Cold Comfort Bath Soak for relief of seasonal allergies.

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If you enjoy a long soak in the bath, then you’re going to love these diy bath and body recipes made with natural herbs and botanicals from The Herb Companion. Each recipe has been created with a long luxurious soak in mind and includes recipes for bath soaks, salts and scrubs.

My favorite recipe is for the Cold Comfort Bath. While it’s late spring now and not exactly cold season, this handmade bath soak recipe is also perfect if you’re suffering from seasonal allergies and nasal congestion.


Yield: 31/2 ounces

2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers and leaves
2 tablespoons dried rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon dried gingerroot powder
2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
Fresh eucalyptus leaves, rosemary leaves to float in bathwater (optional)

Mix together dried herbs. Place them inside a square of natural fabric or a metal tea ball. Secure your bundle by tying the ends with a bit of sting. To use: Hang the herb bag under your water tap. Fill the tub with warm (not too hot) water, letting the water flow through the herbs. Get in the bath, squeeze out your herb bag and place it behind your neck as you bathe. You also may use it to scrub your body with a bit of soap.
To see the rest of the bath recipes available from The Herb Companion, check out their blog post, Soak and Scrub Your Cares Away. The available recipes include Myrna Loy Bath, Cold Comfort Bath, Honey Bath Tablets, English Lavender Bath, Superwoman Bath, Sunflower Soak, Fresh Gingerroot Bath, Bath Salts, Southwest Scrub, and Geranium Petal Body Scrub.

About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her amazing skin care recipes at The Nourished Life blog as well as right here on Soap Deli News. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here in order to receive email updates.


  1. Hey girl…thanks for linking up this week. I’ve had a blast co-hosting. Ummm ya…I’m definitely going to be making this!