It’s that time of year again – time to stress out about finding the perfect gifts. If you have trouble finding presents for your loved ones, here’s an idea. Give the gift of herbal holiday spirit with Milk & Cookies Bath Salts (can you say YUM?)! Who doesn’t love a luxurious, soothing bath that smells like freshly baked cookies?
Not only is it easy to make in large batches, it’s a unique gift with numerous health and wellness benefits that can’t be found in stores. It smells amazing and will leave your skin silky, smooth, and smelling delicious. An added bonus: it looks pretty, too!
1 cup Epsom salts
½ cup Dead Sea salt
½ cup dry nonfat milk powder
1 tablespoon organic orange peel, dried
1 tablespoon organic ginger root, dried
1 tablespoon organic sweet cinnamon chips
5 drops sweet orange essential oil
5 drops ginger essential oil
Combine salts, milk powder, and dried herbs in a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add essential oils and mix well until combined. That’s it! Store in a jar or bottle with a tightly-fitting lid. This recipe can easily be expanded to make larger quantities.
To use: Add 1/8 – ¼ cup of the mixture to a cotton muslin drawstring bag and toss it in the warm bath while you soak. You can also hang the bag over the faucet and run warm water through it for the same effect.
This is a great gift for those who suffer from dry, flaky winter skin or skin that is easily irritated or inflamed. The addition of milk powder gives this bath salt rich softening and soothing properties. It offers a calming scent that can help boost your mood and relieve anxiety, depression, and anger. It is an excellent way to unwind after a long holiday season.