May 24, 2010

Soothing Rosemary milk bath

This is supposed to be good for stimulating the circulation and soothing puffy extremities; we'll see about that, but it is fragrant and pleasant, foams a bit in the tub and is simple and easy to do.  I did feel a bit energized after trying this!  It's from one of my favorite herbal books, The Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine, by Kraft & Hobbs.

I like Tunisian rosemary, but any nice Rosemary essential oil would do. 

5 drops Rosemary e.o.
1/2 cup milk

Blend and add to a hot bath, or use as a wash with a Turkish toweling wash cloth and massage towards the heart.