Not much feels as good as a hot bath using natural ingredients during the winter months, and that’s especially true once you’ve added your own bath salts or oils. Treat yourself right this holiday season using all natural products to make your own bath oils, bath salts, lotions, and sprays. These recipes also make great holiday gifts for friends and family, especially in our heart shaped bottles. Not only will you benefit from our all natural products, these products are compatible with our natural environment.

 

Making your own natural products at home is simple and enjoyable. recipes take only minutes to make, and you’ll derive great satisfaction knowing you made them yourself from all natural ingredients. Personalized, hand made gifts are definitely something your friends and family will cherish, and they will appreciate the time and care you put into them.

Bath Salts and Oils


Bath Oils & Bath Salts

 

Soaking in warm water scented with 100% pure essential oils can be so pleasurable, and once you experience an aromatic bath you'll find it hard to go back to a plain ol' water bath. Bath oils and bath salts also moisturize your skin.


Bath Oil Recipes


Calming Bath Oil

5 Drops of Spruce Essential Oil

5 Drops of Frankincense Essential Oil

3 Drops of Marjoram Essential Oil

2 Drops of Mandarin Essential Oil

1 Tsp (5 ml) of Carrier Oil (Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, etc.)

Amounts listed above are for one bath


Rejuvenating Bath Oil

4 Drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil

4 Drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil

4 Drops of Spearmint Essential Oil

1 Drop of Fir Needle Essential Oil

1 Tsp (5 ml) of Carrier Oil (Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, etc.)

Amounts listed above are for one bath

 

Directions:

  • Mix the essential oils and carrier oil together in a small glass bottle.
  • Fill the bathtub with water, as warm as you like.
  • Pour the bath oil formula into the water. Swirl the water around to distribute the oils evenly throughout the tub.
  • Enter the bath immediately to capture all the essence of the oils. Relax and enjoy your bath for 30 minutes.


If packaging for a gift, please note the following:


If using a 1/3 oz (10 ml) glass bottle: Per above quantities, after mixing together, pour the formula into the bottle using a funnel. This quantity will fill approximately 2/3 (or less) of the bottle. Seal with a child proof lid, and label accordingly. Note: 1/3 oz essential oil bottles contain approximately 100 drops of essential oil.


If using a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle:Mix the carrier oil and essential oils together, quantities as follows:

 

  • 5 tsp (25 ml) of the carrier oil.
  • For the essential oils, add five times the quantities listed above (i.e. for Patchouli, add 15 drops instead of 3). The total quantity of the essential oils combined should be approximately 3 ml (75 drops total).
  • Mix all together, and pour the formula into the bottle using a funnel. This quantity should fill up most of the bottle.
  • Seal with a child proof lid, and label accordingly
  • Best stored away from light and heat


Bath Salt Recipes


Calming Bath Salt

5 Drops of Neroli Essential Oil

5 Drops of Petitgrain Essential Oil

3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

2 Drops of Mandarin Essential Oil

6 Ounces (170 g) of Epsom Salt (Magnesium sulfate)


Rejuvenating Bath Salt

4 Drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil

4 Drops of Geranium Essential Oil

3 Drops of Spearmint Essential Oil

1 Drop of Patchouli Essential Oil

1 Drop of Helichrysum Essential Oil

6 Ounces (170 g) of Sea Salt, fine grind

 

Directions:

 

  • Measure and pour 1 cup of Epsom salt or sea salt into a wide-mouthed glass jar.
  • Add the essential oils, and mix well.
  • Seal glass jar, and label accordingly.
  • When ready to use, fill bathtub with warm water, as warm as you like, and pour the bath salt formula into the bath water. Swirl the water to distribute and dissolve the salt to prevent it from settling on the bottom of the tub.
  • Enter the bath immediately to capture all the essence of the oils. Be careful getting into the tub. Any undissolved tub can make the tub surface slippery. Relax and enjoy for 30 minutes!


If packaging for a gift:

Our 7.5 oz Heart Shaped Glass Bottle is perfect way to gift these bath salt recipes! One 7.5 oz bottle is good for one bath. Use our 1/2 Gallon Wide Mouth Jar (64 oz) is great for packaging bath salts for up to 9 baths! 

 

Bathroom Mist Spray Freshener Bathroom Mist Spray Freshener


You will need:

35 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

20 Drops of Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil

10 Drops of Anise Essential Oil

10 Drops of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

4 oz (120 ml) Bottle with Sprayer

2 oz (60 ml) of Purified Water

 

Alternatively, for a fresh, citrus scent you may substitute 45 Drops of Orange Essential Oilfor the Anise and Peppermint Essential Oils

 

Directions:

 

  • Fill a fine-mist spray bottle with 2 ounces (60 ml) of purified water.
  • Add the essential oils. Tigthe the cap, and shake well.
  • Mist numerous times to freshen the air.
  • Label the bottle and store in a cool, dark place.
  • Sure beats the smell of that other stuff!


Recipe from Aromatherapy for Life Empowerment by David & Carol Schiller Hand and body Lotion


Hand and Body Lotion

 

This is a great, soothing lotion recipe that doesn't spoil easily.


You will need:

1 Cup of Aloe Vera Gel

1/2 Teaspoon of Lanolin Oil

2 Teaspoons of Pure Vitamin E Oil

1/3 Cup of Coconut Oil

1/2 Oz of Beeswax

2 Oz of Cocoa Butter (Optional)

3/4 Cup of Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil

1-3 Teaspoons of Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils

 

Directions:

 

  • Combine the coconut oil, beeswax, coconut oil (if desired for a thicker, cream consistency) in a 2 cup Pyrex (glass) measuring cup. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat in ten second blocks until mixture is fully melted.
  • Mix the almond/grapeseed oil into the mixture in the previous step. Reheat if necessary.
  • Combine the aloe vera gel, lanolin, and vitamin E oil in a blender or food processor. Blend at low to medium speed.
  • Pour in melted oils in a thin stream. As the oils are blended, the cream will turn white and the blender’s motor will begin to grind. As soon as you have a mayonnaise-like consistency, stop the blender.
  • Add essential oils and pulse blend. Do not over blend.
  • While still warm, transfer lotion to jars or bottles. While still warm, place the lid on the lotion as lotion will thicken quickly.
  • Label accordingly. Best stored away from light and heat.

 

I like to pour the lotion in a plastic bottle flip top lid immediately after blending. The thicker lotion with cocoa butter is best stored in a glass jar or plastic tub with a wide mouth and screw top lid.

 

You can make your own gift basket for these homemade natural products. Use a medium-size basket (with handle) of your choice. Place natural brown shredded paper (or other color) in the bottom of the basket. Arrange the items of your choice in the basket. Wrap the basket in decorative cellophane, and tie with a bow.


Recipe from the Winter '97 issue of Handcraft Illustrated Magazine