A beauty bath that is easy.
Vervain (rather flowers but can be leaves) Bleeding Heart flowers (preferably pink; can be substituted with rose petals) Wild Violet Lavender (oil or flower) Cinnamon (powdered or stick or incense) Mortar (or alternative fire-safe, shallow bowl; not needed if you use incense) Rosemary oil Red Candle (optional)
Casting Instructions for ‘Bath for Beauty, Love, and Lust (Aphrodite Bath)’
Run hot water, not too hot to burn but warm enough for mild steam to rise. While the tub is being stuffed light your candle and the cinnamon. When I did so I put some some ground cinnamon in a mortar, sprinkled some lavender oil (so it’d burn) and it burned like incense. I am not sure how a cinnamon stick burns (although I mind the kind you get in the grocery smells like plastic when you burn it but I’ve never tried) but you can always grind it or simply burn cinnamon incense.Preferably burn candle and cinnamon inside shower but if you don’t have sufficient ledge around your tub, just burn it around the bath. Once bath is stuffed put in flowers. You can either put them in a sachet or just floating in the water. You you are using lavender oil, dip the violets in the oil (or sprinkle it) before placing it into the bath. Once you’re in the bath and you’ve relaxed, meditated, connected, or whatever it’s that you do in a tub, use the rosemary oil on your skin. Say chants if you’d like. Remember to keep mindful of whatever purpose that your doing the tub for (attract love, preparing or a sexy night, increase feeling of beauty, etc).
***Explanation of Herbs/Flowers
Vervain: Aphrodisiac, love, beauty, lust.
Bleeding Heart: Love, used for love potions/spells/charms
Rose: Sacred to Aphrodite; beauty and love.
Wild Violet and Lavender: Individually both invoke beauty and love, but when used together is a potent mix for lust and passion.
Cinnamon: Burning cinnamon invokes lust.
Rosemary: In addition to it’s healing properties it’s a herb sacred to Aphrodite.
-Remember, this is only a bath so that you don’t have to follow the directions exactly to a T. You can tweak it to meet your needs.
-If you want to channel Aphrodite, do this bathroom on a Friday or full moon, or better yet a Friday of full moon.