DIY: How to make your own scented bath oil at home
There’s nothing quite like relaxing and unwinding in a luxurious, fragrant bath after a long, hectic day. However, if you are a bath lover, then you will know how expensive store-bought scented bath oil is! Not to mention, that these bath oils also contain harmful ingredients and chemicals which can irritate the skin and eyes, cause allergic reactions and other long-term issues.
Why not make your own bath oil using natural ingredients that are gentle and safe for the skin but also easy on your pocket? Best of all, it’s a gorgeous gift idea to treat someone special with on Christmas or Birthdays!
What you need to create your own bath oil:
Firstly, select your favourite essential oils. There are a wide variety of scents to choose from.
Here are some popular essential oils which may appeal to the senses. Make sure that you choose pure essential oils (and not just a ‘fragrance’). Essential oils are highly concentrated and only a few drops are necessary, making them very economical. We recommend Soil Organic Essential Oils for the best fragrance and quality, without any unwanted pesticides or other chemicals (because you don’t want to soak in THOSE, do you!?)
- Lavender: This essential oil is calming and soothing, relaxes the mind and body and moisturizes the skin
- Chamomile: This soothing oil helps to relieve stress and encourage relaxation, and relieves allergies, eczema and itching.
- Rosemary: This is a wonderful tonic for the nervous system which improves memory and is good for all skin and hair types.
- Lemon: This refreshing oil helps to relieve depression and lift your mood and is also beneficial for oily hair and skin.
- Peppermint: This essential oil stimulates circulation, relieves congestion and headaches and reduces oily skin and hair.
- Sandalwood: This exotic oil soothes and relaxes the spirits, relieves stress and insomnia and is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
To see more essential oils, click here.
Once you’ve chosen your essential oil, fill a 500ml bottle to the top with a carrier oil. A carrier oil is also referred to as the base oil which carries the essential oil onto the skin. Carrier oils are usually a vegetable oil derived from seeds, nuts or kernels such as avocado oil, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil or jojoba oil. For something really special, you can also try Pure Indigenous Kalahari Melon as a carrier oil. Add 5 to 10 drops of your favourite essential to the bottle, seal and shake.
Try these two amazing aromatherapy bath oil recipes
Soothing and relaxing aromatherapy bath oil
Ingredients2 drops of Cedarwood essential oil
5 drops of Lavender essential
5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
125ml of carrier oil (Try Pure Indigenous Mongongo Carrier Oil )
Combine all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. Pour about a tablespoon of aromatherapy oil into your bath water, get in and enjoy a long, relaxing and rejuvenating soak!
Congestion relief aromatherapy bath oil
Ingredients2 drops Rosemary essential oil
3 Drops Cedarwood essential oil
5 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
125ml carrier oil
Combine all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. Pour about a tablespoon of aromatherapy oil into your bath water, get in and feel the congestion clear. Use this oil to rub on your chest and feet to relieve congestion and tight chests.
As you can see making your own aromatherapy bath oil is really easy, and it gives you the opportunity to have a bit of fun experimenting with different fragrances too. Enjoy!