For A Sleep Inducing Bath
4 tb Dried chamomile
3 tb Dried lemon balm
2 tb Dried passionflower
1 tb Dried valerian
If you’re feeling agitated at bedtime, the right herbal combination can help you drift right off into the REM stage. Herbs that you might use in a bedtime bath include chamomile, hops, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, passionflower, sandalwood and valerian.
Bath For Emotional Balance
1/2 c Dried orange peel or 1/2 Whole fresh orange; sliced
3 tb Dried jasmine flowers
2 tb Dried sandalwood chips
Herbal remedies for feelings like nervousness, tension, anxiety or emotional fatigue. Try whole herbs like chamomile, jasmine, juniper, lavender, orange, rose, rosemary or sandalwood. For a bath that’ll restore your sense of balance, make an infusion of the listed herbs.
Bath To Help Varicose Veins
2 tb Dried ginger powder or 4 tb Fresh gingerroot; chopped
4 tb Dried juniper
2 tb Dried rosemary
4 tb Dried lemon peel or 1 Whole lemon; quartered
The condition is largely hereditary, but a case of varicose veins can be made worse by bad habits; standing for long periods of time, wearing tight clothing, and sitting with the legs crossed. Hormonal fluctuations also can contribute to varicosity. Herbal baths can help, although you should be careful not to take baths that are too hot (extreme temperatures can exacerbate the problem). Whole herbs that you can use in a bath to help boost circulation in the legs include geranium, ginger, juniper, lemon, peppermint and rosemary.