Here is a simple blend of some of my favorite herbs for a bath soak, herb wash, or floor wash. Bathing (including showers) when done with intention, can be a ritual in itself – for purification, grounding, protection, meditation, and dream work, to name a few. Adding herbs to your bathing experience is a wonderful way to set this intention. Here’s an overview of the herbs included in this blend:
Mugwort – lucid dreams, psychic awareness, inner vision, protection *contraindicated during pregnancy*
Lavender – inner calm, peaceful mind, increased awareness, stability, restful sleep
Rosemary – memory, clarity of mind, strength, protection
Juniper berries – good health and energy, purification, protection
Rose petals – love, romance, heart chakra
It smells amazing.
For this particular blend, I find the best times to use it are just before going to bed, or as preparation for sitting meditation or ritual work. Obviously any time that suits you is great. I have found it to be good for dream work, psychic vision, and grounding. If you are feeling particularly toxic by the end of the day, this is a good choice for “cleaning the day off”! And I recommend trying it at least once prior to meditation, see how it affects your experience.
Here is the recipe and instructions:
1/2 C Mugwort
1/2 C Lavender
1/2 C Rosemary
1/4 C Juniper Berries
1/4 C Rose Petals
If you have a mortar and pestle, grind the herbs a bit to release more of their aroma and oils. If not, I recommend at least crushing the juniper berries with the flat side of a knife (similar to crushing garlic). Combine you herbs in a bowl and mix together well. Store in a jar until ready to use – it is enough for 2 baths or one very potent bath!
When you are ready to use your Witch’s Brew, get a large pot of water boiling. As the water heats, prep your blend. You’ll want a large muslin drawstring bag, cheesecloth, or a clean dish towel. Fill the muslin bag with at least 1 cup of the blend, or, if using cheesecloth or dish towel, place it in the center of the cloth and pull up the corners and sides – use string or a rubber band to close. Once your water is boiling, take it off the heat, add your sachet to the water, and cover with a lid. Let steep 10 min. Get your bath water water running, and, once the brew is done steeping, add it along with the sachet to your bath. For extra detoxification, add 4 cups of Epsom salts to your bath as well.
For an herb wash (if you don’t have a bath tub):
Follow the process above, bring the pot of infused water with you to the shower with a bowl or large cup. Take your shower (I recommend exfoliating too) and at the end rinse your body (and hair!) with the brew using your cup or bowl.
For a floor wash: this is a good one for cleaning your house for protection, love, and good energy.
Follow the steeping process above, add brew to your mop water along with your usual cleaner and 1 cup of sea salt.
This recipe is an excerpt from my zine, DIY Herbal Bath Kit Zine, which includes lots of other recipes along with information about working with herbs and essential oils.
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Rose Garden Bath Soak
Meadow Bath Soak
Forest Bath Soak
Luna Bath Soak
Honey Rose Soap Bar
Meadow Soap Bar
Visions Soap Bar
Cedar Soap Bar
Luna Soap Bar
Honey Soap Bar
I hope you enjoy this, and let me know what you think in the comments! ❤