Sunday, November 15, 2009

Makin Raisins

Well, not exactly. Raisins are the easiest thing to make if you are up for it- throw some freakin grapes in the food dehydrater. Bam.

But on a very serious note. How do you make 10 raisins in 30 min or less?


Foot baths are such an easy form of luxury and self-healing. Great for: fatigue, congestion, headache, nose bleed, chill, pelvic congestion (prostatitis, bladder infection, cramps), suppressed menstration, detoxification and of course, relaxation.

All you need is a small tub or big bowl, hot water (104-110' F), towels warm clothes and/or blanket. Chill out and soak your feet up to your ankles for 20-30 min while bundlin up. Follow that up with a cold rinse (as always- finish in cold!) and a nice friction rub with a towel. Always rest for another 10 minutes minimum afterwards.

For a good detox, try to do this 3 times a day. Add epson salts (about 3 tbsp), cayenne (1 tsp) and/or mustard powder (1 tbsp) to the water too! If you want extra help on that headache or migraine, add a cold wet washcloth to the head or neck.

You can also get creative:

  • Add essential oils for added aromatherapy and healing. Just be careful to only use a few drops- they float on water so you could find some irritation from the direct contact with skin.
  • Throw in some dried or fresh herbs. Citrus peels such as tangerine, orange or lemon are great pick-me-ups too!

Headaches- chamomile, lavender, mint, grapefruit
Warts- tea tree, lemon, cinnamon leaf,

Detox- rosemary, angelica, birch, carrot seed, fennel, grapefruit, juniper
Fungus/Athlete's Foot- oregano, thyme
Stuffies/congestion- eucalyptus, tea tree, thyme, sage, pine, mint
Viruses/Flu- eucalyptus, pine, tea tree, fir, spruce, frankencense
Fever- eucalyptus, mint, rosemary, tea tree, yarrow
Anxiety- lemon balm, lavender, jasmine
UTI- chamomile, lavender, pine, sandalwood, juniper, thyme
The Cramps- chamomile, lavender, rose, sage, lemon balm
The Grumpies- anything you like, lemon balm, rose, sandalwood, all citrus!!

(thank you Dr. Jill Stansbury for notes)

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! I think I may give myself a foot bath right now. Thank you Dr. Barret for canceling class today... I needed this morning for foot baths and blog reading :)