Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes

In an effort to save money I am asking for recipes and any websites visited by members that feature DIY recipes for bath oils/gels, bath salts, scented candles, and soap, as these pampering treats are very expensive here. All help is greatly appreciated.

Alison Thomas from Lower Carlton, St. James


Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes

I go to a local MOPS group and we do fun crafts. One site they get ideas from is http://www.diynetwork.com, just go to the craft area. And I have used for bath salts this site: http://www.pioneerthinking.com. It made great Christmas gifts to give out! Have fun!! (04/25/2006)

By mobo

Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes

I agree with mobo--Pioneer thinking is the greatest site that I have found and use for making my own natural products and they really are good. Have made many of my own face and skin care products. Have fun! (04/25/2006)

By pooksa

Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes

Try http://www.budget101.com and http://kitchencraftsnmore.net. I love these sites! (04/25/2006)

By Billie

Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes


There are recipes ranging from homemade bath salts to homemade weed killer. They have it all. (04/25/2006)


Exotic Bath Goodies

Bath Salt:

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup rock salt
  • Skin safe essential oils
  • Funnel

Combine rock salt with ten drops of essential oil. Use funnel to pour salt mixture into bottle; cork bottle tightly.

Sparkling Bath Gel:

For bath gel, you will need:

  • 1 1/3 cups aloe vera gel
  • 1 t. lanolin
  • fine gold glitter
  • Funnel

Mix gel and lanolin with a small amount of glitter. Use funnel to pour mixture into bottle. Cork bottle tightly.

Silky Bath Oil:

You will need:

  • 16 oz. of almond oil
  • 1/2 oz of skin safe essential oil
  • Dried flower and greenery, such as small dried rosebuds, dried Queen Anne's lace, and thin dried leaves)
  • Funnel

Mix oils together. Place desired dried items in bottle. Note: If using a bottle with a narrow neck, soak dried items in oil mixture before placing them in bottle. Pour oil mixture into bottle; cork bottle tightly.


Fragrant Bath Tea Bags:

For tea bags, you will need:

  • chamomile blossoms
  • 1/4" wide flat gold trim
  • 1/2" squares of gold tulle and sheer organza
  • Dried mint leaves for invigorating bath tea or dried lavender for soothing bath tea

Using equal parts, mix chamomile blossoms with mint leaves or lavender. For each tea bag, center one square of organza over one square of tulle. Place 1/4 cup of desired tea mixture in center of squares. Gather edges of squares around tea. Wrap an 8" length of trim several times around gathers. Know ends to secure. To use: Place one bag in bathtub under warm running water.

Scented Bath Salts

Make your own bath salts in your favorite scents. Use plain rock salt and add a few drops of essential oil. Lavender and rose work really well. Bottle the salts up in pretty jars or other containers for unique and inexpensive gifts. BE sure to make your bath salts a few weeks ahead of time to allow the oil to thoroughly scent the salts. Write a little homemade tag with the simple instructions: Place a few tablespoons of bath salts under the faucet as you draw your bath.

Caution: Individuals with diabetes should be careful when using bath salts. (04/25/2006)

By micksgirl

Homemade Bath and Beauty Recipes

http://www.candlesandsupplies.com/soapprojects.html and they have the citric acid it requires for a very reasonable price, 4 lbs. for $9.00 and the recipe only requires 1/2 cup (that's a lot of bath fizzes) Their turn around time is very fast too! (01/14/2007)

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