Eugene Weekly : Loving Your Body : 2.11.2010


Loving Your Body 2010

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Love Inspired Body Care Recipes
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with handmade body care products!
Courtesy Irene Wolansky, Mountain Rose Herbs

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

A sweet smelling body scrub which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. 

1 cup organic brown sugar 

1/2 cup organic granulated sugar 

1/2 cup + 3 tbsp. organic sunflower oil 

1/2 tsp organic vanilla flavoring extract 

Blend sugars together in a bowl, add oil and vanilla extract, and mix well. Package in jars and enjoy! 

Lover’s Delight Massage Oil 

A floral, earthen, exotic and sweet blend which will appeal to women and men alike. 

1/2 cup organic jojoba oil 

20 drops organic lavender essential oil 

15 drops organic cedarwood essential oil 

2 drop organic ylang ylang essential oil 

Drop all essential oils into a glass bottle, add jojoba oil, and roll bottle between palms to blend oils. Decorate with a ribbon and pretty label if desired. Shake well before each use. 

Rose & Geranium Bath Bombs 

Enjoy taking a bath with these fun and fizzy aromatic bath bombs. 

1 cup baking soda 

1/2 cup citric acid 

1/2 cup epsom salt 

1 tbsp. organic rose hydrosol or water 

1 tsp. organic olive oil 

Dried organic rose petals 

20 drops organic geranium essential oil 

Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and essential oil while stirring to prevent fizzing. Slowly spritz with hydrosol while stirring constantly until the mixture begins to clump together. The blend should be just moist enough to hold when pressed together with your hands, be careful not to add too much moisture. Add rose petals, press into molds and allow to dry 2-3 hours before unmolding. Let bath bombs cure for one week before using them, then store in an airtight container. You can shape your bath bombs by using a melon baller, ice, candy or soap molds, clear plastic two-sided Christmas ornaments, egg cartons or anything else you have on hand. 

Sweet Lavender Bath Salts 

Floral and relaxing, these salts are a perfect addition to any bath. 

1 cup salt (Epsom, sea salt, dead sea salt, or a mixture) 

1/4 cup baking soda 

20 drops organic lavender essential oil 

1 tbsp. organic lavender flowers 

Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add essential oil and lavender flowers; blend well. Package in a jar, or use right away. 

Wolansky is the marketing director at Mountain Rose Herbs, and when not at work, she is often found in her kitchen creating cosmetic concoctions. 

















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