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This month, I chose to make Orange Bath Powders from a lovely blog, Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth, then I went a little crazy and tried my own Calendula Bath Powder.
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Erlene - My Pinterventures • Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts Debbee - Debbee's Buzz • Lynne - My Family Thyme • Pili - My Sweet Things Bri - Halfpint Design • Julie - Sum of their Stories Erin - The DIY Nuts • T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet Beverly - Across the Boulevard • Kristie - Love My Little Cottage Roseann - This Autoimmune Life • Terri - Our Good Life Ali - Home Crafts by Ali • Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Kelli - K's Olympic Nest Lauren - Mom Home Guide • Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey Shirley - Intelligent Domestications • Gail - Purple Hues and Me Audra - Renewed Projects • Habiba - Craftify My Love Kristie - Teadoddles • Marie - The Inspiration Vault • Susan - Suzerspace Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen • Maria - Simple Nature Decor Sam - Raggedy Bits • Emily - Domestic Deadline • Marci - Stone Cottage Adeventures Alexandra - Eye Love Knots • Alayna - Alayna's Creations Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip
For the Orange Bath Powder, I simply followed the recipe as I wasn't familiar with this type of bath time additive. The ingredients are oatmeal, backing soda and orange peel. That's it! I absolutely love the soft, natural orange color. Once finished, the fragrance was lovely, just clean and a little citrusy. Wanting the scent to pack more punch, two essential oils were added. A few drops of citrus fresh and one drop of rosemary. Adding a scoop to my bath water is such a treat and feels very soothing.
The orange went so well, I had to experiment! ;-) There is some calendula in stash of dried herbs. Substituting the calendula for the orange peel while leaving the rest the same produced a gorgeous yellow bath powder. Again, I love the soft natural color, but wanted a little more punch to the fragrance. I added a few drops of Lemon Grass essential oil. A small scoop in my bath water and suddenly I feel like I am at a spa. ;-)
Here they are side by side. Orange is on the left with Calendula on the right. My creative brain is buzzing with more ideas for this recipe!