Champagne Pomegranate Sea Salt & Goat Milk Bath Recipe

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DIY Milk Bath Recipe

Champagne Pomegranate Sea Salt & Goat Milk Bath

Yum. This recipe is perfect for those of you who enjoy a long soak in the tub!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup colloidal oatmeal
1/2 Cup powdered goat milk
1 Cup baking soda
1 Cup Natrasorb Bath (starch)
1 Cup coarse grain sea salts
1/2 Cup epsom salts
2 rounded Tablespoons shea butter
3 Tablespoons Champagne Pomegranate fragrance oil

Instructions:

Melt shea butter in the microwave. Add melted shea butter and fragrance oil to a mixing bowl. Stir in Natrasorb Bath until all the oil is absorbed. Stir in baking soda, goat milk powder, and colloidal oatmeal. Mix well. Stir in epsom and sea salts and mix well. Scoop milk bath into 8oz. containers. Makes approximately four 8oz. containers with each holding about 7oz by weight.

Recipe is © 2008 Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

Quick And Easy Natural Massage Melts Recipe for Pain Relief

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Learn how to craft quick and easy natural massage melts with this simple, natural skin care recipe. A natural substitute for massage oils, this quick and easy natural massage melts recipe is an eco-friendly, green beauty alternative.

DIY Massage Melts & 11 Natural Pain Relief Recipes. Learn how to craft these quick and easy natural massage melts with this simple, natural skin care recipe. A natural substitute for massage oils, this massage melts recipe is an eco-friendly, green beauty alternative as it reduces the need for plastic packaging, thereby reducing waste.

As there’s no packaging to contend with, this holistic beauty recipe lowers your personal carbon footprint as it reduces the need for plastic packaging. Thereby these DIY natural massage melts reduce landfill waste as well as the amount of plastic going into our oceans.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own natural massage melts. Following you’ll also find two optional scent blends that you can use. One is for a muscle pain relief essential oil blend. The other is a tropical fragrance oil blend. Plus discover eleven more great natural pain relief bath and body recipes that you can make at home! 

Quick & Easy Natural Massage Melts Recipe

By Mindy Schwartz (Reader submitted)

Ingredients:

3 ½ oz. of shea butter
3 ½ oz. of beeswax pastilles
2 oz. of jojoba oil
2 oz. of sweet almond oil
¼ tsp. of Vitamin E oil

Equipment:

Mold(s) of your choice
1 digital cooking thermometer
2 Pyrex glass measuring cups
1 small digital postal scale
1 set of measuring aluminum spoons
Wax paper for measuring on the scale
Beeswax wraps to cover Pyrex cups

Directions:

Step 1:

Gather all equipment onto a clean, sterile surface. Place a sheet of wax paper over the small digital postal scale to measure out the shea butter and beeswax base. Place base in a Pyrex cup and cover with beeswax wrap. Melt ingredients, completely, in the microwave.

Step 2:

While the base is melting, use the second Pyrex cup for your jojoba, sweet almond, vitamin E, and essential/fragrance oils (if used). Mix, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside.

Step 3:

Once the base has melted, mix thoroughly. Pour the Pyrex cup from step 2 into the base Pyrex cup, mix together, and pour into your mold(s). Set aside for a couple of hours to cool and set. When soft, transfer the melts to the fridge until they are really hard. They should just pop out of the molds easily. Massage into skin and let product become absorbed. Due to melting properties, keep unused portions out of direct sunlight and store in a cool place.

Note:

If you plan on using essential and/or fragrance oils in your natural massage melts recipe, place a digital thermometer in the melted shea butter and beeswax base. Wait for the temperature to drop down to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything higher will burn off the fragrant oils.

After the temperature has reached this point immediately dump your Pyrex cup from step 2 into the Pyrex cup with the base, mix quickly, and pour into your mold(s). Follow the rest of step 3 instructions for making these quick and easy natural pain relief bath melts.

Muscle Relief Essential Oil Blend

½ tsp. of Eucalyptus essential oil
½ tsp. of Peppermint essential oil (do not use if pregnant)
30 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Tropical Fragrance Oil Blend

(Substitute shea butter with mango butter)

½ tsp of Heliotrope fragrance oil
¼ tsp of Coconut Milk fragrance oil
30-50 drops of Tahitian Vanilla fragrance oil

Mindy Schwartz is a writer for the handmade beauty industry, as well as, the owner of a handmade bath and body business called Grayson’s Apothecary of Beauty.

Explore More Natural Skin Care Alternatives

If you enjoyed this recipe for quick and easy natural massage melts, then you may also enjoy my green beauty friendly shaving soap recipe.

Lastic Body's Pain Relief Melt Muscle Rub. Hand crafted with 100% natural, high quality ingredients like black cumin seed oil and white camphor essential oil, long known for their muscle-soothing effects, ginger and capsicum to gently warm the skin and mint and menthol to cool sore, tired muscles.

Or, if you prefer to purchase a similar product, I recommend Lastic Body’s Pain Relief Melt Muscle Rub. Hand crafted with 100% natural, high quality ingredients like black cumin seed oil and white camphor essential oil, long known for their muscle-soothing effects, ginger and capsicum to gently warm the skin and mint and menthol to cool sore, tired muscles. Buy it here.

