DIY Bath and Body Oil Formulations

Massage/Bath Oil

Try one of the following combinations of essential oils in a warm (not hot) bath or as a massage oil. Use therapeutic grade essential oils for the best results.

Ingredients:
For relaxing muscles/easing stress:
3 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
2 drops petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
1-2 drops frankincense (Boswellia cateri) - optional

For a sensual experience:
3 drops ylang ylang
3 drops sandalwood

Instructions:
-Draw the bath first, add the essential oils, swirl them around with your foot, get in and relax. Allow yourself 10 to 20 minutes. Do not get the bath water in your eyes, as the oils will sting. Use this formula up to once a day for 3 days a week over a two- to three-week period.
-To create a massage blend, add the above oils to a tablespoon of carrier oil (like sweet almond oil or a “massage base” oil, which is usually a blend of sweet almond, grapeseed and jojoba oils). If you’d like to store the oil for later use or package it as a gift simply use the same ratio of carrier oil to essential oil, and pour carefully into a clean, dry glass jar. Source


Softening Body Oil

Before taking a shower, brush your skin gently. This exfoliating will stimulate blood circulation and aid in skin absorption. For best absorption, apply the body oil while your skin is still moist. This combination is ideal for skin that has been exposed to too much sun or for extra-dry areas, such as heels and elbows.

Ingredients:
1 cup (237 ml) sweet almond oil
1/2 cup (118 ml) jojoba or hazelnut oil (or combination of the two)
2 tablespoons (30 ml) apricot kernel oil
Essential oil (optional)

Instructions:
-Combine the oils in a sealed bottle and gently turn it several times to mix. Apply as needed.
-For an uplifting oil experience, try 3 drops of ylang ylang, 2 drops geranium and 3 drops orange or bergamot. For an exotic oil experience, try 3 drops ylang ylang, 2 drops rose, 1 drop patchouli and 1 drop geranium. Source

(Source: safecosmetics.org)

lets-upcycle:

An idea from Reddish design studio, which upcycles old baths in retro chairs. The bathtub cut some pieces bent and finally added the legs. According to the creators, the result is surprisingly comfortable. If you try to do it yourself, make sure that your bath is made of metal and not porcelain!

lets-upcycle:

An idea from Reddish design studio, which upcycles old baths in retro chairs. The bathtub cut some pieces bent and finally added the legs. According to the creators, the result is surprisingly comfortable. If you try to do it yourself, make sure that your bath is made of metal and not porcelain!

rainbowsandunicornscrafts:

DIY Easy Three Ingredient Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe from Oh So Pretty here. One of the comments was that you could also use lemon juice. All you do is dump the ingredients into a bowl and stir - perfect for kids to make as gifts. *Lots of free printable pretty tags online for gifts like this.

rainbowsandunicornscrafts:

DIY Easy Three Ingredient Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe from Oh So Pretty here. One of the comments was that you could also use lemon juice. All you do is dump the ingredients into a bowl and stir - perfect for kids to make as gifts. *Lots of free printable pretty tags online for gifts like this.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Tropical Sugar Scrub Recipesand Printable Tags by Flamingo Toes at Honey Bear Lane here. Tea is what gives this recipe its “flavor”. For lots more scrubs go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/bath
diychristmascrafts:

DIY Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream Tutorial and Recipe from Food for My Family here. I get messages frequently about what DIY gifts to give men. This supposedly lasts outside the fridge for about a month. I will have to research where to get some of these ingredients cheaply but I assume most are available at large supermarkets, health food stores or Whole Foods. 
For more manly gifts go to my other blog: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/manly-gifts

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream Tutorial and Recipe from Food for My Family here. I get messages frequently about what DIY gifts to give men. This supposedly lasts outside the fridge for about a month. I will have to research where to get some of these ingredients cheaply but I assume most are available at large supermarkets, health food stores or Whole Foods. 

