Rose Chamomile Milk Bath

February is a beautiful month for many reasons. But between the homemade valentines and new year resolutions, this is a gentle reminder to take time to love yourself. Here is a simple single-use milk bath that will leave you feeling relaxed and nourished.

Rose is a hydrating herb symbolizing love, passion and desire. The petals and hips of the rose have many beneficial properties. The petals are a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, and are used to naturally support those with anxiety, stress, digestive issues, and inflammation. Rose can be prepared a variety of ways including as a cream, lotion, oil, ointment, tea, or tincture. Rose hips are rich in vitamins C, A, B1, B2, B3, and K, as well as flavonoids, tannins, and pectin, and are commonly used to naturally strengthen the circulatory system. Rose is considered a reproductive restorative in Chinese medicine, naturally aiding in infertility and hormonal imbalances, and regulating the menstrual cycle.

Chamomile is prized for its soothing and nourishing properties but also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that naturally support those suffering from bloating, cramping, and indigestion. It is also sometimes used as a mild sedative to calm nerves, promote relaxation, and improve sleep quality and is used to naturally support those with anxiety, stress, and depression. It is commonly incorporated into iced and hot herbal teas or infused into oils and commonly used in various skin care products such as balms, lotions, and salves for its medicinal uses and lovely fragrance.

You Will Need

½ c pink Himalayan salt
½ c chamomile-infused epsom salt
1 c fresh or dried rose petals (in muslin bag)
1 cup milk (almond, oatmeal, goat, coconut, cow, whatever you have readily available)
½ teaspoon cocoa butter (optional)

    To Make

    Combine the salts (and cocoa butter) and sprinkle into your warm bath. Place the rose petals in a muslin bag, tie closed, and drop into the bath, squeezing every now and then to release the beneficial properties. Pour in milk and soak in your nourishing milk bath for 30 minutes.

    rose milk bath soakRose petals pictured: red (love), white (happy love, worthiness), peach (modesty)

    Empty the contents of your muslin bag into your compost bin, rinse and reuse the muslin bag for your next soak.

    If you are a huge fan of rose, you may also enjoy my Rose-Infused Sugar  and Botanical Sugars recipes!

    Note: If you do not have chamomile-infused epsom salt, substitute for regular epsom salt and a small scoop of dried chamomile.

    Do you love flowers, poetry, folklore, or floriography? Do you enjoy creating with your hands or working with natural elements? Do you appreciate the art of giving meaningful gifts? If so, check out The Love Language of Flowers 

    Ready to take your herbal journey to the next level and expand your knowledge of how plants can nourish, soothe, and support? The Herbal Academy has a wide range of top-ranked herbal courses, workshops, resources, workbooks, journals, and so much more.
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