Thursday, February 25, 2010

The humble bungalow hostess's prescription for wellness...

Feeling blue?
I have the tonic for you!

I have made batch after batch of this wonderful concoction for many years.
I have given jars as hostess gifts.
I love it! 
I use it often, it's easy, inexpensive, and it lasts providing you keep it sealed.
 I like to buy vintage sealer jars whenever I see them to hold this simple but wonderful prescription for wellness.

Things you'll need...
containers or jars, be creative here and think outside the box....even ziploc bags will work in a pinch.

Quantities are for the small batch but you can make as much as you have containers for just remember your basic math when multiplying the the amounts.

Bungalow Bath Tonic

1 1/2 cups Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
3 cups coarse sea salt
20 drops of essential oil ( I like lavender)

Mix all together in a bowl and stir.
Let sit for a few hours and stir occasionally to distribute the oil before placing in containers.

Guidelines for use:
Run a bath tub full of hot water and add approximately 1/2 cup salts, swish around, get in and soak for 30 minutes, close your eyes and breathe deeply, turn off your busy mind and just feel the warmth and enjoy this time that is just for you. While you relax you'll detox and when you emerge your skin will feel soft and you will feel calmer and somewhat sleepy....put on your nightie or pj's and cocoon.

Sweet dreams.


  1. I can just smell how lovely this must be - thanks for the recipe!

  2. You have no idea how pleased I am that you shared this recipe. A fried who has since moved far away always made this for me BUT she was one of those women who would never part with "their' recipes. Now I have it, ta da!

  3. Hi Hostess, I just found your blog, after reading your nice comment on mine. I see that you are a fellow Canadian! One of my friends is visiting me from Vancouver, until after the Olympics are over. I love your bungalow, and have a fondness for Arts and Crafts architecture.


  4. Glad to share the recipe, I am of the opinion that women share what works, is fabulous and can benefit others...we need to be supportive of each other.
    Duchess of H- Thank you for stopping by my blog, I'll be a regular visitor at yours... The Olympics have been better than we imagined and we have been glued to the TV, shades of gold and silver!
    I Love your Hermes handbags!