Have you ever thought that bathing with herbs can gift you with so many beauty benefits? Isn’t it great to enjoy the herbal bath that will lessen half of your creams and lotions? Yes! It sounds something amusing but herbs have the intense power that is above our imaginations. The only thing is to follow regular and right recipes. Right herbs have to sort down and depending on type of skin the herbal treatment can be carried out accordingly.
Perfect combination of herbal and antiseptic herbs can be taken for herbal steam bath. Herbs of lavender, chamomile, elderberry, angelica and linden, rose geranium, and rose flower and rosemary leaves can be effectively used for herbal steam bath. These herbs have sweet aroma and therefore can be readily added in bath water. Other herbs those are stimulating and with cleansing properties are basil, peppermint, eucalyptus, thyme leaves, balm and lemon verbena etc.
Twigs of lemon and orange peel can also be added as these can act good refreshing moistening components. Prepare herbal steam bath tub. Mix all the essential herbs in water heat it to boil and crush the herbs properly to release fragrance and aroma. Collect all the crushed herbs in muslin cloth and make a sack of it. Hang it above your tub and let it fall drop by drop. Then put the sack in the tub and let it soak.
You can use herbal bath oil that will provide you with soothing effect. For this, prepare a mixture of four parts of olive, corn, and almond and safflower oil in one part of cloves, eucalyptus, bergamot, thyme oils and add to it one part of vodka. Fill a bottle with this mixture tightly and shake well to mix it thoroughly. Use approximately one teaspoon of this oil mixture in your bathwater. The bath will give a refreshing and soothing touch to your skin and your skin will glow and look supple and healthy.
Till now we have discussed about the herbal bath, now we are going to see the herbal soaps that will protect your skin from harmful chemicals used in beauty soaps. These soaps are very much useful for sensitive skin.
French bouquet soap: To prepare an herbal soap you require 1) 14-16 ounces of hard white soap. 2) For better results use castor soap. 3) Half a cup of water and half teaspoon of clove oil and thyme.
Preparation: Prepare a blend of soap mold with the help of petroleum jelly. Now melt the soap by grating it in a container. Melt it at low flame Then add little amount of water to it, just to avoid stickiness. When the soap is about to form into cream, remove it from flame and allow it to cool. Simultaneously stir the mixture to maintain its smoothness. Now you can add aromatic oil to give aroma to it. Now you can pour the soap into the mold and cover it. After a nearly twenty four hours let the soap cake dry by keeping them well ventilated. Let the soap become harder that will consume more time to get dry say 3 to 4 weeks.
In this way you can prepare herbal soap like orange blossom or rose soap, oatmeal soap etc. For better and smoother results, you can use beeswax, lanolin, glycerin or aloe vera gel can be used. Apart from this lemon juice can also act as an astringent.
Hence herbal care can provide you with natural care and treatment without any ill-effects.
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