Even More Bath Recipies

Bath 1 ___ Bath 2 ___ Bath 3 ___ Bath 4

Body Powders:

Minty scents:
peppermint...10 drops
spruce...10 drops
clove...5 drops
spearmint...5 drops
cornstarch...2 tablespoons
spearmint...15 drops
lemon...5 drops
patchouli...5 drops
lavender...5 drops
cornstarch...2 tablespoons
Peppermint...15 drops
caraway...10 drops
lavender...5 drops
cornstarch...2 tablespoons
spearmint...15 drops
lavender...10 drops
sweet bay...5 drops
cornstarch...2 tablespoons

Spicy Scent
allspice...15 drops
caraway...10 drops
lavender...5 drops
cornstarch...2 tablespoons
caraway...10 drops
clove...10 drops
rosemary...10 drops
cornstarch...2 tablespoons

Carrier Oils:

Sweet Almond

Safety Guidelines and Helpful Hints:
Essential oils can be extremely beneficial when used properly. Be sure to follow guidelines. Since essential oils are highly concentrated substances, always dilute them in a carrier oil. Carrier oils protect and help soothe skin tissue and can be applied directly anywhere on the body.

When using essential oils, be careful not to get the oils or their strong vapors in your eyes. If this happens, flush the eyes with cool water. Pregnant women should take extra care when using essential oils. After applying citrus oils to the skin avoid exposure to sunlight, since the oil may burn the skin. Store essential oils out of reach of children. Check with a medical professional before using if you are on medication. Light and oxygen cause oils to deteriorate rapidly, so always store them in brown glass bottles, in a cool dark place. Although refrigeration does not prevent spoilage, it diminshes the speed at which the spoilage occurs. Keep bottles tightly closed to prevent the volatile oils from evaporating and oxidizing. The shelf life for most essential oils is about 1 to 2 years. However, citrus oils only stay fresh 6 to 9 months.

Source: 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy, Schiller and Schiller


Lavender Orange Mineral Bath
Soak away your worries with this refreshing mineral bath.
Mix together 2 tablespoons of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 1/2 teaspoons of borax. Add 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of orange essential oils and mix well. Pour the mixture into the bath under running water. Make sure the salts are completely dissolved and that the oils are evenly dispersed.
Suggested variations: You can make a relaxing bath by replacing the orange essential oil with Roman chamomile, sandalwood or patchouli.

Lavender Getaway Bath
For a soothing winter bath, put 2 tablespoons of lavender buds (Lavandula angustifolia) and 2 tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal into a small muslin bag or a piece of cloth. Secure tightly with a string or rubber band. Tie the bundle with the string or a piece of ribbon so that it under the spigot of your bathtub. Once the bath is full, try rubbing the bundle gently over your skin. Both the lavender and the oatmeal will work to soothe dry skin and calm frazzled nerves as well.

This is from Rituals for the Bath:
White Goddess Milk Bath
1 c cornstarch
2 c dried milk powder
1/8 tsp fragrance oil~um...don't they mean lavender EO? lol
Combine dry ingredients in food processor and blend.
Add oil and blend again.
Add 1/2 cup to bath water.
Lavendar Bubble Bath
by Belinda Mooney
1 bunch Lavender
1 large bottle clear organic shampoo
5 drops oil of Lavender
Clean wide-neck jar with screw top
Place Lavender head down in the jar. Cut down to fit. Add shampoo and Lavender oil. Close and place in sunny window (sorry if you are not in a place the sun reaches this time of year! I am lucky enough to be in California.) for 2-3 weeks and shake occasionally. Strain and re-bottle. Use 1 tbsp in a bath.

This was sent to me by a friend . It is from From "The Complete Book of Herbs" By Andi Clevely and Katherine Richmond I believe.
~Lavender Mineral Bath~
1/2 cup solar dried sea salts
1/4 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup dead sea mineral salts
40 drops lavender EO

Mix all ingredients well (adding EO last) store in a glass jar or tin and use 1/4 cup per bath!
Lavender Bath Bombs
Lavender essential oil is reassuring, soporific, and is often the first choice of aromatherapists for treating emotional or mental stress. It also reduces muscular pain, whether from illness or physical exertion, and soothes the skin. I can't think of a more perfect herb for a relaxing bath.
4 cups epsom salts
2 cups Sea salt
1 cup non fat powdered milk
2 cups oatmeal ground to a very fine powder in a food processor or coffee grinder-use the old fashioned kind
40 drops of lavender essential oil

Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, sieve if you wish, then add the lavender 10 drops at a time, thoroughly mix it through. Do this 4 times, so that the lavender essential oil is distributed.

