Home-made Christmas Gifts #3

Saturday, 28 November 2009  |  Admin

Last time I shared the Bath Salts Recipe and hopefully you'll have tried it (and liked it). So I thought I'd share another favourite bath time recipe for Oat and Milk bath. After all, if it was good enough for Cleopatra, then it must be good enough for us!
Seriously though, because this recipe contains oats, it's fabulous for sensitive skin and those with eczema. The addition of cornflour and bicarbonate of soda soften your water (and therefore your skin) without leaving your bath slippery.
All you need to add is a little essential oil of your choise to make it smell great. Lavender is a favourite of mine for this, but mandarin is lovely too.
1 cup corn flour
Blitz Porridge Oats in a food processor or blender until finely ground. Add milk powder and process again until mixed.Pour into a bowl, add corn flour and bicarbonate of soda, mix well.Add rose petals or orange peel if you've got any. If desired, add a few drops of essential oil and mix well.Package in old, clean jamjars, kilner jars etc. Label and tie with ribbon. Fabulous presents!2 cups milk powder1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda (increase if your water is hard)1/2 cup finely ground porridge oats1/2 cup dried orange peel or rose petals (can be quickly dried in the microwave on a paper towel for 1 minute)a few drops of essential oil of your choice

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