Not feeling well, dragging a bit and maybe the forehead is starting to feel a bit warm? Fever is our bodies’ natural defense against infections and viruses. Heat destroys the nasty invaders. In the meantime, you feel run down and crummy. Maybe even have some chills and aches.
To help your body heal itself and give you some relief from the symptoms, our family uses takes a warm bath with our newly deemed ‘Fever Salts’
The ingredients combine to soothe your symptoms, boost your immune system and reduce your fever. I have even heard (but not researched) that baking soda can be used in baths to draw out toxins and therefore, help reduce the fever.
Below is what works for us…
Supplies – you will need
½ – 1 cup good quality salts (KJ favs are Dead Sea Salts, Celtic Gray Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink)
½ cup baking soda
2 drops of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
2 drops of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
1 drop of Thyme ct linalol (Thymus vulgaris ct linalol)
You can blend all of these ingredients in advance (or have your favorite aromatherapist create custom salts just for your needs), but more than likely, you will create this on the fly when someone doesn’t feel well.
If you are blending this beside the tub, I suggest adding the salts and baking soda (no oils yet) as you fill the tub. Right before you step into the tub, take a small palm-full of salts and add the essential oils. Drop the now scented salts into the tub and carefully step into it.
This is BEST done at night before bed or if you are home sick, then plan on climbing into bed for a nice long nap after your bath.
Relax and enjoy! Feel better soon!
PS I have read that drinking a glass of water before AND then after a bath is a good idea. When you are not feeling well, it is probably an even better idea.