Did you know that besides ancient therapeutic ingestion of ginger (also known as gingerroot) being used for assorted ailments such as arthritis, bronchitis, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, indigestion, and sinusitis, ginger is also therapeutic to use externally? Here's a really nice mild, yet invigorating, mixture enough for one soak in the bathtub that serves as a wonderful circulation stimulant. Oh, and the baking soda as an ingredient aids in detox of the body too!
By Deeli from Richland, WA
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I use a silicone ice cube mold to form my fizzies. I made some with a heart shape, rose fragrance oil and put them in a cellophane bag tied with a red ribbon for my grandson's pre-K teacher. He helped pack the cavities, he was so proud and Mrs. Cole was very happy!
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Directions for use: Pour 1/4 of the buttermilk bath powder in tub as you add hot water .
(makes 1/2 cup, enough for 2 baths)
Directions for use: Add 1/cup of mixture to hot bath water
(makes 2 cups, enough for 4 baths)
Store in a large zip-lock bag
Directions for use: Use about 1/3 cup per bath
Directions for use: Use 1/4 cup per bath, add to running hot water.
This scrub acts as a cleanser, scrub and moisturizer all in one.
Directions for use: Use this in the shower on dry skin(otherwise the salt melts instead of scrubs). Rub and scrub anywhere you need to exfoliate and moisturize. Bath Bombs
These are fragile so carefully package each bomb in its own cellophane bag or in a closed container to keep fresh.
Directions for use: To use, drop one bomb into warm bath water to release fragrance and oils. A little bit of heaven right in your bath tub!
By Mythi from Silverdale WA
Try these Bath recipes:
Milk And Honey Bath Recipe
1/2 Cup Runny Honey
1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Essential Oils(I prefer Lavender)
Mix all the ingredients, pour it into your bathtub and pamper your body.
Relaxing Basil and Lime Bath Salts
You will need:
5 cups of Sea Salt (or Epsom salt, or a combination of both)
1 Tsp. of Baking Powder
2 Tsp. of Almond Oil
5 drops Lime Scented Oil
4 drops Basil Oil
1 drop green coloring
1 drop yellow coloring
All you have to do is mix the salt and the baking powder in a bowl. In a another smaller bowl mix together all liquids and add to salts, stirring well. You should let them sit so they can soak up the scent and the coloring all of the way through. After they have sat for about two hours take them and place them in jars with cork stoppers. To create a good seal dip the cork in melted wax (green to match salts) and put cork into bottle.
A little sugar added to your face or body wash, does wonders for exfoliation and melts just about the time that you need to stop scrubbing! How convenient!
I definitely plan to try the vinegar hair rinse. Thanks for sharing and God bless you!
What's the difference between extract and oil?
What's the difference between carrier oils and essential oils?
I'd like to add scent to this but am confused by all the descriptions.
Thanks for the recipes. Good to give as gifts.
Does anyone have a homemade recipe for paraffin baths using canning jar paraffin? My therapist and my orthopedist are adamant that I need to use paraffin heat treatment for an injury incurred when a careless driver T-boned my car recently. I do have a bath but I need more paraffin and it would need to be special ordered since I can't find a local source.
Searching on Google, I found these websites.
Searching in Thrifty Fun would be my first choice. If you don't find what you want there, you could try using different search engines with a variety of word combos. Good luck.
Thank you so much. I don't know what combination of words you used to search but I tried several and didn't come up with one recipe, let alone three though I did guess pretty well what the additives would turn out to be. You have no idea, what a wonderful help you have been.
When I was taking some therapy and they ran out, they added mineral oil to some paraffin wax (sold in blocks). I do not know exact measurements but just experiment with a little of each until it feels right.
Once you have done the paraffin bath wrap plastic /plastic bag around and then a towel to keep the heat in . Hope this helps. Crystal
Thank you. From what I have been able to find out, the usual recipe is 1/4 cup of mineral oil to 1 pound of paraffin. I made that up in the bath I had aquired, added a few drops of rose essential oil from my craft stores and have been using it quite successfully. I had learned about the plastic and towel wrap through the material that mckaysatt sent the links for. Altogether the therapist was quite pleased with my report back to her. I am so grateful for the help.
I am teacher of beauty and can anyone give me a recipe for chocolate paraffin wax for manicures please
This relaxing bath additive is easy to make and can also be given as a gift. This page contains an oatmeal milk bath recipe.
Mix fresh herbs and flowers or essential oil with apple cider vinegar to make a scented vinegar bath recipe. It not only helps soften your skin it is relaxing after a long day.
Adding a scented oil to your bath can make it an even more relaxing experience. Making your own bath oil beads will ensure you have your favorite bath oils ready to use whenever you like. This is a page about homemade bath oil beads.
Start with powdered milk and your favorite essential oil to make this luxurious bath time indulgence. This is a page about scented milk bath.
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