Hot Cocoa Bath Soak

I came up with this last night and used it before bed. I was so relaxed afterwards and it put me right to sleep. Epsom salt is magical and does wonders for aches and pains. If you haven’t used them in a bath yet, what better way to start than with this: Hot Cocoa Bath Soak.

It will make your bath water look dirty but your eyes will be closed and you’ll be sipping on some wine so I’m sure you won’t care about that. Like I already said, epsom salts are magical. They help ease stress, relieve pain and muscle cramps, and help relax your body. Milk is nourishing. There’s a natural glycolic acid in sugar that conditions skin and protects it from toxins. Chocolate is moisturizing and vanilla has a calming effect.

1 cup epsom salts
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/4 turbinado sugar or sugar in the raw
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Take all of your ingredients above and put in your food process or blender for a few pulses. Use a clean and dry 8 ounce airtight container and put the bath soak mixture in. Keep in a cool, dry, and dark place. To use: scoop 1/4 cup of the hot cocoa bath soak into running bath water.

I loved that when I was lying in the bath, it actually looked I was sitting in a cup of hot cocoa while the milk swirled around on top of the bath.