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.

By Melissa Breyer, Producer, Care2 Green Living.


Nils Anders Lunde
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J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago


Dale Overall

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!

Amanda Goodwin
Amanda Goodwin6 years ago


Judy A.
Judy A6 years ago

I liked this article.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W6 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Pugh
Barbara P6 years ago

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

Sandra H.
Sandra H6 years ago

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

Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago

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

Faith Billingham
Faith Billingham6 years ago

thank you for this article