March 12, 2011 by Stacy McDonald

Dreamy Bath Recipes

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This is one of the easiest and useful homemade essential oil recipes you can make. Your kids will have a blast helping out with these! Use the recipes below to sooth sore muscles, to add magnesium to your system, for a fun and unique gift-giving idea, to help relieve the pain and itching of poison ivy or chicken pox, to nourish dry skin, or for relaxation!

And don’t forget to get creative. Hobby Lobby and other craft stores and online sources offer a variety of glass jars, wooden spoons, and fun bottles and containers for displaying your concoction. Or, for a cheaper option, you could place your salts in a sealed plastic baggie inside of an organza draw-string bag. Papermart sells organza bags in numerous colors and sizes in bulk.

For More Essential Oil Ideas and Recipes, visit The Common Scents Mom.

Sore Muscle Soak

1 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
20 Drops Pan Away or Relieve It Essential Oil Blend

Sleepy Time Lavender Bath

1 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
1 T. lavender buds (optional)
20 Drops Lavender Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Peace and Calming Luxury Bath (a.k.a. “Calm Child” Bath Soak)

1 C. Dry Buttermilk
3/4 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
1/2 C. Baking Soda
20 Drops Peace and Calming Essential Oil Blend

[To help calm a cranky baby or a hyper-active child, I use this blend, but omit the buttermilk and baking soda. Mothers of special needs children especially like this bath. Also try the Gentle Baby Bath Dream below.]

Gentle Baby Bath Dream

1 C. Dry Buttermilk
1/4 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
20 Drops Gentle Baby Blend

Dragon Skin Bath Soak (Not only good for the skin, but it smells heavenly!)

1 C. Almond Oil
Vitamin E (squirt one gel cap into almond oil)
20 Drops Sandalwood Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil
5 Drops Ylang Ylang
5 Drops Geranium

[My favorite way to use this bath oil is to rub it all over my body before getting into a hot bath!]

Soothing Poison Ivy Bath Soak (Good for the Chicken Pox too!)

9 Drops lavender essential oil
6 Drops peppermint essential oil
6 Drops lemon essential oil
3 Drops geranium essential oil
3 Drops chamomile essential oil
4 cups finely ground quick-cooking oats (or Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment)
1 cup Epsom salts

Place all ingredients in a zip lock bag and seal. Mash together until oils are completely worked into salt mixture (this is a good job for children!). Some people like to use a few drops of food coloring, but I like to leave it natural looking. Place in a sealed container to enjoy whenever you need a nice dreamy soak!

I only recommend therapeutic grade essential oils. CLICK HERE to visit The Common Scents Mom.



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2 Responses to “Dreamy Bath Recipes”

  1. Brooke says:

    Mrs. McDonald
    I plan to try some of these combinations. I was wondering why you choose to omit the baking soda and buttermilk from the Calm Child bath soak. I have used the Burt’s Bees buttermilk soak and found that it left my baby’s skin very soft, though I have stopped using it due to price. Just wondering if you had other concerns about those ingredients.

  2. Stacy McDonald says:

    Hi Brooke –

    I just saw your note! Sorry for the confusion; there is no reason you have to omit the buttermilk and baking soda. I should have been more clear – I was saying “I” use it this way because my focus for a cranky child is the magnesium (from the salt) and the essential oils. You could still add other ingredients.

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