Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Soothing Bath Oils

Soothing Bath Oils
1 cup honey
2 cups milk
1 cup salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup baby oil
Fragrance oil of desired scent
Combine honey, milk, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Fill your tub and pour the mixture in. Add the baby oil and a few drops of the fragrance.

Bath Salts
Instant Bath Salts
1 cup salt
1 cup epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
Add a little of the mixture to your tub for a revitalizing bath. For bubbles, just add 1 cup of shampoo. For a nice scent, add a few drops of fragrance oil. Food coloring is also optional. *Don't use tins to store bathsalts in, it will corrode the tins.

Bubble Bath Recipe #1
2 cups soap flakes or grated soap
1 gallon water
1/4 - 1/2 cup glycerin
2 cups shampoo or liquid dishwashing detergent
Scented oil of your choice

Mix the soap flakes, water and 2 tbsp glycerin in a pot and set over low heat, stirring occasionally until the soap has dissolved. (This liquid soap can be stored in a covered container and used as an all-purpose soap or hand soap in the kitchen.) In a bowl, add 2 cups of this mixture to the rest of the glycerin, shampoo and add a few drops of your scented oil. Put into a quart container and store covered at room temperature. When you're ready to bathe, add about one cup to your tub as it's filling.

Milk Bath #1
2 cups dry milk powder
1 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon fragrance oil of your choice
Blend together all ingredients in blender. Add 1/2 cup of mixture to hot bath water.

Easy Milk Bath
Just add 1/2 - 1 cup of dried milk to your bath water for a softening and soothing bath.

Herbal Bath
Add herbs to your tub by either making an infusion of them, add directly to the bath water, or put the herbs into a muslin bag and tie it directly under the tap as the water is running. You can also add scented oil to the mixture if you want to.

Here are a few ideas for herbs to use:
Chamomile - soothing and cleansing
Comfrey - rejuvinating
Lovage - deodorizing and cleansing
Lady's mantle - soothes skin irritation
Black tea - relieving sunburn pain
Mint - soothing and relaxing
Lavender - relaxing and aromatic


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