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Homemade Spa Bath Recipes

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You can make your own homemade version of bath salts, bath milk, herbal soaks and more. This page contains homemade spa bath recipes.
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April 12, 201115 found this helpful

Did you know that besides ancient therapeutic ingestion of ginger (also known as gingerroot) being used for assorted ailments such as arthritis, bronchitis, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, indigestion, and sinusitis, ginger is also therapeutic to use externally? Here's a really nice mild, yet invigorating, mixture enough for one soak in the bathtub that serves as a wonderful circulation stimulant. Oh, and the baking soda as an ingredient aids in detox of the body too!

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Directions:

Mix ingredients well in a small bowl, evenly pour into a tub of nice warm water, swish to disperse, get into the tub, soak for a bit and enjoy how refreshed you'll feel afterwards ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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July 9, 2012

I use a silicone ice cube mold to form my fizzies. I made some with a heart shape, rose fragrance oil and put them in a cellophane bag tied with a red ribbon for my grandson's pre-K teacher. He helped pack the cavities, he was so proud and Mrs. Cole was very happy!

Make the fizzie recipe, "firmly" pack into mold (I sprayed mine with coconut oil). Let them stay in mold overnight and then unmold on a bath towel (to reduce the risk of chipping). I let them dry for another day before they were packaged.

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By Christi-TX from Abilene, TX

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May 18, 20170 found this helpful

This relaxing bath additive is easy to make and can also be given as a gift. This page contains an oatmeal milk bath recipe.

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May 22, 20170 found this helpful

Adding a scented oil to your bath can make it an even more relaxing experience. Making your own bath oil beads will ensure you have your favorite bath oils ready to use whenever you like. This is a guide about homemade bath oil beads.

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May 14, 20170 found this helpful

Start with powdered milk and your favorite essential oil to make this luxurious bath time indulgence. This is a guide about scented milk bath.

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July 27, 2007

Buttermilk Bath

This gentle bath will leave your skin soft and silky. Buttermilk is high in fat and lactic acid, and both help soften and hydrate skin. Make an extra portion of this because people of all ages can benefit from this rich, relaxing natural bath. You may want to package this in a decorative glass jar or a cellophane envelope to give as gifts to friends.
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  • 1/4 cup dry buttermilk (or dry milk)
  • 1/4 cup Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. essential oil of your choice, depending on your mood. (lavender is relaxing)
Mix together all the ingredients with a wire whisk and pour into a airtight jar or re-sealable plastic bag.

Directions for use: Pour 1/4 of the buttermilk bath powder in tub as you add hot water .

(makes 1/2 cup, enough for 2 baths)

Herbal Milk Bath

  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 cup Dry Milk Powder
  • 2 tsp. of your Favorite Herbs
Combine ingredients in food processor or blender. Add herbs and blend.

Directions for use: Add 1/cup of mixture to hot bath water

(makes 2 cups, enough for 4 baths)

Do It Yourself Bath Salts

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Baking soda
  • Fragrance optional, 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. essential or Fragrance Oils as desired
Combine all ingredients with wire wisk. If your salt is a large crystal type, grind your salt first in a food processor until it is finely grained.
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Store in a large zip-lock bag

Directions for use: Use about 1/3 cup per bath

Bubble Milk Bath

  • 1 cup Powdered Milk or powdered buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
  • 2 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 cup Handcrafted Soap(cut in chunks)
  • Optional, fragrance with 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. essential or Fragrance Oil as desired
Use a food processor, add chunked handcrafted soap and oatmeal until grainy. Add powdered milk, baking soda, corn starch and cream of tartar. Add fragrance and process until it's powdery. Store in glass jar.

Directions for use: Use 1/4 cup per bath, add to running hot water.

Cleansing Body Polish

  • 1/2 cup fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil or other body oils(olive oil works fine)
  • 1/4 cup handcrafted soap( finely grated)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. essential or Fragrance Oil
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. store in a small plastic jar that you can keep in the shower.

This scrub acts as a cleanser, scrub and moisturizer all in one.

