The Little Mermaid Seaweed Bath
1 cup of seaweed (kelp, dulse or nori)
1 tablespoon carrier oil
3 drops of Juniper essential oil
3 drops of Lemon essential oil
Make the bath very hot. As the water is running add your seaweed. Let it steep.
Mix your carrier oil and essential oils together.
When your bath is cool enough to enter add your oils.
Soak for at least 20 minutes. While you are soaking massage you body with the seaweed.
Afterwards drink lots of water and relax.
Do this slimming and detoxifying bath once a week for 1 month for best results.
Cleopatra Milk Bath
2 Liters of milk (non-fat for oily skin)
3 teaspoons of honey
10 drops of essential oils added to
1 tablespoon of a carrier oil such as sweet almond.
Mix all together and run it under the tap to disperse. Add rose petals for the most beautiful looking bath!
Fine Crystal Bathing Sand
2 cups (500 ml) borax (desert salt)
1/2 cup (125 ml) fine ground sea salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) baking soda (soda ash)
1/4 cup (50 ml) white clay
1/2 cup (125 ml) dried herb of your choice
10 drops essential oil
In a large bowl, mix together the salts, baking soda, and clay. Prepare the dried herb by powdering in a spice mill, crumbling by hand, or leaving whole if you prefer.
Add the dried herbs to the salt mix, stirring with a wire whisk. Scent the mixture using the essential oil of your choice. (Be sure to choose oils that are safe for external use.) Do not
over scent; excess oil results in a clumpy, unattractive product.
Mix well with a wire whisk, then cover with a towel. Leave overnight to fix the scent. In the morning, thoroughly mix again and package.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup (50 to 125 ml) sand to a tubful of warm water.
Yield: Approximately 3 3/4 cups (925 ml)
A Note on Preparing Herbs
Crush the dried herbs for bath sand as finely or coarsely as you like, or you can even leave them whole. Powdering is the best idea for anyone with temperamental plumbing; if you leave the herbs whole, it's probably a good idea to package the finished mixture in a small muslin bag for use in the tub. This will also make tub cleaning easier than if you throw the sand freely into the tub.
This eye catching addition to our spa soak recipe adds a touch of romance to any bath.
- Large salt tubes
- Silk flowers
- ½ cup sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Almond or Avocado oil
- 3/4c baking soda
- 1/4c Citric Acid
- 1 tsp Fragrance or Essential Oil
Mix the almond or avocado oil and your fragrance or essential oil into the sea salt. Next mix together the salt and oil mixture, the citric acid and baking soda. Next, take a few silk flower petals and put them in the bottom of the salt tube. Then pour some of the fizzie mixture over the flowers. Continue to layer this way until the tube is full.
To Use: Pour contents into a tub full of water and enjoy.
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