Toxic Flowers

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Yesterday I received a lovely little bouquet of flowers.  Carnations, daisies, lilies and  irises made up the majority of the bouquet.  The bouquet smelled beautiful and being obsessed with all things bath, I thought of using the blooms in a bath.  Then I had to wonder, what sort of pestisides and preservatives are used on commercial flowers? 

You often see pictures of bathtubs full of flowers and I have taken many rose petal baths not really thinking about what was on the flowers.  Now I'm older and wiser, I say if they aren't edible, don't bathe with them.  Or maybe if they are home grown, go for it.  Instead, use scented oils?  Teas?  Bath teas?  Heather Lane Cosmetics has a cute Etsy Store that sells floral bath teas that are organic, plus she offers many other really crafty bath accouterments.  

Keep it clean and bathe organic!

TUBSKY #abetterwaytobathe