Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bay and Marjoram Body Soak

1/8 cup bay leaves
1/8 cup dry marjoram leaves
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts

Use a food processor or a coffee grinder to crush the herbs. Place in a bowl and add baking soda. Then, in batches, crush the Epsom salts until fine and powdery. Add the salts to the herbal mixture and stir until well blended. Store in a zip-lock or pretty jar. When ready to use, pour about 1/2 cup of the mixture into hot bath water and enjoy! There will be some residue in bathtub after bathing, but it rinses down the drain easily. Double or triple recipe if desired.


  1. Anonymous2:38 AM

    What a great idea! I never thought at all about bay and marjoram leaves for the bath so I will have to try this recipe. Thank you!

  2. It sounds so lovely! I can almost smell it. Since you mentioned dry marjoram leaves but not on the bay which one did you use? I see fresh bay leaves at my grocery store so either way is fine. I just want to be sure. Thanks for the recipe. My mom will love it.


  3. Oh! That sounds so nice. I'm printing out the recipe. I love baths in the winter (along with a good magaine or book!). This would make a nice girly gift too.

    Thank you LaTea!

  4. What a wonderful bath gift...going back out to the garden....;-) You are so good for me!

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  5. Thank you for the wonderful sounding bath time treat!


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