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. Includes one Chakra Balancing and two of each dosha pacifying blends for a total of seven individually packaged foot baths and instructions in a plastic zipper bag.
A foot bath using herbs will not only achieve the result you were looking for, but will also improve 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!
Not sure which one, if any are for you? Liz offers a very unofficial guide for those unfamiliar with Ayurveda.Click on the Liz's Notes tab.
Pitta Pacifying Rose* (Rosa spp.), yarrow* (Achillea millefolium), nettle* (Urtica dioica), horsetail* (Equisetum arvense), passion flower* (Passiflora incarnata).
Kapha Pacifying Parsley* (Petroselinum crispum), sage* (Salvia officinalis), rosemary* (Rosmarinus officinalis), thyme* (Thymus vulgaris), lavender* (Lavandula angustifolia), clove* (Eugenia caryophyllata).
Vata Pacifying Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), ashwaghanda* (Withania somnifera), fennel* (Foeniculum vulgare), ginger* (Zingiber officinale), cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum), poppy seed (Papaver somniferum).
Chakra Balancing Coriander* (Coriandrum sativum), sandalwood (Santalum album), ashwaghanda* (Withania somnifera), clove* (Eugenia caryophyllata), black pepper* (Piper nigrum), cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum), nutmeg (Myristica fragrans).
Optimal directions for roots and spices (Chakra Balancing and Vata Pacifying): Pour contents of vial into 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 vial contents 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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