Magic Basil Bath

Last night, I came home after a long day of taking care of lots of tasks – – the temperature was starting to get a little hotter. Riding a bike up 8th Ave into the Garment District and then back down to Chelsea didn’t make me smell very good. I felt good though! I was taking action – – and we all know the law of attraction rules AFFIRMATIONS – ACTIONS – MIRACLES (or really good shit happening!) When one takes ACTION – one must be kind to the body – the mind and the spirit.

So – – when I finally got home, I needed to wash the smell of the city off my body. I began to fill my bath and remembered what my good friend Veronique Marchal of And…Action mentioned (its good to share info!!) … witches would take baths with basil. AHHH>>>>>> this is why I am growing the most amazing garden this summer – filled with HERBS. So is this summer not only the Summer of Sangria – its the summer of Magic Passion Love baths! …. and more !

Relax & Enjoy your MAGIC BASIL BATH!

A large sprig of basil – as much as you want
approx 3 tablespoons of olive oil (or your preferred carrier oil)

While you are filling the bath tub at any temperature that feels just right for you …pour in and stir olive oil with your hand. You want a little bit of oil on your hands. Take your stems of BASIL and take off each leaf. Squish it in your hands so it’s all gooey – put your hand under the running water and let the water flow over your hand and the basil. It will start to smell. Drop the basil leaf in the water. Take each leaf and repeat this – until all the leaves are floating in the water.

While your squishing and letting the water flow the basil in your hands – this is a good time to quiet the mind and just allow your nose to smell the basil. Feel it …as it’s filling up the entire room with the power to aid and strengthen love. – – -then this is the best part. Once the water is full, and you get yourself comfortable, grab a handful of leaves and rub them all over your body!

You can’t even imagine how your body is going to react – it’s amazing and then …when you get out.Smell your skin!

Basil – a masculine herb, ruled by Mars and fire is its element.

Basil is best known for its properties to aid and strengthen love. Although known to bring about prosperity, love spells are the general domain for basil. It is used to soothe communication between two people, to draw a lover to you and to celebrate love. Basil can be tucked fresh or dried into a sachet and carried to strengthen feelings of love.

excerpted from Spirit Quill

To find out more ways to use BASIL – Essential Herb Garden

there is nothing a hot bath can’t cure.” sylvia plath


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