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A collection of recipes and tips for making your own bath and body products with essential oils. Includes: bath salts, foaming bubble bath, milk bath, body salt scrubs, body sugar scrubs, bath ...

A collection of recipes and tips for making your own bath and body products with essential oils. Includes: bath salts, foaming bubble bath, milk bath, body salt scrubs, body sugar scrubs, bath fizzies, bath bombs, foot soaks, body dusting powder, body mists/sprays, room fragrance mists, etc.

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  • 1. basil bergamot cocobean eucalyptus geranium jasmine lavender lime peppermint petitgrain sandalwood spearmint sweet orange tea tree Blending Essential Oils fragrance note top top base top middle middle top top top top base top top middle blending rate 30% 30% 20% 30% 50% 50% 30% 30% 30% 30% 20% 30% 30% 50% X X X X X X X X X X X basil bergamot cocobean eucalyptus geranium jasmine lavender lime peppermint petitgrain sandalwood spearmint sweet orange tea tree X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X FRAGRANCE NOTES: Top notes: light, fresh & uplifting; give the first impression of the blend & are not long lasting. Middle notes: warm & soft fragrances; give body to the blend & have a balancing effect. Base notes: normally intense & heady; rich & relaxing in nature; and long lasting. BLENDING RATES: As a rule of thumb, the combination between top, middle & base notes should be in harmony. Select oils from all three categories but use less of the base note and more of the top & middle notes. Top notes 30% of the blend. Middle notes 50% of the blend. Base notes 20% of the blend. X DROP EQUIVALENTS: 20 drops = 1/5 tsp = 1 ml 100 drops = 1 tsp = 5 ml 300 drops = 1 tbsp = 15 ml 600 drops = 1 oz = 30 ml
  • 2. Essential Oil Combinations calming 50% petitgrain 25% jasmine 25% sweet orange sensual 34% sandalwood 33% lavender 33% sweet orange relaxing 35% bergamot 33% jasmine 33% geranium calming 34% petitgrain 33% lavender 33% sweet orange sensual 50% cocobean 25% bergamot 25% sweet orange relaxing 34% sandalwood 33% jasmine 33% lavender uplifting 50% petitgrain 25% sandalwood 25% lime refreshing 60% lime 33% peppermint 7% eucalyptus calming 55% sandalwood 45% bergamot sensual 50% cocobean 25% peppermint 25% spearmint relaxing 48% sweet orange 16% lavender 16% spearmint uplifting 50% petitgrain 25% sandalwood 25% sweet orange refreshing 50% lavender 50% peppermint calming 55% sandalwood 45% sweet orange sensual 70% sweet orange 20% cocobean 10% jasmine refreshing 33% peppermint 33% lime 33% sweet orange uplifting 55% sweet orange 30% lavender 15% eucalyptus sensual 50% sandalwood 34% bergamot 16% jasmine PMS 50% bergamot 25% geranium 25% sweet orange uplifting 34% bergamot 33% basil 33% lime muscle relief 50% eucalyptus 50% peppermint PMS 75% lavender 25% peppermint uplifting 80% sweet orange 20% jasmine refreshing 50% sweet orange 50% spearmint or 50% sandalwood or 50% bergamot uplifting 77% lavender 33% eucalyptus uplifting 40% bergamot 33% lime 13% jasmine 13% geranium
  • 3. Basic Foaming Bath Salts Recipe Basic Bath Salt Recipe by Rustic Essentuals by CoopCoCo Ingredients: Ingredients: ...1/2 cup liquid glycerin soap base ...1 cup sea salt ...2 Tbsp light oil (e.g. sweet almond oil) ...1 cup epsom salt ...gel soap colorant (a few drops) ...1 tsp essential oil ...6 cups coarse grain Dead Sea salts …1 Tbsp carrier oil (e.g. sweet almond oil) ...1/4 ounce (approx. 2 tsp = 10 ml) of body safe fragrance oil Directions: (1) Mix the salts in a large metal bowl. Directions: (2) Mix the essential oil and carrier oil in a small metal bowl. (1) Mix Liquid Glycerin Soap, carrier oil, body safe fragrance oil, (3) Pour the wet mixture over the salts and blend well. and coloring. (If you’re using a teaspoon to measure fragrance (4) Store in a glass container. Will keep for up to 12 months. oil, be sure to use metal rather than plastic.) (2) Pour over Dead Use ½ cup per bath. Yield: 4 baths. Sea Salts. Stir continuously until salt crystals are evenly coated. (3) Thinly spread the salts on a cookie sheet. Cover with Basic Bubble Bath Recipe #2 wax paper and air dry for 24 hours. (4) Package in a clear by Rachel Gower glass container with lid. Will keep for up to 12 months. Ingredients: Use ½ cup per bath. Yield: 12 baths. ...5 cups of water ...1/3 cup liquid glycerin Basic Bubble Bath Recipe #1 ...1/3 cup castile soap by New Directions Aromatic ...5 to 10 drops essential oil Blend ½ cup bubble bath base with Directions: 23 drops (approx.1/5 tsp = 5 ml) of essential oil. Gently mix all ingredients together in a metal bowl. Store in a plastic or glass container with a lid. Slowly pour into a glass container.
