How To Make Bath Oil With Essential Oils

How To Make Bath Oil With Essential Oils

Can you use some relaxation time? Of course, right, who couldn't. How about a nice relaxing bath? Melt that stress with some homemade bath oils. They are super simple to make and the scent options are endless. Plus the skin care benefits are amazing.

Create some wonderful scented bath oil today for yourself or a friend. Add to a Spa Day Gift Basket or give as a DIY gift. Goes perfectly with homemade bath salts, handmade soaps, massage oils, body scrubs and more.

Pamper your skin and soothe your soul with this indulging bathtub treatment. The base oil helps to moisturize, create smooth skin and can soothe dry, itchy skin. You can use a variety of carrier oils for the base oil. I like sweet almond oil and jojoba oil.

Essential oils are perfect for aromatherapy bath oil. Your senses will enjoy the bath soak as it revives and calms your body.

Essential oils and water do not mix, so that is why it is best to use bath oil with essential oils as opposed to just essential oils in bath water. The carrier oil will dilute the essential oils to prevent skin irritation.

Essential Oils For Bath Oil

You can use many essential oils in bath oil recipes but it is bet to avoid hot oils and skin irritating oils. Here are some of my favorite oils to use in bath oil blends.

  • Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Sweet orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  • Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
  • Clary sage oil (Salvia sclarea)
  • Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • Cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin)
  • Sandalwood essential oil (Santalum album)
  • Chamomile essential oil (Anthemis nobilis)
  • Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)

How To Make Bath Oil

Step 1. Fill 2 oz dropper bottle with carrier oil (sweet almond oil or jojoba oil), leaving a little space at top (takes about 1/4 cup to fill).

Step 2. Add essential oils to bottle, total of 24 drops (2% dilution level using a 2 oz recipe). See recipes below for ideas or choose from essential oil list above.

Step 3. Place cap on and shake well to blend together. Label bottle with contents and date made.

To use: Add approximately 1 tablespoon of bath oil into bath water after bath is done filling. Swirl into water with hand and get into bath immediately. Lay back and relax.

Tips: Close the door before you add in bath oil to keep the aroma around you. Take caution when entering and exiting bath as tub may be slippery from oils. You can also use these bath oils as body oil, just massage into skin.

For kids and pregnant women, use 12 drops of essential oils (1% dilution level using a 2 oz recipe). Also be sure to verify that the oils you are using in your bath oil are safe for kids or pregnancy.

These bath oils will keep up to one year in colored glass bottles, depending on the expiration of ingredients used. If any ingredient used in bath oil expire before one year, that expiration date should be used.

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6 Homemade Bath Oil Recipes

#1 Relaxing Bath Oil Recipe

  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 8 drops Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
  • 6 drops Sandalwood (Santalum album)

#2 Herbal Bath Oil Recipe

  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 12 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 8 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • 4 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

#3 Cleansing Bath Oil

  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 8 drops Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 8 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)

#4 Kindle the Spirit Bath Oil

  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 8 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • 8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 8 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

#5 Dream Time Bath Oil

  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 10 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 4 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)

#6 Skin Nourishing Bath Oil

  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 12 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 6 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • 6 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

*For an added sore muscle relief bath, add a scoop of epsom salt to bath water as well.

Bath Oil Printable Labels

We created some bath oil tags for you to add to your homemade creations. It is a double tag, the front reads "Bath Oil", the back reads "Add one tablespoon to bath!". These are simple to use, just print out on white card stock, cut out, hole punch tags, place the tags back to back so when you flip the tag over you can read the back side, and attach with string.

Your friends and family will love homemade gifts made from the heart. We have more beauty care recipes.

Jennifer Lane

Hello, I'm Jennifer, Founder of Loving Essential Oils. I have a passion for natural health and aromatherapy. I love making DIY products to replace store bought items and strive for a chemical and toxin free home. I enjoy using aromatherapy and essential oils every day to keep my family and myself healthy and happy. My hope is to help you do the same.

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