NOTE: This article has multiple DIY: Natural Bath Recipes. To make it easier to navigate, use the Table of Contents button to your right!

Bath Soaks

Orange and Tangerine Bath Soak

  • 1/2 C Baking soda
  • 1/4 C Epsom salts
  • 2 drops orange food coloring, (or 1 drop red food coloring and 1 drop yellow food coloring)
  • 25 drops orange/tangerine perfume oil, (or 10 drops each, orange and tangerine essential oils)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until color is evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Transfer the mixture into a food processor and grind into a fine powder. Spoon into a bottle or jar.

Woodland Fairy Bath

One handful each:

  • Sassafras leaves
  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Rosemary
  • Strawberry leaves

Infuse fresh sprigs of each of the above ingredients into 2 quarts of boiling water for five minutes. Strain, then add the scented water to your bath.



Secret Garden Bath Tea

  • 1 tsp Lavender flowers (dried)
  • 1 tsp rose petals (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Balm (dried)
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary (dried)
  • 1/8 tsp Spearmint (dried) (just to give it a bit of a snap)
  • 4 drops Lavender EO
  • 2 drops rose EO
  • 1 drop Patchouli EO

Mix well, put into heat sealable teabag. This is for one bag.

Romantic Bath Blend

  • 4 drops Rose Otto (Opens the heart, makes you feel loved)
  • 4 drops Jasmine Sambac (awakens the sexual appetite)
  • 4 drops Frankincense (stimulates the Dreamy side)
  • 4 drops Sandalwood (Relaxes the mind)
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang (aphrodisiac properties)

Place in warm bath and light a a candle. Share with significant other…

Citrus Body Softening Bath Soak Recipe

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 1/4 cup soy oil
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 ounce oil or orange or lemon peel oil
  • 1/2 ounce oil of verbena

Mix ingredients well and place in a glass jar. Refrigerate. Pour 1/4 cup into bath water to scent, soften and smooth skin.

Beauty and the Beast Bath

Sprinkle in a full bath …

An erotic combination of the cool and graceful Beauty and the hot, insistent Beast, this fairytale scent helps opposites attract (and live happily ever after).

Honey Oatmeal Milk Bath

  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup finely ground oats
  • 1/2 cup honey powder
  • 2 tsp fragrant oil of choice

Place all ingredients into a glass or stainless steel bowl, mix well. Add approx 1/2 cup to warm bath, relax and enjoy.

Cinnamon/Oatmeal Milk Bath

  • 1 cup powdered soy milk
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Place all this into a food processor and whip it up. Very soothing and moisturizing for the skin.

After-Gardening Bath Soak

Before putting the Herbs in the bath, steep them in boiling water for 20 minutes.

  • 1/2 cup Peppermint
  • 1/2 cup Rosemary
  • 1/2 cup Lavender
  • 2 Tablespoons Oakmoss

Mix in glass container. Use approximately 1/3 cup per bath in muslin bag. For stronger bath, make an infusion ahead of time and let cool. Pour entire infusion into bath.

Lavender Mineral Bath

Soak away your worries with this refreshing mineral bath.

Mix together 1/2 cup epsom salts, 2 tablespoons of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Add 7 drops of Lavender essential oil and mix well. Pour the mixture into the bath under running water. Make sure the salts are completely dissolved and that the oils are evenly dispersed.

Suggested variations:

You can make an even more relaxing bath by adding Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood or Patchouli.

Citrus Herbal Bath Recipe

  • 1 oz. lemon peel (cut and sifted)
  • 1 oz. orange peel (cut and sifted)
  • 1 oz. chamomile flowers
  • 1 oz. comfrey leaves (cut and sifted)
  • 1 oz. almond meal

Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass jar. When you want to bathe place the herbs in a Muslim bag or a perforated metal ball or just loose in a tub of hot water.

Lavender and Oatmeal Bath

Place 2 tbs lavender buds and 2 tbs of fresh ground oatmeal into a muslin bag, or a piece of cloth or tulle. Secure tightly with a rubber band or a piece of string. Tie the bundle with a longer piece of string or ribbon. Then tie it to the spigot of your bath tub.

The lavender and oatmeal will help to relieve stress and nerves. You can also rub the packet on your body to soothe dry and itchy skin.

How to Make a Milk and Blossom Bath

  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • Flowers
  • Mint and violets: Stimulate
  • Pansies, lavender and fuchsia: Soothe
  • Elderberry blossoms, hollyhock and dandelion: Moisten dry skin
  • Roses: Have an astringent effect on oily skin
  • Chamomile: Tones all types of complexions

As you run bath water, add powdered milk, salt, and flowers of your choice.

