Category Archives: Bath Recipes
Winter days are short, cold and dreary, meaning that many of us experience changes in our mood and energy levels. While you’re cooped up in the house this winter, trust the natural abilities of citrus to transform your hibernation habitat into a spa fit to fight the gloomy winter. Relax and let citrus provide a full-sensory experience sure to lower stress and refresh the senses.
Foot baths are really easy to prepare and beneficial for simply relaxing or for helping all kinds of problems. You can use a foot bath machine or simply a large bowl and add water, a few ingredients from the kitchen and/or aromatherapy to aid your feet. Below you will find a few suggestions for different recipes to work on various foot ailments.
Ever wonder what your grandmother (or great grandmother) did to make her bath extra special before the days of whirlpool tubs and Jacuzzi? If you ask her, she’ll probably tell you about bath salts and other lovely scented products that are easy and inexpensive to make.
Yield: 3-4 cups
- 1 cup – purified water
- 1 teaspoon – unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup – vegetable glycerine
- 1 cup – honey
When you have had a long day that never seems to end and you need to escape to a soothing place of relaxation to help you unwind for a restful night, there is nothing quite like a luxurious bath filled with soothing aromatic bath salts to help lull you off to dream land. The soothing scents of many aromatic bath salts are often enhanced with skin softeners as well to leave you skin soft and supple and your mind calm and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast cereal taken with milk and/or fruits. It has been in the limelight due to its valuable health benefits and recently, as a recognized natural ingredient, it has also been found out to have beneficial effects on the skin. A good oatmeal soap recipe that can help protect and nourish the skin and can be used to remove dead skin is available here for you to try.
If you’ve already made a basic bath salt, but you want to produce a more professional product, you’ll love these simple techniques. They’ll make your bath salts less “homebrew” and more spa-quality. Once you start using them, you will feel more confident giving your handmade bath salts as gifts or presenting them for sale at a store or craft fair.
The most important consideration to bear in mind when making herbal preparations is to only use the best quality products you can find. Good quality oils and natural essential oils will combine to make a far superior product than that produced by cheap oil and chemical, synthetic oils. Natural products are far less likely to cause skin allergies, but it is always wise to test your finished product on a small patch of your own skin if not on that of the recipient.
Bath bombs are easy to make and provide a delightful fizzing adventure in the tub. If you do not know what a bath bomb is, it is a sweet scented mixture of citric acid, baking soda and other ingredients that fizz when you plop them into your tub.
Here is another bath recipe that my Grandmother taught me. We would spend the weekend before Christmas filling jars with the aromatic bath salts then hand them out to our family and friends. It was a tradition my Grandmother shared with me that I now share with my daughters. I hope you like it as much as we do.
Indulge yourself and make your own bubble bath. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax into a bubble bath that you’d created? Making bubble bath is simple & fun. They can also make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones for the holidays or other special occasions.
To Make Bubble Bath with Inexpensive Ingredients
The luxury of soaking in a hot bath is a great stress reducer for many women. By adding certain scents, bubble bath, and essential oils to the bath water, we can create a totally relaxing experience or energize ourselves once again, depending on the products we use.
Who said that wonderfully relaxing baths had to be full of chemicals? Homemade bath products guarantee that you know the ingredients your bath products have in them and save you on cost.
Detoxification using sodium bentonite clay
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged environmental pollution as the underlying cause in nearly 80% of all chronic degenerative diseases. Exposure to these toxins leads to a toxic buildup in our bodies and can cause many neurological and degenerative conditions, as well as unexplained fatigue, irritability, mood swings, muscle twitches, insomnia, painful joints, feeling down or bloated.
Detoxifying your body would rejuvenate you greatly. Besides, what’s more enjoyable than a good, relaxing bath? Your regular baths can turn into a detoxifying bath with the use of the right recipes and best ingredients.
Candida pertains to the bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and elements that can cause infections inside the body. These elements have to be flushed out of your system because they can cause harm. Candida chiefly causes vaginal infections. They are also the culprit why chronic fatigue occurs.
If you want to detoxify your body and rejuvenate it in the process, the best thing to do is enjoy a relaxing detox bath.
The homemade body scrub recipes are used to remove dead cells. Body scrubs used in the shower is a fast way to get smooth skin.
Why would you buy something at say £30, just because it has a designer tag, when you can make your own body scrub, with all natural ingredients for about £2? Use this scrub once or twice a week for best effects.
Natural care for your skin is so important. There are chemicals in everything these days, from the food we eat, to the air we breathe. Creating your own homemade skin care products is a simply way that you can reduce your exposure to them, and its fairly simple to do. You really do not need special equipment to get started and in many cases, a bowl and some measuring devices will suffice. The most important thing you need are quality products and great recipes, both which you can easily obtain.
