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A beauty blog featuring DIY recipes, tips & tricks as well as natural & organic beauty product reviews.


Who writes Beautiful Basics?

 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tub Full of Tea

I like to indulge myself, and one way I spoil myself is by taking a bath every night before hopping under the sheets to sleep. There is nothing more relaxing and soothing than a warm bath, besides a warm bath filled with skin nurturing goodness that is. This super simple recipe for bath tea uses only 3 ingredients that are perfect for pampering your skin.

<center>What you need:

Green tea (if you have loose green tea you'll want to use about 2 tablespoons, and if you're using bagged tea you'll need the contents of 2 bags)
1 cup of oatmeal
½ cup powdered milk


Combine the ingredients together and toss them into a food processor to create a fine powder so you don't make a mess of your tub. Once you have a powder you're set to fill the tub and steep your tub tea. If you're still worried about plugging your drain or making a big mess you can put your mixture into a little mesh bag, muslin, or even use cheesecloth to make your own little tea bag.

Green tea is full of antioxidants that help skin by protecting against free radicals and inflammation. Green tea works hard to prevent aging and has also been linked to protecting skin for cancer. Oatmeal is great for soothing itchy skin and powdered milk works to exfoliate and hydrate. It's great for any time of the year – summer when your skin is dehydrated or burnt and winter when your skin is itchy and scaly.

Soak in the tub for as long as you like and when you get out your skin will be so silky soft and smooth that you'll want to make this a nightly ritual!

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