Vegan Beauty: DIY Eucalyptus Mint Bath Soak

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My friend Amanda showed up at a big group birthday party recently, with 3 mason jars filled with a homemade bath soak, and wowed the crowd! She revealed that it was made with ingredients probably already in your home (with a few additions that can easily be found here in Vancouver). The combination of eucalyptus, with mint and a dash of rose water smelled absolutely divine, but of course you can use whichever essential oils you like best.  Here’s the recipe for Homemade Eucalyptus Mint Bath Soak, courtesy of the very crafty Amanda K. 

Ingredients (for 1 litre mason jar):

3 cups Rolled Oats

1 cup Epson Salt

1 cup Sea Salt sea salt

A few drops of Japanese mint essential oil

1/4 cup dried eucalyptus leaves (purchase a 300 gram bag of it at Famous Foods on Kinsgway and Victoria for $3.99)

1 teaspoon of rose water (bought a 500mL bottle of pure rose water from The Barefoot Contessa on Main Street for $14.00).

Method:

Mix all dry ingredients together in blender, saving 1/2 cup of rolled oats to add after. Blend together to get a thick dry powder.  Fill mason jars 3/4 full. Fill the last 1/4 of jar with fresh rolled oats (not blended). Close lid and shake well for a minute rotating the jar. Open lid and add essential oils and rose water.

Close lid (add small piece of fabric over tightened mason jar cap as seen in the photos for personalized jars, which work great for gifts.) Shake with the oils in it, and voilà!

How to use:

Option 1: Add small handful of bath soak (about 1/2 cup) to running water to enjoy a full spa bath mode. Remember the oats with be floating loosely in the tub, so a shower after is recommended so you don’t have random oats in your hair.

Option 2: Fill an old sock (or nylon/cheese cloth) with some oat and tie a knot around the end. Let this float around in your bath.. This method also is great for those urban friends with showers only!  Squeeze this sock filled with the bath soak and rub it all over your body, like a loofa.

See and feel the results immediately!

Optional: For extra cleansing, add a cup of baking soda to your mixture in the blender. Will work wonders for your pores and patchy skin.

Follow Amanda on instagram for more craftiness and pics of her super cute dog, Philly! @amandaklip

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