DIY: Soothing Magic Bath

DIY Soothing Magic Bath, Behind the Mirror, Oatmeal Bath,  Milk Bath, Bath for Dry Skin

I live for the weekends. Seriously. It makes me sad because I spend 5 of the 7 days in a week hoping for them to quickly pass so I can get to the fun part of my week. The weekend. You may be wondering why I wish for the majority of my week to pass so quickly.

This is why – I am not as young as I used to be and in this decade of my life, I find myself exhausted even by the thought of going out during the week. I don’t mean “going out” like meeting a friend at a bar about two blocks from the apartment and talking until 11pm about life, I can still manage to pull that off. I mean like “hit it hard going out.” This is reserved for the weekend because I am at this wonderful place in my life where I don’t have to get up early and do anything I don’t want to do on the weekends. Which is amazing. Therefore, I can go out all night if I want to on the weekends. Not that I really do that, but the point is I could. Although, if my older friends are any indication that energy will be gone soon too. (At which point I will have to exercise for energy and that seems like a dark place to be.)

DIY Soothing Magic Bath, Behind the Mirror, Oatmeal Bath,  Milk Bath, Bath for Dry Skin

So, you can imagine my annoyance when I woke up Saturday morning with a rash on my stomach and back. No need for too much concern, it was some mere red blotchy spots that itched like hell, and all I thought to myself was, “Ain’t this some shit trying to ruin my weekend.”

Needless to say, I did nothing. Sunday rolls around, not a lot better, but the constant reapplying of lotion kept me from removing my skin via my fingernails. There I was on Tuesday, back to my desk at work, and I couldn’t even stand to sit there with out squirming around in discomfort.

Again, no need for too much concern. It happens. I have extremely sensitive skin and almost anything gives me the itches, some hives, or better yet, swelling. But, everyone has their limits and being itchy for 4 days straight is mine.  It was at this point that I diagnosed myself with a bad case of dry skin. I ruled out the other possibilities: eating something strange, laundry detergent switch, new soap, etc.

I stopped into the grocery store on my way home and put together my favorite soothing magic bath soak. I say it is my favorite because I basically took all of the knowledge I have when it comes to soothing baths and combined them into one powerful magic potion.

DIY Soothing Magic Bath, Behind the Mirror, Oatmeal Bath,  Milk Bath, Bath for Dry Skin

What you need:
(try to keep it organic, no one wants pesticides and growth hormones anywhere near their lady parts)
1 cup of oatmeal
1 TBS of coconut oil
4 cups of milk
You could also add some essential oils (lavender, chamomile and rose hip work great) or some honey, but keep it simple.
What you do:
1. Blend the coconut oil & oatmeal together in a food processer or blender until it forms a powder.
2. Dump everything into your warm bath (not hot.)
3. Soak for about 20 minutes with a nice glass of wine and a magazine.

It has been quite the DIY week for me… What about you guys? Any other soothing baths that are your favorites?

***beauty always comes from within, photos taken by Amanda Teague, xoxo behind the mirror***
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  • Sarah

    I don’t know how “old” you actually are but me, being 35 and going out all my life (ok, at least since i’m 17 or so) got tired the ultimate years. And not because I got tired physically. I just got bored. it’s almost every time the same. i still do go out once in a while and have a lot of fun but i couldn’t imagine myself still going out partying every weekend fridays and sundays. I actually really prefer getting up at ten in the morning and enjoy the day…

    xx, Sarah

    • Thank you for your comment. I get torn between the two… part of me wants to paint the night red and then the other part of me just wants to watch a movie on the laptop… but like I said, it is more the idea that I could pull it off over the weekend vs. the week when I would physically die. wink wink :)

  • Shayne♥

    dunno why but to me it sounds like something cleopatra would have her servants make for her hehe :) this is actually nice if i had a tub in my own bathroom i would tried this to save myself from splurging bath bombs at lush :)

    • omg so funny… I read, just the other day, that Cleopatra was known for adding a bit of honey to her baths! Now, I just need to get some servants. (just kidding)

  • Ashley White

    My dry winter skin could do with a bit of this!

    Great post!


  • Juliet M

    Wow, I’m defiantly going to try this out! I am the typical person who stress outs for anything and it has been really hitting hard lately, so thank you so much for this! xx

    • Let me know if it helps to relax you… it soothed my skin that was irritating me, but I got a little antsy to get out after a while.

  • Raissa

    This is lovely! I think I might try this next time I’m feeling really stressed out.

    • It was definitely relaxing and got those itches to calm down… let me know if you like it once you give it a try.

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