insha Allaah.
( god willing )

Natural Bath Recipes:

Lavender& Honey Milk Bath

10 drops Lavender Essential oil
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup Honey

Mix together lavender oil, milk and honey in a bowl, then pour into a jar. Before each use, shake the jar and pour half of the mixture into the bath. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. yeilds 2 baths.

Soothing, Skin-Softening Bath

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons Epsom salts
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 drops lavender essential oil

Combine ingredients and pour into the stream of warm water as your tub fills.

Cold/Flu relief Bath Soak

two cups Epsom Salt
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil

Combine ingredients and pour into the stream of warm water as your tub fills. Epsom salt contains magnesium, which has been shown to: Ease stress, Lower blood pressure, Create a happy, relaxed feeling, Raise energy levels, Help prevent or ease migraine headaches, Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps and so many more health benefits.

Coconut Almond Soap

1/3 cup whole almonds
1 (4 ounce) bar Castile soap
1/4 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon almond oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon coconut essential oil

Grind the almonds to a fine powder in a food processor and set aside. Then Shred the soap and set aside. In a heavy saucepan bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and add the almond powder, almond and coconut oil and fragrance oil, until well blended. Spoon the soap into a mold and let set for five hours or until hardened.

A little extra :

Body Oil Recipe

2 tablespoons Apricot Kernel oil
1 tablespoon rose hip seed oil
18 drops of Chamomile Essential oil
12 drops of Ylang-Ylang Essential oil

Add the carriers oils to a dark, glass bottle. Then add the essential oils, shake well. Shake before each use. Shelf life: 4 months.



Slipstitches said...

as salaamu alaikum, the lavendar and honey milk bath is nice and I like eucalyptus in a bath too...I completely forgot about Epsom salt, mom used to sprinkle this in our baths when we were young whenever we had colds or feeling sick. Great post!

zainab1 said...

@ Slipstitches, Walaikum salaam
Na'am , lol... My mom use to do the very same thing and guess what ... I have some in my closet right now and pull it out for my husband , children and myself when needed as well( lol).
Shukrn, for stopping by , it's always a pleasure.

Wa JazkAllaahu Khairan.