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There is nothing better to revitalize and refresh your body and soul than a wonderful soak in a tub filled with marvelous products whether they be soaps, gels, salts, or herbal baths.

Bath Salts & Herbal Baths (Recipes)

Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 13:23:21 -0400
From: Laura Toms

I enjoyed looking at the herbal baths you posted. Did they come from a book, or are they your own recipes? How would you "sell" them, by putting the herbs in bath bags or something like that? It would be kind of fun to incorporate those into something for my booth at the craft mall.

Date: Sun, 01 Nov 1998 14:51:26 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

Laura, I don't know if I answered this or not but if I didn't, please accept my apologies. The herbal baths I posted are from Scott Cunningham's "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews". It's a great reference book for different types of incense, oils, soaps, baths, etc.

To sell them, a lot of people will fill up a bath bag with herbs and sell them that way, and they will also package up bulk herb mixes in brown or plastic bags and sell them as refills for the bath bags. A lot of people like these, and the bath salts. You could always consider a set - soap, bath salts and herbal baths. You can also make up your own mixtures. Just give them a try at home and if you like the combination, add it to your inventory. (smile)

[pagancrafts] Check out Recipes
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:03:27 EST
From: Hazel

Here's where you will find all kinds of recipes , including bath bombs or fizzies.

Recipes

It s a great listing. Enjoy!

[pagancrafts] Re: Bath Bomb Recipe
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 11:23:04 -0600
From: Emily Scott Banks

I had a fun hour enjoying this site, and noticed that Marilyn Warren had posted that she was looking for a bath fizzie recipe to post, but I couldn't get to her site to give this to her, so I will try here!

Bath Bombs:

Dry Phase:

3 parts citric acid (you can get this at a home brewer's supply, or at a chemistry supply house in bulk. Frontier Coop also sells it) to one part sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), crushed botanicals of your choice; mixed together well.

Wet Phase: In a sprayer bottle, put witch hazel (your own homemade is nice, if you can get it, but store bought is fine too), with a small amount of vegetable glycerin, and shake well.

Lighly spritz the dry mixture with the witch hazel solution until like moist sand. Add essential oils of your choice (rose otto, roman chamomile, lavender or sandalwood are especitaly good for the skin) and mix well. Pack very tightly into a plastic mold of your choice (or dixie cups), let stand for 10 minutes, then pop out and let dry over night.

Potential problems:
crumble too easily - add more wet or dry until this rectifies;
fizz in mold - keep pushing back into mold until they firm up;
cracks - add more glycerin to the wet phase.

These take a little bit of playing with and there are many opinions on them as there are people, LOL! Also, if you want a more moisturizing bomb (it will make your tub slippery) add a *ver* small amount of sweet almond oil, or cocoa butter or coconut oil, whichever you like. These are fun to make, and I hope that you enjoy them! (I also hope Marilyn finds this recipe!).

Subject: [pagancrafts] Bath Bomb Recipe
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:48:13 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

Here's an idea for newbies for Yule/Christmas gifts. It was sent to a list by a friend and then sent to me by a mutual friend. (grin) There are a couple of more recipes from Poppie and I'll post them later.

The following recipe is from Poppie Carter:

Lemonade Bath Bombs

1/2 C. Baking Soda
1/2 C. Epsom Salts
4 T. Citric Acid
4 T. Corn Starch
2 pk. Lemonade Kool Aid
2 t. dried lemon zest
4 Chewable Vit. C tablets (coursely ground, Orange colour)
6 T. Coconut Oil

Mix dry ingredients well. Dribble in melted oil. Mix till consistancy of wet sand. Pack into molds. Freeze 1 hour. Remove from mold and place on wax paper on baking sheet. Place in pre-heated oven @ 150 degrees... turn off oven. Check often for spreading. Remove after 10 minutes or less. Allow to dry 24 hours. Yield: 20 bombs (2 ice cube trays).

NOTE: If spreading occurs repack into molds and push down hard. Freeze again for 1 hour. Air dry on waxpaper over newspaper. (this actually makes a harder bath bomb, less crumbling)

[pagancrafts] Milk and Honey Bath Bombs
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:50:24 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

This is another one from Poppie Carter. She is the owner of Poppie's Pleasure in CA and if anyone would like to thank her for the recipes, just drop her a note by clicking on her name above.

