What do you do at the end of a busy day where everything seemed to go wrong? This 4th of July give yourself a little treat and draw yourself up a milk, honey, and chamomile anxiety bath with essential oils. The school year is now over and your mind and body both need a break.
When I am stressed, sometimes there can be nothing better then relaxing in my tub.
I like to lay there while listening to a good book, some music, or even watching a good movie on my ipad. I have been striving to make my bathroom like a little in-home spa. There have been a few times, like this, when I am able to succeed. I cut some fresh flowers from my yard and just put them in a simple mason jar. Then I brought up my entire tea pot and some of my favorite tazo chamomile tea and theo dark chocolate. Did you know that a bath can often times leave you feeling more refreshed than a nap. It is definitely something I need to be doing more often!
Only a few ingredients will bring you peace and comfort for at least a few minutes during your busy life.
1-2 cups of goat’s milk – fresh or even powdered would work
3-4 tablespoons of honey, preferably raw
A few handfuls of chamomile flowers (fresh or dried)
20 drops of the “peace” blend essential oil by Doterra. If you want to buy some but don’t know where to start email me or comment below and I will help you out!
I am lucky enough to get most of these ingredients fresh out of my backyard.
The milk is hand-milked by me from out goats. The chamomile grows like a weed in and around our chicken run, and we have honey bees for the first time this year. We haven’t harvested any honey yet, but I am looking forward to the time when we do!
Simply mix up your ingredients.
I like to fill my bath completely before I get in. I let the water run while I stir the milk and honey together with a whisk.
Then slowly pour the milk mixture in along with the stream of water.
Add in the essential oil and toss in the flowers.
Even just the sight of it helps me relax. Isn’t it just beautiful?
When you are done soaking, and feel utterly rejuvenated feel free to save those flowers, dry them out, and use them again for your next bath!
Are you thinking, this all sounds awesome! But wondering why I call it an anxiety bath?
Here’s why. I have struggled with anxiety in the past, and it really is a physical thing, not just mental. I want to go through each ingredient and why it is not only helpful, but essential for anyone dealing with even a little bit of anxiety in their lives. This can be perfect for a child who is worried about his first day of school, or a businessman who has a huge meeting he has to present at the next day. These ingredients can calm anyone from the stress and anxiety of daily life, big or small.
Honey is added because it has been proven to lower the symptoms of depression due to the natural sugars in it. It can help give instant energy to the brain while simultaneously calming frayed nerves. It is also a natural antiseptic, so it cleans at the same time. Did you know honey could do all that?
Goat’s milk is filled to the brim with nutrients! It naturally soothes the effects of all skin conditions. AND because it is easily absorbed into our skin it almost turns your bath water into a lotion! Just taking a hot bath can regulate your mood, but adding goat’s milk takes it to the next level.
Not only does chamomile relieve stress and anxiety, but it also promotes sleep and is anti-inflammatory! Another fun fact I recently learned is that is can help you fight allergies naturally too!
Doterra’s Peace Blend of essential oils has helped me immensely through my anxiety. I most often add it to a carrier oil, like coconut oil, and use it as a perfume. That way I can get the benefits throughout the day. It is a blend of oils that, according to the doterra website “promotes feelings of peace, reassurance, and contentment, and counteracts anxious and fearful emotions.” Plus, on top of all that it smells amazing!
So there you have it, my recipe for a calming bath to help you rejuvenate after a long day or prepare for a busy day ahead. I think I might go take a bath myself!