Herbal Bath Cookies


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)
2 eggs
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.

My observations

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.

Stay herbal


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