Make-It-Yourself Monday #8 & Link-up

The Christmas festivities are over- the wrapping, cooking, baking, unwrapping, indulging, and cleaning up what's left- and maybe, just maybe you're ready for a bit of TLC.  If that's the case, how does a hot bath sound with the added incentive of a homemade bath recipe perfect for easing the last of the stress away?

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I used to add perfume to my bath water before I learned that it cannot bind to water and therefore is useless to scent the water.  From then on, I would add a few spritzes to a teaspoon or so of baby oil.  I don't recall if it scented the water, but it sure felt delicious.

Below are some fabulous recipes to try in your bath.  So take a half hour, mix up a recipe to pour straight into your hot bath, sink into the enveloping warmth and soak your cares away for just a few minutes.  Of course, an hour never hurt anything either.

Chocolate Eclair
16 oz. epsom salts
1 tsp. cocoa powder

Lavender Dream
16 oz. epsom salt
several drops of lavender oil

Essential Oil Illusion
1/2 cup baking soda
several drops of your favorite essential oil


{Note: essential oils may cause skin sensitivity.  Always use as directed and don't use if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant or have other medical concerns.}

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  1. first time here & linked Strawberry yogurt pudding cake from me...thanks for hosting...

  2. Yikes! I just gave my pregnant cousin some sugar scrubs and foot soak, both made with essential oils - should I be concerned and tell her not to use them until after she delivers? Did I put her baby in any danger? Heather

  3. tgmagazine- I'm not an expert on essential oil dangers, but I do know that it depends on the type used. Perhaps this website (http://www.essentialoils.co.za/pregnancy.htm) will be of help to you. Your cousin must be grateful to you for pampering her during her pregnancy! I wish you both the best!

  4. What a great idea. Think I will try it.
    I am hosting a Best of 2011 blog hop and would love to have you come link up a favorite post.

  5. What a great idea.
    I am hosting a Best of 2011 blog hop and would love to have you come link up a favorite post.

  6. Amy, thanks so much for coming by and linking up!

    Shanda, thank you for the invitation! I'll be sure to stop by.


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