There is nothing better than a relaxing at home spa treatment once a while. Think soothing music, a face mask and sinking into a bathtub filled with warm, scented water and rejuvenating salts. Not only are they a refreshing treat after a long stress-filled day, they also make excellent gift ideas for your near and dear ones. With some of the homemade bath products, you can have a relaxing time once in a week. These bath products need essential oils and we recommend tangerine, lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, cedar, jasmine, grapefruit, sandalwood, cinnamon, and mint, as these have rejuvenating properties.
Epsom salt bath soaks are detoxifying, can alleviate stress and tension, and do wonders for the skin. Use scents like lavender, jasmine, and cedar for a calming bath, or citrus scents like grapefruit, orange, tangerine, or lemon for an uplifting soak.
3 cups Epsom salt (available in pharmacies)
2 cups rock salt
½ cup baking soda
2 tbsp. essential oil of your choice
Mix well, making sure they done have clumps and store in glass jars.
Have a bit of fun with a bubble baths. Here is how to make your own.
1 cup clear, un-scented Castile soap (available in pharmacies)
½ cup of glycerine (also available in pharmacies and health stores)
¼ cup water
A few drops of an essential oil of your choice
Keep the above ingredients and store in a jar. You could also add a drop of food colouring to the mixture and make sure the hue matches the scent, for example add red food colour that creates a pink colour in the water for rose scented bath products, and green food colour to complement herb-based essential oils.
Fun, colourful and fragrant, bath bombs are a great way to give yourself a relaxing soak at home.
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid (available at pharmacies)
1 cup corn starch
½ tsp. essential oil
1-3 tsp. sweet almond oil or regular almond oil
Dried flowers (optional)
Food colouring (optional)
Plastic mould to shape the bath bombs
Mix your dry ingredients and then add the oils and food colouring. Start by adding small quantities of water until the mixture starts to clump together and has the consistency of wet sand. Once mixed and damp, pack into moulds as tightly as possible, then pop them out and let them rest for 2 to 3 days to dry out.
Scrubs increase the blood circulation to your skin and make your skin radiant.
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of sweet almond or jojoba oil
Petals from one rose (pink or red)
Combine the above ingredients and let it sit in a glass jar for four to five days. When you want to use the scrub, mix the ingredients together and gently massage it into your skin.