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.
Oatmeal & Cinnamon Bath Soak - Bath Blend of the Month
Soothing oatmeal, milk and cornstarch will help with dry windblown skin. Cinnamon is naturally warming. Together this blend will soothe and warm and is perfect for winter weather.
Oatmeal & Cinnamon
1 1/2 cups powdered milk
3/4 cup baking soda
3/4 cup oatmeal (finely grind it first)
3 Tbls cornstarch
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp cinnamon
Before getting started, make sure
that any herbs or oatmeal are first ground finely (use a food processor if
possible). This helps keep things clump free.
Then blend the ingredients together and keep in a jar with a tight
fitting lid. Use a muslin bag or square
of cotton cloth to hold the herbs for use in the bath.
To USE: Place ½ cup of mixture in a cloth bath and suspend
in the tub while filling with water. Use
the bag to scrub body while soaking.
Discard herbs after bath.