Staying In | A Winter Herbal Bath

There is something so comforting and luxurious about taking a bath. You really have to take time out for a bath, to prepare it, and then linger and soak in it. Taking a bath is one of those things I do for myself and think “Wow, I really deserve this.” I truly enjoy the ritual of taking a bath.

Woodland Fairy Herbal Bath for Winter

It’s such a simple thing, but really it’s so much more. When I lived in a small 1920s studio apartment in L.A. I took weekly baths, sometimes multiple times a week. A true poor man’s luxury if you ask me. Baths don’t have to be expensive, you don’t have to spend a lot of money getting bath bombs and oils… in fact, I found a great herbal bath recipe from an old issue of Victoria magazine that sounded so delightful, that I had to share it with you guys!

You can get dried herbs online at Mountain Rose Herbs or better yet, see if there is a local shop that carries these herbs. Sassafras root and strawberry leaves may be harder to find, so get those online. I think you could wrap all these items in a cheesecloth, tie it with twine, boil it for 2-3 minutes…then add the water AND the herbal bath bundle into your bath. Doesn’t this just sound so lovely?

Woodland Fairy Herbal Bath for Winter / the Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but when I take a bath, I like to light candles and put together a little playlist. I used to have two bathtime playlists. “Weekday Bath” and “Weekend Bath” (I know, very creative names…)

For a Fairy Woodland Bath I think “May It Be” by Enya would be a wonderful song to start letting your mind wander and relax and then listen to “The Grace of Undómiel” (another song from Lord of the Rings that connects with Arwen’s story line).  If you have a Spotify account, you can find both of these songs on there to add to your playlist!

And when you’re all done with your bath, why not wrap up in this ultra feminine and romantic vintage inspired robe from Adored Vintage? It features bell sleeves, lace details, and a drawstring waist. Very Elven if you ask me!

credits + sources / 1.] Vintage Bathroom 2.] Rose Dawn Robe 3.] May It Be by Enya (Youtube link) / Recipe for Woodland Fairy Bath from Victoria Magazine, November 1995 featuring perfumer Sharon Ackland

*** disclaimer *** I read Sassafras Root should not be used for pregnant women. Please do your research on each of these herbs and plant properties before trying this bath recipe out especially if you have allergies to anything!

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Vintage Inspired Home: A Bit of Blush

This morning I asked my husband what he thinks about pale pink bedding. Thankfully his immediate response wasn’t to recoil and go “AUGH, Pink! I am a M-A-N (rawwwrr) I will not have pink in my bedroom!” Instead he responded with “Well, what do you mean…”, which I then proceeded to show him some pale (pale) pink linen bedding to go with our grey and cream bedding. He wasn’t crazy about the idea, but didn’t say no either.

Home Inspiration: Blush Pink

So, basically since the husband said he wouldn’t mind pale pink bedding, I’m assuming he’s going to be A-OK with me getting a pink velvet couch! Just kidding, I HAD a pink velvet couch and I sold it. Sometimes I regret that decision… but actually, it wasn’t the right shade of pink I wanted.

I am wondering how pale pink walls in a bathroom would be…. I’ve had dark navy walls in our bathroom before and then a sort of minty pale green and cream combo. I think a pink bathroom would be rather nice. A nice faded shade of pink with warm undertones, like sand. Pink is a very feminine color and I think it can get a bad rep for being fussy. Here are some pale pink colors I would consider for a bathroom or even for a bedroom.

Home Inspiration: Blush Pink

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The images below are the ones I showed the husband. Of course the one on the left was a little TOO MUCH, but he was ok with the one on the right. Although, truth be told, the one on the left is a bit too much even for my blush loving heart. So, now I have a new mission… find pale pink bed linens!

And if you are in search of a bit of blush for your bed, Hale Mercantile Co. has some really beautiful bedding (about $59 AUD for a pillowcase))

Home Inspiration: Blush Pink

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