Herbs and flowers are nature’s medicine. Use this key of my favorite scents to create a scent bar! Scent bars are an easy way to incorporate the healing benefits of Mother Nature. I keep these dried herbs on hand for drawer and closet sachets, tea, bath soaks and body scrubs! You can find dried herbs in most health food stores, or order them online. You may have access to some of these plants as well. If so, collect them and dry them yourself in a small brown bag for a few days.
Jasmine: Antidepressant and Soothing
Lemon Balm: Brightening
Peppermint: Uplifting and Cooling
Rose Hips: Strengthening
Rose Petals: Beautifying
Place 3 heaping tablespoons of selected herb into cheesecloth bag and tie to secure – easy!
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil, then remove from heat and add5-7 tablespoons of selected herbs (or combination)
Let steep for at least 15 minutes
Strain herbs and pour into your favorite mug
Add stevia or honey, of desired, and enjoy!
For Bath Soak:
Take one of those sachets, and throw it into a warm bath
optional: add in a large handful of Epsom salts
Crush ¼ cup of selected herbs in small bowl
Add ½ cup turbinado sugar or sea salt to crushed herbs
Add in ¼ cup oil of choice (I like coconut)
Massage into damp skin in shower or tub and rinse thoroughly