This herbal mix is straight from a recipe for a refreshing foot bath from 1772 - The Toilet of Flora, which contains numerous cosmetic and remedial recipes. Juniper berries are reputed to be ‘stimulating & disinfecting’, rosemary was thought to ‘renovate vitality of limbs’, angelica was thought to be purifying and pennyroyal was ‘refreshing and repelled pests’!
1772 Aromatic Bath for the Feet
(each bag makes 8 doses):
1. Add 2 tsps of herbal mix to a mug of boiling water, & allow to infuse for about 5 minutes.
2. Strain the herbal infusion into a footbath of hot water.
3. Check the water isn't too hot, and enjoy a good 10 minutes of soaking!
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Pennyroyal, Sage, Rosemary, Angelica, Juniper.