If you’ve got a case of the “Mondays” turn your week around with a DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak.
It’s difficult to stay in a sour mood with the cheerful fresh scent of lemon essential oil combined with creamy sweet vanilla extract. This bubbling bath soak has more than a heavenly scent, it’s loaded with benefits and a few surprises!
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Soak in the Benefits
Relax and gently exfoliate with mineral salts, lemon peel, and a newly discovered favorite, toasted quinoa flakes. If you haven’t heard of toasted quinoa flakes, created by I Heart Keenwah they are USDA organic and fair trade for starters. They can be substituted in just about any skin care recipe using rolled oats. Quinoa is packed full of protein and amino acids, which strengthen and hydrate skin.
In addition to quinoa, ease sore muscles with magnesium in the mineral salts. Then moisturize with skin-loving, sweet almond oil. Lift your mood with cheerful lemon essential oil and the playful bubbling effect provided by all-purpose liquid castile soap. Then watch to your surprise as the toasted quinoa floats on top of the water and melts into the bath.
DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak Ingredients
- 2 cups mineral salts
- ¼ cup liquid castile soap
- 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 8 drops lemon essential oil
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
- ¼ cup toasted quinoa flakes
- ¼ teaspoon lemon peel, ground
How to make a DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium glass mixing bowl, combine liquid castile soap, sweet almond oil, lemon essential oil, and vanilla extract. Blend together using a whisk and add mineral salt. In order to thoroughly coat the mineral salt whisk for one to two minutes.
Next, spread coated salt over the prepared lined baking sheet in a thin, even layer. Let stand overnight to absorb ingredients. Then, scoop salt into a mixing bowl. Add toasted quinoa flakes and lemon peel.
To combine stir well while breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon. Pour bubbling lemon-vanilla bath salts into airtight containers.
Yields: 24 ounces
To Use: Scoop a ⅛ cup of bubbling lemon-vanilla bath salts into running bath water. Add a printable bath soak apothecary label to your jars of DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak.
Find a set of six on a standard letter size sheet in the Simple Living Library.
This recipe for a DIY bubbling lemon vanilla bath soak is the perfect solution for a case of the “Mondays”. To additionally soften dry skin try Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub.