The volatile oil in juniper berries helps break down the surface tension of the epidermis. Oil of peppermint adds to the aromatic pleasure of this bag; the scent of lavender is believed to be relaxing. People with arthritis will enjoy this bath.
Adapted from The Skin Care Book: Simple Herbal Recipes by Kathlyn Quatrochi (Loveland, Colorado: Interweave Press, 1997). Kathlyn is a naturopathic doctor who lives in California, where she teaches herbal skin care, maintains a skin treatment practice, and makes Bio Balance Skin Care Products.
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