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Two all-natural beauty product recipes

Whip up a beauty salve and a joint and muscle soak using botanical ingredients

Joint and muscle soak
This detoxifying soak will soothe and relax achy joints and muscles.

  • 1 cup (288 g) Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup (72 g) dendrite salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) baking soda
  • 1/4 cup (24 g) juniper berries
  • 3 drops cypress essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil

Gather all the ingredients and put in a muslin bag, shake it, and tie it shut.
To use, place the bag in the tub under warm running water. The bag can remain in the tub throughout your entire bath.

Yield: 1 bath bag

Excerpted from The Home Apothecary by Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman (Quarry Books, 2013)

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