Saturday, January 5, 2013

Imbolc Bath Blends

Imbolc is a time of washing away the winter months while opening yourself to new possibilities.  A bath can be as simple as washing or as spiritually cleansing as a a hurricane washing over the land. So as you bath think about your intention. and add some added energy to achieve your goal.

 2 teaspoons Lavender flowers or 3 drops essential oil
2 teaspoons Rose pedals  or 3 drops essential oil
1 teaspoon Peppermint leaves or 2 drops  essential oil
1 teaspoon Cinnamon ground or  2 drops Cinnamon essential oil
This bath speeds the healing process.  If making the bath with a bath tea bag so the things are floating around or make a tea and then pour into bath
To help with colds and 'flu, add 2 teaspoons Eucalyptus to the mix.
If you are sensitive to any of the above ingredients, try 4 cups of good quality
ground coffee per bath, this works well for people recovering from illness.

6 tsp. ground Nutmeg
1 cup warm Water Coffee filter

 Place the nutmeg in the coffee filter.
Pour the one cup of warm water into the coffee filter and let the tea brew.
When the liquid is cool, draw a warm bath and pour the tea in the bath water.
Soak at least ten minutes. This bath will cleanse the aura and negativity within you
that draws bad luck. It also makes others more accepting of your ideas, whims, and wants.
Use before important discussions or meetings with those you feel may be unresponsive to you.

basil, bay leaf, citronella, fennel, lavender, lemon, lemon verbena,
peppermint, oregano, pine, rosemary.
Use any one or a combo of many. Put in a bath tea bag  of using herbs and put into hot bath water or make tea and then add tea to the water.
If using essential oil don't exceed 10 drops

4 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Clary Sage
1 drop Bergamot
1 drop Sandalwood
Swish the e/o's throughout the bath water. Candlelight, soft music.

2 drops lemon balm,
2 drops rose,
2 drops jasmine,
2 drops sage,
2 drops lavender
Put in a hot bath, light a candle, put on soft music and soak away stress. Don't forget to lock the door.

To be used prior to rituals or magical workings:

 Mix up in a 4-inch square cheesecloth, equal parts of the following:
Vervain, Mint, Basil, Thyme, Fennel, Lavender, Rosemary, Hyssop, Valerian.

Light a white candle. Run a bath one quarter full of very warm water, & add the herbs.
Relax in the bath, squeezing the herbal bag to release the herbs.
You can use a natural soap to clean yourself physically while the herbs cleanse you psychically.
When you are finished, dry yourself, dress as desired and take the candle with
you to the room where your ritual or magic is to be performed.
The white candle can then be used to light the God and Goddess candles
and you can commence your workings as desired.

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