Make this Herbal Bath Blends recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.
Herbal Bath Blends Recipe
Scented Body Oil
• 2 ounces almond oil
• 30 drops essential oil (see list below)
1. Apply as an after-bath moisturizing oil, or use as a massage oil.
Bay (Laurus nobilis)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Linden (Tilia ¥europaea)
Rose (Rosa spp.)
Lemon (Caution: Use a small amount; too much can irritate the skin.)
Peppermint (Caution: Use a small amount; too much can irritate the skin.)
Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).
Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes.