I'm Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh growing herbs is a passion I've had for more than 20 years now. The Backyard Patch is my own herb business started in 1995. I specialize in fresh, amazing, organic blended herbs. Those for cooking, tea and bath -- and they are all home-grown and hand-blended. In the last 20 years I have gained a knowledge of herbs and their flavors that I share here.
again for the month bath blend. This time
I chose something that uses a mix of herbs with a fall scent. These make a great refreshing bath as well as
having wonderful germ fighting properties.
Fall Splendor Bath Soak
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 Tbls. cornstarch
cup bay leaves
ingredients together and keep in a tightly sealed glass jar. Use ¼ to ½ cup of blend in a muslin bag or
cheese cloth pouch.
use: Either hang them on the tap while the hot water is running, making sure the
water is running through them. Once the tub is filled, let them float around.
Or use the infusion method. Boil a quart of water, turn off heat, add pouch,
cover, then steep (for at least 20 minutes for best results). Add the piping
hot infusion (and the bag) to a full tub, being careful while pouring to avoid burning yourself.