Category Archives: Bath Recipes
Winter days are short, cold and dreary, meaning that many of us experience changes in our mood and energy levels. While you’re cooped up in the house this winter, trust the natural abilities of citrus to transform your hibernation habitat into a spa fit to fight the gloomy winter. Relax and let citrus provide a full-sensory experience sure to lower stress and refresh the senses.
Foot baths are really easy to prepare and beneficial for simply relaxing or for helping all kinds of problems. You can use a foot bath machine or simply a large bowl and add water, a few ingredients from the kitchen and/or aromatherapy to aid your feet. Below you will find a few suggestions for different recipes to work on various foot ailments.
Ever wonder what your grandmother (or great grandmother) did to make her bath extra special before the days of whirlpool tubs and Jacuzzi? If you ask her, she’ll probably tell you about bath salts and other lovely scented products that are easy and inexpensive to make.
Yield: 3-4 cups
- 1 cup – purified water
- 1 teaspoon – unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup – vegetable glycerine
- 1 cup – honey
When you have had a long day that never seems to end and you need to escape to a soothing place of relaxation to help you unwind for a restful night, there is nothing quite like a luxurious bath filled with soothing aromatic bath salts to help lull you off to dream land. The soothing scents of many aromatic bath salts are often enhanced with skin softeners as well to leave you skin soft and supple and your mind calm and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast cereal taken with milk and/or fruits. It has been in the limelight due to its valuable health benefits and recently, as a recognized natural ingredient, it has also been found out to have beneficial effects on the skin. A good oatmeal soap recipe that can help protect and nourish the skin and can be used to remove dead skin is available here for you to try.
If you’ve already made a basic bath salt, but you want to produce a more professional product, you’ll love these simple techniques. They’ll make your bath salts less “homebrew” and more spa-quality. Once you start using them, you will feel more confident giving your handmade bath salts as gifts or presenting them for sale at a store or craft fair.
The most important consideration to bear in mind when making herbal preparations is to only use the best quality products you can find. Good quality oils and natural essential oils will combine to make a far superior product than that produced by cheap oil and chemical, synthetic oils. Natural products are far less likely to cause skin allergies, but it is always wise to test your finished product on a small patch of your own skin if not on that of the recipient.