Easy Skin-Softening Caribbean Cookie Bath

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Mix ingredients into a paste. Add to warm bath water. Great to moisturize and soothe dry skin.

Warming Winter Bath

A warming Winter Bath – great to share before climbing into bed with your partner!

  • Sandalwood- 4 drops
  • Myrrh – 4 drops
  • Ginger – 4 drops
  • 1 cup of whole milk

Add the essential oils to the milk, blend well. Then add the entire blend to your bathtub. Enjoy!

Moisturizing Milk Bath

  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 Tbsps grated cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsps cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal (optional)

Mix all ingredients well and store in jar or gift bag.

Summer’s Evening Bath

  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Chamomile (Roman) essential oil

For Bath: Add essential oils to a tub full of warm water and mix well.

For Sunburn: Add essential oils and 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar to a 4 ounce spritz bottle filled with water and spray on sunburn.

Skin-Softening Bath Recipe

The bath has the added benefit of helping to remove Toxins, and being very calming and relaxing, too.

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons Epsom salts
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil or canola oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil

Combine ingredients and pour into the stream of warm water as your tub fills.  Immerse yourself and soak for 15 minutes or so.

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Bath Oils

Disappearing Bath Oil

  • 1 cup light oil (your choice, such as Almond, light Sesame or canola)
  • 1/2 cup Glycerin
  • 1/2 cup liquid Soap
  • Essential oils of your choice (up to 48 drops, as this makes 8 baths)

Makes 16 oz, enough for 8 baths. Mix together all the ingredients and pour into a clean bottle with lid or stopper. To use, shake gently and pour 1/4 cup into the bath under running water. There are two kinds of bath oils: those that float on top of the water (most oils will do this) and those that disperse or disappear into the bathwater.

By combing a natural oil together with Glycerin and Soap, you have a mixture that disperses through your bathwater. You create a bubble bath that works its way beautifully through your bath, leaving your skin soft and smooth. It makes a marvelous gift and can be enhanced by adding your favorite fragrance or scented oil.

Peachy Cream Bath Oil Soak

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup peach or apricot juice

Melt butter and mix with corn oil. Let stand one hour. Mix eggs and stir gently. Add all ingredients, one at a time, to blender, adding 1 cup of the milk last. Blend at low speed. Turn off blender and add last 3/4 cup milk, unbeaten. Stir. Keep refrigerated for freshness.

To use, shake and add 1/2 cup to bath water. Yields: 3 cups or 6 baths.

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Bath Melts

Aphrodite's Bath Melts

  • 2 oz grated cocoa butter
  • 2 oz baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp of powdered oatmeal (optional)
  • 1 oz citric acid
  • 4 drops of Patchouli
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops sandalwood

Mix baking soda, oatmeal & citric acid together . Set aside. Melt cocoa butter in microwave. Add essential oils. Add dry ingredients to melted cocoa butter. Pour in ice cube trays or soap molds. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Store in jars or plastic bags. Keep cool

To use, place 1-2 cubes (if using ice cube tray) to 1/2 filled tub.

Tip: Before pouring mixture into molds, i like to sprinkle some dried herbs at the bottom. I like to use rosebuds, whole rosehips or rose petals to decorate each melt. Color may also be used, although I have not tried it myself.

DIY Bath Melts

  • 2 parts cocoa butter
  • 2 parts baking soda
  • 1 part citric acid
  • powdered herbs
  • color (optional)
  • EO(s) or FO(s) (your preference)

Melt the cocoa butter add EO(s) and color if you wish. then add powdered ingredients, stir then pour into molds. Let sit in fridge or freezer until set then pop out of molds and let sit for a day or two.

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Bubble Baths

Make Your Own Bubble Bath

By Abigail Beal (http://www.PioneerThinking.com)

Indulge yourself and make your own bubble bath. Wouldn't it be nice to relax into a bubble bath that you?d created? Making bubble bath is simple & fun. They can also make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones for the holidays or other special occasions.

The ingredients used to make bubble bath can be found in most large grocery stores or health food stores. You can also find all of the ingredients online. They are inexpensive. One of the benefits of making your own bubble bath is that you know exactly what is in it. If you are allergic to anything, you can be certain it is not in your bubble bath.

Another benefit to making your own bubble bath is that you know all of the ingredients are fresh and natural. There is no concern about a product that was left on the shelf for months. Another benefit is that you can be certain that your product is environmentally conscious and that it does not promote animal testing.

