A Ritual Bath for Springtime & The Season of Ostara / Oster / Easter!
Ostara is a pagan celebration of the German goddess Eostre. Ostara celebrates the spring equinox. The word Ostara comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess name, Eostre. Eostre represented spring and new beginnings.
Goddesses have been revered in many cultures throughout history, and they are often associated with various aspects of the natural world, including the seasons. Different goddesses are associated with different seasons and holidays, and they can be invoked to symbolize a variety of concepts and ideas.
In modern life Ostara is also good time to start taking action on the ideas and goals you started thinking about around Winter. What you plant during Ostara will be ready to be harvested during the coming summer months and autumn for storage and use during winter. This can be both physical or metaphysical.
Ostara is also a good time to freshen up your home and life. Take time to do some spring cleaning. Cleaning isn't just limited to your home... it’s also about you and what you want for yourself in every aspect of life/ As the beginning of spring, Ostara is a good time to literally and figuratively plant seeds for the future.
What is better than starting the season with a ritual bath?
In addition to the physical benefits, taking a bath encourages restfulness, privacy, quiet and contemplation, helping to reduce stress and anxiety, and allowing both body and brain to relax and restore.
A SIMPLE BATH RITUAL TO INVOKE OSTARA IN YOU
What is Aroma sutras OSTARA Blend?
A handmade bath salt blend encompassing the oceans and the earth to reawaken your energies! This powerful blend of flowers & herbs, ceremonially used in Europe & Asia where people have been especially connected with Goddess Ostara.
Yes indeed this ritual bag is: Handmade using handpicked roots, stems, salts, flowers, oils and extracts
Ingredients: hyssop & pine calendula, Sea water nigari, Epsom salt, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, chrysanthemum, geranium, lily, rose, coleus, essential oils.
STEP BY STEP RITUAL
The most essential step is to set aside the time. Close the door, disconnect from the world outside and focus on your routine or ritual.
Setting your mood
Your mood is essential to getting the most out of any ritual. Think about each of the senses when setting the scene – lighting, scent, sound, and touch. Natural, or gentle mood lighting can be either uplifting or calming, scented candles create a soft glow and have the added benefit of scent, affecting concentration and emotion.
You may prefer to soak in silence, focusing on breath and meditation or listen to a relaxing playlist to still the mind, or connect you to nature or fond memories.
A brush, gentle exfoliant or soft cloth, used in rhythmic motion, adds touch to the experience, if you feel you may need to invigorate your body more. Your personal bathing ritual may be soaking for a long time with a book, listening to something to stimulate your mind, meditating, or a routine of beauty treatments.
Whatever your ritual is, be mindful of each step in the routine, aware of each sensation and appreciative of the time you have given yourself to focus on your self-care …
Temperature of water for your perfect bath
Fundamental to a restorative bath is water temperate. A personal preference, some find a hot bath immediately soothing, while others believe in the health benefits of cooler water. A warm bath that is a few degrees above body temperature seems to be best for your skin and immune system.
Once you mix waters in your tub to get to your perfect temperature… Place 1 tbsp of mix in organza bag and pull strings to tighten. Drop into warm/ hot water in a bathtub and soak! The cocktail of herbs, salts, flowers oils in the hot water will infuse you with beauty and peace..
This ritual bath bag is a labor of love!
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