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Herbal Bath Recipes

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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Herbal Bath Recipes

Common Application and Usage:
Use 6-12 drops of essential oil to bathtub full of water. If preferred,
mix the essential oils with 1 tablespoon of base carrier oil before
adding to bath. Better still massage yourself with the oil before
entering the bath. Good base carrier oils for aromatherapy are sweet
almond oil, jojoba oil as they will nourish and soften the skin. Making
batches of these, and bottling decoratively is perfect for gift giving!

Relaxation Bath
Use relaxing and calming oils such as bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile,
frankincense and lavender, marjoram, neroli, rose, sandalwood, ylang
ylang. lavender and marjoram are particularly useful if you are having
problems sleeping at night. If you are frazzled after a hard day, unwind
before going to bed in a hot bath to prepare for a restful night's
sleep. Create a peaceful ambiance with candlelight and soft music.
Support your head on a bath pillow or a rolled up towel and close your
eyes and inhale. Concentrate on your breathing and empty your mind of
worries. the therapeutic properties of the essential oils will soothe
away your stress. After 15-20 minutes, emerge relaxed and wrap yourself
in a large warm towel. Bliss.

Burn out's bath or the friday night special
In a warm bath add
4 drops lavender
2 drops geranium
2 drops neroli

2 drops geranium
2 drops rose
2 drops neroli

Cleansing and relaxing
3 drops lemon
3 drops geranium

Nervousness and Over excitement
6 drops geranium
4 drops basil or neroli
This blend is great for job interviews

2 drops lavender
2 drops bergamot
2 drops of cedarwood

6 drops frankincense
4 drops patchouli
2 drops bergamot
This blend is conducive to a meditative state of mind




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by Head Admin on Apr. 30, 2009 at 8:58 AM

Almond and Honey Bubble Bath

1/ 2 cup honey
1/2cup gentle liquid soap
1Tablespoon almond extract
1Tablespoon glycerine (find at the pharmacy)

Combine all ingredients by stirring gently. Pour into a pretty glass or plastic bottle and keep by your bathtub. Enjoy this luxurious bath!

by Head Admin on Apr. 30, 2009 at 8:58 AM

Bath Jelly Recipe
An interesting new bath idea!

1 Packet of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup of liquid soap
3/4 Cup of water
Food Coloring
Fragrance oils or essential oils
Plastic storage jar with lid

Add a small toy into the Jelly before it sets to give the kids an incentive to get to the bottom of the Jelly soap. Dispose of the jelly after several weeks or if mould is present, Avoid mould by keeping it in an airtight container in a cool place at all times.

Empty the packet of gelatin into a bowl and set aside.. Boil 3/4 cup of water using a saucepan or Kettle. Carefully pour the hot water into mixing bowl and mix it with the gelatin powder.Let the gelatin dissolve completely .

Next pour the liquid soap into the gelatin mix in the bowl. Add 2 drops of food coloring into the mix and also add your fragrance oil now (about 5 drops) and stir it very gently so the bubbles do not become agitated .

Pour the Mix into the clean storage container and allow to set for several hours in the refrigerator

HOW TO USE : Place a small amount of jelly under the running water , a small plastic spoon in the Jar would be a good idea .

by Head Admin on Apr. 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Bubble Milk Bath Recipe

1 Cup Powdered Milk or powdered buttermilk
1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Baking Soda
4 Tablespoons Corn Starch
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
1/4 cup Handcrafted Soap(cut in chunks)
essential or Fragrance Oil as desired

Use a food processor, add chunked handcrafted soap and oatmeal until grainy. Add powdered milk, baking soda, corn starch and cream of tartar . Add fragrance and process until it's powdery. Store in glass jar. Directions for use: Use 1/4 cup per bath, add to running hot water.

by Head Admin on Apr. 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Fizzing Bath Oil Balls

1/4 c. baking soda
2 tbsp. citric acid or absorbic acid (powdered vit. C)
1 tbsp. Borax powder (for softening)
2 tbsp. powdered sugar (for binding)
2 tbsp. sweet almond oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil (preservative)
1/4 tsp. fragrance or essential oil

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. Drizzle in almond oil and stir until mixture is moistened. Add Vit. E oil and fragrance and stir until well mixed. Take teaspoon size globs of mixture and form into ball shapes with fingers. (mixture will be VERY crumbly and fragile , so do the best you can. Add a little bit more of the vit. E. oil if necessary.) Place the balls on a sheet of wax paper and leave alone for 2-3 hours. After 2-3 hrs, reshape balls. Let the balls air-dry and harden for 10 days. Store balls in a closed container to protect from moisture. To use, plop a ball into your bathtub in warm water!

by Head Admin on Apr. 30, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Herbal Bath Packets

Herbs have natural healing properties. When added to baths, they can soothe and relax and leave you feeling refreshed. This simple recipe will teach you how to prepare these beautiful packets for use in steeping your bath. These make wonderful, thoughtful gifts any time of year!


Muslin (purchase at your local crafts store or fabric shop)
Fresh herbs (Please see list below for recommended herbs and their effects.)
Fresh or dried flower petals, optional (these add a lovely scent to the bath)

Chamomille - Excellent relaxing bed-time bath.
Comfrey - Exhilirating bath for when you want to feel wide- awake.
Black Tea - Great for skin irritations, especially burnt skin.
Mint - Another excellent bed-time bath that will calm and relax you.
Lavender - Soothing, relaxing and smells absolutely wonderful.

This recipe is very simple, but one you'll use over and over again. Cut muslin into squares about 6x6 inches. Add a large handful of herbs, or herbs and dried flowers, in the middle of square of fabric. Gather up edges of fabric and twist – tie very securely with a long length of twine, leaving two long pieces of twine.

Using the twine, tie the muslin bag of herbs directly under your bath's faucet. The herbs will actually steep as the warm water of your faucet hits it. If you prefer you can use these packets and add them directly to the bath water right away, allowing it to `steep' for some time before you slide into the bathtub. In either case, set the water a little warmer than you usually like it, for you should allow about ten-fifteen minutes of steeping time before you enter the tub, to get the full effects of the steeped herbs.

For a special effect, turn off the bathroom lights, light some beautiful candles and put on your favorite relaxing CD. These herbal packets can turn a regular bath into something truly extraordinary!

by Head Admin on Apr. 30, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Lavender Milk Bath

1 c. powdered milk
2-3 drops lavender essential oil

Mix together and add to bath.

by on May. 1, 2011 at 4:22 PM
*Lavendar Milk* 1 c powdered milk 2 or 3 drops lavender oil / *Milk and Honey* 4 T honey 1 qt boiling water 6 T milk powder / Stir honey in hot water til dissolved, cool. Gradually mix in powdered milk. Add to hot bath and swish around to mix.
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