Frankincense Bath Kisses
These lusciously scented kisses are a bath time luxury. Melt one ounce cocoa butter and 2/3 ounce shea butter available in most health food stores) in a microwave, then add 1/3 ounce sweet almond oil and 1/8 teaspoon each frankincense and sweet orange essential oils. Pour into small candy molds and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from molds. Place one or two kisses into hot bath water. Store the rest in a zip lock bag in the freezer. From: AromaThyme.com
Maple Oatmeal Soap
Difficulty level: 1, adult supervision required
1 bar Ivory soap, grated
a little maple syrup
Mix soap, oatmeal, and maple in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Pour into soap molds, let cool.
Lavender Bubble Bath
1 bunch Lavender
1 large bottle clear organic shampoo
5 drops oil of Lavender
Clean wide-neck jar with screw top. Place Lavender head down in the jar. Cut down to fit. Add shampoo and Lavender oil. Close and place in sunny window. Strain and re-bottle. Use 1 tbsp. in a bath.
Lavender Mineral Bath
½ cup dried sea salts
¼ cup Epsom salts
¼ cup dead sea mineral salts
40 drops lavender essential oil
Mix all ingredients well (adding essential oil last) store in a glass jar or tin and use ¼ cup per bath.
Lavender Bath Bomb
Things You'll Need:
Lavender essential oil
Stir together 1/2 cup of citric acid, 1 and 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of dried lavender. It may help to powder your dried lavender with a mortar and pestle before beginning.
Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 tsp. of water to the mixture. You can add about 5 drops of food coloring to brighten the presentation.
Drizzle almond oil slowly into the mixture, stirring constantly. Add the oil slowly, using between 2 and 6 tbsp. You have added enough oil once the mixture holds together in a ball without crumbling.
Pack the bath bomb mixture firmly into lightly oiled molds. Once the mixture has set for a minute or two, tap your bath bombs onto a sheet of waxed paper and allow them to dry thoroughly. Once dry, store your finished lavender bath bombs in an airtight container.
Moon Bath Salts
1 cup salt
10 drops sandalwood oil
10 drops lotus oil
1/8 tsp. powdered orris root
Mix together well and use 1/2 cup per bath.
Secret Garden Bath Teas
Makes one tea bag.
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
4 drops lavender Essential Oil
2 drops rose Essential Oil
1 drop patchouli Essential Oil
Mix well, put into heat sealable tea bag.
Vervain leaves (4 stalks worth )
1/4 cup Honey
Few Dabs Florida water or other perfume
1-1/2 cups of water
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Combine this in a gallon jug and fill with warm water. Stand in shower and dump mixture all over, then just towel off. Its an invigorating herbal wash that is great after ritual or when you feel slightly off kilter.
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