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Body Scrub and Bath Recipes

rolled towel, covered basket, bar of soap and some tiny flowers; text; body scrub and bath recipesWe all love to pamper and spoil ourselves sometimes. What’s more relaxing and pampering than a luxurious body scrub and a warm bath at your very own bathtub? You’ll easily remove dead skin cells, excess dirt, oils, and other impurities from the surface of your skin in the comfort of your home. So we prepare some DIY recipes for you.

Body Scrub Recipes

Body scrubs are very easy to make. You mix the ingredients and store them in a glass container. Plastic containers are acceptable as long as you use your scrub within a couple of months. Essential oils will start to break down the plastic.

Lemon & Rosemary Salt Scrub

  • 2 cups Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • Zest of One Lemon
  • 4 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosemary Chopped

 

Citrus Morning Scrub

  • ½ cup light olive oil
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • lemon zest from one lemon
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil

 

Let’s Move on to Bath

There isn’t much more relaxing to me than a bath at the end of a long day! Well, sometimes at the start of a long day they are nice too. To make a bath extra unique, try some of these ingredients & enjoy!

1. Milk or Milk & Honey

The lactic acid in the milk will gently exfoliate your skin, and the honey is softening to the skin. Just add a few cups of milk with 1-2 tablespoons of honey to your warm bath water. You can also add powdered milk straight to the water. Relax and enjoy!

2. Herbal Bath

Use a few herbal tea bags to create a soothing or energizing bath. You can add the teabags straight to the tub, or brew a strong tea (4 bags in a small pot of water) and add the tea to your bath, Try Chamomile for relaxation, lemon zinger for uplifting, or a green tea bath for detoxing. You can also buy blended “bath tea.” Like the Lavender and Oatmeal bath tea.

3. Epsom salts bath

Epsom salts are made from magnesium sulfate. Magnesium helps keep enzyme activity regular in your body, which allows your body’s functions to run smoothly. Sulfate is also essential and helps with brain tissue formation, joint proteins, and strengthening the digestive system’s walls. Epsom salts can also soothe sore muscles, relieve stress, and soften your skin. It can also relieve psoriasis and eczema. Who knew a bath could do all that! For more information, check out this article or the Epsom Salts Council.

4. Hot Oil Bath

This one is my personal favorite! All you need is a tablespoon or two of a quality carrier oil (like light olive, coconut, sweet almond, or apricot kernel), and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend. Then add to your bath. Be careful getting in and out. Your tub will be slippery. Also, I pour a large pot of boiling water down the drain every week or two to prevent oil-clogged pipes.

5. Bubble Bath

Bubble baths are a quick and fun way to relax. Try a natural bubble bath such as California Baby
and add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil for extra relaxation. The bubble forms a layer on the surface of the water and helps to keep your bath from getting cold.

6. Oatmeal Bath

If your skin is dry, itchy, or irritated, try an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal balances the skin’s PH and has natural cleansers. You can buy packets of the oatmeal bath at the drugstore or make your own at home to save money. Fill a sock or nylon stocking with one cup of old-fashioned oats, soak the sock in your bath water squeeze it every few minutes to release the oatmeal starch into the water. If you are trying an oatmeal bath for a skin condition, don’t make the water too hot, that can further irritate your skin.

To make your body scrub and bath even more relaxing, I recommend: candles or an aromatherapy diffuser, a bath pillow, soothing music, and a good book! Happy Soaking!

Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont