These blends were developed based on Ayurvedic principles, using herbs that are generally available in the U.S. and most of which you may be familiar with. Each tin contains enough of the herb blend for about twelve foot baths. In the picture above, the tin on top is Kapha, then from left to right Vata, Pitta, and Chakra Balancing.
Pacify your dosha or balance your chakras at the same time improving your overall health and well-being. (You don't have to drink tea made from roots and bark to gain their benefits.) Relax and enjoy a foot bath!
Pitta Pacifying Rosa spp. (Rose) petals*, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow)*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle)*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail)*, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Flower)*.
Kapha Pacifying Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley)*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage)*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove)*.
Vata Pacifying Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon)*, Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel)*, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger)*, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom)*, Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Seed*.
Chakra Balancing Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander)*, Santalum Album (Sandalwood), Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove)*, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper)*, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom)*, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg)*.
Optimal directions for roots and spices (Chakra Balancing and Vata Pacifying): Add one tablespoon of foot bath blend to a quart of water in a clean saucepan. Gently simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. Strain or leave herbs. Add to warm water in a basin large enough for feet to rest comfortably. Soak feet for as long as you like.
Optimal directions for herbs and spices (Kapha and Pitta Pacifying): Bring a quart of water to a boil in a clean saucepan. Turn off heat, add one tablespoon of herbs and allow to sit as little as 15 minutes, as long as overnight. Add to warm water in a basin large enough for feet to rest comfortably. Soak feet for as long as you like.
If you canít follow the directions exactly, improvise as best you can. The most important thing is that you do it, relax, and soak up the benefits!
If you are just using water from the tap, get it as hot as you can. Start with about half the water you want, and let it steep for while, mixing it up with your hands. Then add the rest of the water to the temperature you want, mixing it again.
There's really no wrong way to do a foot bath, as long as you do it! If your body needs what the herbs offer, it will use them; if your body doesn't need it, your body won't bother with it.
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