Makes 12 ounces
For easy cleanup (and to preserve your plumbing), tie your mixture in a bit of cotton fabric (or use a tea ball). Relax and enjoy!
• 1 cup lavender flowers, dried
• 2 cups oatmeal
• 1⁄2 cup baking soda
1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender.
2. Grind to smooth, fine powder the consistency of whole-grain flour. Pour into clean, airtight container.
3. To use: Pour 1⁄2 cup into your bath as you fill the tub or place inside a metal tea ball or piece of cotton fabric.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt and Company, 1999). She recently co-authored a book with her daughter, Lauren Cox, called EcoBeauty—Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2009). Look for it in bookstores this fall.
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