Chamomile and Vanilla Milky Oat Bath

The kids and I are starting to make gifts for the holidays. This is such a soothing bath in winter. The oats and chamomile help to support healthy skin and relieve any dryness or itchiness. My oldest daughter is fast approaching 13. She has an elaborate beauty routine already. The idea of a milk bath was too hard to resist even during our hottest month of the summer. The first bottle had to go to her. She loved the smell and thought her skin was smoother and softer the next day.

Chamomile and Vanilla Milky Oat Bath

In a large bowl measure out…..

2 cups of dried milk powder

1/2 cup of baking soda

1/2 cup of rolled oats, part of it finely ground and some coarsely ground in a coffee grinder

Mix all of the above with you hands or a large wooden spoon. Break up any clumps until you have a nice powder.

In a small bowl add…

1/2 cup of dried chamomile flowers mixed with 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

Add the small to the large bowl. Mix lightly until well distributed. Use a large funnel to fill decorative bottles or jars with the powder. You will need a tight fitting lid to keep moisture out. 1/4 cup per bath is a good amount.

Matricaria recutita

Chamomile contains several volatile oils and constituents that assist the recovery and health of skin or mucous membranes. Studies show that this herb is anti-microbial specifically for candida, staph, strep, e. coli and fugal infections. Compresses, lotions, salves, washes, douches and gargles have been used externally to cool and speed the healing of burns, eczema, acne, dermatitis, insect bites, psoriasis, cracked nipples, bleeding gums, toothache and eye infections. The flowers have a long history of being used in hair products like dye, shampoo and rinses. They have also been used to flavor food, drinks and scent incense, massage oil or dream pillows.

What beauty products do you use chamomile in?

Published by blackbirdsbackyard

My backyard botanical pharmacy is located in Boulder Colorado. I began studying herbal medicinewhen I was 12 years old. In college I studied subjects like anthropology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, After graduation I decided to go to midwifery school. I attended births and had a small practice until I retired early in order to be a mother full time. I have always had an herb garden, gathered plants and made my own healing formulas with plants. Over the last 30 years there have been many teachers and I have attended dozens of workshops. I am one of those people who is always reading, studying and learning. In 2019 I was called to practice as an herbalist professionally, using "plant spirit medicine" and bio-energetic ( 5 element)healing techniques. I feel that there is a big need in the community for my skills and talents. I hope to inspire others to start their own backyard pharmacies as a solution to species extinction and the healthcare crisis in America. Healing has also become a spiritual practice and way for me to feel balanced and connected with nature. I consult with clients in person, teach classes (adults and kids), give tours of my garden and offer apprenticeships. Health, joy, meaning, and support are everyone's birthright.

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