Sunday, 8 March 2015

Five favourite bath soaks

Detox Bath Soak

In a bowl combine 1/3 cup Epsom salts, 1/2 cup coarse sea salt, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add to running bath water and enjoy. Makes enough for one bath.

Lavender Chamomile Bath Soak

To make this you will need:
  • 2 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  • 1/4 dried chamomile
  • 5-10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • muslin
Combine the salts and dried herbs in a bowl and mix well, In a small jug or cup combine the sweet almond oil and lavender essential oil. Stir to combine the oils then slowly add to the salt-herb mixture. Stir again.

Cut a muslin square approximately 16cm x 16cm. In the middle of the square place 4 tablespoons of the mix. Bring the edges together and tie securely. Pop the bag into the bath and enjoy. The remaining mix will keep in an airtight jar for up to 6 months.

Five favourite bath soaks

Milk Bath

1 cup milk powder
1/2 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup baking soda 
5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil.

Combine all the ingredients. Place in an airtight jar and leave for 24 hours. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the mix to a warm bath.

Sore Muscle Bath Soak

Combine 1 cup Epsom salts, 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 tablespoons of dried lavender buds. This makes enough for one bath.

Oatmeal Milk Bath

To make this you will need:
  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 cup oatmeal (not the quick cook variety)
  • 10 drops of essential oil (I like to use sweet orange)
  • 1 cup milk powder
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until you have a medium to fine texture. Store in an airtight jar. Use up to 1 cup of mix per  bath.

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Photo: Lynn Greyling