An Aromatherapy Bath for Silky Smooth Skin by Jeanne
You will be amazed at how smooth and silky your skin
will feel after this bath. Even if you have never taken
an herb bath, even if you never even considered the
health and loving benefits of having velvet-soft skin,
this bath will convince you. It is made up of a variety
of elements including an herb bath with Seaweed, body
brushing, and aromatherapy application.
1) First you
must make up an herbal formula. Soft skin will benefit
from Rose, Lavender and Chamomile herbs. Men may prefer
the more woodsy scents of Pine or Sandalwood. In any
case use a mixture of at least 4 ounces of herbs and
bring to a boil in 2 quarts of water. Immediately turn
off the heat, cover the pot.
2) The next
step while your herbs are infusing is to give yourself a
good body brushing using a loofah, Turkish towel or soft
body brush. Put a drop of stimulating essential oil on
both sides of the brush. Brush from your fingertips to
your heart. Brush in big upsweeping strokes or in great
circular strokes. Now finally brush once more from toes
to heart and from nose down to heart.
3) Now take a
cleansing shower with a good gritty soap like the ones
that Barbara Bobo makes. I particularly like the Barley
Bran Soap or the Seaweed/Oatmeal Scrub.
4) Run a nice
warm bath and strain your herbal bath mixturer into the
water. Add a selection of oils that go well with the
herbs. You must soak at least for 20 minutes to get the
effects of the essential oils. Since your body is clean,
the oils will actually be absorbed into the body.