At the risk of sounding like an old lady, my perfect night now goes a little something like this: hot bath, glass of wine in hand and… silence. When your body is tired and sore, a restorative soak is called for, and this recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply throw everything into a bowl, mix and store. This recipe makes enough for 3 or 4 soaks, so multiply as you see fit.
This soak also makes a lovely, inexpensive gift idea for Mother’s Day, and is easy enough for your children to put together (see note below).
You will need:
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon course sea salt
- 8-10 drops of your favourite essential oil (peppermint, lavender and rosemary are some of mine)
- 2 teaspoons dried edible flowers (I used cornflowers)
- 1 chamomile teabag, contents emptied and packaging discarded
In a large bowl combine all of your ingredients and store in an airtight jar. Add 2 large spoonfuls to a hot bath and enjoy.
Note: This simple is easy enough for kids to make as a Mother’s Day gift. Just ensure little ones are supervised, and don’t ingest any of the ingredients, and keep essential oils away from their eyes.