As soon as I saw this picture….I thought of Mother’s Day!
No matter what kind of skin you have, Natural News reports that oatmeal can help heal dry, itchy skin. Take a large coffee filter and fill it with 1/2 cup of oatmeal (preferably not instant). Tie it tightly at the top and place it in a warm bath. Let it soak for a couple of minutes before you get in. Great for doggies too!
Milk and honey — do we really need to tell you how good these two ingredients are for your skin? Milk is great for nourishing and exfoliating, while honey is super-hydrating and has antifungal and anti-bacterial properties. Pour a half-cup of honey into a big mug. Next, pour boiling water into it and stir until it melts. Add 1-2 cups of milk into the mug (depending on how big it is) and stir them together. Swirl this mixture into a warm bath, sit, soak and enjoy!
The key is to use full-fat milk, or powdered milk, and pure honey. Full-ft milk will not only exfoliate the skin, but it’s also a moisturizer.
For full effect, brush your skin lightly and in circular motions with a dry brush or a washcloth before getting in the bathtub.
What about Champagne or Wine Soak
The polyphenols in red wine are incredible antioxidants (read: antiaging) and the tartaric acid in champagne lightens skin and helps reduce discoloration and fine lines. Both red wine and champagne are also great for cleansing pores and then reducing their appearance. Yes, they are expensive, so it’s something you wouldn’t do every day.
Now some of you will feel it’s a wasteful idea….bathing in either of these two heavenly liquids after they’ve gone flat or turned is still a beautifying experience.
Then there is Epsom Salt. Would it be safe to say that we have all used Epsom Salt one time or another. For your sore feet and cracked heels, or for your full body to detox and reduce inflammation.
Epsom Salts or Hydrated Magnesium have been used for hundreds of years as an inexpensive, advanced detoxification strategy with amazing health benefits. Set aside a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes – 20 minutes to remove toxins, 20 minutes to absorb minerals from the water, and unless you have arthritic joints, at least an hour afterwards to rest.
Preparing the Epsom Salt Bath;
Fill the bath with warm water and add the Epsom Salt as follows in a standard size bath:
Individuals between 60 – 100 lbs 1 cup
100 – 150 lbs: 1 1/2 cups
150 – 200 lbs : 2 cups
Try adding 1/2 cup of olive oil – the polyphenols soak into the skin giving further antioxidant benefits. Adding 1 tbsp to 1/2 a cup ginger or cayenne increases your heat levels, helping you sweat out toxins. Both are packed with antioxidants to facilitate the detoxification process.
Remember too that using soap with an Epsom salt bath interferes with the action of the minerals and the detoxification process.
All you need is a marker and a sentiment, and you have a wonderful gift for a mother:
Before you drink out of it, put in 350 oven for 20 minutes. This will keep your sentiment from washing off. I made this for my own morning coffee!!!!