Body scrubs have always been a beauty must. Cleopatra’s hand maidens rubbed her down with granulated honey and myrrh, a “royal” version of the scrubs of pumice, barley hulls and goat’s milk used by lesser Egyptians of the day. Body scrubs have become very popular lately, with recipes including grains, nut shells, sea shells, salts and other minerals scraping away the layers and leaving fresh, new skin behind.
Body scrub is a great way to help your skin become healthier. The process of exfoliation is beneficial because it basically strips away your dead skin cells (consider the word exfoliate, foliage which is leaves, then ex them, or cut them away). You can make your own body scrub easily and inexpensively with simple household items and use them exactly like the body scrub you would use from the store.
Sugar Scrubbing is a gentle way to exfoliate the skin just about anywhere on your body. A basic sugar scrub includes of course sugar and some sort of liquid and lotion or moisturizer. For a very simple sugar scrub mix some sugar with enough of your favorite body lotion to form a paste that’s easy to rub into you skin.
Such an unfortunate but catchy name, bath bombs or bath fizzies make a great homemade gift idea because they are one of those luxurious indulgences that people often do not buy for themselves, but love to receive as a gift. They will certainly appreciate them when they realize that they are homemade gifts.
Is Rubber Ducky your idea of fun in the bath? Grow up! Discover the fizzle, fun and wild aromas of popping a bath bomb in your tub! Follow this guide into making one.
Making your own herbal-infused oils can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. Not only do you know exactly what your oil will contain and the quality of these ingredients (unlike many ‘off-the-shelf’ products) but you can choose what to put in your oil, depending on what you want to use it for – and create your own personal blends.
Set the stage for your bath with a clean fresh bathroom. Keep clean towels, bath gels, herbs, loofah, etc handy. Choose relaxing music, light aromatic candles around you. All in all make sure that everything you need for your luxury is within arms reach.
Bath oil is any concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. They are also known as volatile or ethereal oils, or simply as the “oil of” the plant material from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. The term essential indicates that the oil carries distinctive scent (essence) of the plant, not that it is an especially important or fundamental substance.
In Peru, floral baths known as banjos florales (‘flower baths’) are a staple of shamanic healing from the high Andes to the Amazon basin, where they are used to wash away unhelpful spirits so that blockages are removed and the energy of the universe can flood in to correct the imbalance.
Aromatherapy bath salts are one of the quickest, easiest goodies to make for the bath – and one of the most healing. With just a few simple ingredients you can make your own aromatherapy bath salts to ease your aching back, calm your frazzled nerves or relax yourself for a deep, restful sleep.
Some people love to take long, luxurious baths. Others can’t wake up without a shower in the morning. Whichever you prefer, hydrotherapy, in the form of a bath or shower, is something almost everyone enjoys. There’s nothing better for waking us up in the morning than a nice, hot shower. And there’s nothing better for relaxing our bodies and soothing our minds into restful sleep than a bath before we go to bed. It lowers our body temperature and prepares us for sleep, naturally.
WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Aromatherapy is an alternative field of medicine which is gaining popularity, it aim not only on the treatment but also on prevention of diseases. Aromatherapy practice is predominantly based on the use of essential oils.
An Easy Guide to a Blissful Bath
Initially though the world of aromatherapy may appear to be dizzying, yet it is very simple to master the formulation of your own aromatherapy bath recipes. All you need is a basic knowledge of how to go about mixing the ingredients, and of course, an idea of what scent creates what effect on your body systems. And with a little bit of experimentation, you will soon be able to cure most of those body aches, migraines, even PMS related symptoms with the help of just a long, soaking, scented luxury bath!
Aromatherapy Bath Product: Great Blends and Ideas for the Optimal Unwinding Aromatherapy Bath
You could go to a store and buy an aromatherapy bath product, or you could make your own at home. Herbal and aromatic baths are an ancient tradition, simple to make and easy on the wallet. Keep reading to learn more about why herbal baths are good for you, how to draw the best herbal baths and recipes that you can make.
In this article we will discuss various oils and their benefits when used in a aromatherapy bath. We will also provide a great recipe for you to use when you are taking your next aromatherapy bath.
You can replace the water in soap recipes with herbal tea, but to be honest, most of the properties (color and fragrance) are lost.
These instructions are very condensed and cannot possibly contain the details included in my ‘Soap Recipes’ book. Nonetheless, I believe you will have a good overview after you read these instructions.
Make Modern Soap With Herbs, Beeswax And Vegetable Oils by Elaine White
So, you want to make soap? Good! I’ll try my best to tell you how. I’m Elaine White, author of ‘Soap Recipes: Seventy tried-and-true ways to make modern soap with herbs, beeswax and vegetable oils.’
Soap making has been around for ages. The process of making soaps can either be simple or complex, depending on what you want to make. You can make soaps as a way to make money or you can make soaps for personal use or as gifts.