General Instructions for all Baths
Once the bath is ready, sit in the tub, and completely immerse yourself seven times, allowing the mixture to flow into all body openings. (Swish it around in your mouth as well, but do not swallow it.) Stay in the tub for seven minutes, then get out, allowing the moisture on your body and hair to dry naturally.
The Vinegar Bath
Long known for its healing and curative properties, vinegar also has the capacity to slice through psychic grime, making it perfect for this bath.
1 c. apple cider vinegar
1 T. salt
Add the ingredients to a warm tub of water, then stir clockwise with your index finger until well mixed.
Four Thieves Vinegar
Four Thieves Vinegar is used as a hexing agent. The name of the person you wish to curse is written on a piece of paper. The paper is soaked in Four Thieves Vinegar. The paper is allowed to dry and then is burned. It is the ashes of this paper you use in your ritual. Four Thieves Vinegar can be sprinkled on an enemy’s door step to break up their home.
To a gallon of strong cider vinegar add a handful of the following: rosemary, wormwood, lavender, rue, sage and mint. Add 1 ounce of powdered camphor gum. Tightly close the container with the cider vinegar and herbs in it. Place this container in a pan of water and heat until the water begins to boil. Always shake this mixture before heating. Heat daily for four days. Strain the herbs from the liquid, bottle and keep tightly closed.
Protect Yourself: Home Sunburn Remedies
The 4th of July is just around the corner, which means the kick off to sunburn season. Between lying on the beach and standing by the BBQ, a burn could be the difference between 10 and 30 minutes in the sun! Your skin is damaged no matter the severity of the burn and it’s smart to let it relax a little with these clever, home care remedies.
Cool it down with running cold water or a soaked cloth or keep it moist with a dose of witch hazel.
Most people know about aloe vera, and its always nice to have a plant around you can clip a stem from, but what about lavender or vitamin E oil? Lavender oil can help relieve and prevent peeling and E oil is an incredible moisturizer.
Check your kitchen for the following items: oatmeal, apple cider vinegar, milk, yogurt, honey and tea. All have soothing qualities that when applied to burnt skin can really help out. With the vinegar or tea, you can add them to your cooling bath and let it really soak in all over.
Of course, sunscreen and a hat or umbrella will do a world of wonders in prevention.
‘Smile Power Day’ reminds me of the power a smile can pack, especially in regards to bringing health and happiness into our lives. Many years ago I learned an ancient Shamanic healing technique that shares the smile’s power to heal. According to this technique we should visualize a golden light surrounding our livers while seeing a smile there as well. I hadn’t put much stock in this until I read of a Balinese medicine man who teaches putting a smile on the liver during meditation in order to embrace health and happiness. Since this was the second time I’d heard this healing advice, it didn’t take me long to start seeing a smile on my own liver. If you want to detox in a happy way and find health in every smile, simply visualize one on your liver and see that organ as healthy and happy. If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com