Sunday, 8 July 2012

Beauty on a Budget - Home made bath preparations

I've had quite a few messages asking for more of my home-made preparations....who'd've thunk it! Apparently they're getting more hits than my titillating tales of the yuckymum homestead!

Funny thing though, just as I was flicking through my books, out dropped a picture of Simon le Bon!  I did have a penchant for him for a while, but I had no idea I tore out paper cuttings of him. I'm pleased to say I outgrew him!



Home-made Bath Preparations

Grain Bath -  for rough skin

1/2 cup barley
1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup bran
3/4 litre of water
Soak the grains for approx one hour, then simmer for 1 hour,
Strain.  
Use approx 2 cups for each bath.


Mint Bath - to refresh

1 cup of pine needles (you can pick these up on your walks)
1 cup of peppermint leaves
2 drops of rosemary oil.
Mix the dry ingredients.
Add the oil and stir well.  Put into cheesecloth bags (or even a tied jay-cloth) and let it bob around in the water.  This should last for a few baths.

Let me know how you get on.  I have a ton more sitting around, waiting to see the light of day.  If there's anything you'd like to see here, just ask!


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