Bathing Beauty

Homemade Holiday Bath Soaks

Remember the Calgon commercial with the harried mother escaping to her bubbly bath? Calgon, take me away! As a kid I always found that commercial hilarious. Now, well, let’s just say I identify. With the holiday season and its particular brand of lovely madness approaching, I’m sure we’ll all be having our Calgon moments. With that in mind, here are two truly effective homemade bath recipes—a pre-party dip to pep you up and a soothing soak to settle stress.Stimulating Herbal BathThis bath is the perfect pick-me-up to use prior to going out for a night on the town. It stimulates the...

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Lavender Milk Bath Sachet Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/8 cup baking soda
  • 2 TBS cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dried lavender

These amounts will make a batch at a time to be stored in an airtight container until you use them. For convenience, fill up your drawstring bags then store.

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 mix. Tie them tightly shut so the loose herbs won’t float out into the water. After use the contents can be emptied, the bags rinsed out then washed...

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Bath and Body Tip #11

Oatmeal is excellent for your skin, smells good, and leaves your skin feeling soft.


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