Women is...: Winter Sunflower Soak

Winter Sunflower Soak

When added to a warm bath, sunflower seeds release their rich, natural oil, leaving your skin soft and moisturized � a great soak for the cold winter months when your skin may appear drier. A 20-minute soak in this bath will hydrate and soothe dry skin.

Hubby in the Tub
Stress and dry winter skin are just as likely to affect him as they do you. After your Winter Sunflower Soak, spend five minutes preparing a moisturizing bath for him.

1/2 cup shelled, raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Yield: 8 ounces, enough for two baths.


1. In a coffee grinder or food processor, grind the sunflower seeds and oatmeal until you have a smooth powder that is the consistency of whole-grain flour.
2. Stir in the spices and vitamin E oil and mix well.
3. Store the mixture in an airtight container if not used right away.

The Soak

* Pour the bath soak into a warm tub of water and stir well to mix.
* After your bath, moisturize your skin while it is still damp from bathing with some sunflower oil or a rich cream.