Warm the Winter Away - Bath Salts

Warm the Winter Away - Bath Salts

I love this recipe!  It’s super quick and easy to put together and is perfect for the Winter months when skin can really suffer from the drying effects of cold and central heating.  The powdered milk can ease irritation and, because it contains lactic acid, will gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it super smooth! Oatmeal is also deeply moisturising and soothes inflamed skin. Epsom salts are amazing at softening rough, dry skin and can also soothe conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  The added bonuses are the calendula, lavender and comfrey which all offer their own therapeutic effects.

Calendula is anti-inflammatory and is often used to treat severe dryness and is incredible for sensitive skin. Comfrey contains allantoin, which helps new skin cells to grow and keeps skin healthy.

Did you know that lavender flowers represent purity, silence, serenity, grace and calmness?  Everything you could possibly wish for in a nice long bath!

So why not make yourself a big pot of this to ease your mind and body on the long winter nights….

 

Recipe:

2 cups Epsom Salts

1 cup milk powder

½ cup oats (you can grind these if you wish)

¼ cup calendula flowers

¼ cup comfrey powder

¼ cup lavender flowers

5 – 10 drops lavender essential oil

 

Method:

Mix the first 6 ingredients in a clean, dry bowl.

Gradually add the lavender essential oil and thoroughly mix in.

Pour into a large glass jar and store somewhere cool and dark.

Add 1 – 2 handfuls to each bath.

 

If you’d prefer not to clog up the drain then tie your handfuls into a muslin bag and float in the bath!

This should last between 6 and 9 months if stored correctly.

The best way to really pamper your skin after a bath is to smother it in Custard!!  Yep, that’s right, why not try one of our Body Custards to really lock the moisture in! Our carefully blended ingredients provide the best rejuvenating and healing benefits to the skin.  Great skin is just a pamper away!

Enjoy!!  Love

 

Sources:

herbalapothecaryuk.com

woodlandherbs.co.uk

 

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