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Making Bath Cookies

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Bath cookies! This one tickled my fancy as it combines cooking (well baking), herbs (which I love) and natural skin care (which I also love).  I think these would make a love gift too – think birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries etc. Just wrap them in cellophane, tie with a pretty ribbon, hey presto boutique skin care present.

Ingredients

500g fine sea salt
60g cornflour, with more for rolling
140g bicarbonate of soda
3 teaspoons dried, chopped lavender or sage (optional)
2 eggs
30 ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (you can break open several 500IU capsules)
8 drops essential oil of your choosing

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180° C.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and stir until you form a dough.
  • Pick walnut sized pieces of dough, roll into balls.
  • Place balls on ungreased baking paper, 2 – 3cm apart, squish down to make flat rounds about 5mm to 1cm thick.
  • Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Cool.  Store in airtight container.
  • Place 1 or 2 cookies into the bath while the water runs.

My observations

Easy to make, easy to bake.
I made half the batch which resulted in 7 decent sized cookies. I used dried, chopped rose petals instead of lavender or sage, because I had them at home from another project.
When I washed the mix off my hands it left them beautifully smooth with a delicate fragrance.

Will happily make this one again for myself and as a present idea for friends.

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10 Comments

  1. Got to try these just for the novelty value, in fact they’d make excellent gifts along with bath muffins for my Slimming World buddies, thinking vanilla spice, choc peppermint, turkish delight fragrances, sweet smells for the bath all the fun non of the calories 😉

  2. oh! I was excited by these as I thought they were cookies you could eat in the bath. boo! But I may have to make them as they look like a great gift!

  3. love this!!!! what fun and great in a gift basket for certain:) xx

  4. This will make a great Valentine’s treat, and no calories to worry about! Thanks!

  5. Wait. What? Like bath bombs or something? How cool is THAT. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to give this a go.

  6. Can you post conversions to cup, tablespoon, etc.? Thx!

    • Sure Diane, it’s really not that hard.

      2 cups fine sea salt
      2 oz cornflour, with more for rolling
      4 1/2 oz bicarbonate of soda
      3 teaspoons dried, chopped lavender or sage (optional)
      2 eggs
      1 fl oz vegetable oil
      1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (you can break open several 500IU capsules)
      8 drops essential oil of your choosing

      180 degrees Celsius = 355 degrees Fahrenheit

      http://www.onlineconversion.com/

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