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DIY Aromatherapy Bath Products For Natural Body Care

Aromatherapy Bath Products

Making your own aromatherapy bath products is a great way to get quality products without any ingredients you may not want. Get started with the following recipes.

Aromatherapy Shower Gel

Here's a simple shower gel:

  • 1/2 cup unscented liquid soap
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 4 to 5 drops essential oil of your choice
  1. Stir all the ingredients together until well mixed.
  2. Pour the shower gel into a clean plastic bottle with a push/pull cap.

Use in the shower. Or for a bubble bath, pour a little of the mixture under running water while drawing the bath.

Source: EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs

For a centering shower gel, try this blend from Aromahead:

  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 6 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 10 drops mandarin essential oil

Aromatherapy Bath Oil Recipe

To make an aromatherapy bath oil, add 25 drops of essential oil(s) to 2 tablespoons carrier oil. Use 1 teaspoon in your bath.

You can get imaginative with your essential oil choices (be cautious with hot, spicy oils) or try one of the following blends suggested in Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art:

  • Relaxing: lavender, marjoram, neroli, and Roman chamomile
  • Stimulating: grapefruit, peppermint, and rosemary
  • Balancing: geranium, lavender, and orange
  • Aphrodisiac: jasmine, sandalwood, and ylang ylang

Sleep-Promoting Aromatherapy Bath Product

If you need a little help sleeping, try this bath blend before bedtime:

  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 drops rose essential oil
  • 2 drops jasmine 
  • 1 drop neroli 
  • 1 drop patchouli
  • 1 drop ylang ylang
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Pour into a small, dark glass bottle.
  3. Shake before each use, and add up to 2 tablespoons to a bath.

Source: Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home

Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Bath

A bath of milk and honey:

  • 1 teaspoon castile soap
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil or sunflower oil
  • 5-1/2 teaspoons vodka
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 10 to 25 drops mandarin or geranium essential oil
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend.
  2. Pour mixture into a glass container.
  3. Store in refrigerator. Makes enough for 8 baths.

Adapted from Aromatherapy Massage by Clare Maxwell-Hudson

Also see bath salt and bomb recipes and bath aromatherapy blends.

I recommend Young Living essential oils.

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