Whoooo this has been quite a week and even more of a somersault of a year. Winter is here and that means bath season. Taking a ritual bath (or being a bit inventive with your shower) can be a great way to heal ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I always take my baths with epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oils. Here’s my base for an amazing bath.
2 pounds of Epsom salt (yes this may seem like a lot)
2 tablespoons of baking soda
From here you can personalize your bath to meet your needs. Here are some areas to help you figure out how you might like to build you bath. Please make not to read up on the use of some plants, herbs, and essential oils as some are not safe to be ingested or used topically.
Love/Heart Chakra (self, romantic, platonic, eternal)
Essential Oils: Rose, Jasmine, White Gardenia, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Lavender, Olive, Strawberry
Herbs/Plants: Apple Blossom, Roses, Chickweed, Chili, Hibiscus, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Lavender, Lily of the Valley, Olive, Orris, Passion Flower, Strawberry. Sweet Pea, Tuberose, Valerian, Violet
Colors: Red, Pinks, Light Blue, Green,
Stones/Minerals/Etc: Emerald, Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Bloodstone, Verdelite, Kunzite, Rubellite, Rhodonite, Ruby, Garnet, Topaz
Essential Oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Borage, Chamomile, Gardenia, Lemon
Herbs/Plants:Chamomile, Clover, Coltsfoot, Gardenia, Lemon, Lavender, Pine
Colors: Blues, Greens, White
Stones: Kyanite, Emerald, Moss Agate, Citrine, Carnelian, Rhodonite, Black Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, Pink Aventine, Tourmaline, Chrysocolla, Red Jasper, Sapphire
Physical Health (fatigue, inflammation, general injury, general health)
Essential Oils: Calendula, Eucalyptus,
Herbs/Plants: Comfrey (do not ingest), Bay, Eucalyptus, Hops, Juniper, Willow,
Colors: All depending on the physical health issue being addressed.
Stones/Minerals/Etc: Chysocolla, Turquoise, Emerald, Rutilated Quartz, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Ruby, Amethyst, Lodestone/Magnetite, Amber, Aventurine,
Dark Night of the Soul/Protection
Essential Oils: Calendula, Star Anise, Clove
Herbs: Anise, Angelica, Boneset, Clove, Fennel, Garlic, Hyssop, Juniper, Mistletoe, Mullein, Nettle, St. John’s Wort,
Colors: Blue, Black, Purple, Silver, Bronze, Grey
Stones/Minerals/Etc: Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Diamond, Selenite, Hermetite, Jet, Amber, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Malachite, Pyrites
Encourage Psychic Ability
Essential Oils: Calendula, Hibiscus, Lotus, Marigold
Herbs/Plants: Dandelion, Blessed Thistle, Hibiscus, Lettuce, Lotus, Marigold, Mugwort
Colors: Purple, Light Blue, Pink, Light Green, White, Gold, Silver, Violet
Stones/Minerals/Etc: Amethyst, Indicolite, Corundum, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Clear Quartz, Malachite, Moonstone, Sapphire
Money and Success
Essential Oils: Patchouli, Myrrh, Bergamot, Cinnamon (use with caution), Clove, Nutmeg, Orange, Star Anise, Jasmine, Thyme,
Herbs/Plants: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clove, nutmeg, orange, star anise, Frankinsense, Blessed Thistle, Cabbage, Coltsfoot, Ginger, Grape, Jasmine, Rice, Thyme, Vervain,
Colors: Any shade of green, brown, gold, silver, bronze, yellow, orange,
Stones/Minerals/Etc: Amazonite, Citrine, Turquoise, Aventurine, Chrysoprase, Jade, Moss Agate, Tiger’s Eye,
This is just a starting point. I hope that this piques your interest and starts you on a enlightening journey on incorporating baths into your healing and magic journey.
With love always,