Herbal health – Home remedies from the kitchen & the garden
Herbal Bath Cookies
Posted On January 11, 2012
Forgive me for stealing this post from my other blog, but I think you guys will love the idea and herbal possibilities of this recipe too.
Bath cookies! This one tickled my fancy as it combines cooking (well baking), herbs (which I love) and natural skin care (which I also love). I think these would make a love gift too – think birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries etc. Just wrap them in cellophane, tie with a pretty ribbon, hey presto boutique skin care present.
500g fine sea salt
60g cornflour, with more for rolling
140g bicarbonate of soda
3 teaspoons dried, chopped lavender or sage (optional)
30 ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (you can break open several 500IU capsules)
8 drops essential oil of your choosing
Preheat oven to 180° C.
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and stir until you form a dough.
Pick walnut sized pieces of dough, roll into balls.
Place balls on ungreased baking paper, 2 – 3cm apart, squish down to make flat rounds about 5mm to 1cm thick.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Cool. Store in airtight container.
Place 1 or 2 cookies into the bath while the water runs.
Easy to make, easy to bake.
I made half the batch which resulted in 7 decent sized cookies. I used dried, chopped rose petals instead of lavender or sage, because I had them at home from another project, and 2 drops of rosemary essential oil, 2 drops of lemon essential oil.
When I washed the mix off my hands it left them beautifully smooth with a delicate fragrance.
There are so many herbal combinations you could try with this one, I will happily make this one again for myself and as a present idea for friends.