Itchy Scratchy Herbal Bath

Dear Ladies, 

There are certain times in our life when we feel a little uncomfortable.  Whether it’s a consequence of an external irritant such as a harsh soap or detergent, sitting in a bathing suit too long, a certain time in our cycle, or just a regular old yeast infection..some days we have to deal with an itchy, irritated vagina.  Fun!  

My incredible massage therapist Brandi Ryans is a genius with whipping up soaps, shampoos, scrubs and natural remedies.  She uses a combination of essential oils and common household items like herbs and olive oil to make magic.  She made me a batch of this incredible Vinegar Herbal bath to sample.  Use it for whatever ails you in your lady parts.  Of course, to be safe, if you are experiencing anything unusual for you such as change in color, quantity or scent of discharge or feel any feverish/flu-like symptoms, please see your health care professional.  I can help or can refer you to a great gynecologist.  

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VINEGAR HERB BATH

This slightly acidic bath helps to rinse away soap residues on your skin and reinstates your own natural acid balance.  It is also a good way to counteract vaginal yeast infections because the acidic environment will kill many harmful organisms.  This particular combination of herbs is guaranteed to alleviate stress. 

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup water

1 tablespoon fresh or a teaspoon dried rosemary

1 tablespoon fresh or a teaspoon dried tarragon

1 tablespoon fresh or one teaspoon dried mint leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds

Combine all the ingredients and heat just until boiling.  This can be done on a stovetop or in a microwave for one to two minutes.  Allow the mixture to steep for a few hours or even overnight.  Strain off all solids by pouring the mixture through a strainer or a coffee filter into a jar.  Pour the entire mixture into a bath, steep yourself for at least 10 minutes and enjoy.