Your bath is a place where you leave all your worries behind, you stand under the hot water and think about things, sing or have a intimate monologue. Why not spice up the time spent in there with some dazzling smell, some fresh bath melts or a homemade honey shampoo? Light a candle, fill your tub with hot water, put some relaxing music on, put the bath melt in the water and relax your troubles away. And we know some of you are on the run all the time, with kids, meal preparation etc. but every once in a while make time for yourself, pamper your self and it surely will become a habit. Look up all these cute and simple recipes and make your bath time a bit more special. Whether you make a bath melt, bath bomb or an all-natural shampoo all the ingredients are great for your skin, with soothing effects . Try it!
1. DIY Bath Bomb
Make a bath yummy explosion using: 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup citric acid, 4 teaspoons massage oil ( or 2 teaspoons essential oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil), spray bottle with water and mold (60 mm 2 part plastic ball). Start with mixing the baking soda and citric acid. Add the 4 drops of oil. Spray some water using the spray bottle until it like clay. Put the mixture in the mold and squeeze the top and the bottom of the mold. Now gently get the bomb out of the mold.
2. Lavender Bath Melt
These cute little chocolate looking bath melts are perfect for a day off. Start making them with just these ingredients: 300 g cocoa butter, 150 g sweet almond oil, essential oils of your choice(40 drops), coloring and a silicone muffin mold. Melt the cocoa butter using steam once it is melted, remove from heat and add the essential oils, coloring and the sweet almond oil. Pour the mixtures in your muffin mold and leave to set until they are firm. Voila!
3. Honey and Vanilla Bubble Bath
For all you busy moms, make this delicious smelling bubble bath. Simply combine these ingredients under running water: 1/2 cup light almond oil, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 cup mild liquid hand or body soap, 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
4. Bath Salt Soak
Bath your way to happiness with this muscle-relaxing bath salt. Simply use: 210 grams epsom salt, 9 grams kelp powder, 6 grams powdered grapefruit peel, 3 grams spirulina powder, 40 grams olive oil, 60 drops rosemary essential oil, 30 drops essential oil, 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil. Mix all ingredients and add a few scoops under running warm water.
5. Honey Shampoo
Honey is a magical substance. It moisturizes your hair, reduces frizz and treats dandruff. Mix honey, filtered water and carrot essential oil. Massage your hair with the mixture and rinse off well after. Your hair will be shiny and beautiful.
6. Peppermint & Eucalyptus Body Wash
Give your showers a little boost with this fragrant body wash consisted of multiple essential oils. Use: 1 cup of unscented liquid soap, 102 drops of lavender essential oil, 48 drops of sweet orange essential oil, 24 drops of peppermint essential oil and 16 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Pour the liquid soap and the essential drops in a bottle, shake well and it is ready for use.
7. Eucalyptus & Mind Body Butter
After you’ve taken a bath make your skin soft and shiny with this body butter. Ingredients: ½ cup coconut oil, 6 tablespoons shea butter , 6 tablespoons cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon carrier oil , 1½ teaspoons castor oil, can substitute extra carrier oil , 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil, 3 drops peppermint essential oil. In a double boiler mix the coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter until softened. Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Refrigerate and transfer to mason jars.
8. DIY Bath Soap
This takes a little more effort and time. What you will need is: 9 ounces coconut oil, 9 ounces olive oil, 5 ounces castor oil, 3 ounces jojoba oil, 2 ounces shea butter, 2 ounces cocoa butterand, 1 ounce beeswax, 4 ounces water, 6 ounces coconut milk and 4 ounces lye. Now, the making! Mix the coconut oil, water and lye and stir until combined ( don’t touch it with bare hands!). In a pan, warm the oils and beeswax, make sure they are not hot. Add the lye mixture to the oils and stir. Blend the mixture and cook it for 1 hour. Put the mixture in a loaf pan and cut out little soaps.
9. Rosemary & Mint Shaving Cream
Prevent cuts and bruises when shaving with this delicious shaving cream. There are more shaving creams for men then for women that is why you need to try this feminine smelling cream. You will need: 1/3 cup shea butter, 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil , 1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil , 10 drops rosemary essential oil and 3-5 drops peppermint. essential oil. The making: In a sauce pan mix the coconut oil and shea butter until melted. Remove from heat and add the jojoba oil and essential oils. Let it chill in the refrigerator. And it is ready for use.
10. Citrus Bath Salt
If you want a more fresh smell to wake you up when you are relaxing in your cozy bath try this citrus bath salt. You will need: 2 cups epsom salts, 1 cup baking soda, fresh grated zest from 1 orange or lemon, 20 drops of essential oil( lemon, citrus or orange). Start off with combining the bath salts and epsom salts in a bowl and add the grated zest. Stir all the ingredients together and slowly add 20 drops of essential oil. Spoon the bath salt in an empty jar and let it sit for 24 hours before using it.