Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bath and Body Herbs

There are many herbs that have beneficial properties and make great additions to soap and other bath products. Some have natural astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties. Some herbal scents can be uplifting and stimulating and others can be soothing and relaxing. Herbs can enhance the quality of your bath.

Chamomile: Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties and is very soothing and relaxing.

Citrul Peel: The peels of orange, lemon, and lime are natural exfoliants and have astringent properties. They also have a strong uplifting scent.

Green Tea: Green tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that it can protect the skin against sun damage.

Lavender: Lavender provides antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties. It is soothing and can relieve stress.

Lemon Verbena: Lemon verbena has a gentle lemony scent and can soothe dry or irritated skin.

Mint: Mint contains antiseptic properties. It contains menthol which is cooling to the skin. It has a strong stimulating scent.

Rosemary: Rosemary helps improve circulation and relaxes muscles. It has a stimulating and refreshing pine-like scent.

* None of this information is meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care by your physician.

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