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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.)
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.