When A Cookie Isn’t Edible

By Beacon Staff

Chocolate, sugar, oatmeal. Sounds like the recipe for a yummy cookie.

It is … but not one you can eat. Remedies Day Spa turns out a line of body treatment products all made from kitchen edibles. Grapefruit, rosemary, peppermint, lime, chamomile and coffee make up the all-natural ingredients in the company’s products.

Owner Jennifer Krack uses historical beauty recipes to create her product line called Remedies Essentials. “My idea is to make them as historical as possible,” she says. Her newest creation is bath cookies, which look and smell like the real thing. But when you throw them in hot bath water, soggy crumbs don’t float there. Instead, they melt away into a smooth soak.

Krack’s bath cookies look good enough to eat. They’re made with cookie cutters; they’re baked like cookies; they even come with sprinkles on top. Her current line of bath cookies comes in three flavors: chocolate, oatmeal, and sugar. “They’re all from scratch in the kitchen,” explains Krack. Her bath cookies are a take off from her bath muffins, cooked in antique muffin tins.

The spa lobby, which also serves as a show room for Krack’s $3 to $22 inventions, carries her line of food-based products brewed just around the corner in the kitchen–lavender salt scrubs, vanilla soaps, and huckleberry lotion bars. Many of the ingredients are local; all are made by hand. “I don’t use preservatives, and only make small batches,” says Krack.

Her body creams use hydrogenated soybean oil whipped for 30 minutes. The creams come plain or scented with mouth-watering flavors such as orange-ginger. Krack also mixes up olive oil, shea butter, and beeswax in another new product–lotion bars that heat up in your hand to moisturize the body. They carry scents of cucumber, tangerine, or lavender. She also makes lip balms, bruise stick oils, and skin toners.

Krack’s products look so good you’ll want to eat them. But Remedies Essentials give a new twist to home-baked.

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