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Comfort from the Cold Bath Bag - Advent Calendar - Dec 3

Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh Advent Calendar Christmas gifts Gifts with Herbs Handmade Gifts

Although to our luck the cold weather seems to be holding off this year, it is just a matter of time before the chill wind begins to pick up.  We had measurable snow just last week. So I went looking through my collection of old Herb Companion Magazines which I still read anytime I need inspiration, especially as the magazine is now defunct.  I found this recipe for a bath sachet.

This collection of herbs will soothe and comfort body and mind protecting against the problems of winter.

Comfort from the Cold Bath

2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers and leaves

2 tablespoons dried rosemary leaves

1 tablespoon dried gingerroot powder

2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves

Mix together dried herbs. Place them inside a square of natural fabric or a metal tea ball. Secure your bundle by tying the ends with a bit of sting.

To use : Hang the herb bag under your water tap. Fill the tub with warm (not too hot) water, letting the water flow through the herbs. Get in the bath, squeeze out your herb bag and place it behind your neck as you bathe. You also may use it to scrub your body with a bit of soap.

If you are feeling gifty, make several of these bundles and place them in a jar to give as a gift.

 



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