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Skin-Softening Bath Bag Formula

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!


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.

Read more: Beauty, Bath & Shower

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).

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9:32AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

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

2:54AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you :)

9:42AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

good idea...thanks for sharing :)

7:50AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

like this idea

10:02PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

like this idea

8:50PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

will sure try this

6:51AM PDT on May 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:14AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Thanks for the info.

2:04AM PDT on Oct 30, 2010

Interesting - need to try this...

11:18AM PDT on Aug 16, 2010


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