Essential Oils for your Bath

Bath Recipes: Bath Salts Base

1 cup of Epsom Salt (or sea salt)

15 drops of Essential Oils (see blend ideas below)

Combine essential oils with salt in a container. Dissolve ¼ to ½ cup of this bath salt mixture in warm bathwater before bathing. Reserve the salt base you didn’t use for the next baths.

Blend Ideas

Relaxing Bliss: 5 drops of lavender + 5 drops of petitgrain + 3 drops of fennel + 2 drops of wild orange

Soothing Blend: 4 drops of lavender + 4 drops of roman chamomile + 4 drops of cedarwood + 3 drops of lemongrass

Up and Ready: 5 drops of peppermint + 4 drops of lavender + 3 drops of grapefruit + 3 drops of lemongrass.

Similar to the salt base recipe, you can use the same blends for a Bath Oils Base.

Bath Oils Base

30ml of fractioned coconut oil

15 drops of Essential Oils

Blend the fractioned coconut oil and the essential oils in a small container. Add 1 tablespoon (5ml) of this bath oil to warm bathwater before bathing.

Fizzing Bath Bombs

Fizzing Bath Bomb Base

2/3 cup of baking soda

1/3 cup of Epsom salt

2 tbsp. coconut oil

15 drops of Essential Oils (see blend ideas below)

½ cup corn-starch (same as cornflour)

2 tbsp. water

Spray bottle with water

Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients slowly while stirring with a whisk. Knead the mixture until it has the texture of mildly wet sand and clumps together when pressed. If it is too dry, moisten it slightly with a mist from the spray bottle, one spritz at a time, just until it holds together. Form into balls, mould in a small soap or candy moulds or a mini muffin tin (lined with paper muffin cups). Allow to dry for 1-2 hours, then remove from the moulds or tins, and allow to dry overnight.

Blend Ideas

Sweet Dreams: 8 drops of lavender + 4 drops of orange + 2 drops of roman chamomile + 1 drop of sandalwood

Calm Waters: 4 drops myrrh + 4 drops of roman chamomile + 4 drops of wild orange + 3 drops of lemon

Ready to go: 8 drops of peppermint + 4 drops grapefruit + 3 drops of rosemary

Sugar Scrub (Exfoliating)

Simple Sugar Scrub Base

¼ cup of raw sugar

8 drops of vitamin E oil (optional natural preservative)

¼ cup sweet almond oil

15 drops of Essential Oils (see blend ideas below)

Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl. Store in airtight containers. To use, place a small amount of the scrub in the palm, and scrub over moistened skin. Rinse off in a shower or tub. (Note: The oils in this scrub can make the floor of the bath rub or shower slippery, so use caution when rinsing off).

Blend Ideas

Lemon & Rosemary Scrub: 10 drops of lemon + 5 drops of rosemary

Skin Toning Scrub: 9 drops of myrrh + 4 drops patchouli + 2 drops of geranium

Invigorating Scrub: 5 drops of ginger + 5 drops of frankincense + 5 drops grapefruit