- Herbs: Choose herbs based on your intentions or the specific benefits you are seeking. Common herbs used include lavender, chamomile, rosemary, mint, eucalyptus, and sage. Make sure the herbs are clean and free of pesticides.
- Large pot or bowl: To brew the herbal infusion.
- Strainer or cheesecloth: For straining the herbs from the liquid.
- Bathtub or basin: Where you will take your herbal bath.
- Candles, crystals, or other comforting items: Optional, but they can enhance the spiritual or meditative experience of the bath.
Set your intentions:
- Before starting, take a moment to focus on your intentions for the herbal bath. Whether it's relaxation, spiritual cleansing, or physical healing, having a clear intention can enhance the effectiveness of the bath. I usually journal before starting an herbal bath.
Choose your herbs:
- Choose herbs that align with your intentions. Single herbs or blends are good to use. I use our Queens love blend as it supports in yoni cleansing and balancing the body for full on healing. You can find it here.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. The amount of water will depend on the size of your bath, but a good starting point is a gallon of water.
- Once the water is boiling, add the herbs to the pot. Lower the heat and let the herbs simmer for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the water to absorb all those benefits the herbs provide!
Strain the herbs:
- After simmering, strain the herbs using a strainer. The remaining liquid after straining the herbs is your herbal infusion.
Prepare the bath:
- Fill your tub up with warm water. Make sure the temperature is comfortable for you.
Add the herbal infusion:
- Pour the strained herbal infusion into the bathwater. Swirl the water to spread the herbal properties evenly.
Set the vibes:
- Light candles, place crystals, or anything that brings you in a state of calmness, and that aligns with your intentions for the bath. You can even play some smooth jazz if you want!
Enter the bath:
- Once everything is prepared, soak for at least 20-30 minutes. Use this time for relaxation, meditation, or focusing on your intentions.
Dispose of the herbs:
- After the bath, properly dispose of the used herbs. You can compost them or throw them away.