Life can get stressful, and you have earned the right to pamper yourself with an at home spa bath! Melt the stress away and soak your worries into oblivion in a tub of fresh flower petals, oil infused herbs, or crushed flower bath salts. Some gentle herbs to include in your bath are rose petals, lavender tops, chamomile blossoms, lemon balm (Melissa) leaves, or jasmine flowers. These herbs have also shown in human studies to help reduce stress and anxiety.
These colorful flowers are luxuriously soft with a caressing aroma. Pluck about a cupful of sweet rose petals and float them in your spa bath.
Fresh or dried, lavender is an herbaceous delight that drifts you into relaxation. With a mortar and pestle, crush 1/2 a cup of fresh lavender (or a 1/4 cup dried) with 1/2 a cup of sea salt. Add hot water, then melt your body into this salty floral water.
Wash away the anxiety with a handful of glorious fresh chamomile blossoms. Or go for a 1/4 cup of dried chamomile sprinkled in your spa bath. Add to warm bath water, then enjoy!
The leaves of lemon balm smell citrussy, and are herbaceously uplifting. Add a half cup of pink Himalayan sea salt and about 20 fresh lemon balm leaves to your spa bath. Then enjoy the uplifting aroma!
Jasmine is sensually soothing. Add fresh jasmine blossoms to the spa bath, or make a jasmine infused bath oil.
Pick jasmine blossoms in the late morning, when the dew has dried, but the blossoms have not yet weakened from the afternoon sun. Lay the blossoms on a towel inside and allow them to completely dry, about an hour. Make sure there are no dirt particles or insects on the blossoms. Then, add 1 cup of blossoms to 1 cup of jojoba oil into a glass jar with an air tight lid. Next, place the jar on a windowsill and allow the blossoms to infuse into the oil for about 2 weeks, shaking the jar about once a day. After about two weeks, use a coffee filter or cheesecloth to strain the blossoms from the oil. Store the oil in a glass sealed jar. Add about 2 Tablespoons to a spa bath. This is great for your skin and hair!
It should last at least 6 months (as long as all plant material used had been completely dry and clean, and the oil has been sealed and stored properly).