Guest Author - Winsome Tapper
Lavender Cedarwood Luxury Milk Bath
Lavender is one of the most beloved of the essential oils. One of my first experiences with lavender came when I visited a quaint shop on the Eastside of Manhattan, NY called Cherchez. In between vintage linen, dried floral crafts, soft goods and the soft powdery notes of dried roses, was the distinct balsamic, floral scent of lavender potpourri. It washed the tiny boutique in an aura of gentility and reserve that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Lavender is the scent of fine culture and art. In bygone eras it was the scent of the French peasantthe poor mans perfume. It is the fragrance of innocence and clean living. Lavender in all its simplicity and complexities is the chameleon. When played up with spicy and exotic notes, lavender is the sensual, when refreshed with aldehydic and citrus notes, lavender becomes the soft fresh breeze of spring. When paired with oakmoss it becomes the basis for countless mens perfumes. Ultimately, though, lavender, pure lavender is the quintessential herb and the essential oil of relaxation.
This relaxing bubble bath blend combines lavender and cedarwood essential oils. The cedarwood Virginia essential oil adds a sensual woodsy background to the traditional herbal lavender scent. Vanilla and vetiver essential oils anchor the notes with a dry down that is delicious and earthy, while grated nutmeg delivers a soft spicy gourmand note of intrigue.
1 cup medium bath salts
1 cup epsom salts
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup lathanol LAL powder (SLSa) (OPTIONAL creates bubbles)
2 TBSP lavender buds, powdered or whole
1 TBSP grated nutmeg
1 TBSP sweet almond oil or jojoba
1 tsp vanilla fragrance oil
1 TBSP lavender essential oil
1 tsp cedarwood Virginia essential oil
3-5 drops vetiver essential oil
Combine first six ingredients in a large stainless steel or glass bowl.
Combine fragrance oil with essential oils and almond oil. Mix oils with bath salt/milk mixture. Adjust fragrance.
Put in pretty bottles/jars with scoops or pretty bath tea bags. Label and decorate.
Use large shells as scoops.
Color the bath salts with lavender mica before adding it to the other ingredients.
Add rose petals to the jar after bottling.
Use same fragrance/essential oil blend to make complementary bath oil.
Use essential oil/fragrance oil blend in a whipped shea butter mixture. Great for layering scents.
Some sources for ingredients:
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