Monday, October 27, 2008

Sore Muscles

Many of you have been following along with my quest to dig and divide my daylilies. I think I have finally had to give it up for the season, unless we have another warm spell. It has been dark and rainy and cold for days. Today it is suppose to have a rain/snow mix. Yuck!!

I'm now ready to stop digging yet, but my body is shot; sore muscles, and an aching back. The only good thing about this is it gives me an excuse to have a nice long soak in the tub. A few candles, a glass of wine, some soft music and I'm ready for my alone time to forget about the troubles of the day.

Here is an infusion I am able to make with ingredients from my herb garden. I don't have access to juniper berries, but they can be purchased at the local health store. This infusion is also said to be good for arthritis pain and inflammation.

1 t. dried juniper berries
2 T. fresh or dried peppermint
2 T. fresh or dried spearmint
2 T. fresh or dried lavender

Place all ingredients in a muslin drawstring bag or disposable tea bag. Add the bag to your bathtub and fill the tub with hot water. Relax and soak for 20 minutes.

Aaah, I can almost smell it now, and I feel better just thinking about it. How about you?

This also works as a good mix with all dried ingredients as a potpourri/air freshener in an open bowl or dish.

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nancybond said...

Sounds like a wonderful, aromatic soak. :) It's the time of year for sore muscles...just as we finish in the garden, we'll be shovelling snow!

Jane Marie said...

Oh, Nancy, please don't say it's so!

joey said...

Oh dear, Jane Marie, Aromatherapy ... I can smell the richness and wish I had time to soak but it's in and out of the shower these days. I'm afraid if I hop in the tub, I'll never get out :) ... (I saw snowflakes today taking my grandboys to the cider mill ... how 'bout you?)