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Deeply Hydrating Coconut and Clay Bath Soak

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This natural bath soak completely dissolves in hot water, enriching your bath with hydrating trace minerals and infusing it with calming and relaxing aromas. The French clay opens the skin’s pores and draws out toxins, whilst the salts and dried flowers provide sodium (especially useful to overworked muscles) and a gentle exfoliation to further remove dirt and dead skin.

Lasts about 2 uses 
Equipment: airtight container

Ingredients:

  • 40g bath salts (such as Himalayan salt crystals, Epsom salts or dead sea salt)
  • 150g powdered coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp pink or white French clay
  • 2 tbsp vanilla powder

Elevate it: 2 tbsp rose powder or rosehip powder, 1 tbsp dried lemongrass or fresh lemongrass, 2 tbsp fresh or dried flowers

Directions:

Measure all the ingredients in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula to combine. Transfer to a jar or an airtight container and store in the bathroom. To use, add 2 large handfuls to a full bath. Use your hand to move the powder around the water, encouraging it to dissolve.

To use this as a foot soak, fill a large bowl with hot water and add 1 large tablespoon bath soak. Soak your feet for 10-30 minutes, massaging them.

Also from Well Being:

There is no set formula to wellbeing. Our individual minds, moods, environments and circumstances all contribute to how we feel. In order to live well, we must take a holistic approach by exploring the connection between the body, mind and soul. When Danielle was struggling with low energy and stress, she began to search for ways in which food, movement and rituals could contribute to her physical and mental health. Well Being is divided into time-specific sections to take you through the day from morning to evening, with each section outlining suggested practices, rituals and recipes for specific feelings, moods and situations. With tips on food and mindful living, Danielle guides you through simple practices, such as breath regulation and yoga flow routines, and offers delicious recipes including Date, Orange, Almond & Honey Bircher; Sweet Potato Gratin and Chocolate Cookie Crunch Bars. There are even recipes for your home, from Palo Santo Atmosphere Spray to natural beauty products like Rose & Cucumber Wake Up Well Toning Mist and Mocha, Almond & Macadamia Body Scrub. This is a comprehensive handbook to guide you through everyday life with a little more serenity.

Reprinted with permission from Well Being: Recipes and Rituals to Realign the Body and Mind by Danielle Copperman and published by Kyle Books, 2018.

Published on Sep 17, 2019

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