After a long day in the office, there are two things I can rely on to reduce my stress: a hot bath and a glass of wine.
Combine the two and you’ve reached nirvana, but why not kick it up a notch and pamper your skin during the process? This oatmeal and lavender bath soak recipe is entirely handmade, inexpensive, and best of all, boasts a variety of different health benefits.
The lavender scent is known to be soothing and calming, which is precisely what we’re going after here, but mixed with the oatmeal and Epsom salt and you’ve got yourself a power-packed blend. Oatmeal soothes dry, irritated, and itchy skin while cleansing at the same time and Epsom salt helps with aches, relaxes the nervous system, and releases toxins from the body.
Okay, so now you know all the perks. Pour yourself some Sauvignon Blanc and let’s make some!
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup Epsom salt (optional)
1.) Start by processing the oatmeal into a fine, flour-like texture. You can also use a blender and hand blender.
2.) Combine the oatmeal with the Epsom salt and stir well until mixed thoroughly.
3.) Add your lavender buds and stir it in. Use your judgment about the measurement. A couple of tablespoons work well, but use more or less depending on how fragrant you want your soak to be. Remember, the lavender fragrance is very strong, so don’t go overboard.
4.) Spoon the mixture into a sealed jar for storage. To use, just add a few spoonfuls to a warm, running bath and enjoy!