Wednesday What Herb Is This- Herbal Bathing

July 1, 2009 at 11:57 am (Bath Stuffs, Bathroom, Bedroom, Cleansing, Herb, Herbs, Magic, pagan, Recipe, Wednesday, Witch)

Basic Shower Gel
Wysti’s Body Care Journal

  • 1/2 c. unscented shampoo
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 15 drops of your favorite fragrance oil
  • food coloring (optional keep in mind, food coloring is a DYE, so don’t choose a color you wouldn’t want to possibly BE…)

Pour the shampoo into a bowl and add the water.  Stir well until its well mixed. Add the salt, fragrance oil and the food coloring.  Stir well to combine.  Pour into a plastic squeeze bottle and it’s ready to use.

 

OHHHH, the Shine (Exfoliating Body Rub)
Wystira’s Body Care Journal

  • 1/4 c. Jojoba oil (or Sweet Almond oil)
  • 1/4 c. unscented bath gel
  • 1/2 c. fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 t. Fragrance oil (your choice)

Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl, mixing thoroughly. Pour into a flip-top or squeeze bottle. Use while in the shower for an exhillerating experience. Label bottle.

Sugar Scrub
Wystira’s Body Care Journal

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Then you can add whatever E.O.’s you like.

I have been making this sugar scrub for many years now. I can’t begin tell you how healthy and luxurious it is for you skin, it makes your skin soft and young. I don’t usually store my own, I mix it fresh as needed. In the morning I like to make a shower scrub with citrus or mint and eucalyptus oils to wake me up, and in the evening I prefer a bath scrub with more relaxing, calming scents, such as lavender and vanilla.

On a side note, I have personally found that the mix of lavender and vanilla and vanilla and patchouli has had aphrodisiac effects, so in addition to the bath scrub you can also make a body powder with corn starch and a few drops of lavender, vanilla or patchouli E.O. and watch the sparks fly!

A sugar scrub that include cinnamon, clove, all spice, apple and orange E.O.’s makes a most wonderful Mabon gift for yourself or someone special.

You can also add 1/4 cup fresh coarse coffee grounds to your sugar scrub, it smells so good, especially of you use 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. You can also add 3-4 heaping tablespoon of cocoa for a mocha sugar scrub. Delicious! And the best part is that it’s SO cheap to make, I’m sure you have all the ingredients in your cupboard right now!

 

Herbal Soap Balls
Wystira’s Herbal Journal –
orginal author unknown

  • 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 5 drops essential oil (Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage or Thyme)
  • 2 c. Ivory or castille soap – shredded
  • Plastic wrap

Pour boiling water over herbs.  Add 5 to 6 drops essential oil. Steep 15 minutes.  Reheat till bubbly and pour over soap.  Mix well with hands and let stand 15 minutes.  Mix again and divide into 3 or 6 parts, rolling each into a ball.  Place on plastic wrap and dry for 3 days.

Honey Egg Shampoo

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons liquid soap
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil or almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater or cologne

Place all the ingredients in a screw top jar, cover and shake well.
Makes about 2/3 cup

Honey Herbal Hair Conditioner

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup glycerin
  • 1/4 cup sage
  • 1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers OR 1/2 cup nettle leaves
  • 1/4 cup rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon liquid lecithin

Place all the ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake well and let
set for 1 hour. Strain to remove herbs, discard the herbs and pour the liquid
back into the jar.

Makes about 1/2 cup.

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