Bubble bath is a wonderful inexpensive way to treat yourself. Supplies are easy to find and you can create a bubble bath suited exactly to your personal tastes and needs.

An important ingredient in bubble bath is essential oil. Essential oils add the scent to your bubble bath. Use these sparingly, as you only need to use several drops to get a pleasant effect. Many essential oils should not be ingested orally, so be sure to read the directions.

There are also some essential oils such as Marjoram that should never be used by Pregnant women. You can research any essential oil at the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy www.naha.org. Also look in aromatherapy books and ask questions at the health food store when buying essential oils.

Some essential oils are known to be relaxing and soothing. The most popular include Lavender, Sandalwood, Marjoram, Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosewood and Chamomile. These essential oils will calm you down, relax you and help you go to sleep.

Other essential oils will uplift and energize you. Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus and Lemon oil are all oils that will brighten your day and are good to use during the day. Eucalyptus oil is especially good if you have a cold because it will break up your cold's congestion.

To soften your skin, consider adding either coconut or Almond oil to your bubble bath concoctions. Coconut Oil has a wonderful nutty and floral fragrance to it. Almond oil is virtually unscented. Adding a half a cup of either Almond oil or Coconut Oil to your bubble bath will soften your skin tremendously. This is a great addition for your bubble baths for the winter months.

Store your bubble baths in a nonbreakable container. The materials you use to make bubble baths can keep for awhile. You can store your bubble bath on a shelf in your bathroom or bedroom for easy access.

Personalized bubble baths make an excellent gift. You can find many decorative plastic containers at your local art store. For decorative effect you can add either marbles or seashells to the bottom of the container. If you are giving bubble bath to a child or teenager, consider adding a small amount of glitter. Do not add food coloring because it can stain people temporarily. Tie your container with a pretty bow or even a piece of tulle.

When giving bubble bath as a gift, consider adding some other bath-related items. Give bath mitts or a big yellow rubber duck. Your friend or loved one will appreciate such a thoughtful and personalized gift.

Whether you are making your bubble bath for yourself or for someone special – your bubble bath is really a treat to enjoy.

Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath

This bubble bath has Lavender and Patchouli oils to relax you before bedtime. Use soft music and lighted Candles in your bathroom for a soothing effect.

  • 6 drops of Lavender oil
  • 3 drops of Patchouli oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar of castille Soap. (4 oz. Bar)
  • 4 ounces liquid Glycerin

Directions: mix the water, Soap and Glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

Cold Season Bubble Bath

This bubble bath will help you breathe easier, with Eucalyptus oil to ease the cold congestion. This is perfect for the cold season.

  • 6 drops of Eucalyptus oil
  • 3 drops of Spearmint oil
  • 3 drops of Peppermint oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar of castille Soap. (4 oz. Bar)
  • 4 ounces liquid Glycerin

Directions: mix the water, Soap and Glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

Pure Sunshine Bubble Bath

This citrusy bubble bath will cheer you up and energize you. Perfect for a morning bath or use after exercising.

  • 6 drops of Orange oil
  • 4 drops of Grapefruit oil
  • 3 drops of Lemon oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar of castille Soap. (4 oz. Bar)
  • 4 ounces liquid Glycerin

Directions: mix the water, Soap and Glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

How to Make Cherry Bubble Bath

  • 1/2 cup unscented shampoo
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 drops cherry fragrance oil
  • 2 drops red food coloring

Mix shampoo and water together. When well combined, add the salt and stir it again until the mixture thickens. Add cherry oil and red food coloring and again stir the mixture thoroughly. Bottle the mixture until ready to use.

Love Potion Bubble Bath

This bubble bath will put you in a romantic mood. All of the ingredients are considered known Aphrodisiac – so look out!

  • 6 drops Jasmine oil
  • 3 drops rose oil
  • 3 drops Vanilla oil
  • 6 drops Ylang Ylang oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar of castille Soap. (4 oz. Bar)
  • 4 ounces liquid Glycerin

Directions: mix the water, Soap and Glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

Chamomile and Neroli Bubble Bath

Neroli and Chamomile oils are well known for their healing qualities.

  • 10 Drops Neroli essential oil
  • 5 Drops Chamomile essential oil
  • 6 Fl. Oz. Unscented baby bath liquid

Mix the oils with the unscented bath liquid. Use as you would any bubble bath.

