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Liz Earle’s Homemade Wellbeing Treats

Liz Earle is one of our favourite wellbeing gurus. One of Liz’s most popular home-made recipes is her botanical bath soak – Soft & Silky Rose Petal Milk Bath. If you can get hold of the essential oils online, there should be plenty of rose petals in the garden to use soon too.

It really does leave your skin incredibly soft and is always a big hit – either if you make it for yourself or as a gift for someone who might need a bit of self-care and relaxation at the moment.

Image credit Georgia Glynn Smith for Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine

Soft and silky rose petal milk bath


  • 300g milk powder

  • 10 tbsp dried rose petals

  • 10 drops of rose essential oil

  • 10 drops of geranium essential oil

  • 1 small Kilner (or similar) jar


  • In a bowl, gently stir together the ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed

  • Spoon the mixture into a clean, dry Kilner jar

  • After lockdown, you can use the recipe again and make this as a gift - decorate your jar with fresh herbs and a handwritten gift tag

Here are two further ideas for botanical bath soaks.

Homemade face mask – combination skin pack


  • 1 tbsp finely ground oatmeal

  • 1 tbsp live, plain yogurt

  • 1/2 apple, finely grated

  • 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice


  • Mix the oatmeal with the yogurt to form a paste. Add the grated apple and lemon juice and stir well

  • Apply to clean, dry skin on the face and neck

  • Relax for 15-20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water and patting the skin dry

The enzymatic action of the apple and lemon will help temporarily reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and also acts as a gentle exfoliant. The mask may also be useful for slightly irritated or blotchy skins, thanks to the soothing effect of oatmeal.

We also have a fantastic offer at the moment for anyone needing some wellbeing inspiration and a good read. You can now subscribe to Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine and receive 30% off together with free UK p&p when you pay by Direct Debit. So no need to go to the shops – every issue will be delivered straight to your door and is packed with Liz’s trusted advice on eating well, looking well and living well.

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