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Elle Davis

Oatmeal Cookie Bath Soak

Posted by: on September 13th, 2012

After a long day with my daughter, I love to have a nice, hot bath and this bath soak is a great addition. Oatmeal is soothing and softens the skin. Epsom Salts contain magnesium and sulfate which reduce inflammation, soothe sore muscles, and relax the body. Cinnamon is a natural antiseptic that helps kill bacteria and prevent infection.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup of Epsom salts
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

(Note: Makes enough for approx. 3 baths. Store the extra mixture in an air-tight container.)

Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka?: Elle Davis: Oatmeal Bath Soak
Directions:
Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture is smooth. Put 4 tablespoons of the mixture into a small muslin bag or cheesecloth which you can cut down to a smaller size (both are reusable). I didn’t have either on hand so I used the large Teavana tea filters. Then I tied some thread in a double knot (tie really tight) around the top of the tea filter. Finally, throw it in the bath under the running water and soak all your problems away for 10-20 minutes with a glass of wine. After the bath soak, be sure to moisturize really well. I like using Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion.

Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka?: Elle Davis: Oatmeal Bath Soak
Enjoy!

Elle's a work at home mom just trying to keep her sanity and 4 year old daughter in one piece. She's also a military wife to a great guy that she can complain about on occasion. If you give Elle peanut butter filled pretzels or a cherry limeade, she'll love you forever. Her laptop is an extra appendage and if it came down to it, she might give up her husband before she'd give up her computer. Elle's personal blog [...] Read More

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