I then put the mix in glass jars and put a pretty sticker on the jar with all the ingredients and the date when I made it.
Lavender Dusting Powder
1/3 c white kaolin powder
1/3 c arrowroot powder
1/3 c cornstarch
4 drops each lavender, clary sage and mandarin EO
Combine ingredients in blender. Add oils and blend.
Put in shaker or jar with powder puff.
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Peppermint Recipes
Ants hate peppermint essential oil. Place a few drops where they enter the house or 2 drops on the ant nest.

A compress with peppermint oil relieves the symptoms of a sinus infection. Mix 5 drops of peppermint oil in two cups of warm water. Lay a small cloth dampened with the mixture across your nose and your cheekbones. Breathe deeply, keeping your eyes closed.

Diffuser Blend
6 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Rosemary
Use 3-4 drops in a diffuser or add 2 drops to a warm bath. Massage blend- add 2 drops to 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil. Massage on chest and back.

Foot Soak
5 drops Sage
5 drops Tea Tree
2 drops Peppermint
Fill basin or tub with hot water. Add essential oils and soak feet for 15 minutes.

Peppermint Mouthwash
2 cups distilled water
1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
15 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil
1 vitamin C tablet, crushed
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
2 drops blue food coloring
Mix together all ingredients and stir well to blend. Pour into a clean glass container with a tight fitting lid. To use, shake well and rinse your mouth with 1 teaspoon of the mouthwash. Do not swallow. Shake well before each use to ensure the mix. You can use green food coloring to make green mouthwash, or you can omit the coloring altogether for a clear mouthwash.

Aromatic Footbath for Headache Relief

2 Tbsp Castile lotion (or other carrier)
4 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Peppermint essential oil
a basin or tub
cold water
a towel
Fill tub or basin (large enough to hold both feet comfortably) half full with cold water. To the castile lotion soap, or other carrier that you have chosen, add the essential oils and mix well. Add to the water and stir with your hands. Soak both feet in the cold aromatic water for 15 to 20 minutes. Sit comfortably while doing the foot bath. Concentrate on breathing slowly and deeply. Relax.

Aromatic Bath for the Blues
for mild bouts of depression

1/4 cup Honey (or other carrier)
3 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Ylan ylang essential oil
2 drops Basil essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
1 drop Grapefruit essential oil

Mix the essential oils in the honey. Fill the bathtub with warm water and then add the aromatic honey micture. Stir well using hands. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Play your favorite music and laght a candle or two. Sip on a cup of A Feel Good herb tea while in the tub.

Relaxing Bath

Summer: 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Neroli, 2 drops Geranium.
Winter: 3 drops Sandalwood, 3 drops Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Pine.
Hard day: 5 drops Rose, 5 drops Lavender.

Making Bath Salts

There are several different recipes for bath salts. These should be added to the tub while it is filling up with warm to hot water. Allow the salt crystals to completely dissolve before enjoying a soak.

Recipe #1
For the first recipe, you will need sea salt. Sea salt can generally be purchased from Wal-mart, your local grocer, or a health food store. Directly blend drops of essential oil with the sea salts. Store in a cool, dry place, in a container that is tightly sealed. Add a small canvas or cotton bag of rice to help keep moisture at bay. Once moisture finds its way into your mixture, the batch will turn as hard as a rock.
Recipe #2
For this recipe you will need you will need a pound of baking soda. This will be enough for approximately 5 baths. Mix this recipe in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon. In the bowl mix, 1 tablespoon of lavender or rose petals with the baking soda and any 15-20 drop combination of essential oils. The lavender and rose petals are optional. As you stir, salts will form. These should be stored in a cool dark place in a well-sealed jar.

Herbal and Floral Blends
These blends can be used for your bath salts. They are especially suited for recipe #1. For recipe #2, combine the oils to total 15-20 drops per pound of baking soda. You can also use these blends for your oil mixtures. Experiment and find what you like best.

The Refreshing Bath Blend
3 drops rosemary oil
4 drops lemon oil
1 drop eucalyptus oil

The Energizing Bath Blend
3 drops rosemary oil
2 drops peppermint oil
3 drops lemon oil

The Relaxing Bath Blend
5 drops lavender oil
2 drops rose geranium oil
1 drop ylang-ylang oil
1 drop patchouli oil

The Aching Body Bath Blend
6 drops eucalyptus oil
3 drops frankincense oil
3 drops clary sage oil
2 drops rose geranium oil

The Uplifting Bath Blend
3 drops bergamot oil
3 drops rose geranium oil
3 drops lavender oil
2 drops rose otto oil or 2 drops frankincense oil

Toxic Cleansing Bath Blend
3 drops lavender oil
3 drops lemon oil or 3 drops grapefruit oil
2 drops juniper, clary sage or rosemary oil

The Manly Bath Blend
3 drops sandalwood oil
3 drops patchouli oil
3 drops frankincense oil