Skin-Softening Bath Bag Formula

This easy-to-make bath bag nourishes and softens winter-weary skin in the most delicious way.

It calls for two common kitchen-cupboard ingredients: one provides gentle exfoliation to banish dead flaky skin cells, and the other soothes and softens.

Fun to use, too!

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup ground oatmeal
1/4 cup ground sunflower seeds

1. Place ingredients in the toe of an old stocking, or in the center of an 8×8 square of muslin, cheese cloth, or cotton (old, worn handkerchiefs work well). Gather into a pouch and tie with a short string.

2. As you relax in the tub, gently rub your entire body with the bag, then let it remain in the water releasing its softening properties. Discard bag when finished, or scrape used ingredients into the compost and wash fabric to use again.

Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1994). Copyright (c) 1994 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1994).

13 comments

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for the tip, I can't wait to try this

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

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Raiin Blue4 years ago

good idea...thanks for sharing :)

jayasri amma
jayasri amma4 years ago

like this idea

peggy p.
peggy p.4 years ago

like this idea

peggy p.
peggy p.4 years ago

will sure try this

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

May Hensley
May Hensley5 years ago

Interesting - need to try this...

Sanja T.
Sanja T.6 years ago

thanks...