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Bath Tea Bags
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John
2 cups baking soda
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup rock salts
Dried Flower Petals
Whole black peppercorns
Large empty rice ball or cheesecloth
Mix the baking soda and lemon juice together.
Do not be alarmed if the “teabag” foams when
it hits the water. Add the rock salts, the
flower petals. Lavender, rose, chamomile, mock
orange, and geranium are good choices. Add
your favourite essential oils.
Here are some suggestions:
Amber oil with its subtle, euphoric, warm
and exotic aroma is an ideal aphrodisiac.
Chamomile oil helps combat depression,
insomnia and stress and can effectively
minimize irritability and nervousness.
Geranium oil is known for its support in
releasing negative and dis-harmonious memories.
Geranium eases nervous tension and stress and
is balancing to the emotions, thus lifting the
Lavender oil is associated with its calming effect
and its ability to improve sleep. It is also
good for celibacy.
Orange oil is an anti depressant, not only
known for ensuring physical wellbeing, but it
also soothes the mind, thereby relieving stress.
Rose oil is a gentle tonic for the heart. Its
effect on the emotional centre contributes to
its ability to restore an overall sense of well
Rosemary for Remembrance. The aroma of
oil is warm and stimulating, and is used to
strengthen mental awareness. Its warming qualities
may help some with arthritic joints and rheumatism,
being used in compresses, baths, or in massage blends.
It has a long reputation for helping memory, not only
by stimulating the mind, but by increasing blood flow.
Whole black pepper or crushed pepper corns
are good for
sore or arthritic joints.
Place all of your ingredients into the rice ball or
into a large piece of double cheesecloth and tie off
with a ribbon.
Fill a bath with warm water drop the bath "tea bag"
into the water. Carefully slip into the bath with a
hot cup of herbal tea or glass of wine and your
book of poetry. Relax!
HINT: You can also download Billy Collins
reciting poetry from the internet onto your
laptop, light a couple of candles and let him
recite his poetry for you!
NOTE: The author is not a physician, nor
trained in any medical field. The listed benefits
of the herbs and oils are just suggestions. If you
have never ingested an herb before, it is best to
rub a little on your skin for an allergy test. If
you pass that, then ingest just a tiny bit of it
to see if there are any further reactions.