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This pampering treat makes the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a favorite here in the office and a must have after a long day on the feet! Watch the demo or follow the recipe below:
1 T coconut oil
4-6 drops peppermint essential oil
2/3 cup coarse sea salts
1/3 cup peppermint leaves (dried)
Combine the essential oil with the coconut oil. Make sure it is thoroughly combined and there are no pockets of essential oil. Add the sea salts and combine until the oil is completely blended into the salts. Add the herbs. Stir well. Package into containers with instructions and the ingredient list. (To use: add approx. 1T of the mixture into a basin of warm water. Soak feet. Enjoy!)
I absolutely love this time of year, but the change in temperature is not fun for my sensitive skin. So, I developed this soothing formula years ago during the early days of Vintage Remedies. After all, it’s hard to go wrong with the scent of chocolate and a relaxing bath! It is a huge favorite of mine, and incredibly easy – which is why I included it in the new resource, Vintage Remedies for Girls. In the chapter that discusses natural beauty and skin care, this is one of several fun projects listed. (And my daughter and I will be making our own batches this afternoon!)
White Chocolate Bath Meltaways
These little treats are fun to make and can help moisturize your skin. Lack of moisture can lead to dry, itchy skin, and when you are older, it will make your skin look older than your age. These smell like chocolate and when you drop one into a warm bath, they melt. As the water hydrates your skin, the oil will coat your skin, sealing in the moisture. Be careful when getting out of the bath! The oil can make the tub slippery.
You will need:
4 T raw cocoa butter
4T shea butter
2 T coconut oil
With an adult’s help, place all ingredients in a double boiler. Stir as it melts and remove from heat quickly once it is all liquid. Set aside to cool, stirring every 5 minutes. This will take about 30 minutes, and then the mixture will begin to look like thick pudding. When this happens, scoop small mounds of the mixture onto a sheet of parchment paper. You should make about 8-10 scoops. They will spread a little, then harden. When they are ready, they will look like thick, white cookies. Store in the refrigerator in warm months.
These make great gifts. To give away, scoop the mixture into small candy cups. This will prevent them from losing their shape in warmer weather.
**Taken from Vintage Remedies for Girls, section 2: Health and Body**