Skin-Softening Bath Blend

Skin-Softening Bath Blend

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Dry bath mixes have a fairly long shelf life, but you should use them within 3 to 6 months. Keep in a tightly sealed container. Do not store bath bags with oils or honey in them.

1/4 cup oatmeal (rolled or minute type)

1/4 cup milk powder

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup herbs of choice

10 to 15 drops of essential oils of choice

2 tablespoons of honey

2 teaspoons of body oil of choice

Grind oatmeal, milk powder, sugar and herbs in a food processor until coarsely processed. In a separate bowl, mix essential oil, honey and body oil. Combine and add to a muslin bath bag. Steep in the tub for a few minutes, covered in hot water. Add more water to the bath and enjoy. Use cold tea bags (green tea or chamomile) over your eyes as your relax in your bath.

(Courtesy of Trisha Shirey of the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas)

Reviewed on November 27, 2012

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Herbal Vinegar Infusion

This slightly medicinal-scented herbal rinse helps to relieve an itchy scalp, remove flakes, and restore your hair’s pH balance. Try to use this blend daily until itching and flaking stops. Follow with a natural, leave-in conditioner or detangler if necessary.

2 cups distilled water

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, raw or processed

2 tablespoons rosemary

2 tablespoons sage

1 tablespoon nettle

10 drops tea tree or rosemary (chemotype verbenon) essential oil

Recommended for: all hair types except very dry

Use: daily or as needed

Follow with: natural leave-in conditioner

Prep time: approximately 2 hours

Blending tools: strainer, spoon

Store in: plastic squeeze bottle

Yield: approximately 2.5 cups

In a small saucepan, bring the water and vinegar to just shy of boiling. Remove from heat. Add the herbs, cover, and steep for about 2 hours.

Strain, add the essential oil, stir to blend, and pour into a storage container.

No refrigeration is required if used within 2 weeks, or refrigerate for 4 weeks, then discard.

Application tips: Shampoo and condition hair or, if not shampooing, wet hair, condition, rinse, and squeeze out excess water. Shake the bottle vigorously to blend and apply approximately 1/4 cup to wet scalp and gently massage for 2 or 3 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Note: This rinse may stain light-colored towels.

(Excerpted from Organic Body Care Recipes © by Stephanie Tourles. Used with permission from Storey Publishing.)

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