Aromatherapy, Bath Oils, Massage Oils, Powders and Salts

Calming Bath Blend

3 drops rosewood oil
1 drop rose oil
1 drop german chamomile oil
1 drop marjoram oil
2 drops sandlewood oil
2 drops clary sage oil
Add oils to bathwater after it has cooled a bit. Very hot water makes essential oils evaporate too quickly.

Citrus Bath

Squeeze the juice of 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime, 1 grapefruit and 1 tangerine into a jar. Combine peels in a blender; blend until minced very fine. Add to juice. Pour as much as desired into bath water.

Cold Relief Herbal Soak

Use the following combinations of herbs for the fighting off a cold:
4 parts dried lavendar
4 parts dried rosemary
4 parts chopped fresh ginger root or 2 parts ginger powder
2 parts dried eucalyptus
Use 1/2 cup of dried herbs or one to two cups of fresh herbs. Crush the herbs first to release their essential oils. Mix the herbs and tie them into a square of muslin or a handerchief. Hang the bag under the faucet as you fill the tub. The bag can be used to scrub your skin as well.

Exotic Massage Oil

2 fluid ounce bottle of almond oil
16 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
12 drops Geranium essential oil
10 drops Sandalwood essential oil
8 drops Patchouli essential oil
6 drops Clary Sage essential oil
Add essential oils to the bottle of almond oil, shake gently until thoroughly mixed.

Fragrant Bath Salts

1 cup instant nonfat dry milk
1 cup baking soda
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Combine all and store in a decorative container in the bathroom. Add as much as desired to your bath water.

Insomnia Milk Bath

1 tbsp Almond oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Marjoram essential oil
2 drops Benzoin essential oil
1 cup of powdered milk
Pour oils into a small bowl, mix thoroughly. Stir in 1 cup of powdered milk. Add mixture to bath water.

Lemon Lifter

20 drops lemon essential oil
20 drops tangerine essential oil
25 drops neroli essential oil
25 drops lavender essential oil
Place a few drops of oils mixture on a handerchief to sniff or add a few drops to a diffuser or bath water.

Milk and Honey Bath

1 cup honey
1 cup boiling water
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sea salt
2 Tbsp baking soda
10 drops of vanilla oil
Dissolve sea salt and baking soda in bathwater. Dissolve honey in boiling water, add milk. Add milk and honey mixture to bathwater. Add vanilla.

Oatmeal Bath Salts

1 cup borax
1/8 cup kelp powder
1/8 cup finely ground oatmeal
1/8 cup sea salt
Place all in a glass jar. Add your favorite powdered fragrant herbs to the salt mixture and mix well or add several drops of your favorite essentail oil/oils. Let sit for several hours or overnight to dry and allow oils to penetrate salts. Break up any lumps that formed when adding the oil. Store in an airtight container. Add about 4 Tbsp to bathwater as desired.

Perfumed After-Bath Powder

2 cups cornstarch
1 cup rice flour
Pulverized/powdered herbs for fragrance

Purchase rice flour from any health food store and orrisroot powder from a pharmacy or crafts store. Mix all ingredients and store the powder in a tightly closed jar for about 1 week, then transfer to a conatiner of your choice. Apply with a powder puff or from a sprinkler style container.
1) Add 2-3 vanilla beans to the powder. Let sit for a a week to absorb frangrance. Transfer and store to a tightly closed tin.
2) Sprinkle a cup of rose petals into the mixture, cover, and let the roses scent the powder.

Perfumed After Bath Powder #2

1 cup powdered arrowroot
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup baking soda
Pulverized/powdered herbs for fragrance

Sift all together, add your favorite powdered fragrant herbs.

Sleepytime Bath Oil Blend

4 drops bergamot oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops pine essential oil
1 drop cedarwood oil
1 drop orange oil

Stress-B-Gone Blend

Use this in bath water, body lotions, cosmetic creams or diffusers.
15 drops lavender
5 drops cedarwood
20 drops sweet orange
2 to 3 drops clary sage
1 teaspoon of jojoba, hazelnut, sunflower, almond or apricot kernal oil

Therapaeudic Bath Salts

6 cups epsom salts
2 cups baking soda
1 cup sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a large jar with lid, shake until thoroughly blended. Store salts into a decorative jar or container in the bathroom.

Vanilla Bath

1 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup castile soap
1 Tbsp real vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey
Blend all ingredients together. Shake well before using. Use 1/4 cup per bath.

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