bowl of epsom salts, glass of milk and some honey

Natural Bath Soak Recipes

During winter there’s nothing quite like soaking in the bath so this week we are sharing some of Wendyl’s favourite bath soak recipes. Choose from the indulgent Mulled Wine Soak, Cleopatra Milk Soak or Circulation Bath Soak for a special treat this weekend.

If you’ve got a cold, pop 10 drops each of lavender, tea-tree and peppermint essential oils in the bath to help your immune system.

Cleopatra Milk Bath Soak
The lactic acid in milk dissolves dead skin cells and the result is wonderfully smooth, silky skin. The honey moisturises your skin and acts as an anti-bacterial agent while the oats sooth the skin. And the lavender oil? It just relaxes you into a heavenly state.

3 cups blue milk powder (no place for skim milk here)
½ cup runny honey & ½ cup ground oats
10 drops lavender essential oil

Put in your hot bath, light a candle and soak away.

Mulled Wine Bath Soak
I love this recipe because you can save some and drink it while you soak in it! When I first told Paul this is what I intended to do he thought I was inviting him to drink the mulled wine once it had all been put in the bath. ‘Yuck, I’m not drinking your bath dirt!’ Needless to say we sorted it out and he loved drinking the wine while I bathed in it.

1 bottle strong, cheap red wine (a Merlot is good)
6 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1 vanilla pod
2 star anise pods
peel of one orange
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 bay leaves (preferably fresh)

Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil. Turn the heat to low and let simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Be gentle. Take off the heat, add a cup to the bath and drink the rest!

Circulation Bath Soak
If you feel that you need to get your feet and hands warm, run a hot bath and throw in a cupful of Epsom salts with 10 drops of eucalyptus oil. You will also benefit from the magnesium in the Epsom salts being absorbed into your bloodstream

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  1. What a fantastic website this is, where have you been all of our lives! My partner mentioned you did a awesome talk at Southern Cross in Auckland city yesterday afternoon. We share a massive interest in what you teach. Loving the info. Hooked! I do hope your books are selling like wild fire online. The whole world should read these. Chemical free world, what dream that would be to come true. Thanks for existing really!

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      Thanks Karen, Southern Cross were such amazing people, very receptive to my message which always makes it easier when you’re standing up in front of them talking!

  2. Hi Wendyl. I have long been a reader of your books and website. i sell my ‘Grosso’ each week at the Gisborne Farmer’s Market.Quite often my customers get into conversation with me about natural products and so I often mention your writings.Your latest on Lavender layering is very interesting, as is the bath recipe.

    Is it breaking boundaries to give a copy of a recipe to customers, but with a footnote saying: ‘With acknowledgements to Wendyl Nissen of the Green Goddess website? (0r some such wording. They would be encouraged to look you up to see what other recipes or products they might like.It goes without saying that I have not done that at all. Regards, Fran.

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      HI Fran, Of course share my recipes. It means more to me that people start making natural products and getting rid of chemicals than it does maintaining ownership of them. What is your Grosso product I’m intrigued.

  3. While you soak in your tub consider for a moment, the ancient Greeks and Egyptians used a number of common herbs in their bath water, common OREGANUM contains the most effective anti inflammatory available.
    Great for those tired muscles, and joints.

    Great site, keep it going. I note today that Eco store is now distancing themselves from the pharmaceutical industries pesticides and pointing out their dangers on labelling. We need a lot more to do the same.

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