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Skinny Bath Formula

Skinny Bath Formula

Try this easy two-step way to eliminate toxins in the body and shed a few unwanted pounds: the secret ingredient, an essential oil, has been used for centuries to open and cleanse the skin. The heavenly aromatherapy fragrance is uplifting and stimulating, a real help when the emotions are drained and in deed of support.

Your skin will be soft, glowing, and sweet-smelling after using this exfoliating technique and bath. The author also swears by it as a way of losing some unwanted weight! And you will love the scent, prized for thousands of years for its clarifying, purifying, and uplifting properties. Here’s the simple formula:

1. Start with a Salt Glow: Mix 2 cups sea salt with 1 ounce of base oil (almond, jojoba, or olive all work well) and 4 drops of essential oil of juniper. Mix very well. Stand nude in a dry bathtub and gently massage your body starting at the feet and working your way up, massaging in a circular, clockwise motion. As the oiled salts fall to the base of the tub, pick them up and reuse them until the entire body (except for face and neck) has been massaged.

2. Leaving the salt glow ingredients in the tub, fill the tub with warm water and add 3 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Soak in the tub for several minutes. You will emerge with softer, fresher skin, feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. Your skin will literally glow!

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Adapted from The Essential Oils Book, by Colleen K. Dodt (Storey Books, 1996). Copyright (c) 1996 by Colleen K. Dodt. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Essential Oils Book, by Colleen K. Dodt (Storey Books, 1996).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:04PM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

great info, thanks for the article! I love baths and love trying out all kinds of different ones.. I need some juniper oil though!

1:53PM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

Thank you

10:14PM PDT on May 20, 2010

Too cool, I plan to get the book, and make up batches for Yule gifts, organic,healthy, great! Thanks!!

7:03AM PST on Jan 23, 2010

I think I'll give this a try.

7:26AM PST on Jan 4, 2009

I can't speak for the author, but I've used this skinny bath many times. I wouldn't consider it a weight-loss technique, but it's great to possibly drop a few extra pounds of water weight...Juniper oil is a diuretic. So if you have a special occasion that you'd like to look your best for...try this a day or two ( or both) before the event. As with all diuretics, you don't want to overdo it. I wouldn't suggest it more than once a week for regular usage. I'm just a layman, take my advice with a grain of (sea)salt ;)

6:13PM PST on Jan 1, 2009

So how often does the author of this recipe suggest to take such a scrub/bath, and how regularly/for how long, if it is to be used for weight-loss?

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