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    Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD

    WebMD Feature

    Skin-Softening Bath Blend

    Dry bath mixes have a fairly long shelf life, but you should use them within 3 to 6 months. Keep in a tightly sealed container. Do not store bath bags with oils or honey in them.

    1/4 cup oatmeal (rolled or minute type)

    1/4 cup milk powder

    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1/4 cup herbs of choice

    10 to 15 drops of essential oils of choice

    2 tablespoons of honey

    2 teaspoons of body oil of choice

    Grind oatmeal, milk powder, sugar and herbs in a food processor until coarsely processed. In a separate bowl, mix essential oil, honey and body oil. Combine and add to a muslin bath bag. Steep in the tub for a few minutes, covered in hot water. Add more water to the bath and enjoy. Use cold tea bags (green tea or chamomile) over your eyes as your relax in your bath.

    (Courtesy of Trisha Shirey of the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas)

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