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The Best Homemade Bath Soak Combinations

By The Herb Companion staff
January/February 1999
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The herbs listed below may be purchased in dried form at your local natural or health-food store, where you can also find their essential oils.

Stimulating Herbs

• Basil leaves
• Bay leaves
• Calendula flowers
• Peppermint leaves
• Rosemary leaves
• Sage leaves
• Thyme herb

Soothing Herbs

• Chamomile flowers
• Evening primrose flowers
• Jasmine flowers
• Lavender flowers
• Lemon balm leaves
• Rose flowers
• Valerian root

Herbs to Relieve Congestion

• Eucalyptus leaves
• Frankincense gum resin
• Gingerroot

Herbs to Soothe Aching Joints

• Agrimony herb
• Burdock root
• Chamomile flowers
• Mugwort herb
• Sage leaves
• Strawberry leaves

Relaxing Bath Oil

• 8 drops lavender essential oil
• 8 drops chamomile essential oil
• 2 teaspoons castor oil

1. Blend the oils gently.

2. Add the mixture to the bathwater after you’ve soaked for several minutes.

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