Bath Salts

Bath Salts

Post by Shirley Bra » Tue, 30 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Thought that someone might be interested in these recipes with
Christmas coming!

2 cups epson salts
1 cup baking soda
1 cup herbs/dried flowers or potpourri

Combine all of the above ingredients and store in a covered jar.

Add 2-3 tablespoons to your bath...

Baby Powder With Potpourri

2 T potpourri
2 T cornstarch

Blend well using coffee mill...

"Baby Powder" With Herbs and Spices

1 T dried flowers, herbs, citrus peel or spices
1 T orris root
2 T cornstarch

Usingf blender, coffee mill or food processor, grind all of the above
together until they are a well blended powder. Strore and label!

Recipes compliments of Willow Hall...A Virtual Hotel
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/6984

 
 
 

Bath Salts

Post by Robert Goodm » Thu, 02 Oct 1997 04:00:00


-> 2 cups epson salts
-> 1 cup baking soda
-> 1 cup herbs/dried flowers or potpourri
->
-> Combine all of the above ingredients and store in a covered jar.
-> Add 2-3 tablespoons to your bath...

...but not if you're going to use soap.  Epsom salts harden water.

 
 
 

Bath Salts

Post by JILLS » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>Baby Powder With Potpourri

>2 T potpourri
>2 T cornstarch

>Blend well using coffee mill...

Please DONT USE potpourri on babies!

Potpourri products were not made to be used on the skin.   Babies dont *NEED*
 potpourri smeared on their tender bodies..... or anybody's : -)  body for that
 matter.

Babies smell sweet on their own.  : -)

Jill

 
 
 

Bath Salts

Post by Lynn » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>>Baby Powder With Potpourri

>>2 T potpourri
>>2 T cornstarch

>>Blend well using coffee mill...

>Please DONT USE potpourri on babies!

>Potpourri products were not made to be used on the skin.   Babies dont
>*NEED* potpourri smeared on their tender bodies..... or anybody's : -)
>body for that matter.

>Babies smell sweet on their own.  : -)

>Jill

 Does it hurt?  I guess I should say, is it harmful?  It sounds like a neat
way to make talcum powder.  I'm not a real big potpourri fan, preferring
essential oils, but I thought potpourri was just dried "stuff" like flowers
and fruit.  Are there chemicals in it?

Just curious.

 
 
 

Bath Salts

Post by jvleig » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Try this recipe for fizzy bath salts
2 parts baking soda
1 part citric acid powder
1 part cornstarch

The baking soda and citric acid combine in the water to create the
fizzing and the cornstarch is for softening.

Quote:

> -> 2 cups epson salts
> -> 1 cup baking soda
> -> 1 cup herbs/dried flowers or potpourri
> ->
> -> Combine all of the above ingredients and store in a covered jar.
> -> Add 2-3 tablespoons to your bath...

> ...but not if you're going to use soap.  Epsom salts harden water.

 
 
 

Bath Salts

Post by Owned-by-cat » Fri, 10 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> >>Baby Powder With Potpourri

> >>2 T potpourri
> >>2 T cornstarch

> >>Blend well using coffee mill...

> >Please DONT USE potpourri on babies!

> >Potpourri products were not made to be used on the skin.   Babies dont
> >*NEED* potpourri smeared on their tender bodies..... or anybody's : -)
> >body for that matter.

> >Babies smell sweet on their own.  : -)

> >Jill

>  Does it hurt?  I guess I should say, is it harmful?  It sounds like a neat
> way to make talcum powder.  I'm not a real big potpourri fan, preferring
> essential oils, but I thought potpourri was just dried "stuff" like flowers
> and fruit.  Are there chemicals in it?

> Just curious.

Essential oils come from plants and fruits, and can be extremely
volitile
to the skin. Some, like pennyroyal, can be fatal if injested. Others
cause photosensitive and allergic reactions of varying degrees.
So, yes, there is danger involved in the use of flower/plant
parts and/or oils. You have to know what you are doing. Given the
fragility
of infant skin, I'd strongly recommend against scenting baby toiletries
and being extremely careful of what I used. Something that causes a
mild allergic reaction in an *** or young child can possibly kill an
infant. (Example: bee stings, strawberry allergies.) Prior to making
any toiletries for any use, whether on ***s or children, it is wise
to know what you're doing, what you're using, and the possible risks
involved. There are numerous aromatherapy sites on the net. Check them
out. There is also the toiletries listserv at

http://www.FoundCollection.com/~Toiletries/index.html

which is comprised of people who make toiletries at home for both sale
and personal use. The FAQs are loaded with recipes and information.

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