I am so excited to let you in on a big surprise…
I have been slowly replacing our bath and body products with natural alternatives ever since the nesting instinct kicked in when I was a mother to be. Scouring the shelves of Barnes and Noble for books on the topic and I came across a new magazine by Stampington and Company who published an article about Life-n-Reflection a few years ago in Artful Blogging. This new magazine with chockful of stunning photography, adorable packaging, and homemade beauty recipes galore!
It was exactly what I needed to begin creating bath products that not only worked but loved my skin and made me feel safe inside and out.
I’ll admit the first thing I made was a bubble bath followed by sugar scrubs. Looking back I see that those were not necessities, tell that to your pregnant self. I obviously thought I needed some pampering. My journey into natural bath and body continued as I began the more challenging tasks of creating face wash, toner, eczema cream and the like.
Fast forward a few years to today and I am thrilled to announce that I have three natural bath and body articles published in the current spring issue of Willow and Sage Magazine!!! The recipe I share with your today is one of the published articles.
Pour your next bath with soothing DIY Baked Apple Bath Fizzies.
Soak in nutrient-rich oatmeal; regularly used in dermatology treatment for eczema and dry skin. Oatmeal helps hydrate and soothe rough dry skin and eczema irritation all while evening skin tone and texture. Let the bath fizzies bubble with mineral-rich Epsom salt and sweet almond oil for extra soft skin.
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Supply List for DIY Baked Apple Bath Fizzies:
1/4 cup oatmeal
8 teaspoons sweet almond oil
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 drops red soap colorant, optional
1/4 cup citric acid
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup Epsom salt
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
4 oz glass jars (or other airtight containers)
2 teaspoons witch hazel
How to make DIY Baked Apple Bath Fizzies:
In a small bowl add sweet almond oil and optional red soap colorant. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, Epsom salt, baking soda, and citric acid. Stir well. Add cinnamon, oatmeal, and apple pie spice. Using a whisk slowing add oil mixture, whisking constantly. Lightly spritz witch hazel into the mixture and continue to whisk until slightly damp and pliable in your hands.
Pour into bath fizzies into airtight containers and store for up to one month. Add a teaspoon or more into your next warm bath.
Yields: 3 – 4 oz jars
P.S. If you’re out of apple pie spice, find my homemade apple pie spice recipe over on my cookbook website Bittersweet Walnut Grove. And if you enjoy making things for yourself too check out my book Nourishing Nature: Beauty Recipes from the Garden.