Calm Your Nerves - Bath Recipes For Sleep
Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) sedates your nervous system. It relaxes your muscles, releases toxins and is probably best known for reducing swelling. Magnesium is a mineral your nervous system and adrenals need in order to relax.
Repeat this wonderful mantra from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh whilst lying in your bath: Breathe in: “I calm my body” Breathe out: “I smile”. There is no where to go and no where to be here except here, now in the present moment. Enjoy.
Optional extras: Soft, soothing music. My favorite music at the moment for calming my home and relaxing myself is The Essence by Deva Premal.
Note: A foot bath of Epsom salts is great for tired aching feet and after sport.
Sleep Like A Baby - Bath Recipes For Sleep
This recipe is from Mary Muryn's book Water Magic which I talk about below.
A Calming Bath
Soak your fresh chamomille flowers in a bowl of hot water for 20 minutes. Place your face over the bowl with a towel over your head. Enjoy inhaling the calming qualities of the chamomille for a few minutes.
Scoop off the flowers and pour the water into your bath. Place two warm chamomile tea bags over your eyes. Make yourself a cup of chamomile tea. If you really want to evoke the healing qualities of chamomile you can add a few pellets (or drops) of the homeopathic remedy chamomile.
Focus on your breathe and allow your body to surrender.
Removing Other Peoples Negativity - Bath Recipes For Sleep
Sometimes we are effected by the negativity of other people, places or situations.
Place one piece of black tourmaline and labrodrite (also a crystal) under your pillow for a good nights sleep. Labrodrite prevents energy leaks and seals your auric field.
Yogic Aura Cleansing - Bath Recipes For Sleep
Cleanses negativity from your aura and removes chemicals from your physical body. Mary suggests soaking for 20 minutes and repeating each day for 7 days. If you start to feel dizzy or weird leave bath immediately as you have successfully loosened and removed some negativity from your physical and energetic bodies. I personally have not done this one for 7 days but a few of my friends have and all rave about how awesome it is.
Optional extra: Mary suggests playing harp music or Tiebtans bells whilst soaking in your bath.
Love Yourself More - Bath Recipes For Sleep
When things aren’t going your way, some days all you need is love. Open your heart chakra and invite more love into your body. This bath will encourage you to think less from the head and more from the heart.
Mantra for you to repeat whilst soaking in the bath: “Every cell in my body is loved and healthy”. Optional extras: Organic dark chocolate, fresh rose petals if you happen to have a rose bush or treat yourself to a bunch. Love songs on your ipod.
Can’t Stop Rushing - Bath Recipes For Sleep
Brings your scattered energies back into your body. Grounds and centers you.
Optional extras: Any black crystals like obsidian or black tourmaline have a very grounding effect. Place a piece in your bath.
If you happen to be a bath lover like me then I know you will absolutely love a book I discovered about 7 years ago called Water Magic: Healing Bath Recipes for the Body, Spirit, and Soul written by Mary Muryn. I’ve included a few of Mary’s bath recipes above. Thank you Mary, wherever you are in the world.
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