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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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May 03, 2006

a soothing balm for the soul

I think it is time for a bit of soul pampering - after the past few days I think we need to take time for ourselves - we are going to take a de-stress bath. first we need to set the mood - gather a little posy of whatever you have in the garden, turn the lights out in your bathroom and light a few tea candles - use an odd number, 3 or 5 works for me. No music this time... we are going to be alone with ourselves and just be. a few thick fluffy towels, a face washer and something to tie your hair back. Have your favourite body lotion handy for when you get out and something really snuggly to put on when you have finished - oops and tell the family you need space. Now pour yourself a deep bath - nice and warm and throw a handful of your mix in. settle in, lie back, close those eyes and just BE - breathing in the scent for at least 10 mins.

DE-STRESS BATH
2 cups sea salt
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops rosewood essential oil

Mix oils with salt and store in a pretty glass jar or screw-top container. To use, simply add a handful to your bath.


and a calming aromatherapy room spray:

Place one cup of water in a spray bottle, and add the following pure essential oils:
3 drops lavender

2 drops palmarosa
2 drops jasmine
1 drop geranium

Shake well and spray upward toward the center of the room

8 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

mmm those sound delicious!

10:49 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I need one of those about now! Thanks

11:14 am  
Blogger Rosa said...

What a wonderful idea! Lavender in the bath (or anywhere for that matter) is the best! zzzzzzzzzz

1:22 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Thanks for the idea Robyn. I really do need to take a moment for myself.

Take care,
Connie

4:11 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

There's just one problem.... I have a little bath and can't lay down in it :( So I have to ladle water over myself... Christopher says it looks sort of ancient looking... very roman lol

5:00 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Sounds gorgeous - I could do with a nice long relax, I think I'll do just that tonight!

Enjoy!

9:38 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

You forgot to mention the glass of wine....

10:20 pm  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

i am a bath girl, take one everynight. my daughter makes me a bath milk of lavender seasalts and other.... she always draws a bath for me in my clawfoot, and i light some candles sometimes and even read in the tubby

10:52 pm  

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