The origin of the word “spa” is generally attributed to the Belgian town of Spa, a town known for its centuries-old hot springs. Others believe that “spa” comes from the Latin acronym “Salus Per Aquam”, which means “Health Through Water”. In the 17th century, “spa” became accepted as a general name for hot springs and hydrotherapy centers. Spas can relieve stress, promote beautiful skin, and have been studied as treatments for many skin conditions. Here, we explore the healing benefits of medicated spa baths, focusing on the seasonal myrrh and frankincense herbs.
Both myrrh and frankincense are available in many forms including essential oils, hydrosols, bath salts, tinctures, powders, or as raw herbs. In TCM, myrrh and frankincense are frequently combined, as they are thought to be more powerful together than alone.
DIY: Rejuvenating Myrrh & Frankincense Bath
If you need some time to relax and get away from daily stresses, here is a way to create your own rejuvenating spa bath at home with myrrh and frankincense.
Mix these ingredients together and pour the concoction into a bathtub filled with warm water and soak your stresses away. If you want to conserve water, the bathtub can be filled halfway.
Testing before the bath: Be sure to test the myrrh and frankincense products on a small patch of skin to see if you have an allergic response before getting in the bath. Please seek medical attention if you develop an allergy.
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