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Homemade Bath Oil Recipe

Want to relax, soothe sore muscles & heal dry, itchy skin? Check out this homemade bath oil recipe. It will make your skin feel amazing! And it only takes a few minutes to make.

Hand holding relaxing bath oil

Homemade bath oil recipe

There is nothing better than a nice, relaxing bath at the end of the day. Especially when you add things like bubble bath, bath bombs, or bath oil.

I try to steer clear of most store-bought bath products because most of them contain artificial colors and fragrances.

Fortunately, it is super easy to make homemade bath products like bath bombs and bath oil. And they work just as good as the store-bought products but they contain only natural ingredients.

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Bath oil benefits & uses

Bath oil is probably the easiest DIY bath product to make. It literally takes minutes to make and can create a moisturizing, relaxing bath experience.

Bath oil is able to penetrate deep into the skin tissue and deeply moisturize the skin. Also, bath oil allows you to add essential oils to the bath.

You never want to add essential oils directly to the bath without mixing with a carrier oil first. The essential oil will stay on the surface of the water and can burn/irritate your skin.

Bath oil lying on marble surface next to dry flowers

By adding essential oils to your bath oil you can experience the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils as well as the moisturizing benefits of the carrier oil.

And, depending on which combination of essential oils you use to create your bath oil, the bath oil can also help to relax you, soothe sore muscles, or reduce menstrual cramps.

This bath oil is easily customizable. You can create bath oil for sore muscles, menstrual cramps, for dry skin or relaxation. Customizable essential oil combos are located at the end of the tutorial.

Bath oil vs bath bombs

Bath oil and bath bombs have very similar benefits. They both make bath time better and both have moisturizing and therapeutic benefits.

The main difference is that bath oil is much more moisturizing to the skin than bath bombs. And bath bombs have the added benefit of Epsom salt which bath oil does not.

Bath oil ingredients

You only need a few things to make your own homemade bath oil.

You’ll need a glass dropper bottle. These are the ones I use. I recommend 4oz glass bottles.

You’ll also need a carrier oil of your choice. I always use almond oil in my bath oil recipes. It’s loaded with vitamin e and other skin-nourishing ingredients.

Then you’ll need to choose your essential oils. You can use whatever combination of essential oils you’d like. Although, I do have a few different recipe combinations below that you can try.

I like to add dried flowers to my bath oils. But it’s mainly just for looks. I think it makes the bath oil look so pretty. Especially, if you are making it for someone else. But the flowers are completely optional.

These are the dried flowers I use.

How to make bath oil

Just grab your ingredients and supplies and follow the directions below to make your own homemade bath oil.

  1. If you decide to use dried flowers in your homemade bath oil recipe, make sure you add those first. Just a few pinches should do.
Hand adding dry flowers to glass bottle

Remember the dried flowers are completely optional. But they make this homemade bath oil look so beautiful!

Some of my favorite types of dried flowers to use are roses, lavender, and chamomile.

Clear glass bottle with dry roses inside

2. Add the carrier oil of your choice to the glass bottle. Fill the bottle 95% of the way.

Almond oil being added to glass bottle with dry roses inside

3. Add the essential oils of your choice to the glass bottle. There are different essential oil recipe combination suggestions listed below.

Essential oils being added to homemade bath oil
homemade bath oil on cutting board

And that is it. Attach lid and roll between hands to blend well.

Below are essential oil combinations that can be added to the recipe above.

Bath oil recipe for itchy skin

To create a bath oil that soothes itchy skin, add the following essential oils to the recipe above.

  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 15 drops Chamomile

This doubles as a relaxing bath oil as well!

Bath oil recipe for dry skin

To create a bath oil that soothes and relieves itchy skin, add the following essential oils to the recipe above.

  • 15 drops chamomile
  • 15 drops frankincense

Bath oil recipe for relaxation

To create a relaxing bath oil blend add the following essential oils to the recipe above.

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops sweet orange
  • 10 drops bergamot
hand holding homemade bath oil

Bath oil recipe for sore muscles

To create a bath oil blend that soothes sore and tired muscles add the following essential oils to the recipe above.

  • 12 drops eucalyptus
  • 12 drops peppermint

Bath oil recipe for menstrual cramps

To create a bath oil blend that soothes and reduces menstrual cramps add the following essential oils to the recipe above.

  • 10 drops clary sage
  • 10 drops peppermint
  • 10 drops thyme

Need essential oils?

I love Florihana essential oils and that is what I use most of the time when I make bath oil. If you’re not familiar with Florihana essential oils you can check out my full Florihana essential oils review here.

On occasion I will also use Plant Therapy or Simply Earth essential oils. It just depends on what I have on hand. Sometimes it will be a blend of all three brands.

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How to use bath oil

Add 5-6 dropper fulls to warm bath water. You can add a little more or a little less depending on personal preference.

Remember to always use caution when getting in or out of the bath. The bath oils can make the bath surface very slippery.

I hope this bath oil makes bath time extra amazing for you. Let me know what essential oil combo you like best in the comments below!

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