As many of you know, I have been teaching about the wonderful benefits of essential oils for many years. So this week, in celebration of all the mamas out there (including fur-baby mamas, bonus moms, aunties, and all the rest of you beautiful angels), I wanted to offer some of my favorite aromatherapy recipes to ya. These recipes are fun, fragrant and simple to make (VERY IMPORTANT.) They make great gifts and are awesome to have on hand around your own tub. I hope you enjoy!
Love Inspired Body Care Recipes
Rose & Geranium Bath Bombs
Enjoy taking a bath with these fun and fizzy aromatic bath bombs.
– 1 cup Baking Soda
– 1/2 cup Citric Acid
– 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
– 1 TBSP Rosewater (I use the Heritage Store brand)
– 1 tsp Olive oil
– Dried Rose petals (optional for decoration)
– 20 drops Geranium essential oil (or essential oil of your choice)
Instructions: Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and essential oil while stirring to prevent fizzing. Slowly spritz with the hydrosol while stirring constantly until the mixture begins to clump together. The blend should be just moist enough to hold when pressed together with your hands, be careful not to add too much moisture. Add rose petals if desired, press into molds, and allow to dry 2-3 hours before unmolding. You can shape your bath bombs by using candy or soap molds, egg cartons, or anything else you have on hand. Store in an airtight container.
Sweet Lavender Bath Salts
Floral and relaxing, these salts are a perfect addition to any bath.
– 1 cup Salt (Epsom, Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or a mixture)
– 1/4 cup Baking Soda
– 20 drops Lavender essential oil
– 1 TBSP Lavender flowers
Instructions: Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add essential oil and Lavender flowers, blend well. Package in a jar, or use right away.
Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub
A sweet smelling body scrub which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
1 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Avocado oil
10-15 drops Orange or Ylang ylang essential oils (optional; this recipe smells amazing on its own)
Instructions: Blend sugar and oil together in a bowl, add essential oils, and mix well. Package in jars, and enjoy!
Note: the oil in this recipe will make your tub slippery, so use with caution.