1. Bath Cookies
2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons light oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
5-6 drops essential oil of your choice
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Combine all the listed
ingredients and form into a dough. Using a
teaspoon or so of dough at a time, roll it gently in the
palm of your hand until it forms a ball. Form all
dough into one-teaspoon balls, and gently place them
on an ungreased cookie sheet. Consider
sprinkling the bath balls with herbs, flower petals,
cloves, citrus zest and similar aromatic
ingredients. Bake your bath cookies for 10 minutes,
until they are lightly browned. Do not over-bake.
Allow the bath cookies to cool completely. To use, drop
1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath and allow to
dissolve. Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12 baths.
2. New Moon Milk Bath
2 cups dry nonfat powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
6 drops sandalwood oil
5 drops vanilla fragrance oil
4 drops gardenia fragrance oil
4 drops orange oil
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a
container. To Use: Pour 1 cup into the bath as
you fill the tub and stir well.
3. Oatmeal Milk Bath
Milk is excellent for you inside and out. These recipes for herbal milk baths are inexpensive and luxurious at the same time. Take a few minutes out of your busy, hectic day and slip into a warm bath laced with any of the below
or use your own imagination and come up with a new twist on the ones I’ve shared!
1/4 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. powdered milk
1 T. hazelnut oil
6 drops lavender oil
Put oats in muslin bag. Add the rest of the
ingredients directly to bath.
4. Cherry Berry Bubble Bath
1/2 cup unscented shampoo
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt (regular table salt is fine)
15 drops cherry fragrance oil
Pour shampoo into a bowl and add water. Stir gently
until well mixed. Add salt, and stir until mixture
cherry fragrance and place in decorative bottle. Can
also be used to make a body wash!
5. Tropical Dream Bubble Bath
3 drops rose fragrant or essential oil
2 drop jasmine fragrant or essential oil
1 ounce glycerin
1 ounce coconut oil
1 bar castille soap (grated)
1 quart water
Mix all ingredients together. Store in a
container. Pour in running water.
6. Shea Butter Soap
2 cups glycerin soap base, melted in a double
2 tbsp shea butter, melted separately
Several drops of your favorite essential oil
Mix well, pour into molds (you can use regular
food storage containers) and cool.