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Natural Pain Relief Recipes

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Enjoy Making Bath Salts

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This article is copyright © 2004-2007 by Natural Sourcing, LLC (www.fromnaturewithlove.com) and is reprinted with permission.
At the end of a long day, there is nothing quite as relaxing as slipping into a luxurious tub filled with warm bathwater. A soothing bath helps to melt away the day’s emotional stresses and helps to ease physical soreness.
The choices for bathwater additives are many: bubble bath, bath oils, bath teas, milk baths, fizzing bath bombs, and of course, aromatic bath salts. Bath salts are a wonderful choice because they have the ability to greatly enhance the physical and emotional benefits of bathtime. For centuries, people have bathed in the mineral-rich seas of the world to help promote good health and beautiful skin. Ancient records show that people traveled many miles to bathe in salt waters such as the Dead Sea. Bathing in salt water can stimulate circulation, hydrate the skin, increase moisture retention, promote cellular regeneration, detoxify the skin and soothe dry or irritated skin. Bathing in salt water also reduces inflammation of the muscles and joints, relaxes muscles and relieves pain and soreness. Adding natural essential oils such as lavender provides additional therapeutic benefits.
For most women, using the recommended 1-2 cups of salts per bath can be expensive when paying the prices that many bath salt retailers charge. Some bath salt makers package their prepared salts in quantities of just one to four ounces. Aside from a temporary burst of fragrance when poured into the tub, small quantities of salt provide minimal therapeutic benefit.
Equipped with the below recipe and good sources for quality salts and aromatics, it is easy to make affordable, skin nourishing, fragrant bath salts. The salts can be left unfragranced, or pure essential oils can be included to provide added therapeutic benefit. Alternatively, bath salts can be fragranced with one of the hundreds of different cosmetic grade fragrance oils available. All of the ingredients can be obtained through From Nature With Love (www.fromnaturewithlove.com).

Bath Salts Recipe
  • 2 lbs. of Pure Sea Salts, Dead Sea Salts or Epsom Salts (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon of Avocado, Shea, Jojoba or Other Cold Pressed Vegetable Oil (optional)
  • Liquid FD&C or D&C Dye as a Colorant (optional)
  • 10-14 drops Essential Oil* or Fragrance Oil (optional)
  • 1 oz. Dendritic Salts (optional but recommended if fragrancing bath salts)
Use any combination of mineral-rich salts and place in a bowl. Mixing different grain sizes together lends visual interest. If coloring the bath salts, add liquid dye drop by drop (3-6 drops should be sufficient) until a consistent but soft color is achieved. Avoid using too much colorant as it can transfer to the skin at bath time. In a separate bowl, add the essential oil or fragrance oil to 1 oz. of dendritic salts and mix well. Dendritic salts are optional but they help to discourage clumping and help hold the fragrance. Although tempting, do not add more than 10-14 drops of essential or fragrance oil because these oils can cause irritation in large concentrations. Add the dendritic salts to the bowl that contains the other salts and mix. If dendritic salts are not used, add the essential or fragrance oils directly to the other salts and mix well. To add moisturizing properties to the salts, add 1 teaspoon of a quality, cold pressed vegetable oil and mix well. Please note that the vegetable oils found at the grocery store are generally not cold pressed and are not very nourishing for the skin. The bath salts can be packaged in a jar, tin tie bag or cello bag.
*Essential oils are natural, concentrated, fragrant oils distilled from pure plant material. Some essential oils such as cinnamon and clove should be avoided for skin care because they can be too harsh. Check with the supplier or a source such as www.aromaweb.com when selecting essential oils for skin care use.
To Use: Add 1-2 cups of bath salts to running bath water. Stir the bathwater before getting in, especially if the bath salts included coarse grain sizes.

Types of Salts
Below is a short list of commonly available salts that can be used when making bath salts. Sea salts and Dead Sea salts are generally available in a variety of grain sizes. Mixing grain sizes can add texture and visual interest to bath salts. Keep in mind that chunky bath salts look beautiful, but they will take longer to dissolve in bathwater.
Sea Salts: Sea salts are mineral-rich “all purpose” salts commonly added to bath salt blends. Next to Epsom salts, sea salts are the most inexpensive salts available. They help to draw toxins from the skin and soothe sore muscles.
Dead Sea Salts: Dead Sea salts generally have a higher mineral concentration than ordinary sea salts. Dead Sea salts can help relieve aches and pains, reduce stiffness after exertion, relax muscles and relieve skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Epsom: Epsom salts are the most affordable and readily available salts available. They are often used to help ease muscle tension and joint discomfort.
Exotic Salts: Other more exotic salts such as Hawaiian Red Sea Salts (Alaea), Black Sea Pink Salts, and Icelandic Geo-Thermal Brine Salts are also available. These salts generally are more expensive, but their coloration, texture and therapeutic properties are highly sought after.
Dendritic Salts: Dendritic salts are added to bath salts for their ability to retain fragrance. Essential or fragrance oils are first added to the dendritic salts and then the fragranced dendritic salts are mixed into the other salts.
FromNatureWithLove.com offers all of the salts, ingredients and packaging supplies described within this article. For more information, please visit www.fromnaturewithlove.com.

Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

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Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

Ingredients:

2 parts cocoa butter
1 part shea butter
1 part mango butter
2 parts virgin coconut oil
Essential or fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

Melt the butters and oil in a double boiler. Remove from heat, and add the essential oil (at 1 – 2% of your recipe) or fragrance oil (at 1 – 3% of your recipe.) Pour into deodorant containers or jars. Cobalt blue glass jars will help keep light sensitive essential oils used in your recipe from being affected by light.

Shop for ingredients for this recipe at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Make a Sinus Headache Pillow

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Project from Glenbrook Farms.

Cut two pieces of material 10″x4″ and sew together or use “OK TO WASH IT” glue. Making a bag, leaving one end open, stuff your bag with the ingredients given below after mixing well in a bowl.

Ingredients:
1/2 of flax seeds
1 part crushed spearmint leaf
1 part crushed peppermint leaf
1 part lavender buds whole
1 part eucalyptus leaf
1 part rosemary leaf

Stuff your bag with the mixture and then sew up the end.

Visit Glenbrook Farms for Organic Herbs, 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, and soapmaking supplies.