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Loving the Skin You’re In
All to often when you think or talk of skin care, it's in reference to your face. What about the rest of your body? There's nothing like a great spa day. What if a "Spa Day" is not in your budget. You don't have to miss out on the benefits of an herbal tea bath or water treatment, your bathroom will do just fine.
The best and most relaxing water treatment is The Bath. Nothing can replace the bathtub when it comes to providing you with water therapy. Herbal tea baths and milk baths are great for relaxing and creating soothing body care treatments. Jasmine, linden flowers, elder, catnip and valerian root are excellent herbs for enjoying a relaxing bath. Comfrey leaves and roots and melilot flowers are good for soothing skin treatments. Got itchy skin? Oatmeal and peppermint can help with that.
Herbal Tea Bath Recipe
Want to create an herbal tea bag for your bath? Here's a recipe for you:
Reusable cloth tea bags or tea ball
2 tablespoons crushed dried rose petals
2 tablespoons dried lavender
2 tablespoons of dried white sage
1/2 cup pink Himalayan salts
A glass jar for storage
In a bowl, mix your herbs and salts together. Spoon 1 tablespoon of your mixture into a tea bag and seal it. If you’re using a tea ball, spoon 1 tablespoon of your mixture into the tea ball when you’re ready to use it. Store the rest in an airtight jar.
Drop your tea bag or tea ball into a warm bath and allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes or until the bath water has slightly changed colors. Remember the first use will be the most potent. You should be able to use your tea bag 2-3 times and still benefit from its herbs.
By all means, be creative and experiment. Other options for your herbal blend might include, orange blossoms, mint, powdered honey, epsom salt, dried dandelion, chamomile, powdered milk and yes, green tea leaves.
You've all read about how milk can be great for your skin. If you haven't heard, the lactose is what feeds your skin and creates that soft sultry feeling. It's said that Cleopatra loved her milk baths. They actually help exfoliate dead skin cells not to mention that they are known to moisturize and soothe inflammation.
Here's a simple recipe for a Milk Bath:
Powdered or Fresh Milk
Honey, herbs and/or essential oils
You can add a couple of cups of milk (powdered or fresh) and some honey to your tub of water as it’s filling. Once you've got your desired water level, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or oil blend. Slowly immerse yourself into your water and enjoy the luxury of its warmth.
Loving the skin you're in? Treat it like you mean it!
That's it for this week. As always ...
Dedicated To Your Beauty!
Nyraju Skin Care
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