Making bath oils at home is very simple, and extremely beneficial. Here are some easy-to-make bath oil recipes that will help you nourish your skin.
Bath oils are excellent for moisturizing and nourishing your skin. You add a few drops of oil into the bathtub filled with warm water and soak your body into it. The heat of the water opens up the skin pores and facilitates better absorption of the oils. Thus, the dry and rough patches on the skin are softened and its texture improves. You can prepare these oils at home with the help simple recipes to suit your needs.
A bath oil mainly consists of a base or carrier oil, which is often blended with one or more essential oils or herbs or flowers. Here are a few simple recipes.
- Olive oil
- Ginger essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Coconut essential oil
Take one-eighth measure of olive oil in a bowl and mix 2 tablespoons of glycerin into it. Then add 15 drops of ginger oil, 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil, and 10 drops of coconut essential oil into this mixture, and stir thoroughly so that all the ingredients blend well with each other. Now, the bath oil is ready and you can store it in a small glass jar. Use one tablespoon of this bath oil in your bath water everyday.
- A mixture of herbs like chamomile, comfrey, mint, black tea, etc.
- Sweet almond oil
Each of the herbs to be used in this bath oil have some benefits. For instance, chamomile and mint have a calming effect on your senses and help you relax. Comfrey helps to freshen up and uplift your mood. Black tea has a soothing effect on skin irritations. You can either use fresh herbs or dried herbs. If you are using dried herbs you need 4 cups of these, and in case of fresh ones, 2 or 3 cups would be enough. Place the herbs in a large cooking pot and pour almond oil over it in such a way that the herbs are properly covered with the oil. Then place the pot over the stove and simmer it for an hour. Strain the solution with the help of a cheesecloth. In a blender, put 4 parts of this oil infusion and one part of alcohol and blend it for 10-15 seconds. Put it in a tight capped bottle and store it in a dry and dark place.
- Petals of lavender flowers
- Olive oil or sweet almond oil
Here, the sweet almond oil or olive oil act as a base oil or carrier oil. Take a handful of fresh or dried petals of lavender in a glass jar. Heat the carrier oil and pour it into the jar. The quantity of the oil should be enough to submerge the lavender petals properly. Close the lid of the jar and place it in sunlight for three consecutive days. The heat received from the sun will help release the fresh scent of lavender. After 3 – 4 days, strain out the petals in order to obtain lavender bath oil.
Another lavender bath oil recipe involves mixing 15 – 20 drops of lavender oil to two tablespoons of any carrier oil, like olive oil. Put the mixture into a jar and stir it vigorously so that they blend well. Your bath oil is ready almost instantly. Use one teaspoon of this bath oil in your bath water.
- Olive oil
- Rose essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
Here, the olive oil act as carrier oil to which 6 drops of cedar wood oil, 7 drops of frankincense oil, and 4 drops of rose essential oil are added. Blend them well, and add a few drops of it in bath water. The advantage of this aromatherapy oil is that it has a soothing effect on your skin and helps relax your mind and body as well. To yield more benefits from this oil, you can also massage it on the skin after bathing.
- Olive oil
- Almond oil
- Canola oil
- Wheat germ oil
- Sesame oil
Take a jar fitted with a well-fitted lid. Pour 6 tablespoons of almond oil, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, and 2 tablespoons of canola oil into the jar. Close the lid of the jar and shake it well. Your oil is ready to use. The best part is that it is suitable for all skin types.
As you can see, the bath oil recipes listed in this article are not very difficult to make. Add the prepared oil into the bath water, let it get distributed uniformly into the water and then get into the tub. Do not put the oil when the water is running, as the essence of the oil may get evaporated.