Good Morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying this fabulous cool fall weather we are having lately! I have really enjoyed leaving the windows open to enjoy the fresh air as I snuggle up with a blanket to stay toasty warm – one of my favorite things to do in the fall.
Another thing I enjoy doing when the weather turns cooler is to work on DIY projects. For some reason I get energized in the fall and my crafty side emerges. Which is why I wanted to share some recipes and tips for making your own bath products with you today. Whether you want to make these to enjoy yourself, or if you’re looking for a great gift idea, these will inspire you to take some time for yourself and relax and recharge.
Homemade bath products are also a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. Consider making bath bombs as stocking stuffers or a nice bath product basket as a wedding shower gift!
Here are some great basic recipes you can try along with links to other products you can make if you feel adventurous!
**Essential Oils Disclaimer: Essential oils can cause skin sensitivity. Avoid using oils that are considered “hot” oils and can irritate or burn the skin. Please consult with your doctor before using essential oils if you have high blood pressure or any other medical condition or are pregnant.
Adding bath salts to a luxurious bath will make your skin smooth and glowing. An added bonus is that the Epsom salts will help relieve muscle pain and cramping.
- 3 cups Epsom Salt
- 2 cups sea salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
- ½ cup baking soda
- 2 tbsp essential oil of your choice**
- few drops of food coloring (optional)
Instructions- Mix the salts together in a large bowl and add the essential oil – be sure to break up any clumps. Add baking soda and mix well. Add food coloring, if desired, and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
Here are some suggestions for essential oil combinations to try:
Relaxation- use lavender and vanilla essential oils (or vanilla extract)
Energize- use sweet orange and grapefruit essential oils
Soothe- use lemon and rosemary essential oils
Stress Relief- use peppermint and sweet orange essential oils
This is a luxurious addition to any bath that will keep your skin soft and supple.
- ½ cup powdered milk (dairy or soy is fine)
- ½ cup Epsom salts
- 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice**
- few drops of food coloring (optional)
Instructions- Mix the powdered milk and Epsom salts along with food coloring (optional) – mix well so coloring mixes throughout. Add essential oils and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
Face and Body Scrub:
This is a heavenly product that will remove dry, dead skin and keep your skin looking and feeling young.
- 1 cup salt or sugar, depending on what type of scrub you wish to make
- 1/3 cup oil (sweet almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil)
- 20 drops essential oil of your choice**
- (Tip: you can also substitute ½ cup of oatmeal or coffee grounds for the salt or sugar if desired)
Instructions- Mix salt or sugar with essential oil. Slowly add oil stirring well to blend until the consistency is like wet sand. Store in an airtight container.
Here are some suggestions for different scrubs to try:
Basic Face Scrub- use a sugar scrub with peppermint and vanilla essential oils (or vanilla extract)
Basic Body Scrub- use a salt scrub with sweet orange, bergamot, and grapefruit essential oils
Energizing Scrub- use a sugar scrub with lemon and spearmint essential oils
Fun Fall Scrub- check out frugalmomeh.com’s Pumpkin Latte Sugar Scrub recipe
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Adding a bath bomb to your soak will make it both fun and relaxing.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 cup corn starch
- 3 tsp oil
- ½ tsp essential oil of your choice**
- 5 drops food coloring
- mold for shape (can use candy mold)
Instructions- Mix all dry ingredients. Add essential oils and food coloring and mix well. Slowly add water to the mixture until it has the consistency of wet sand. Pack tightly into molds and let sit ½ hour. Remove carefully from molds and let sit for a few days to dry.
Have fun mixing and matching the scents with the colors to make your Bath Bomb experience special.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these recipes and bath product ideas and are excited to start making your own! I’d love to hear what other recipes or DIY bath products are your favorites that I might have missed, so please comment below to share yours with everyone. And don’t forget to share this post on your social media sites so your friends and family can enjoy these bath products as well – you never know, maybe you’ll get some as gifts this Christmas!
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