Is it just me, or is Bath & Body Works especially tempting around this time of year? I used to be so tempted and tantilated by the strong smells and beautiful displays that I couldn’t walk by the front entrance without at least taking a quick peek inside.
Of course, knowing what I know now, I practically plug my nose anytime I pass by the store, and I’m certainly not tempted to go inside. Every single product contains artificial fragrance and hormone disrupters. Many contain synthetic colors and dyes.
If you have PCOS, these hormone disrupters are especially harmful to your already imbalanced, sensitive hormones.
So if you’re anything like me, you’d rather NOT spend your hard-earned money on products that have only negative potential for your body and hormones. Right?!
Especially when there are SO MANY options out there that are more affordable in the long run AND PROMOTE WELLNESS.
Like, for instance, this homemade milk bath. It is made with pure, therapeutic, perfectly distilled essential oils, and since there are literally hundreds of oils in existence, the “fragrance” options for this indulgent treat are endless.
Bonus: This makes for an amazing, thoughtful, unique gift that can be personalized and tailored specifically for the gift-getter’s needs.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Epsom salt
20 drops of Lavender essential oil (or the oil/oils of your choosing)
Combine baking soda, Epsom salt, and essential oil in a bowl. Add the powdered milk and stir well. Transfer into an airtight container.
I suggest using about one cup of milk bath at a time!
I got this recipe idea from a Holiday DIY class on Facebook. The class continues throughout the month of December, so let me know if you’d like an invite. There are lots of great ideas, some of which you may eventually see here on the blog!
If you have PCOS, I so strongly recommend trying essential oils. They’ve changed my family’s life for the better on so many levels. You can read a little more about that HERE. Or you can peruse the beautiful product guide in your free time. You can find that HERE.