DIY Rose Bubble Bath

  • 1 quart warm water
  • 1 bar castile soap, grated
  • 1 ounce coconut oil
  • 1 ounce glycerin
  • 1 drop jasmine oil
  • 2 drops rose oil

Combine and add to running bath water.

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!

Bath Salts

How to Make Fancy Bath Salts (Great Gift Idea!)

  • 3 pounds Epsom salt
  • 5 large mixing bowls
  • Food coloring
  • Favorite essential oil

Divide Epsom salt into the 5 mixing bowls. Put a few drops of food coloring into each bowl. Use red for pink; red and blue for orchid; tin the others blue, yellow and green. Work coloring in with your hands until evenly tinted.

Then add a few drops of perfume or cologne for a delightful aroma. Alternate the colors in layers when filling pretty bottles. To make a deluxe model, use crystal vases, and when finished layering bath salts, pour a layer of warm (not hot) paraffin on top of each. Add a fancy bow around the neck of the vase, and you have a lovely gift.

How to Make Aromatic Bath Salts

  • 6 cups Epsom salts
  • 2 tablespoons baby oil with aloe
  • 1/8 teaspoon food coloring paste or gel
  • 1/4 teaspoon essential oil (or more if desired)

Packaging Items:

  • 3 x 5-inch zip-type bags (found in craft and bead sections of stores) or any other type of sealed container to use for gift giving
  • Squares of fabric or prepared table/beverage sized napkins
  • Ribbon and decorative ornaments

In large clean mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly with whisk. It is extremely important that the mixture be combined evenly, as the salts are divided into 1/4 cup portions and must appear blended both in color and fragrance. Using a funnel, seal in zip-type bags (1/4 cup each) or desired storage containers. Add ribbon and ornaments to package.

Northern Nights Bath Salts Recipe

  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3 drops Pine balsam essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops cassia essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer) (optional)

Mix ingredients together blending well. Break up any clumps.

Romantic Bath Crystals Recipe

  • 2 C. Epsom salts
  • 10 drops rose essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang or sandalwood essential oil
  • 5 drops red food coloring

In a medium bowl, combine Epsom salts, rose essential oil and ylang ylang or sandalwood essential oil. Mix well. Add drops of red food coloring and mix until well coated. Using a funnel, transfer to a decorative sealable bottle.

How to Make Honey-Drenched Bathing Crystals

  • 1/2 lb coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 lb epsom salts
  • 1/4 lb fine sea salt
  • 3 teas. honey
  • 5 Tablespoonsful Jojoba or sweet almond oil
  • 1 teas. essential oil or
  • 2-3 kinds of teas. of a blend. * See below *
  • 1 teas. pure vit. E oil
  • 3 Tablespoonsful grated cocoa butter (unscented is best)
  • 1-2 teas. borax pwd.(optional)

Pour all salts into large bowl and stir around with a wooden spoon or gloved hand looking for any dark specks or burnt crumbs. Remove these. Coarsely grate cocoa butter & add to salts, stir well. In a glass container, measure your oils and honey-add the essential oils too.

Stir well and dump into the salt mixture. Use gloved hands to mix thoroughly if the mix seems to moist for your liking add some borax to absorb the extra moisture. Store in mason jars and refrigerate to keep freshest-lasts two months. Make label, date and use 2-3 Tablespoons per bath.

Desert Sands Bath Salt Recipe

  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 4 drops musk fragrant or essential oil
  • 3 drops Jasmine fragrant or essential oil
  • 3 cups epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer) (optional)

Combine baking soda, epsom salt and glycerin until well blended, add scents stirring until there are no clumps just a fine powder. Divide the mixture evenly into three separate bowls. In the first bowl add 3 drops yellow food coloring, in the second add 3 drops red food coloring and in the 3rd bowl add 2 drops yellow with 1 drop red food coloring…stir each bowl until the color is well mixed.

Allow the air to dry it for a few hours before placing in a bottle. Once dried, layer the colors…red first, then orange then lastly yellow.

Garden Bath Crystals

Add the glycerine to the salt and stir or shake until all crystals are coated. Then add the essential oil or blend, drop by drop, and mix again. It's that simple. We package them in 4 oz cellophane bags. Poly bags are semipermeable and pretty soon all the different flavors will smell the same. Glass jars also work well.

Add 2 tablespoons (or as desired) to warm bath water, and swish to dissolve. I usually get into the tub first–that way you don't sit on any undissolved crystals.

