Goat Milk Bath Soaks – Recipe Ideas for Summer Feet and Summer Skin
By Val Sanford, Bath Lover, Digital Marketing
I love taking baths. Long, hot steamy baths with a glass of wine, a captivating book and an endless supply of hot water. It’s rare for me these days because like most of us, I have little time and, of course, don’t want to waste all that precious water. I must confess, however, that I do indulge sometimes, and last night was one of those times.
I talked to Teeneke, our Kitchen Chemistry star and our GM, Laura Badcock, about my self-imposed bath-deprivation state. Together we brainstormed some great ideas for enjoying the pleasures of bathing– without the time and water commitment. Last night I used 2 ounces of Goat Milk Bath Soak with a celebration blend of Essential Oils, including Frankincense and Myrrh. My skin felt so loved and oh so smooth when I got out of the tub.
So here are some ideas from the Essential team about how to replace the bath and still have that luxurious, relaxing and restful experience.
- Foot bath, anyone?
Simply close the drain when you take your shower. Then put two ounces of Goat Milk Soak and a few drops of your Essential Oil of choice in the tub. Turn on the shower and bath your feet in luxurious, silky, fragrant water.
- My Instant Moment of Zen
Put about one ounce of Goat Milk Powder Soak, scented or not, into a basin of warm water. Add some fresh rose petals or rosemary stems and let your hands relax and your mind wander. Double the fun and put your feet in a large bowl with small round stones, warm water and about an ounce or so of Goat Milk Powder Soak. Add fresh flowers like calendula blossoms or orange and lemon slices. Turn on your favorite music and relax. I’ve been known to do this on the back deck at our cabin so I can watch the birds and squirrels and the sun through the trees. Add an eye zone mask of lavender and you’re all set.
- Make Paste While The Sun Shines
If you want a little exfoliation and a little moisturizing, too, stir the Goat Milk Powder Soak with herbal tea (I love Hibiscus tea) to make a paste. Scrub, rinse, and you’ll get the soothing, refreshing properties of the tea as well as the Goat Milk. I like to blend with sparkling water for an effervescent experience. Laura likes to mix with Kefir or yogurt to create a luscious and sensuous body masque. Teeneke likes to mix it with our Essential Oil Blends like Woman’s Balance or Citrus Burst. We don’t recommend adding carrier oils, as the powder gets clumpy and hard to use.
Please share your favorite bath ideas– especially those that don’t take a lot of water to pamper and indulge ourselves.