Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aromatherapy Recipe: Seaweed Mineral Spa Bath

High quality, dried seaweed can be purchased at health food stores. The cost is about $15.00 for a dried pound, which is enough for about five baths.
  1. Boil water in a large pot filled about 3/4 full and remove from heat.
  2. Add about 3 ounces of seaweed to hot water and steep for thirty minutes.
  3. Fill bath with warm water, add seaweed "tea" to bath -- seaweed and all.
  4. Add 2 drops cypress (astringent, diuretic) essential oil, 3 drops lemon essential oil (anti-toxic, astringent, diuretic), 1 drop juniper essential oil (tonic, circulatory stimulant), 1 drop lavender essential oil (anti-toxic, diuretic, restorative) to the bath, if desired.
  5. Relax in bath for twenty to thirty minutes.
  6. Rub seaweed gently over skin, if desired, to transfer seaweed's gel to skin surface.
For best results do not rinse seaweed residue off skin for at least an hour. After your bath, pat skin dry with a towel, wrap yourself in a soft, warm robe, drink water to rehydrate and relax! Repeat once a week for one month. If you have thyroid or kidney problems, please consult your physician first.

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