- Sesame oil
- 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil (cooling and calming)
- Dough for the “hat”
- Graham flour
Start by making the dough that will seal the bottom of the hat to prevent the oil from leaking. Add several cups of graham flour to a bowl and continue adding water and kneading the dough until it becomes tacky like bread dough. Place the specialized shiro basti hat tightly around the head and seal the bottom perimeter with the dough.
Meanwhile, add the lavender oil to a few cups of sesame oil. Pour the oil into the hat until an inch of oil covers the head. Sit for the length of time your body and mind need.