  • 4. Salt Bath Fizzies Lavender Milk Bath by Wellness Mama by Life as a Mom Ingredients: Ingredients: ...1 cup baking soda ...1 cup epsom salt ...1/2 cup citric acid ...1 cup powdered milk ...1/2 cup sea salt or epsom salt ...1/4 cup baking soda ...2 tsp olive oil ...1/4 cup lavender flowers ...2 tsp witch hazel ...4 drops lavender essential oil ...1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp essential oil Directions: Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. (1) If you're not using silicone molds to make these fizzies, lightly Store in airtight containers. grease your molds with olive oil to make it easier to pop the fizzies out. Use 1/4 cup per bath. Yield: 4-6 baths. (2) Combine baking soda, salt and citric acid. Mix well. (3) In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract or essential oil. Websites I visit to learn about essential oils: (4) Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and very quickly their characteristics, fragrance, therapeutic properties mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). and safety precautions; their usage in aromatherapy, (5) Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. herbalism, holistic and alternative treatments, home Add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet. bath & beauty products; and for loads of DIY recipes: (6) Quickly push mixture into molds; pressing firmly. Leave at least ● http://www.aromaweb.com 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some. This is ● http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it's ● http://www.essentialoils.co.za/index.htm drying to keep it from expanding too much. ● http://library.rusticescentuals.com (7) When dry, remove and store in air tight container. ● http://www.freshpickedbeauty.com
  • 5. Luxurious Body Dusting Powder Bath Bombs + Salt = Love by Crunchy Betty by Soap Queen Ingredients: Ingredients: ...1 cup arrowroot powder ...½ cup citric acid ...1/4 cup baking soda ...1 cup baking soda ...¼ cup fine Brazilian sea salt ...3 Tbsp (maximum) very finely ground herb/flower ...50 drops (½ tsp) essential oil ...3-6 ml orange grove fragrance oil or 60-120 drops essential oil) ...4-6 sprays witch hazel Directions: ...coarse pink salt for garnish (1) Gently mix dry ingredients together using a metal whisk and bowl. (2) As you’re adding the essential oils, continue Directions: stirring with the whisk. You don’t want the oils to clump. (1) Sprinkle your pink salt into the cavities of your mold. If you do end up with clumps, just break them up with your (2) Combine the citric acid, baking soda and seal salt in a metal Fingers. (3) Slowly pour powder into a metal or glass bowl and mix with you hands getting rid of all the clumps. Sift container that has tiny holes in the lid (I'm using a spice bottle). the ingredients if necessary. (3) Add the oil and mix with your The powder will last for several months. hands. Depending on the moisture level of the current mixture, spritz the bath bombs with witch hazel. It should take between Bramble Berry's FREE Fragrance Calculator 4-6 spritzes; the mixture should be barely wet enough so when you squeeze the powder in your palm, it will stick together. Calculates the amount of essential oil recommended in the (4) Press the mixture into your molds and pack it as tight as you making of a variety of products, including: lotions, liquid can. (5) Leave the bath bombs in the mold for about 1 minute soaps, cold process and melt & pour soaps, salts & bath fizzies, then gently release them from the mold by flipping the mold over rebatch, candles, and homemade shampoo and conditioner. and tapping the backs of the cavities. (6) Let them sit for at least Link: http://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx 6-8 hours (if not overnight) before touching them or they'll Tutorial: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-andtricks/use-fragrance-calculator/ crumble!
