Herbal Bath Blends Recipe

Make a thoughtful handcrafted gift using this Herbal Bath Blends recipe, an herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season or any time!

Make this Herbal Bath Blends recipe to give as a special holiday gift.

Make this Herbal Bath Blends recipe to give as a special holiday gift.

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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.

Essential Oils

Invigorating Herbs

Bay (Laurus nobilis)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Peppermint
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Relaxing Herbs

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Lavender
Linden (Tilia ¥europaea)
Rose (Rosa spp.)
Clary sage
Geranium
Lavender
Marjoram
Neroli

Sensual Herbs

Jasmine
Patchouli
Rose
Sandalwood
Ylang ylang

Stimulating Herbs

Eucalyptus
Lemon (Caution: Use a small amount; too much can irritate the skin.)
Peppermint (Caution: Use a small amount; too much can irritate the skin.)
Pine
Rosemary


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.