Thursday, June 21, 2007

Make Your Own Cool Shower Gel

Inspired by Home Enlightenment, by Annie B. Bond (Rodale Press, 2005).
Now that the heat is on, we can cool off in the bath or shower with this easy-to-make, all-natural gel. Even after overexposure to the sun, it will leave your skin feeling dewy and smooth, tingly and refreshed--a great warm-weather treat!
SIMPLE SOLUTION: Make some for yourself and your friends; poured into a pretty bottle, this would be a great gift, too. Read the simple formula here:

1/2 cup herbal shampoo (look for one that is detergent-free; avoid labels that list any variation of "sodium lauryl sulfate")
1/4 to 3/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 drops peppermint essential oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

1. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly, adjusting the amount of water to get the desired consistency.

2. Pour into a bottle or jar.

3. Place a dab of this cooling gel in your hand to use instead of soap.

HELPFUL HINTS: Formula may be doubled or tripled to make extra for gifts.
And please be sure to use pure peppermint essential oil, not a fragrance oil.



Blogger PEA said...

I'm writing this down, sounds like it would make a wonderful shower gel!! Thanks for sharing it with us:-) xox

June 21, 2007 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I may have to try that one!! Thanks!

June 22, 2007 at 11:21 AM  

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