Thursday, November 29, 2007

Make drawstring bags out of cheesecloth, organza or muslin, enough to hold anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of your favorite herbal bath recipe. Tie them tightly shut so the loose herbs won’t float out into the bath water. After use the contents can be emptied, the bags rinsed out then washed to be refilled and reused.

Basic Milk Bath Starter Recipe
1 1/2 cup powdered milk 1/2 cup Epsom salt 1/8 cup baking soda 2 TBS cornstarch
Use this as the base for herbal milk bath bags, add whatever dried flowers and herbs you like.

You can buy the lavendar,rose petals and Chamomile at craftstore in soap department:

Lavender Bath Soak:
1/2 cup dried lavender
1 cup Epsom Salts

Lavender Oatmeal Bath:
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup dried lavender

Lavender Oatmeal Milk Bath:
1/2 cup powdered milk (or the milk bath starter recipe above)
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup dried lavender

Rosemary Oatmeal Bath Tea
1/2 cup Oatmeal
1/4 cup Rosemary (dried)
1/4 cup Chamomile (tea is fine)

Lavender Chamomile Soak:
1/2 cup each: Epsom salt, lavender, chamomile

Herbal Splendor:
1/2 cup each: thyme, sage, lavender, mint, bay leaves, rosemary

Herbal Soother Bath Soak:
1/2 cup each: Lavender, Rose Petals, Sage, Rosemary

Rosemary Basil Soak:
1/2 cup rosemary
1/2 cup basil
1 cup oatmeal

Homemade Bath Spa Bonus:
Along with the herbal bath bags, you can add 1/2 cup of honey to your bath while the water is running. Or you could use the milk bath starter recipe with the honey for a homemade milk and honey bath.

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