|(Citrus aurantium) Originating in Southeast Asia, orange trees are now cultivated in many places around the globe. Orange Peel is excellent as an ingredient in potpourri or tea. For an excellent hot tea try combining it with black tea and clove or mix with hibiscus flowers and rosehips for a good iced tea.
Brew 1 tsp of herb in 1 cup of water at 212º - steep for 15 minutes.
Cleopatra Milk Bath
Recipe from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 Tbsp dried thyme
1 Tbsp dried mint
4 Tbsp orange peel
4 Tbsp Lemon peel
2 cups boiling water
10 oz dried milk
Combine the herbs and citrus peels in a large ceramic bowl. Pour the boiling water over the herbs and peels and allow to steep overnight. Strain off the liquid, removing all solids. Add the milk powder to the solution.
Draw a warm bath and pour the entire mixture into the bath water. Soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes or as long as you like.
Rinse the milk off your skin with warm water. You don't want it to sour on your skin, creating an unpleasant smell. Pat dry and moisturize your body.
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