Relaxing DIY Bath Oil Recipe
This relaxing DIY bath oil recipe is one of the simplest essential oil bath recipes you can make! It’s a deeply relaxing bath oil that soothes, hydrates, and renews the body and mind.
It’s summertime and you can bet we are spending lots of time outdoors. We find ourselves outside riding bikes, picking wildflowers, playing sports, swimming, and dancing to music on the lawn.
However, all that time and activity outside in the sun can leave my skin feeling thirsty and my muscles worn.
A massage at home with help of massage oil or a massage candle is ideal. But, that can require more effort, than I feel up to after being in the heat. Luckily, I have found another solution that is just as easy to make and even easier to use!
It’s a DIY bath oil made with a custom blend of deeply relaxing essential oils and a hydrating carrier oil to lock in moisture, soothe muscle tension, and renew the senses.
A little at-home pampering after a day in the sun, it’s what my body needs! There’s nothing like turning your bathroom into a home spa by lighting an aromatherapy candle and adding a few drops of this DIY bath oil to your bath water to nourish the skin, soothe away tension, and encourage restfulness.
It might surprise you, that this DIY bath oil takes just minutes to create. And it’s a completely customizable essential oil bath recipe! Follow the tips below to make your own lusciously relaxing bath oil.
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What essential oil is good for baths?
Essential oils can be a great addition to baths to soothe the skin, help boost the relaxing benefits of a warm bath, and so much more! But, what essential oils are good for baths? I’ve found it’s best to use skin-safe essential oils that offer aromatherapy benefits to help you relax.
Think lavender, sage, ylang ylang, sweet orange, eucalyptus, sandalwood, or chamomile. They can nourish the skin and benefit the senses. I used my Outer Banks Spa Blend of eucalyptus, jasmine, and lavender. It’s a classic combo of fresh, floral, and exotic notes that remind me of a relaxing spa boutique hotel on the beach.
If you’re looking for other essential oil blends for a DIY bath oil this essential oil blends chart is your answer! It has all the essential oils that smell like a spa in one easy printable. Find it and many more essential oil printables in the Oily Chic Library.
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How can I use essential oils in my bath water?
Because we don’t want essential oils to just sit on top of the water, it’s best to blend them with a carrier oil first. Any good quality carrier oil will do, such as fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, apricot oil, or jojoba oil. Each can carry the essential oils and disperse them throughout the bath so they can reach your skin easier. Learn more about how carrier oils work in our article on the best carrier oils for essential oil blending.
And you need not worry, blending essential oils with a carrier oil, will not make you feel greasy. And apart from dispersing the essential oils, carrier oils will give your skin a great boost of moisture in addition to their other extra benefits.
Find my DIY bath oil recipe below to hydrate, soothe, and renew!
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How to Use Bath Oil
The instructions for how to use bath oil are as easy as it comes. So, why not go for it and pamper yourself with a relaxing DIY bath oil?
Begin by pouring a warm bath. I recommend twisting your hair up so it doesn’t get oily in the bath. As the bathtub fills, add a few full drops of the bath oil under the faucet to disperse the ingredients throughout the bath. Then step in and soak for twenty to thirty minutes to allow the oils to absorb into your skin.
Soon you’ll feel renewed, less tense, and wonderfully moisturized. There’s no need to rinse off afterward. Instead, gently pat dry to keep your skin feeling super soft. And be careful when stepping out of the bath, as the bottom of the bathtub may be slippery.
How Do You Make Relaxing Bath Oil?
If you ever thought about making your own pampering bath products – this relaxing DIY bath oil recipe is one of the simplest essential oil bath recipes you can make! It’s a deeply relaxing bath oil that soothes, hydrates, and renews the body and mind. I know it’s something you’ll look forward to using too.
Bath Oil Recipe Ingredients:
2-ounce amber glass dropper bottle
1 ¾ ounce sweet almond oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops jasmine essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
How to Make Bath Oil:
1. Remove the dropper top from the bottle and add your essential oil blend. I added the Outer Banks Spa Blend I shared above with 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 3 drops of jasmine essential oil, and 2 drops of lavender essential oil.
It’s best to combine a total of 7 to 10 essential oils per one ounce of carrier oil when making a bath oil.
2. Using a mini funnel designed for small bottles, pour 1 ¾ ounce of sweet almond oil into the bottle. (Do note this will not fill the bottle, because we need to leave room for the dropper).
3. Remove the mini funnel and place the dropper on the top. Twist it securely close and simply shake the bottle to thoroughly blend the essential oils into the carrier before using.
Now you can see just how easy it is to turn your bathroom into a home spa! Put on some spa tunes and light an aromatherapy candle while you’re at it. And if you’re feeling generous, make a few extra bottles to share with close friends who could use a little R&R too.
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Pin this relaxing DIY bath oil recipe to your Pinterest DIY beauty board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print your chart of spa blends above!
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