Just because winter can be rough doesn’t mean your skin has to be.
This kitchen-cupboard, simple formula is perfect for soothing itchy dry skin and imparting a wonderful smoothness and softness.
Take a few minutes for yourself. As you sink into a warm tub with this deliciously-scented formula, let wintry worries and cares–and itchy, flaky skin–gently dissolve away. Soothing to the skin and to the soul: you will emerge feeling ready for spring!
For one treatment:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup sea salt
15 drops essential oil of clary sage, marjoram, lavender, or sandalwood
1. Turn on the tap full blast and pour soda and salt mixture into tub. Add essential oil when tub is full and swish water to mix.
2. You can make large amounts of this formula and store it in a zip-seal bag, jar, or tin.
3. Use as desired. After bath, apply a moisturizer.
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).