"There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." — Sylvia Plath 

 

Here is Absinthe Rabbits process for creating a wonderfully warming winter bath soak called Star of the Sea. Named for Stella Maris, one of the oldest Catholic Churches in the Charleston area and located on Sullivans Island. 

  

Begin by using your mortar and pestle to grind the cardamom pods, the aroma it will release is so nurturing, and the ancient use of mortar and  pestle becomes part of the ritual of creating your own bath soak.

Add rose petals and ginger root and gentle use your mortar and pestle to open and blend

I use Himalayan Pink Salt for this particular recipe, It contains minerals and elements found in the human body and can help balance the bodys PH.

Add your carrier oil - I use sesame or jojoba for this recipe, you can also use apricot kernal, sunflower, or even olive oil.

Spoon into a drawstring muslin bag to drop into your bath and create an easy clean up. I also use the bag as I light skin scrub to release even more of the rose, cardamom and ginger and soften the skin

Ingredients: 

Small handful of cardamom pods

Small handful of rose petals and buds

Small sprinkling of ginger root

1 cup of Himalayan Pink (or preferred) Sea Salt

1-2 tspn of Sesame (or preferred carrier oil)

A few drops of Rose and Cardamom essential oils

Small drawstring muslin bag

Be creative, choose from a variety of salts and scents. One of my favorites is to combine our Ancient Botanical Fragrance with sandalwood, cedarwood, frankincense tears and cardamom pods with Dead Sea Salts.