Here is another citrus project featuring the orange or tangerine peel that you can do while they are in season (and therefore affordable or free) ~ I love products created from simple pantry ingredients and this bath powder can be made in minutes. Who says that being a keeper at home is dull? It's a lot of fun to create concoctions in the kitchen!
List of Ingredients:
List of Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of dried orange or tangerine peel (drying directions are found here)
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
Oatmeal is very soothing and softening to the skin while the baking soda neutralizes pH levels and draws out toxins from the body. Orange and tangerine peels are known to help reduce wrinkles, scars, stretch-marks and acne while being pleasantly aromatic.
To make, grind up ingredients in a blender until mixture is nice and powdery. Pour inside a clean jar or container with lid. You will find free printable labels for this project here.
Optional: Mix in a few drops of orange essential oil or citrus bliss (my new favorite) to your final product.
To use, place 1/2 cup of bath powder directly into your warm tub or scoop inside a bath sachet and soak your stress away. You will find more bath and body recipes here. We are also sharing our printable recipe in case you would like to add it to your herbal. Simply download and print from this link HERE.
If you enjoyed this project, we share 100+ more ideas on how to use up fruit scraps in our Ebook here! Happy kitchen-crafting, ladies!
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This sounds heavenly. I have never used oatmeal in a bath salt due to the texture. I never thought of using a blender (duh.) I can't wait to try this. You have inspired me with the orange peels so have been eating some wonderful tangelos & saving the peels.
(Have been trying to eat more locally. The tangelos are from a neighboring state instead of across the nation or globe so I don't feel too bad about it:)
Thank you for sharing your wealt of knowledge.
This was fun to create! Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm ;)Delete
I can not wait to try this! I even have all of the ingredients here! We are in the middle of another cold snap, so a nice, warm, aromatic bath sounds so nice!ReplyDelete
Doesn't it! Thanks for taking the time to visit today :)Delete
I love all of your citrus ideas! This sounds wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Thanks Jess. This looks easy enough to manage. I only shower these days but I am tempted.ReplyDelete
Lady Locust mentioned Tangelos, I have not come across these (Google here I come)
Across the pond all our citrus fruit is imported, but I do agree with her and try to use local produce from our Farmers Markets. One meets such pleasant people that way.
Very true :) Nice to hear from you again Cally!Delete
Great idea using citrus powders! I have new fuel for my bath fizzy craze I've been going through.ReplyDelete
I found your website from the link-up on raisinghomemakers.com. I really like your post on the bath powder - I may be back - you have some wonderful posts!ReplyDelete
I would like to invite you to HomemakingHearts.com on Fridays for a brand new link-up; it would be a delight to have you join us!
I found your blog from "Teach Me Tuesdays" hosting by Growing Home Blog. I love your idea of making orange bath powers. Is it possible that I can give the baby a bath? Is it safe? Let me know soon!
I would love to invite you to the friendly giveaway: "Create-Your-Own" mug.
Joyce via http://www.livelaughlovepost.com
Hi Joyce, I am not sure I would do this for babies. I have a baby recipe that I will be sharing soon~ Thanks for stopping to visit and the kind invite :)Delete
Ok - Thanks for the reply back :-)Delete
This week's edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday is all about personal care and cleaning and getting rid of the toxic and disposable items we use every day on our bodies and in our homes. This would be a great addition and I hope you'll share it with us this week on Wildcrafting Wednesday.
Hi Jes - making this tomorrow for a bath!!! Can you possibly tell me how you make all of your printables accessible for people? I have yet to be able to do that on my blog. Yours are so cute and easy to print!ReplyDelete
Hi there, just sign up with Scribd.com and you can have an account to upload documents and share the html code of it on your blog. Hope this helps!Delete