Milk and Honey Bath Bombs

1/4 C. Baking Soda
1/4 C. Powdered Milk
2 T. Citric Acid
2 T. Corn Starch
3 T. Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 t. Honey FO (or to taste)

Combine dry ingredients. Drizzle in oil. Mix to the consistancy of wet sand. Roll into balls and let air dry on waxed paper over newspaper for 24 hours. Store seperately...bombs will pick up scents from other products. Yield: aprox. 10 bombs

[pagancrafts] Cream Bath Oil Soak
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:27:10 -0800
From: Marilyn Warren
Organization: Crone's Network

You just have to try this. It is to die for. So luxiourious. I am never without a bottle in the refrigerator!

Creme Bath Oil Soak

Ingredients

3 Whole eggs
1/4 c + 1 tsp. witch hazel
1/4 c + 1 tsp. corn oil
1 tsp. Cider vinegar
1/2 c Yogurt
2 TB Melted butter
1-3/4 c Whole milk
1 c Peach or apricot juice

Instructions
Melt butter and mix with corn oil. Let stand one hour. Mix eggs and stir gently. Add all ingredients one at a time to blender -- adding 1 c of milk last. Beat at low speed. Turn off blender and add last 3/4 c milk unbeaten. Stir and enjoy. Keep refrigerated for freshness. Shake and add 1/2 c to your tub. Makes 3 cups -- enough for 6 baths.

I have used it for a long time and I can not remember where I originally got the recipe, so I can not credit the original source. Probably from some article in a magazine or book somewhere. Believe me, it is pure luxury to soak in. Mind you, it does tend to make a bit of a mess of the bathtub, but it is more than worth it. A little vinegar and water cleans it right up.

[pagancrafts] Herbal Baths
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 20:33:06 -0700
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

Herbal baths are dried herbs that you combine and put into a bag and either suspend from the tap under running water, or put into the bath under the running water to allow the properties in the herbs to seep into the water. I make the bags for these but haven't had the money to buy the herbs to stuff the bags yet. :) Have sold a number of the bags to others who use them for both the herbal bath mixes or the bath salts. :)

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:18:16 -0800
From: Marilyn Warren
Organization: Crone's Network

Here are a few recipes. I put the herbs in cheesecloth bags and let them steep in a bath or in a bowl of boiling water. I use the Mood-Lifting one in a bowl and breath in the scent. Ah - Wonderful!

Title: Mood-Lifting & Energizing Bath
Categories: Herbs
Yield: 1 Bath

4 tb Dried peppermint
4 tb Dried rosemary
4 tb Dried eucalyptus
2 tb Dried pine needles

An energizing herbal bath can be a great antidote for sluggishness or a case of the early winter blues, especially in the morning. Instead of a warm water soak, try a cool water bath, which can help boost energy as it causes blood vessels to contract, giving the body a quick pick-me-up.

Herbs that can create an uplifting bath infusion include dried eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, peppermint, pine and rosemary.

To lift your spirits, try this bath. It incorporates lively peppermint and rosemary plus eucalyptus, an herb that is known for its stimulating and refreshing aroma as well as its ability to restore emotional balance and improve concentration.

Title: Calming & De-stressing Bath
Categories: Herbs
Yield: 1 Bath

4 tb Dried chamomile
4 tb Dried lavender
3 tb Dried star anise
1 tb Dried sandalwood chips

A relaxing herbal bath is the perfect way to end a taxing day. Whole herbs that can be used in a bath to relieve stress and help you to relax include chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram and sandalwood. In addition, fragrant spices like anise or vanilla emit a scent that many people find familiar and comforting -- and thus are a good addition to a calming bath.

To help yourself relax, try this herbal infusion. It's made with lavender, a versatile herb known for its ability to calm the emotions and dispel nervous tension. Chamomile, another classic herbal remedy, also is calming and soothing. This bath also incorporates star anise, the fruit of an Asian evergreen that's often substituted for anise, as it emits a dreamy licorice fragrance. If you like, you can float a few of the beautiful star-shaped fruits in the tub for extra sensory appeal.

Bath Cookies

2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 c. baking soda
1/2 c. cornstarch
2 Tbs. light oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
2 eggs
5-6 drops of essential oil

350 degress for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake.

1-2 cookies per bath. Yeild 24 cookies 12 baths BTW - you add them to the water, not eat them.

Citrus Shower Gel

2 oz. Unscented Shower Gel
15 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
6 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
5 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Add essential oils to unscented shower gel and shake well.

