Feel like you're running on empty? Is the restroom the only time you get to sit down? We need to refresh ourselves if we want to work at our best capacity and enjoy life. Here are some wonderful herbal treatments and refreshers that are easy to use and make at home.
Tie fresh lavender, thyme, and sage together in a small bundle and hang near your desk or work area; even if that happens to be the kitchen sink.
Flavor plain cream cheese with finely chopped fresh or crushed dried herbs such as basil, thyme, dill, marjoram, chives, mint or oregano. Add 1 teaspoon of dried herbs, or about 1 tablespoon of fresh, at a time per 8 ounces of cream cheese. Mix them if you wish; as long as they equal those proportions. Keep in a covered container to spread on bagels, crackers or French bread instead of skipping breakfast.
Place dried chamomile, rosemary, lavender and lemon balm in a small cloth bags. Place the bags in a bathroom, under cushions or other places where pressure or warmth will release a wonderful smell.
Herbal Baths: Fresh or dried herbs can be used for a relaxing bath. Use herbs such as lavender, rosemary, lemon verbena or lemon balm. To infuse the herbs simply combine 4 cups boiling water with 4 tablespoons of herbs. Steep for 30 minutes, strain and add liquid to your bath.
To create a bath bag cut a circle of muslin or cheese cloth and place fresh herbs in the center with fine oatmeal (ground in blender) or powdered milk. Gather the bundle and tie tightly with ribbon. Tie the bag from the faucet while the water is running and allow it to soak in your bath water while you are bathing.
Room Freshener: Combine dried lavender, rosemary, southernwood, ground cloves, cinnamon and baking soda. Sprinkle on your carpet and leave for one hour, then vacuum. If you have very light carpet be sure to test an small area first.