Nourishing Mama Mission Three ~
How have you been? Feeling a bit more centered and relaxed? I hope so! A few weeks of claiming sacred time for myself and practicing conscious thoughts of gratitude upon waking have done so much for me.
This third pursuit of the Nourishing Mama Mission promises to be my favorite so far, the art of bathing.
I love baths. I love water and how it has the power to wash away everything, absolutely everything. Stress, dirt, illness, concerns and on and on... One of my teacher's at herb school told us that water is very accepting and healing. He said that when sitting by a stream you can ask the water to take away your worries, and it will. Having tried this, I can attest that water will do this for you, even when you are in the tub. As the water drains from the tub ask it to take away your pain, your cares and give thanks to the water.
All the Elements are present in the bath ~
Surrounding, cleansing and supporting, it is truly magical and healing.
It is Fire that heats the water and the soul.
Our plant allies become part of the bath whether in the form of herbs or essential oils, they add their special properties and healing.
A deep breath is instigated by the deep warmth of water and by the fragrance of the plants.
Breathing deeply centers and calms the spirit.
This is you, this is me, bringing ourselves to the moment. To be healed and nourished.
Most of the mammas I know would agree that taking time for a bath is really taking out some time for yourself. It means a lot to close that door on the world, slip into a warm fragrant tub and rest there undisturbed. Can you find sometime to do this for yourself? At least once a week? Give it a try and see how you feel.
Here is my favorite no fuss recipe for making a healing, relaxing bath ~
Fill your tub with warm to hot water and add:
- 1 to 2 cups of relaxing Epsom salts, depending on the size of your tub
- 6 to 10 drops of beautiful cleansing lavender essential oil
Have a big glass of cool water nearby to sip and bring a good book with you to read, if you so wish. Get in and relax, let go and know the water will wash away anything you no longer need or want.
More essential oil blends for the bath ~
- Awakens the brain while also providing relaxation: 4 drops each rosemary and lavender
- Great for easing stress and fatigue at the start of menstruation: 5 drops of clary sage and 3 of lavender
- Soothes mental fatigue and anger, plus smells divine: 4 drops cardamom and 4 drops ylang ylang
- For easing stress and when you need a bit of happiness: 5 drops rose geranium, 3 drops orange & 3 drops lavender
Note: Whenever possible add a big handful of Epsom salts to your bath which help to relax muscles and draw out toxins plus so much more, they are magical!
Look for more delicious bath recipes in the coming days. I know it will be hard for me, but I will research and try every recipe to give us all more wonderful ways to enjoy the art of bathing.
Blessings and Love!
Bath Blends To Try:
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