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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Coffee Energizing Body Scrub

Coffee Energizing Body Scrub

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Coffee is very exfoliating and energizing. Use this scrub on your arms, legs, feet, elbows and rough places where you need more exfoliation. If you like the smell of coffee, this is for you.

1/4 cup of sugar

1 4-inch sprig of fresh rosemary

1/4 cup coffee beans, finely ground

2 tablespoons bentonite clay

3 tablespoons of the body oil best for your skin

3 drops each of rosemary oil and grapefruit or peppermint oils

Combine sugar and rosemary in a spice grinder and process until the rosemary is finely ground. Mix with remaining ingredients. Scrub skin lightly with the mix and shower off. Moisturize afterward with additional body oil.

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

Reviewed on November 27, 2012

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