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WHY BUY FRAGRANCES TO PUT IN YOUR BATH MAKE THEM
Sep 03, 2002 02:42 AM 2473 Views
(Updated Sep 03, 2002 02:53 AM)

The Power of the Bath:'Years ago disgusting lotions and poisonous compounds were largely used by ladies. But a new era dawned upon the Social World when the Rev. A.A. Constantine returned from his missionary labors in Africa, bringing with him a knowledge of the healing arts of natives of that country. The result was the introduction of the now world-renowned Constantines Persian Healing Pine Tar Soap.' This quote is from an ad in the States that was printed in 1894.


No one is quite sure when bathing for cleanliness originated. We are reasonably sure however that the refreshing properties of water were known to early man from the very beginning of his existence. Throughout the ages, the bath has had its alternating periods of popularity and decline. Most of us do bathe regularly. The problem is that many of us bathe for cleanliness only, letting the more aesthetic aspects of the bath goes down the drain.


Up to the 1850s the private portable bathtub was found mainly in the bedrooms of wealthy Europeans. Buckingham Palace was a noted exception. When Queen Victoria first sat on the throne in 1837, the elegant palace didn’t contain a single bath! An embarrassed Parliament voted a yearly allowance of 5000 pounds for the queens toilette. Her highness was then able to bathe in hot water, piped to the royal tub in the boudoir.


An Arab proverb says'Water is the most healing of all remedies, and the best of all cosmetics.'


~O ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNIA(1854) O~


'When taking a warm bath, the temperature should be maintained at a constant 98 degrees for maximum comfort. Warm baths have traditionally been prescribed for nervous tension and insomnia. The soothing, relaxing feeling of a warm bath comes about because the entire body is immersed in a constant or slowly fluctuating temperature approximating the bodies normal temperature.


Drinking small quantities of cold water during a warm bath can heighten the action of the kidneys 50% or more. This increased kidney function helps detoxify the body by eliminating noxious fluids.


The vapor bath is infinitely superior to the warm bath for all the purposes for which a warm bath can be given. An effective vapor bath may easily be had in any house at little cost and trouble.'


~O HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OWN BATHS SPECIAL O~


1) A HERB BATH IS GREAT WHEN YOU MAKE A SAVORY BATH BAG:


Makes 1 bath


2 tablespoons dried rosemary


2 tablespoons dried thyme


8 fresh mint leaves


Crush all ingredients and place in bath bag. Let bag soak in tub while water is running. Massage your body with this bag full of natures herbs.


2) A CHOCOLATE MILK BATH:


Makes 1 bath


2 cups fresh milk


2 tablespoons sesame oil


10 drops chocolate oil


Shake all ingredients well and pour under full force of running water. Like bathing in a chocolate milk shake.


3) A CHAMPAGNE & STRAWBERRY WINE BATH:


Makes 1 bath


½ cup strawberries


½ cup powdered oatmeal


1 teaspoon borax


10 drops strawberry oil


2 cups champagne


Mash strawberries and mix with oatmeal, borax and oil. Place in bath bag and immerse in water. Pour in one-cup champagne. Pour the other cup for yourself.


4) SEA SALT BATH:


Makes 1 Bath


1 pound rock salt


1 tub full of tepid water


This bath is refreshing, invigorating and a good substitute for sea bathing. Salt baths should not be indulged in frequently as they are drying to the skin.


5) AN Herb and GRAIN BATH:


Makes 1 Bath


½ cup oatmeal


¼ cup bran


2 teaspoons dried rosemary


2 bay leaves, crushed


Place all ingredients in blender and blend mixture to a coarse powder. Place in bath bag. Add a few drops of rosemary oil for additional scent.


6) A FOAMING BUBBLE BATH:


¼ cup per bath


2 tablespoons safflower oil


½ cup shampoo


10 drops watermelon oil


Shake oil, shampoo and fragrance in a covered container. Pour ¼ cup under running water. A tub full of billowy bubbles awaits you!


7) A PAPAYA TONING MASQUE:


½ small papaya, peeled


1 egg white


½ teaspoon lemon juice


Place all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy smooth. Apply to clean face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes. Remove with cool water and rinse with astringent. Good for normal and oily skin.


8) AN AFTER BATH SPLASH CALLED HUNGARY WATER:


2 cups rose water


2 cups spirits of wine{brandy}


2 tablespoons mint leaves, crushed


½ cup dried rosemary


3 tablespoons lemon peel


4 tablespoons orange peel


Combine all ingredients and let steep 1 week in refrigerator. Strain 3 times through filter paper. Any filter paper used for making coffee. Cover and store in refrigerator. Shake before using. A refreshing after bath splash for all seasons.


~O A POEM O~


'Oh! Twas a glorious sight to behold the fair sex


All wading with gentlemen up to their necks,


And view them so prettily tumble and sprawl


In a big smoking kettle as big as our hall.'


Written by Ansteys Bath Poetical Guide.


~O MY THOUGHTS O~


On the Islands off the coast of British Columbia many people prefer to make their own soap, candles, candies and bathing items. I learned how to make these from my Daughter.


I hope you will try and make some of these your self instead of rushing to the Lush Store to buy these items. .) Sorry I had to add the last part just for the fun of it!


©LL2002


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