On ‘National Tie One On Day’ I thought I might share some hangover helpers from the world of wisdom and time-tested traditions. Tomato juice is high in fructose, which naturally speeds the body’s alcohol burning process. Eating ten strawberries is also believed to bring sweet relief from a hangover headache. And then there’s this last tidbit I learned from a holistic healer who told me to take a quarter of a fresh lemon and rub the fleshy part under each armpit. It sounds gross but it works. At least that’s what I’ve been told. Wink.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
General Instructions for all Baths
Once the bath is ready, sit in the tub, and completely immerse yourself seven times, allowing the mixture to flow into all body openings. (Swish it around in your mouth as well, but do not swallow it.) Stay in the tub for seven minutes, then get out, allowing the moisture on your body and hair to dry naturally.
The Beer Bath
This is a great little psychic cleanser with added perks: It relieves mild depression and is actually good for your skin and hair.
1 12 oz. can of beer
1 T. salt
Add the beer and salt to a warm tub of water. Using your index finger, stir the water clockwise until thoroughly mixed.
Charged waters are charged with magickal powers and intentions.
Not all charged waters are really waters. Some are actually alcohol-based formulas, recalling that the roots of perfumery and liqueurs lie entangled in magick potions, brews, and philters. (Philters are drinks; although some potions are consumed, many formulas are for external use only.) “Water” must be understood in the context of perfume designations, such as eau de Cologne (‘water of Cologne’) or of alcoholic beverages like aquavit or whiskey (whose name derives from the Gaelic for “water of life”).
The alcohol typically recommended as a base is vodka, not because it may be consumed but because of its minimal scent. Avoid what is commonly called “rubbing alcohol”: the typically strong, unpleasant aroma will interfere with that of the formula.