soothing bath bags – perfect for the full moon

Friday (23rd Nov 2018) is a full moon in Taurus. If you follow the phases of the moon you may find that the full moon can leave your nerves feeling a little rattled. This is the perfect blend of herbs and flowers to create a soothing bath bag, best enjoyed with a cup of chamomile tea.

I like to use these little unbleached muslin bags to create a bath ‘tea bag’ – this way you can brew a stronger infusion on a bowl first and tip into the bath or you can tie under the tap as the bath runs or simply throw in the bath as you are running it. It also saves the bath being stained with any of the flowers – roses always do this.

I have used the following ingredients;

Pink Himalayan Salt – salt is always purifying and cleansing and pink Himalayan salt contains numerous minerals that are important for our health – including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc – Himalayan pink salt is one of the best things to soak in. The majority of pink salt comes from Pakistan, so make sure you source fair trade, ethically sourced salt.

Rose Petals – Associated with the Goddess Aphrodite, roses are used for love, romance, peace and beauty. Roses are a nurturing flower.

Pine Needles – Relieve colds and fevers and magical properties include cleansing and protection. Pine is fantastic for clearing negative energies, and makes a great incense/smudge alternative to white sage.

Chamomile – Reduces insomnia and offers peace and purification. Chamomile is a plant of the sun, and will bring a little sunshine into your being under the full moon.

Lavender – Eases anxiety and is used for relaxation, love, healing and purification. I associate Lavender with Midsummer (Litha), so again I find using it through a winter gives me a little sunny boost.

Mix the ingredients together with the salt being the primary ingredient, and use around 3 spoons per bag. These little bags will keep for up to 6 months, and make lovely gifts. You can reuse the little muslin bags.

Happy full moon x

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