Bath and Body Recipes to Make at Home

Bath and Body Recipes to Make at Home

Here you will find many different bath and body recipes you can make on your own. Use them either to pamper yourself, or package them in cute jars for special gifts. Look around the site for other handmade gift ideas and special ways to package them. Not only are they fun to use, they are pleasant to make! Watch as friends and family ooh and aah over your homemade beauty products.


Milk Bath Recipe

3 cups powdered milk
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup dried orris root (has a soft violet scent)
1/3 cup almond meal*
1 capsule vitamin E (break open into dry ingredients)
1/3 cup cornstarch

Directions:  Makes enough for a few baths. Combine ingredients make sure its completely mixed. Store in a container. When you are ready to add it to your bath, scoop the desired amount of the mixture and tie securely in a muslin bag or even a facecloth will do. Tie to the faucet allowing the warm water to run over the bag.

To make almond meal:
Using a blender, grind up blanched or slivered almonds to a powdered consistency.


Sea Salt Body Scrub Recipe

1/2 oz. Beeswax
8 oz. Sweet almond oil
3-1/2 lb. Finely ground sea salt
1 Tbs. each lavender, rosemary and peppermint essential oils, or your own combination of scents.

Melt the beeswax in the sweet almond oil, then allow it to cool.

If starting with coarse sea salt, grind it to the consistency of table salt. Then add the cooled beeswax/oil mixture and the essential oils.

Don’t use it on facial, broken or sensitive skin. This scrub
exfoliates, invigorates, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth


Bath Salts Recipe - Bath And Body RecipesSweet Dreams Bath Salts Recipe

2 cups kosher salt
2 cups baking soda
5 drops lavender scented oil
handful of lavender buds
4 tablespoons of liquid glycerin

Combine all of the above ingredients and stir well. The liquid in this recipe might contribute to clumps forming, so simply break apart with the help of a fork.


Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe

50 percent white cane sugar
50 percent avocado oil to moisten the sugar
small amounts of aloe vera gel
1 or two drops of essential oil, adjust to your preference

Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Scoop some of the scrub onto your hand and massage gently onto your skin for a minute (the scrub will actually tighten onto your skin like a masque). Leave on for 3 to 4 minutes before rinsing.


body butter recipe - Bath And Body RecipesBody Butter Recipe

10 oz. Shea Butter
6 oz. Oils (you can use all one, or use different oils equal to 6 oz. soy, sweet almond, grapeseed, or avocado)
2 tsp. Corn Starch (optional)
1/2 oz. fragrance oil (more or less to your preference)

In a large pyrex measuring bowl, melt your shea butter in a pan of water (double boiler method) on the stove. Once melted, add your oils, fragrance oil and corn starch. Stir very well.

Remove the pyrex bowl and set it inside of a large metal bowl filled with ice water for a cold water bath. This will help cool the butter faster and is much easier than having to keep putting it in the freezer in between whipping.

Using a hand mixer, whip the butter continually for several minutes just like you would frosting. It will begin to cool and as you keep mixing, it will start to look like whipped cream. Once the butter has solidified and has the right whipped texture (it will have peaks on top just like cool whip!), spoon it into your jars and you are finished!


Spearmint Foot Soak w/baking soda Recipe

Relax those tired toes with a refreshing foot soak of baking soda and spearmint oil. Take regular baking soda & add a few drops of Essential Oil, and shake well. Package in baggies with directions to add approx. ½ cup of powder to 1 gallon warm water and soak feet.


Soy Sugar Scrub Recipe

Blend soybean oil, white sugar and fragrance oil. For an 8 oz jar, use 1 cup of white sugar and a few drops of essential oil to desired strength (you can use all soybean or a blend of various oils). and two Vitamin E capsules or ½ tsp Vitamin E. Fragrance with ½ tsp essential oil.


Foot Sneaker Powder Recipe

Not the sandal type? Use corn starch and add a few drops of spearmint fragrance, shake well and package in empty spice shakers. This is perfect for feet that tend to sweat in tennis shoes!


Lip Balm Recipe - Bath And Body RecipesLip Balm Recipe

1/2 ounce beeswax beads
4 ounces sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon colored jojoba beads
2 teaspoon essential oil

Put the 4 ounces of sweet almond oil in glass cup add beeswax beads and jojoba beads and melt in microwave. Stir with spoon. Let it cool for a few minutes, then add essential oil. Pour into lip balm containers.


Homemade Lotion Recipe

3/4 cup of almond oil
1/3 cup of coconut oil or cocoa butter
1 teaspoon lanolin
1/2 oz grated beeswax
2/3 cup rosewater
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
1 to 2 drops rose oil
1 Vitamin E capsule
Melt almond oil, coconut oil, lanolin and beeswax over low heat. Mix well and let cool.

Mix rosewater, aloe vera gel and rose oil. Add the contents of the vitamin E capsule. Whip this mixture into the beeswax mixture until well blended. Store in a jar with a tight lid.


Fizzing Bath Crystals Recipe

1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Mix well and store in a dry, airtight container. Fill tub with warm water and when full, sprinkle 1/4 cup in bath. For a little more fizz, increase citric acid to 1/3 c.

Old West Aftershave Recipe

1/2 c witch hazel
2 t apple cider vinegar
1 t dried sage leaves
1/8 t dried basil
1/4 t whole allspice

Mix together and put in a mason jar. Shake every now and then for 2 weeks and store in a dark place. At the end of 2 weeks, strain through a funnel lined with a coffee filter or paper towel.

Fresh Mint Bath Recipe 

1 cup fresh or 1/4 cup dried mint (chop up finely if its fresh)
1 cup fresh bay leaves -finely chopped
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon of almond extract


Mix ingredients together then place in a mesh bag such as cheesecloth. Place under hot running water. Sit back & enjoy.


Scent Combination Ideas

Here are some ideas for nice smelling combinations you can use for any of the above recipes. Experiment to find your favorite scent. The combinations are endless.

sandalwood vanilla
sandalwood rose
jasmine sandalwood
eucalyptus spearmint
rosemary spearmint
lemon peppermint
lavender chamomile
lavender vanilla
lavender bergamot
bergamot sage

You also might be interested in my posts – Dry Skin Brushing The Health and Beauty Benefits and Fun and Inexpensive Way To Try Top Designer Fragrances.

I hope this have give you some ideas of awesome bath and body recipes to make at home!

Until next time,

Valerie Garner

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