Directions for use: Use this in the shower on dry skin(otherwise the salt melts instead of scrubs). Rub and scrub anywhere you need to exfoliate and moisturize. Bath Bombs

  • 4 Tbsp. Citric Acid
  • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp. Monoi de Tahiti Oil (or you can use any other emollient oil like coconut or Almond Oil, )
  • 1/4 tsp. Fragrance Oil or essential oil (Eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary is an uplifting blend, great for head colds)
Sift all of the dry ingredients (first three) into a bowl and mix well with wire whisk. Put bottle of oil in warm water to melt oil. Slowly add oil to dry ingredients, then add fragrance and blend well. Take 1 Tbsp. of mixture and shape into balls or press (really hard)into molds (such as small chocolate mold) if using molds, pop them in freezer till hard and pop out. Let the balls rest on a sheet of waxed paper for two to three hours. Gently reshape if needed. Let the bombs dry and harden for 24 to 48 hours.

These are fragile so carefully package each bomb in its own cellophane bag or in a closed container to keep fresh.

Directions for use: To use, drop one bomb into warm bath water to release fragrance and oils. A little bit of heaven right in your bath tub!

Vinegar Hair Rinse

  • 1/2 tsp. of vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
After shampooing, apply the vinegar rinse. You may rinse it all out if you want, or leave the rinse on your hair. Leaving the vinegar rinse on your hair will help to prevent tangles. Vinegar helps to restore your pH balance and helps prevent an itchy scalp. Once your hair dries it will not smell like vinegar. Most people like to use the vinegar rinse 1 to 2 times a week. You can experiment adding infused herbs, a few drops of honey or essential oils to your vinegar rinse.

By Mythi from Silverdale WA

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August 25, 20070 found this helpful

Try these Bath recipes:
Milk And Honey Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Runny Honey

1/2 Cup Powdered Milk

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Essential Oils(I prefer Lavender)

Mix all the ingredients, pour it into your bathtub and pamper your body.

Relaxing 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 all of the way through. After they have sat for about two hours take them and place them in jars with cork stoppers. To create a good seal dip the cork in melted wax (green to match salts) and put cork into bottle.

http://mynatura  ps.blogspot.com/

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August 28, 20070 found this helpful

A little sugar added to your face or body wash, does wonders for exfoliation and melts just about the time that you need to stop scrubbing! How convenient!

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August 28, 20070 found this helpful

I definitely plan to try the vinegar hair rinse. Thanks for sharing and God bless you!

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December 4, 20070 found this helpful

What's the difference between extract and oil?
What's the difference between carrier oils and essential oils?
I'd like to add scent to this but am confused by all the descriptions.
Thanks,
Andrea

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March 14, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for the recipes. Good to give as gifts.

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June 9, 2006

Does anyone have a homemade recipe for paraffin baths using canning jar paraffin? My therapist and my orthopedist are adamant that I need to use paraffin heat treatment for an injury incurred when a careless driver T-boned my car recently. I do have a bath but I need more paraffin and it would need to be special ordered since I can't find a local source.

Jeanne from Florida

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June 10, 20060 found this helpful

Searching on Google, I found these websites.
http://www.arth  araffinbath.html
http://health.y  ealthwise/zt1153
http://www.reci  skin/skin75.html
Searching in Thrifty Fun would be my first choice. If you don't find what you want there, you could try using different search engines with a variety of word combos. Good luck.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 10, 20060 found this helpful

Thank you so much. I don't know what combination of words you used to search but I tried several and didn't come up with one recipe, let alone three though I did guess pretty well what the additives would turn out to be. You have no idea, what a wonderful help you have been.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 11, 20060 found this helpful

Jeanne -
When I was taking some therapy and they ran out, they added mineral oil to some paraffin wax (sold in blocks). I do not know exact measurements but just experiment with a little of each until it feels right.
Once you have done the paraffin bath wrap plastic /plastic bag around and then a towel to keep the heat in . Hope this helps. Crystal

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 13, 20060 found this helpful

Thank you. From what I have been able to find out, the usual recipe is 1/4 cup of mineral oil to 1 pound of paraffin. I made that up in the bath I had aquired, added a few drops of rose essential oil from my craft stores and have been using it quite successfully. I had learned about the plastic and towel wrap through the material that mckaysatt sent the links for. Altogether the therapist was quite pleased with my report back to her. I am so grateful for the help.

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By guest (Guest Post)
November 8, 20070 found this helpful

I am teacher of beauty and can anyone give me a recipe for chocolate paraffin wax for manicures please

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August 20, 20070 found this helpful

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

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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

Yup,http://kitchencraftsnmore.net

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)

By t2cb1970

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