Deep Relief Shower Gel

1 cup Unscented Shower Gel
1/2 tsp. Birch Essential Oil
1/2 tsp. Juniper Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Rosemanry Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Thyme Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Vetiver Essential Oil

Stir oils into shower gel until completely blended.

To use: Use 1/2 oz of gel in hot bath to soak and relax or apply small amount to soar muscles in the shower.

Vanilla Apricot Shower Gel

1 cup Unscented Shower Gel
1&3/4 tsp. Vanilla Perfume Oil
1-3/4 tsp. Apricot Perfume Oil

Stir perfume into shower gel until completely blended. Store away from heat and light. Keeps for up to 6 months.

Vanilla-Rose Shower Gel

1/4 cup Distilled Water
2 tbs Shampoo Concentrate ( or substitute with 1/4 cup unscented shampoo and increase salt to 1/2 tsp.)
2 tbs Rose Water
1 tbs. Liquid Glycerin (From Drug Store First Aid Section)
1/4 tsp. Table Salt
10 drops Vanilla Fragrance Oil
4 drops Rose Frangrance Oil

Warm distilled water in a saucepan and pour into a ceramic bowl. Add shampoo concentrate and stir with a wire whisk until well blended. Add rose water, glycerine, salt, fragrance oils. Stir until blended and thick. Pour into a bottle.

[pagancrafts] Simple Bath Gel
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 20:05:41 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

I got this from a friend on another list - and she can't remember where it came from. This I'm going to try. :)

I haven't tried this, but here you go! File it under S for simple..

Bath Gel

1cup water
1 tablespoon insented glyerine soap
15 drops fragrance or essential oil

Boil the one cup of water and let the glycerine soap melt in it. Remove from heat and add fradrance oil. It thinkens as it cools, so don't be discouraged if it looks watery at first.

Herbal Hugs , Wendy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Carolina Herbal Bathproducts located in beautiful downtown Kernersville, NC
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Apparently it will appear really watery - even for a day or so. DO NOT ADD MORE WATER!!! This comes from someone who made it. (grin)

[pagancrafts] Foot Baths and Foot Rub Recipes
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 17:52:38 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

Both from "The New Age Herbalist" A Gaia Original - A Fireside Book - Published by Simon & Schuster Inc - Copyright 1988 by Gaia Books Ltd., London

Relaxing Foot Baths

For tired feet and aching leg muscles, particularly after vigorous exercise or jogging, soak your feet for 10 minutes in a herbal footbath before rinsing them in cold water. Adding sea salt or Epsom Salts to the water is also helpful.

10 fl oz (280 ml) strong infusion of one of the following:

lavender
lime flowers
rosemary
peppermint (for peppermint, avoid prolonged use)
thyme
yarrow
mugwort
2 tbsp (30 ml) sea salt
OR
1 tbsp (15 ml) Epsom Salts

Fill a large bowl with very hot water to which you have added the herbal infusion and the sea salt or Epsom salts. After soaking you feet, finish with a foot rub (follows); alternatively with a relaxing oil.

Basic Infusions:

To each 1 pint (1/2 litre) boiling water.

Dried Herbs:

1/2 oz (14 g) for weak infusion
1 oz (28 g) for normal infusion
2 oz (56 g) for strong infusion

Fresh Herbs:

1-1/2 handfuls for weak infusion
3 handfuls for normal infusion
6 handfuls for strong infusion

Soothing Foot Rub

As a final restorative for tired feet, massage with this lotion after soaking in a foot bath. Alum hardens the skin, helping to prevent blisters; the oils feed dry patches that tend to crack; and the lavender soothes achine muscles. Dip a piece of rough towelling into the lotion and rub into the feet, giving special attention to the insteps, arches, and ankles.

3 tbsp (45 ml) sunflower oil
1/2 tbsp (7.5 ml) cider vinegar
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) oil of lavender
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) alum powder

Put all the ingredients into a jam jar and stand the jar in a pan of hot water. Heat gently and stir. Allow it to cool, then screw on the lid and shake thoroughly. Remove the lid until completely cold. Shake again before use.

[pagancrafts] Herbal Bath to Re-energize
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 20:05:06 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

This is one of my favourites.

Mix all ingredients together, stir well and stuff a metal tea ball or muslin or cloth bag or cheesecloth or washcloth (the last two tied up to hold the herbs in) with the blend.

As you run your bath, place the tea ball or bag in the tub, under the running water. Then, relax and enjoy!

1/2 Cup Lavender
1/2 Cup Rose Petals
1/2 Cup Sage
1/2 Cup Rosemary

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