  • 6. Mini Heart Bath Bombs Directions: by Soap Queen (1) Combine baking soda, citric acid and epsom salt in a large bowl. Note: the baking soda, citric acid and epsom salts may form clumps. Sift them through a strainer to break them up. Ingredients: (2) Add the Jojoba Oil and essential oil. You may want to put gloves on and work the liquids ...1 cup baking soda into the powders with your hands. …½ cup citric acid (3) Now split the batch in half. It’s okay to eye ball it! ...¼ cup extra fine Epsom salt (4) To one container, add the pink Brazilian clay. Again, it may be easier to mix in with your …½ Tbsp Jojoba oil hands. Leave the other container uncolored. ...1 Tbsp Pink Brazilian clay (5) Depending on the moisture level of the current mixture, spritz the bath bombs with witch ...6 ml grapefruit essential oil* hazel. It should take between 8-10 spritzes, and the mixture should be wet enough so that when you squeeze the powder in your palm, it will stick together. If you don't have witch hazel, adding a few extra drops of jojoba oil will also help the powders stick. Note: you want to spray enough so that the powders stick together and aren’t crumbly. Be careful though because spraying too much can cause the mixture to fizz prematurely and ruin your bath bombs! (6) Press the mixture into all six of the Tiny Hearts molds and pack it as tight as you can. You want these bath bombs to stick together! (7) Unmold the hearts after about a half an hour by forcefully hitting the mold on the table. Don’t be afraid about hitting it too hard! Without enough force the hearts won’t pop out. After they’re out of the mold, let them sit overnight to fully harden up. (8) Once one color of bath bomb is unmolded, repeat steps 5-7 with the second color. Yield: 24 bath bombs. * you can substitute the 6 ml of grapefruit essential oil with whatever oil(s) you prefer (6 ml = approx. 120 drops)
  • 7. Basic Salt Scrub Recipe Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe by San Francisco Salt Company by Maybe Matilda Ingredients: Ingredients: ...1 cup sea salt ...3 cups white sugar ...1/2 cup carrier oil ...1 cup + 2 Tbsp carrier oil ...5-10 drops essential oil ...30 drops essential oil Directions: Directions: (1) Choose your salt (Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt, Pacific Sea (1) Mix the sugar and carrier oil. Salt, etc) & grain size; Fine or Extra Fine works best, you want a (2) Divide the mixture into 3 smaller bowls. scrub to exfoliate your skin without being too abrasive). (3) Add 10 drops essential oil to each bowl and mix well. (2) Choose your favorite carrier oil (Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, (4) Spoon the sugar scrubs into 3 separate plastic or Jojoba Oil, or Olive Oil are popular choices). glass containers with lids. (3) Select the essential oil(s) that best fit the benefits you want. (4) Mix the salt and carrier oil. Add the essential oil(s) & mix. Mint Lime Foot Soak (5) Store in a plastic or glass container with a lid. by Echoes of Laughter Ingredients: ...2 cups Epsom salts ...zest from 1 lime ...2-3 drops peppermint essential oil ...2-3 drops lime essential oil ...1-2 drops green food colouring {optional} Directions: Mix everything together. Spoon into four ½ cup plastic or glass containers with lids.
  • 8. Mist sprays are also refered to as: body sprays/mists, room sprays/mists, room deoderizers, air fresheners & linen sprays. Basic Mist Spray Recipe #1 Basic Lightly-Scented Mist Spray Recipe #2 by Aromaweb.com by Crunchy Betty Ingredients: Ingredients: … 1½ ounces distilled water (or hydrosol) ...4 fluid ounces (approx. ½ cup = 120 ml) distilled water … 1½ ounces quality vodka (at least 80-proof) ...1 Tbsp witch hazel or quality vodka (at least 80-proof) … 30-40 drops essential oil ...10-15 drops essential oil Note: you can substitute the vodka for distilled water or hydrosol. ...1 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional) Directions: Directions: Blend ingredients in a 4 fluid ounce glass spray bottle. Blend ingredients in a 4 fluid ounce glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Shake well before each use. 1) always shake the bottle before each use to blend the contents 2) the aroma of mists grows stonger as it ages in the bottle 3) alcohol & witch hazel help the aroma linger for a longer time 4) glycerin helps the mist to cling to the surface upon which it is sprayed; which is why I recommend using it for body mists 5) avoid exposing yourself to the sun within 24 hours of using a citrus essential oil due to the possibility of phototoxicity 6) not sure if you'll like the scent of a particular essential oil or essential oil blend? Put a couple of drops on a cotton swab (Q-tip) and swish it a few inches from your nose. Use separate cotton swabs for each essential oil.