Wednesday, 15 July 2009

moisturising milk bath bags...

My own recipe for lovely oaty bundles of goodness to pop in your bath, they make the water feel lovely and soft without containing any nasty petrochemicals....

a couple of large handfuls of porridge oats
2 generous tablespoons of dried skimmed milk
a dessert spoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon coconut oil/ sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter grated or chopped into tiny bits
several drops (I'd even say a teaspoon worth) of essential oils of your choice for fragrance - I chose lavender and bergamot for a relaxing bath for the children but you use whatever you fancy, I don't mind at all :o)

to make the bags -

6-8 inch squares of muslin
a pretty ribbon (optional!)

Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and use your fingers to rub them all together until they are well combined and it looks like you just have a bowl of oats.

Place a large spoonful into the middle of your muslin (I put the muslin in a little glass first to keep it as tidy as possible), pick the muslin up by the corners and tie the opening securely with the string/yarn - knot in a double knot.

finish with a pretty ribbon.

Put into a nice warm bath.

That's it, nothing else to it - wasn't that simple!

I made these with the help of my 2-year-old daughter and she loved getting her hands in & mixing it up - it id get a little messy though and we made a few too many because she kept on adding more of everything! I think they are rather pretty and a lovely little idea for a gift if you're making a hamper or goodie bag for somebody... It's all good stuff, really good for your skin too. Enjoy!

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