we could all use a bath

Yesterday I was sick. It really started Sunday evening. I just could not get warm. I drank a cup of hot cocoa, snuggled into bed underneath all the covers and my winter fur blanket. I still was chilly.

Tyler brought me the thermometer and I checked my temperature. Sure enough, I had a low-grade fever. With Tylenol in me, I fell asleep.

In the morning I let my sweet friend, Lauren, know I had a fever. She has been nursing everyone under her roof back to health. Even her parents and the in-laws came into town, promptly fell ill, and she became nurse to them, too.

She immediately offered all of her loving care and help. Yesterday afternoon, she brought over a cleansing bath potion. It wasn’t hard to follow her advice : Take a hot bath in a calming, cleansing solution. No problem!

And really, we could all use a bath.

it’s true. every now and then, it’s wonderful – wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!! – to enjoy a good ole bath. Hot water, maybe a lit candle. a simple, indulgent pleasure.

This is the recipe for the cleansing bath potion :

2 cups Epsom Salt

1 cup baking soda

1 cup borax (which by the way, you will soon learn, has many useful qualities!)

Take a hot bath for only twenty – 20 – full minutes with no soap or shampoo. You simply sit and bathe.

This potion draws the toxins from inside your body out into the bath water. You may be left with a dark ring around your tub after the shower. Thankfully, I was not. I probably had sweat most of my body’s toxins out the night before as my fever broke. (Don’t worry, I have clean sheets now!)

No matter if you are sick or well, you can enjoy a cleansing bath, too. And who wouldn’t enjoy a nice, hot bath?

a lovely, silvered antiqued clawfoot tub
a modern look, this clawfoot tub and its bathroom look like a serene day spa

3 thoughts on “we could all use a bath

  1. This is such a helpful post, as we are battling sickness in the kids right now. Do you use the entire mixture in one bath, or do you mix those proportions together and use part of it in the bath? All three of those ingredients have so many wonderful uses! Thanks for sharing, Rachel.

  2. Thanks for the response, Rachel! I may have to try this with my kiddos–they have run fevers and have a nasty cough. When we are better, we will plan a get together. I want to see Leland before he’s a teenager πŸ™‚

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