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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
BY Dole Fresh Vegetables

Strawbery Shortcake Bath

Recipe from Natural Beauty from the Garden courtesy of Janice Cox.

“This is a rich, fruit-scented bath that is perfect for dry, delicate skin. It makes the bathwater a creamy shade of pink and contains two natural emollients — fresh cream and castor oil. Castor oil has been used for years as a health tonic. It comes from the seeds of the castor plant. This oil is used in many bath products because it easily disperses through the bathwater, rather than floating on top as other oils do. The heat from the warm water helps the oil penetrate and moisturize dry skin.”


  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon cold-pressed castor oil*



Place all of the ingredients into a blender and process on high until you have a smooth, creamy liquid. You may strain this mixture if you like. To use: Pour the strawberry mixture into a warm bath and stir well.

Yield: 24 ounces, enough for one bath

* If castor oil is not readily available, we suggest substituting any light, natural oil. Suggested substitutes are almond, sunflower, or canola oil, which are easy to find at most grocery or drugstores and will provide a similar result.