Bath and Body: Herbal Bath With Sage And Sunflowers
Embrace the balancing nature of sage oil
Posted August 2nd, 2012 by noelle |
I’ve drawn a few warm, bubbly baths in my life. Well, more than a few really. The love affair with a tub of suds started when I was very young””and continues today. (My little one also seems to be enjoying this new ritual.)
I’ve always loved to toss a handful of Epsom salts into my bath water which are popularly known to help relax your muscles and soften your skin. Health beauties, of course, also embrace Epsom salts for their therapeautic properties. Epsom salts are rich in rejuvenating minerals and are believed to also contain detoxifying properties.
This weekend, as a slow drizzle of rain streamed down our windows, I made an early evening bath into a bit of an event. It seemed like the perfect way to shed some I-can’t-believe-it’s-raining-on-this-summer-weekend-blues. So in addition to a handful of of Epsom salts, I incorporated a touch of sage oil, a handful of fresh sage leaves (from a rather large bouquet I picked up at the market for culinary purposes!), and a few small sunflowers. Sage oil, interestingly, is embraced for its rejuvenating properties. It is also fabulous for easing tight muscles and soothing nervous tension. The sunflowers of course, were really just for aesthetics and returned to fill a little vase by the side of my bathroom vanity just after my bath. A small candle and a magazine that I’ve been wanting to catch up on for a while, completed the scene.
If you are looking to embrace a little glamour this weekend, consider pampering yourself with this herbal bath with sage and sunflowers. It’s definitely worth a little extra time and effot to put together. And don’t worry, if you don’t have a drizzle of sage oil, a handful of fresh sage leaves on their own will be just as delightful.
I hope you all are having a nice week.
I do my best to use a natural body lotion, or oil, to keep my skin hydrated and vibrant. These are my staples at the moment.
- Tata Harper Rejuvenating Lotion (A little pricey, but a little goes a long way. A non-greasy, quick absorbing oil. I used it throughout my pregnancy on my growing belly too.)
- Extra virgin coconut oil (I spend a little time in my terry cloth robe after I apply this oil, but I truly love it. I see noticeable improvements in my skin. It’s also wonderful as an eye makeup remover!)
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Welcome! I’m Noelle. Green Lemonade is my inspiration board where I collect thoughts for a more simple and natural life. Over the last year, since the arrival of my son, Halston, I’ve found that I’ve had to switch up my routine a bit. Today, I do my best to eat more fresh foods and embrace simplicity in my life. When I do, I generally feel better, I have more energy (for morning marathons in the living room), my skin looks better (even with my daily 5am wakeups) and I’m generally happier too.