For more manly gifts go to my other blog: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/manly-gifts

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Three Ingredient Maple Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe with Labels from The Gunny Sack here. No special ingredients - all can be bought at the supermarket. For the other bath products that go with this one go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/bath

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Three Ingredient Maple Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe with Labels from The Gunny Sack here. No special ingredients - all can be bought at the supermarket. For the other bath products that go with this one go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/bath

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Cheap and Easy Earl Grey Tea London Fog Bath Soak Recipe from Salt Tree here. This could be made up in large batches and packaged in a thrifted teacups with the ingredients listed on a tag.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Cheap and Easy Earl Grey Tea London Fog Bath Soak Recipe from Salt Tree here. This could be made up in large batches and packaged in a thrifted teacups with the ingredients listed on a tag.

healthiie:

Face:
Herbal Facial Steam
Blueberry Toner
Sensitive Skin Cucumber Mask
Mango Aloe Facial Toner
Apple Honey Acne Facial
Banana Honey Facial
Indian Cleansing Milk for Oily Skin
Lavender Oatmeal Mask
Brightening Mask
Avocado Facial Mask
Eyes:
Eye Soothers
Cucumber Eye Gel
Puffy Eye Treatment
Caffeine Eye Bag
Lips:
Lip Balm
Peppermint Lip Scrub
Sugar Lip Scrub
Hair:
Hair Color Booster
Chamomile Lemongrass Hair Rinse
Cucumber Hair Drench
Rosemary Conditioner
Protective Hair Mask
Hydrating Hair Mask
Avocado Hair Mask
Love Potion #9
Strengthening Hair Mask
Body:
Wake Up Scrub
Dry Skin Creme
End of Summer Almond Scrub
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
Fruit Salad Body Mask
Sunburn Solution
Mrs. Scrub
Rose Water Lotion
Feet:
Orange Spice Foot Mask
Beach Sand Foot Scrub
Overnight Foot Mask
Lemon Peppermint Foot Soak
Cracked Heel Treatment
Hands:
Cocoa Butter Hand and Foot Cream
Hand Peel
Strawberry Hand and Foot Exfoliant
Gardeners Hand Scrub
Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub
Lavender Hand Cream
Sore Hands Cream
Bath:
Homemade Bath Salts
Tea Balls
Tub Teas
Bath Fizzies
Rose Water
Sage & Fennel Bath Melt
Bubble Path Paint
Relaxation:
Chakra Balancing Stones
How to Meditate
How to Prepare a Hot Towel

featherandspike:

Featherandspike’s 5 Minute Bath Salt Recipe


After filling my house with the unpleasant (at least, it is to me!) scent of sage, I thought I should make something to smell nice and balance things out. :) This recipe is quick, easy, smells awesome, and is very moisturizing!

What You Need:

  • Epsom Salts (or dead sea salt, whatever you prefer)
  • Grapeseed oil (highly moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, good for all skin types)
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Purple Soap Colorant (you can get this at any craft store, like Michael’s)
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Airtight container

My bath salts tin holds a little over 2/3 cup, so that’s how much I made.

Directions:

  1. Add 2/3 Cup Epsom Salts to a mixing bowl
  2. Measure 1/4 Tsp Grapeseed oil, mix with a spoon. Break up any clumps that form.
  3. Mix 5-6 drops soap colorant and mix. This gives a light lilac color to the salts. Again, break up any clumps.
  4. Add 6-9 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, until the mix is nice and fragrant.
  5. Stir it all up again, break up clumps, and put it in your airtight container.
  6. Add it to your bath and enjoy!

Notes:


As always, avoid getting the essential oil on your skin as this can cause sensitization. Do not use food coloring as thatwill stain your bathtub, and that’s no fun for anyone. If you are allergic to lavender or grapeseed oil, obviously, don’t use this recipe.

Enjoy! :D

(via featherandspike-deactivated2013)

prettylittlepieces:

Lavender Mint Softening Bath Soak