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Soothing Autumn Oat Bath Formula

Soothing Autumn Oat Bath Formula

With the days getting shorter and chillier and the demands of school and office increasing, stress is often nipping at our heels. This formula rates right up there with the easiest, simplest way ever to beat that stress and soothe the soul. It only takes two ingredients, and children will find it as calming as you will.

This may become a family bath favorite, the perfect way to relax before bedtime. After all, oats are great for the nerves, and lavender is a traditional aromatherapy scent for calming and relaxing.

In a muslin bag or square of cotton fabric (a handkerchief is perfect), place the following:

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 drops lavender essential oil

Tie the bag tightly shut with a piece of string, and add this bath bundle as you fill the tub with warm water, then use it as a washcloth to smooth the slippery, soothing oats all over.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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9:29PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you for info.

9:28PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you for info.

9:27PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you for info.

12:40PM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

Thanks for posting.

10:34AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011


12:27AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Interesting. Thanks.

1:58AM PST on Dec 7, 2010

Thanks for the info.

9:17AM PDT on Mar 20, 2010

Wonderful article. I'm going to try this. Thank you Cait.

11:30AM PDT on Mar 14, 2010

Been as I suffer from excema this sounds right up my street. I used to put oats straight into the bath!!!!!! They do get very slippery so I will have to dig out some hankies to put them in. Sounds lush andI cant wait......

7:54AM PST on Feb 2, 2010

good and useful information, thank you for sharing it with others.

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