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Body & Soul: Relaxing Lavender Bath

By Janice Cox
August/September 2009

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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.

Click here for the original article,  Body & Soul: Grow a Complexion Garden .








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