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Healing Effects Of Herbal Baths

By lavender3957

Did you know that taking a herbal bath of your choice is not only a good way to relax, but can be extremely healing? The volatile oils of the herbs are activated by the heat of the water. Which also opens your pores in your body to absorb the herbs. You also receive the affect of the aroma of the herbs (aromatherapy) which helps stimulate the effect of the healing. As you are breathing in the aroma through your nose you are passing the smell of these herbs through your nervous system to the brain. This signals the brain to a relaxing mode and boosts the mind, body and soul.


You are simply going to take a handful of the herbs of your choice and place them into the center of a white handkerchief or thin cloth of your choice. I use old white bedding sheets and tear them into small strips. Place the herbs tightly in the cloth into a little knapsack and close and secure at the top. I use twist ties, yarn, or string. You are then going to fill your tub with hot water to the level you want for your bath. Toss the bundle of herbs into the tub as you are filling it with hot water. Let the water cool enough for you to sit in comfortably. You are know ready to relax in your herbal bath water.

After your bath, don’t throw away those herbs. You can reuse them again a couple of more times. Simply open the cloth and spread the herbs out to dry. They will be ready to use again for your next bath. You can also use herbal essential oils (found in health food stores) instead of the dried or fresh herbs. Carefully follow the directions on the bottle.



Example Of Some Healing Herbs

Lavender is used for the healing of joints and muscle pain. Relaxing in you bathtub with lavender herbs would be good for these areas.

For Sinus Headaches you would put the herbs together of Rosemary, Pine, Eucalyptus. Relax in a warm tub for 20 minuets or so.

For sore muscles in a soaking bath of healing you would use Rosemary and Ginger.

To help with dry skin and sunburns you would fill your bathwater with warm water and add the herbs of Oatmeal and Chamomile.

There a lot of remedies for healing baths for almost anything you can imagine for healing. You can find most of your relaxing herbal medications at your local health store or drugstore. Doctor’s are finding that the ancient old remedy for healing that was frowned at in modern medicine are now finding that this does help. It is a natural process without any chemicals which is better for the body. I have been using herbal bath remedies for years and find this to be better than the factory made chemical made bath treatments. It is less expensive and the herbs can be used more than once. So you are actually saving money. I am sure once you try this natural herbal bath treatment you will find other herbs for healing different symptoms when needed. Let the aroma of the herbs help you to relax as the mixture in your bath water helps to stimulate your ailments.


Health benefits of Shea Butter


Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) – It is also called Karite, which comes from the fruit kernels of the shea nut tree. This sweet, pulpy fruit grows wild throughout the dry arid regions of Central Africa. The pits are collected to sun dry and then roasted to get it ready for the difficult work of extracting the creamy, rich solid oil by hand. This butter has an amazing amount of healing properties and softening capability.

How Shea Butter Benefits Your Skin

Natural shea butter has been used traditionally as a balm for minor burns, muscle aches, rheumatism and more. Valued by a variety of people for hair and skin care use, natural shea butter skin lotion is a fabulous skin softening emollient due to its unique fatty acid profile and excellent natural moisturizing qualities. Shea butter benefits also include the protection of skin from environmental damage.

More Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter has a wide range of amazing healing properties stemming from its physical make up of vitamins A, E, and cinnamic acid, just to name a few. Shea butter has been shown to have anti-inflammatory capabilities and has been utilized for these benefits for hundreds of years. It has been shown to increase the healing of wounds and improve scars. It is used to heal eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, and to lessen the irritation of psoriasis.

Damage from the sun produces free radicals, which in turn increases the rate at which skin ages and can even become cancerous. To avoid damage, skin needs year round protection. Shea butter contains natural UV sun protection. Daily usage of shea butter skin cream or lotion on the face and body drastically reduces sun exposure while slowing down the effects of aging. It also acts as a natural barrier to protect against elements such as smoke, smog and environmental pollutants in the air.

Shea butter benefits the skin leaving it soft and supple after topical application. It is quickly replacing cocoa butter for the use of stretch mark prevention. Shea butter lotions are used by massage therapists and spas due to its non-greasy after feel and effective softening results. In fact, the usage of shea butter to replace other oils is growing as more and more therapists discover shea butter skin care treatment products.

Shea Butter Clinical Study

Shea butter is currently undergoing clinical tests in several universities. Researchers hope to understand its healing properties and to find out how shea butter can be more useful for medical therapy. Several studies have revealed that Shea butter has UV anti-erythemic activity, which helps tissue cell regeneration and softening of the skin.


Shea Butter will provide improvement in all the conditions listed below. As you use this multi-purpose cream you are likely to discover additional uses. The amount of time required for optimum results with various conditions may vary with each condition. Wrinkles, for example, require 4 to 6 weeks of daily use. Itching is relieved immediately.

1. Dry skin
02. skin rash
03. Skin peeling, after tanning
04. Blemishes and wrinkles
05. Itching skin
06. Sunburn
07. Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave.
08. Small skin wounds
09. Skin cracks
10. Tough or rough skin (on feet.)
11. Cold weather,
12. Frost bites
13. Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
14. Insect bites
15. Healthy skin
16. Anti-Aging 
17. For before and after strenuous exercise
18. Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
19. Eczema
20. Dermatitis
21. Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)