Earth Bath Salts Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup rock salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 2 teaspoons light oil (almond, sunflower)
  • 20 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 15 drops cypress essential oil
  • 5 drops vetivert essential oil
  • Green food coloring

Mix salts and baking soda together. Then combine oil, essential oils, vitamin E and a few drops of coloring in a separate bowl. Add liquid to salts and mix thoroughly. Add more green food coloring if desired.

To use: Add a few heaping tablespoons to bath.

Cleo's Bath Salt Recipe

  • 1 cup fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt

Mix ingredients well. Sprinkle into bath water anytime you need to be rejuvenated! ( Don't wash hair in this water, it may leave it dry).

Bubbling Bath Salts

1 Cup each of:

  • Epsom Salt
  • Coarse Sea salt or rock salt
  • Fine Sea salt
  • Powdered milk
  • Mr. Bubbles or similar dry bubble bath
  • Glycerin
  • Fragrance oils of your choice
  • Food coloring or unflavored kool-aid

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Add 2 to 4 tbsp of glycerin (to texture preference) and 4 to 6 drops of essential oils or fragrance oils of your choice. Mix well. Add 3 to 4 drops of food coloring or a package of unscented Koolaid. This is for color but it also adds a fruity scent to the overall scent of your salts. I like to mix and match color schemes and have come up with wonderful colors and sometimes very odd color! I have used koolaid and food coloring together. Fill a selected container. Use one cup with bath.

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Bath Bombs

How to Make Bath Bombs

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/8 cup epsom salts (optional)
  • *witch hazel in a spray bottle
  • various essential oils & dried herbs

Sift all dry ingredients in a glass bowl. Add essential oils (about 10-20 drops per recipe – *see below for blends*) Spray 3 times with witch hazel and mix well. Keep spraying the mix until it clumps when you squeeze it in your hands, but make sure it is not wet.

Add dried herbs if using. Press firmly into molds (ice cube trays, soap molds…) Let sit one minute in mold, then carefully take them out and place on wax paper. If your house/apartment is humid, remember to place a clean tea towel over the bombs and place under a fan. This will prevent the bombs from activating. Let dry 24-48 hours.

Here are a few aromatherapy blends for your bath bombs:

Stress Relief Blend:

  • 5 drops ginger
  • 7 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops geramium (use dried geranium)

Sleepytime:

  • 5 drops Chamomile
  • 10 drops lavender
  • (use 2 tbsps of dried lavender and/or chamomile)

Aphrodite's Passion:

  • 5 drops ylang ylang
  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops sandalwood
  • (use dried rose petals or buds)

Morning Fresh

  • 6 drops lemongrass
  • 15 drops Petitgrain or Neroli
  • (use dried lemongrass or dried lemon peel)

PMS Blend:

  • 8 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Lavender

Easy, Never-Fail Bath Bombs

  • 2 Cups Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Citric Acid
  • 30 Drops Essential or fragrance oil
  • 3 Tbsp herb of your choice (I like to grind Lavender, Rose Petals and Calendula in the blender and add this…beautiful!)
  • A fine mist spritzer full of water

Add all of the dry ingredients, mix well. Add essential oil, mix well. Spritz with water, mix and repeat. For this size of batch you will need 30 – 35 spritzes of water only, then stop. It will feel dry, but as you work it with your hands for a minute or so, it will take on a moister consistency. Pack this mixture firmly into molds, turn out onto a flat surface. Let dry overnight and enjoy.

Fizzy Bath Kisses

  • Cocoa Butter–2 oz
  • Baking Soda–2 oz
  • Citric Acid–2 oz
  • Oatmeal, powdered–3 Tbsp
  • Food Color–10 drops (optional)
  • Bergamot–10 drops
  • Rose–5 drops
  • Ylang-Ylang–10 drops

Melt cocoa butter (microwave is fine). Add food color and essential oils. Mix well. Add baking soda, citric acid and powdered oatmeal. Stir thoroughly. Pour into molds. Put into freezer to set. (This takes about 10-20 mins.) Remove from molds when set.

Note: Use 1-2 per bath or 3-4 for extra moisturizing.

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!

Bath Cookies

How to Make Bath Cookies

  • 2 cups finely ground sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons light oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (squeezed from capsules)
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 or 6 drops essential oil of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together all ingredients. Take a teaspoon of the dough and roll it gently into a 1-inch diameter ball. Continue doing this with all the dough and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

You can decorate the cookies with clove buds, anise seeds or dried citrus peel if you wish. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, until they are lightly browned (do not over bake ). Allow the cookies to cool completely. Store in a decorative tin marked Bath Cookies. Yields 24 cookies – enough for 12 baths.

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