Thursday, March 18, 2010

Herbal Baby Bath

© threelittlecupcakes
Taking an herbal bath together is a wonderful way to bond with your baby. And it's really quite easy and quick to make. You'll need herbs of your choice, a little muslin bag or a long clean sock, and about five minutes of prep time before you run the bath.

Choose dried, fragrant organic herbs from your garden or local herb store. Some mild baby-friendly herbs include chamomile, lemon balm, calendula, rose petals, lavender, spearmint and peppermint. You can add a bit of oatmeal to soften the water and your skin if you like.

Mix the herbs together in a bowl, the oatmeal if using, and then scoop about two tablespoons of the mixture into the bag or sock. Tie a knot in the sock or bag - unless you would like the herbs floating in the bath (which is pretty to look at, but kind of annoying to clean). Tuck the extra herbs into a container to use next time.

Run a warm, but not hot bath, and soak the bag of herbs in the water. Squeeze a few times to release the fragrance. Get in the bath and relax with your baby. Take extra care if you use the oatmeal - it makes the bath and the baby a tad slippery!

Enjoy your bath together...

1 comment:

  1. This sounds lovely and relaxing. And that tip about cleaning is top-notch. I can picture myself now, trying to round up oat flakes and wee lavender buds from the bottom of my tub. Not very appealing!


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