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November 11, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Milk Bath

Have you ever smelled something so delicious you wish you could literally bathe in it? For me, that scent is pumpkin pie, fresh from the oven. The warm, comforting waft of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger is like olfactory nirvana. Since bathing in a tub full of pie filling might be a little on the messy side, I came up with the next-best thing: a pumpkin pie spiced milk bath that not only smells incredibly yummy, but has loads of beauty benefits. The milk softens and exfoliates, ginger increases circulation, and cinnamon relieves itchy skin. Draw this DIY bath for yourself when a pie craving starts coming on, or whip up a double batch and bottle in cute jars for holiday gifts! –Hannah
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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Milk Bath
1 1/2 cups dry milk powder
1/2 cup oatmeal powder*
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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Mix all ingredients together and add to a warm, running bath. Relax + enjoy!
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*Note: Oatmeal powder can be purchased at health food stores or you can make your own by pulsing regular oatmeal in a food processor until finely ground.
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