The Bath Gourmet

Rhonda Van, Author Running Press Book Publishers $14.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-7624-1827-5
Whether they're seeking to soothe themselves, cure pains, relax, romance a partner or even have a snack while getting clean, bathers will find a recipe for the perfect bath in this DIY volume by enthusiastic bather Van. Most of Van's recipes call for typical bath ingredients, such as baking soda and the ubiquitous Epsom salt. From there, bathers can add rosemary and fresh mint if they want to renew themselves; seaweed and sesame oil if they want to detoxify, energize and moisturize; or coconut oil and imitation rum extract (or even straight rum) to mend a""really bad mood."" Helpful sidebars abound, explaining how to score cheap rose petals at the florist for the Ultimate Seduction Rose Bath, where to find canned coconut milk for the Tiki Tub, and how to pour rice into the foot of a stocking for the Sushi Bath.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004
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