Who takes care of the doctors? That’s a question we helped to answer with our 5-part herbal relaxation workshop series. Using our 5 favorite herbs, we showed the staff of Montefiore Hospital simple ways to relax with Lavender, Chamomile, Rose, Lemongrass and Peppermint oils and herbs.
Herbal Relaxation with Nature’s Nurses
Take a break from your hectic day and learn how to make relaxing natural bath and body products. Items can be soothing, uplifting and stimulating or decongesting. Bath teas open our pores, and provide aromatherapy to the senses. Body sprays provide a quick, refreshing pick-me up throughout the day.
Herbal Bath and Body
- Herbal Tea Bath Soak & Drinking Teas- Relax your body with teas that work the body inside & out!
- Herbal Body Sprays- Mist your face and body when you need to reboot.
10 Ways Herbs Help Your Body
- Stress relief
- Reducing muscle aches
- Improving circulation
- Better nutrient absorption
- Headache relief
- Improves sleep
- For acne, eczema or other skin problems
- For joint pain relief
- To help relieve poison ivy or skin reactions
- Improving skin hydration
Herbal Uses and Description:
Chamomile- Induces loving feelings, is calming, relaxing, relieves anxiety, stress, depression, cramps, hysteria, headaches, tantrums, soothing and is suitable for use on children. Most valued for its anti-inflammatory properties, relieves skin problems, antiseptic, good for sensitive and dry skin, clears burns, minor wounds, used in masks, compresses, massage, vaporizers, inhalations, baths, rejuvenation treatments; antibacterial, antiseptic, disinfectant.
Lavender- The perfect all around helper. helps relieve pain, balancing and normalizing, brings health and harmony to body. A mild detoxifier, with a full, flowery aroma, uplifting and soothing. Used as a perfume, baking, cleansing and calming, alleviates stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, migraines, athletes’ foot. An antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, eases colds, used in inhalations, vaporizers, baths, massage.
Lemon balm- Relieves anxiety, poor sleep, nervous indigestion, induces healing, health and loving feelings.
Mint- Promotes overall physical and emotional wellbeing, eases fatigue. Insect repellant, stimulating and strengthening, helps soothe headaches, antiseptic, antispasmodic, a decongestant, relieves coughs, clods, flu, used in inhalations, baths, cooling and cleansing, soothes itchy skin. Is highly effective for travel sickness and nausea.
Rose- Called the “queen of flowers”, has been cultivated for the last 3,000 years, originally from Iran. Its petals were once consumed as food and is a popular perfume. The rose has been a remedy for depression, an anti-inflammatory, a mild sedative. Eases anxiety, insomnia, nausea, pms. Induces healing and health & increases loving feelings and libido.