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I made 1/2 batch with 1 C epsom salts and 1 C kosher salt. Also used 2 T coconut oil and 2 T glycerin. I've tried the dried lavender b4, but it's a real mess in the tub. For fragrance, I used a lavender/peppermint/rosemary oil mix with a purple coloring. It turned out beautiful! Giving as a gift to my grandma for her b-day.

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WI Cheesehead October 10, 2009

to chef prissy: glycerin can be found in the first aid section of drug or grocery stores. also sometimes by the baking supplies as it's occasionally used as a sweetener. lavender can often be found in bigger health food stores. it's also very easy to grow yourself and dry the flowers. it can live almost anywhere. a Chinese herbal supplier would also have it

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spiritussancto April 09, 2009

These came out so great! Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I'm going to use these for christmas gifts

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Chef kstrange November 13, 2008

I have made up someting quite similar, but I do use different essential oils. All the ingredients will help heal and soften the skin and if you use it before bed, lavender is excellent for a peaceful asleep. The only caution I would throw out would be the food colouring. I have super sensitive skin, so this would be a "red flag" for me...so use caution to who you would give it to

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Abby Girl December 02, 2007

Great idea for Xmas gifts. Can't wait to make it. Not sure about where to get some of the ingredients like glycerin or dried lavender. Anyone have an idea? Thanks for the idea. Prissy

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Chef Prissy in Central Ohio September 02, 2007
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