Sunday, July 26, 2015

Detoxifying Lavender and Lemon Milk Bath ~ The Kitchen Witch ~ DIY Bath Products

Some of my favourite things to have on hand are canning jars in all shapes, and sizes. In mid August as the vegetables come in, nothing gives me more pleasure than listening to the popping sound the lids make as they seal summer's bounty into row upon row of jars.

There are other wonderful things to be made in jars too. Edible delights like my Curried Chicken, Grape and Kale Salad, and today's easy Do It Yourself for Lavender and Lemon Milk Bath.


Made with a blend of epsom salts, baking soda, powdered milk, lavender, and lemon, the bath smells as wonderful as it will make you feel. When absorbed through the skin, epsom salts work to relieve muscle tension, pain, and inflammation in joints. It also replenishes the body's magnesium levels which combats hypertension as the sulfate contained in salt flushes toxins and helps form proteins. 

 

The baking soda acts as a natural exfoliant, prepping the skin for the powdered milk which softens and soothes dry skin, and the combination of lemon and lavender is relaxing, rejuvenating, and will make your skin smell amazing. 


Pour a half cup of the bath milk mixture into warm running water and submerge yourself in the velvety luxuriousness of it.  And after the bath, be sure to drink lots of pure, fresh water. 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender buds (these can be purchased as health food stores)
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
 Mix everything together in a large bowl and pour into jars. 


Author:

Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, a former website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada, the $20,000.00 winner of the online competition "The Real Women of Philadelphia" and a finalist on the Food Network Canada show Recipe to Riches. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.  

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