14 homemade bath recipes to make

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In this article we look at 14 different homemade bath recipes to try

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1. Apple Tart Soap

4oz. Clear, Unscented Glycerine Soap
1 Tablespoon Liquid Soap
1 teaspoon Liquid Glycerine
1/2 teaspoon Apple Fragrance Oil
2 Drops Red Food Color
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Melt soap in small pan over low heat or in a glass cup in the microwave. Add Liquid Soap and glycerine and stir gently but well. Add fragrance, color and cinnamon. Stir and let stand a couple minutes, just enough to start to thicken so when you stir again the cinnamon will be more evenly distributed. Pour into molds. Allow to set completely (in or out of freezer).

Wrap in plastic wrap or use cellophane candy bags.

2. Apricot Freesia Tarts

Ingredients For Tart:
1 lb White Glycerin Soap Base
12 Drops Cosmic Color Canary Yellow
11 Drops Cosmic Color Red
1 t. Apricot Freesia FO

Ingredients For “Whipped Cream” Topping:
4 oz White Glycerin Soap Base
¼ t. Apricot Freesia FO
A “Shake” of Super Sparkle Gold Sparkle DustTM

Melt soap base for tart in a double boiler. Once melted, add color and fragrance. Pour into a muffin tin and allow to harden. Remove from tin.Melt soap base for topping and add a shake of Sparkle Dust.

With an electric mixer, mix until thick and bubbly. Spray tarts with rubbing alcohol and spoon the topping onto the tarts while allowing some to run over tarts.

Top with a dash of Sparkle Dust if desired.

3. Aspen Dreams Bath Salts

This scent is very woody, and is suited for soothing your muscles and relaxing in the tub. It is very masculine in scent, I think. I enjoy this after a long day at work, it makes me feel comfortable and content. Women love it as well as men do.

The ingredients are:

2 cups of Epsom salts (or a mixture epsom/sea)
2 tablespoons of baking soda

essential oils:
5 drops of rosewood
2 drops cedarwood
2 drops Chamomile
a nice jar with a tight fitting lid

To make the salts:

Mix the salts and baking soda in a bowl very well. Mix oils in a small cup. Take them and pour them evenly over the salt. Mix the two very well. Let sit for over an hour before placing in a jar and sealing.

If you are going to color these use yellow and red to make a light brown.

4. Balancing Bath Salts

Sea Salt–3 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Essential Oils–8 drops
Jar–4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.

Add sea salt, baking soda and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well. Add to tub of running water.

5. Balancing Epson Salt Bath

Epson Salt–2 tbsp
Sea Salt–1 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Essential Oils–8 drops
Jar–4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.

Add sea salt, baking soda, epson salts and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well. Add to tub of running water.

6. Balancing Fizzy Bath Salts

Sea Salt–3 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Citric Acid–1 tbsp
Essential Oils–8 drops
Jar–4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.

Add sea salt, baking soda, citric acid and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well.

Add to tub of running water.

7. Balancing Red Earth Salts

Sea Salt–2 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Powdered Red Earth Clay–1 tbsp
Essential Oils–8 drops
Jar–4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.

Add sea salt, baking soda, powdered red earth clay and oils to jar.

Gently shake to mix, mix well. Add to tub of running water.

8. Balancing Seaweed Salts

Sea Salt–2 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Powdered Kelp–1 tbsp
Essential Oils–8 drops
Jar–4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.

Add sea salt, baking soda, powdered kelp and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well. Add to tub of running water.

9. Basic Bubble Bath

Ingredients:

5 drops fragrant oil or essential oil (your choice)
1 quart water
1 bar castille soap (grated or flaked)
1 1/2 ounces glycerin

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Store in a container. Pour in running water.

10. Basil and Lime Bath Salts

You will need:

5 cups of Sea Salt (or Epsom salt, or a combination of both)
1 Tsp. of Baking Powder
2 Tsp. of Almond Oil
5 drops Lime Scented Oil
4 drops Basil Oil
1 drop green coloring
1 drop yellow coloring

All you have to do is mix the salt and the baking powder in a bowl. In a another smaller bowl mix together all liquids and add to salts, stirring well. You should let them sit so they can soak up the scent and the coloring allof the way through. After they have sat for about two hours take them and placethem in jars with cork stoppers.

To create a good seal dip the cork in melted wax (greento match salts) and put cork into bottle.

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11. Bath Cookies

2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tbs. light oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil
2 eggs
5-6 drops essential oil

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix together all the ingredients. Take a teaspoon of the dough and roll it gently into a ball about 1″ in diameter. Continue doing this with all the dough and place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. (You can decorate the cookies with clove buds, anise seeds, or dried citurs peel if you wish.) Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until they are lightly browned. Do not overbake.

Allow the cookies to cool completely. To use, drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath and allow to dissolve. Do not eat! Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12+ baths.

12. Bath Bombs / Bath Fizzies

2 tbs. citric acid (you can get this at a pharmacy)
2 tbs. cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
3 tbs. coconut oil (or any other emollient oil like almond, avocado or apricot kernel oil)
1/4 tsp. fragrance oil
3-6 drops of food coloring (if desired)
Paper candy cups

Place all of the dry ingredients (first 3) into a bowl and mix well. Place coconut oil into a small glass bowl and add fragrance and food coloring. Slowly add oil mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Scoop up small amounts of the mixture and shape into 1″ balls.

Let the balls rest on a sheet of waxed paper for about 2 to 3 hours, then place each ball into a candy cup to let dry and harden for 24 to 48 hours.

Store bombs in a closed, air-tight container. To use, drop 1 to 3 bombs into warm bath water.

13. Bridal Bath Salts (in 4 layers ~ makes 16oz.)

2 Cups Rock Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Each Fragrance Oil Rose, Sage, Lavender, Rosemary
Food Color

Divide salt into four equal amounts, place each in a container with sealable lids. That’s 1/2 cup in each container or for 8 ounces of bath salts use 1/4 cup in each container and half the amount of fragrance oil and food color.

Add 1/2 teaspoon Rose fragrance oil and 4 Drops of red food color (or you can leave it white), put lid on and shake well. To the next one add 1/2 teaspoon Chamomile-Sage (or just sage if you have it) and 4 drops of green and 2 drops of blue food color and shake.

To the third add 1/2 teaspoon Lavender fragrance oil, 3 drops of red and 4 drops of blue food color and shake well. To the last container add 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary fragrance oil, 4-8 drops of green food color and shake. On separate pieces of wax paper, spread out each color and air dry for several hours. When the salt is completely dry layer it in the container. Rosemary ~ Lavender ~ Sage ~ Rose (on top) To speed up the drying process you can put the wax paper on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven and let the pilot light work on it or for an electric oven, pre-heat at lowest temperature and turn off before putting salt in the oven. You have just made lovely layered bath salts that also has special meaning.

Red Rose – Means Unity
White Rose – Represents Pure Spiritual Love
Sage – Represents Good Health and Long Life
Lavender – Means Devotion
Rosemary – Lasting Friendship and Remembrance

14. Bubble Bags

Used in the shower, when there is no time to take a soaking bath.

2 parts oatmeal
2 parts dried herbs
1 part grated soap

Place ingredients in a cloth bag and use as a washcloth

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