Hey there, friend!
Do you struggle with ouchy, dry winter skin?
If you live in the same part of the world I do, the answer is usually a resounding, “Heck, yeah”.
As some of you may have heard, my baby son was very sick a few weeks ago with croup.
I was discussing this with my friend, Jackie, who’s eldest daughter had croup when she was a baby also.
We were also discussing eczema, which sometimes goes along with asthma diagnoses and just plain itchy, ouchy winter skin.
Jackie has a miracle bath potion that worked wonders for her kids, and when I asked if I could share her recipe with all of you, she said:
Absolutely, share away. Happy to help whoever it can.
Because that’s just the kinda chick she is!
Jackie’s miracle witchy bath for ouchy skin:
(This is for a full or half full tub shrink portions for smaller amounts of water)
– 1 cup Epsom salt
***not the scented ones. just plain mineral salt. The other ones cause more havoc***
– 1/4 – 1/2 cup pure sea salt
***less if skin is open as it will sting too much***
– 1/2 capful of pure vanilla
– 10-15 drops of whatever essential oil your body tells you
(S loves this ritual she sits and smells them all and makes her own smell concoctions)
*** remember mint will make bath feel cold ***
(Erin: don’t put cinnamon oil in your bath. Trust.)
Soak for 20-30 minutes minimum
***we read books or sometimes watch IPad shows to allow for relaxing full soak time without the “Can I get out yet whines” ***
PS add some eucalyptus or burgamont for those lung challenging days
This concoction was mightily helpful on my young boy’s dry skin. I found it especially helpful to rub some coconut oil on the dry patches afterwards.
Jackie and I both hope this miracle bath will be soothing for your winter skin, and for the skin of your bambinos.
As Jackie said in her directions, this can become a really lovely nightly ritual and help teach our kids about the importance of self-care.
What are your best winter skin care tips? What are your favourite bath rituals? I’m a big fan of rituals of all kinds. You can find some more favourites here.