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Homemade Colloidal Oatmeal Bath


There are many benefits of using colloidal oatmeal for the skin. Colloidal oatmeal is loaded with natural skin cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing properties. It is very effective in the treatment of several skin conditions such as dry skin, skin rash, itchy skin etc. Given below are some tips on how to make and take a homemade colloidal bath.



Homemade Colloidal Oatmeal Bath


Fill your bathtub with warm water.

Add couple of cups of colloidal oatmeal to the water.

Soak yourself for 15 to 20 minutes.

Use lukewarm water to rinse your body.

These were some tips on how to make a homemade colloidal oatmeal bath. Use this bath recipe once or twice every week.



Homemade honey bath recipe


Honey is well known for its body friendly properties. It is a natural humectant that helps maintain skin’s moisture. Here we are going to use it with a normal bath. This recipe will give you a smooth, glowing skin.


Things you’ll need

Sea salt = ½ cup

Honey = 1 cup

Milk = 2 cups

Baking soda = 2 tablespoons

Boiling water = 1 cup

Vanilla oil = 10 drops



- Put sea salt and baking soda in to your bathing tub.

- First, put honey in to the boiling water.

- Now, add honey water mixture and vanilla oil in to your bathing tub.

- Swirl water to blend all ingredients.

- Soak your body for about 10 to 20 minutes, but, avoid soaking your hair.

- Take a quick shower to rinse your body


Fennel and Buttermilk facial cleanser


1 tablespoon fennel seed
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons buttermilk (see note below)
lightly crush the fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle or with the back of a spoon. Cover with the boiling water and let steep for 30 minutes.
Strain; add honey and buttermilk and stir to combine. Scoop into a decorative container and keep refrigerated.
Note: If you can’t find buttermilk, use regular milk mixed with a dash of apple cider vinegar.


Rosemary Hair Rinse

Rosemary is wonderful for hair and scalp. It counters dandruff, controls oil and adds shine.

1 cup dried rosemary leaves
5 cups distilled water

Bring the rosemary and water to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 30 minutes. When completely cooled, strain and pour off into a clean bottle with a secure top.



Chamomile and Rose hand Cream


1 teaspoon beeswax or raw shea butter
¼ teaspoon honey
4 tablespoons sweet almond oil
3 tablespoons rosewater (available in most pharmacies)
15 drops chamomile essential oil

Place wax (or butter), honey and sweet almond oil in a bowl or jar standing in a pan of hot water. (You can also use the top of a double boiler.) Stir until completely melted and well combined. Add the rosewater and chamomile oil and stir well. Let cool slightly, and then scoop into a decorative tin or other container.

These recipes are from our friends at the herb company.



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