This skin-softening combination of oranges and hibiscus is beneficial for all skin types, including oily, acne-prone, maturing, and sun-damaged. The high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C in this formula stimulate cellular renewal, promote collagen formation, and fight against premature aging. As the hibiscus infuses into the bath water, your tub will become the most beautiful vitamin C–infused sunset of pinkish purple and orange water. Enjoy!
YIELDS: 1 bath
1 cup solar-dried sea salt
1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
1 small orange
1 teaspoon carrier oil of choice, optional
Fresh or dried rose petals, optional
What you will need: knife, cutting board, cloth bag, tea ball or cheesecloth and string
1.To Make: Draw a bath. Put the sea salt into the tub. Place the hibiscus into the cloth bag and toss into the tub. Slice the orange into rounds. Add the carrier oil if you desire the added moisture. When the tub is full, add the oranges and rose petals, if desired, to the water and swish around.
2.To Store: Plan to make this fresh for each use.
3.To Use: Get in the tub and soak for at least 20 minutes, or longer to enjoy maximum therapeutic benefits of the active botanical ingredients. When you are finished soaking, rinse off in the shower to remove the sweat and toxins you released as you bathed. After a bath is also the perfect time to use a body scrub, as your skin is softened and easily exfoliated. Follow with moisturizer if desired.