At the end of your herbal oil infusions you have this little tight ball of cheesecloth filled with herbs and oils that are perfect for a herbal hot oil bath.
No matter how hard you squeeze your cheesecloth it is impossible to get out all the goodness from the herbs. So what do you do? I have had teachers recommend infusing them again, which does work but the oil is definitely not as strong and if you are going for uniformity this method does not work. I’ve saved them and rubbed on my skin after showers, which can be messy, but the best thing to do is to take a hot oil herbal bath with them.
Make a Hot Oil Bath
Take the ball of cheesecloth and tightly tie a string around the top. Store the herbal oil ball in a little dish or baggie until you are ready to use. It should be used within a day or two for freshness.
Simply turn on the warm bath water and put your herbal oil ball in the tub. As you soak in the warm water it opens your pores allowing the oil and herbal properties to soak deep into your skin. This is a lovely way to honor the herbs, end your day, and soothe your mind and body all at the same time.
I usually add about 5 drops of essential oil to the herbal oil ball for an added benefit of relaxation or clarity or immune boosting or whatever it is I am needing right then.
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