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Wonder Bath Cookies

Wonder Bath Cookies

Some people indulge in chocolate cookies to cure their woesó-but that type of “healing” generally lasts only as long as the cookies do. (And then you get a stomachache.) With these cookies that are made to dissolve in the bath, the healthy effects linger long after the tub is drained. They are easy to bake and make the bath an absolute oasis. Learn how to make these healing bath cookies using sea salts to detox, oils to moisturize the skin and essential oils for aromatherapy.

5 tablespoons ground flax seeds (or 2 eggs)
6 tablespoons water
2 cups sea salt (finely ground)
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons oil (see Hints)
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
5 drops essential oil
Optional ingredients: Flower petals, small dried flowers, citrus peel, herbs, ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix the ground flax seeds with water and stir until the mix becomes gelatinous. If using eggs instead, omit the water and whisk until mixed. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine to create dough. Shape dough into teaspoon size balls and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for ten minutes or until golden.

Drop two cookies in the tub and let dissolve. Makes 24 cookies.

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By Melissa Breyer, Producer, Care2 Green Living.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Sounds delightful and certainly easy to make. Will try these for the bath and add all sorts of citrus and different things to each batch!

9:40AM PDT on Mar 22, 2012


3:18AM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

I liked this article.

1:08AM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

2:45PM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

I've suddenly developed the magical ability to see into the future and can tell you what I'll be doing tomorrow..

12:07PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Just finished making my first batch of these. I added lavendar essential oil, and very finely ground dried lavender flowers. They look nice and smell great, can't wait til bath time LOL

1:50PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Interesting. Can I take a chocolate cookie in with me while I soak????> :0)

11:58AM PDT on Oct 25, 2011

thank you for this article

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