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Soothing Bath Secret Formula

Soothing Bath Secret Formula

Who was it that said, “If you’re not stressed, you’re not paying attention”? But stress is harmful to our health and can make us feel depleted and tired, and can make us look older than our years.

Now that the weather is getting cooler with the first days of fall, a warm, relaxing bath is just what the Wise Woman ordered to relieve your stress. Try this soothing bath secret to help melt away your tension.


1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons uncooked rice
1 unpeeled, chopped raw potato

1. Place the oil in the warm bathwater.

2. Place the rice and potato in a net (use cheesecloth, a muslin bag, or a piece of old pantyhose) and suspend in the water.

3. Lie down in the tub, close your eyes, and concentrate on your tailbone. While doing this, massage the soles of your feet.

Read more: Health, Bath & Shower, Natural Remedies

Adapted from Beauty Feng Shui, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (Inner Traditions, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Chao-Hsiu Chen. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Beauty Feng Shui, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (Inner Traditions, 2000).

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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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5:52AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:04PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

I will try it.

11:08AM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

sounds wonderful

12:26AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

7:36AM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

Thank you for the article.

9:20AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

i really need tips to relax

9:06AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011


1:32AM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

Thanks for the info.

2:27PM PST on Dec 27, 2008

I Use epsom, sea salts, essential oils and dry milk in the bath. softens skin, helps healing. sometimes a few drops of olive oil too

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