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.
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 well as the store-bought products but they contain only natural ingredients.
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Benefits Of Bath Oil
Bath oil is probably the easiest DIY bath product to make. It literally only takes a few minutes and can help 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.
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, 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.
DIY 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.
What Is The Best Carrier Oil For Bath Oil
Like I mentioned earlier, my favorite carrier oil to use for homemade bath oil is almond oil. That’s because it is great for the skin and it is also very affordable.
Grapeseed oil and avocado oil would also be great options. I personally don’t like to use coconut oil anywhere on my skin where I am prone to breakouts, like my face and back, because it can clog pores.
So although coconut oil can be used as a carrier oil in this DIY bath oil, I would steer clear if you break out easily.
How To Make Bath Oil
Just grab your ingredients and supplies and follow the directions below to make your own homemade bath oil.
- 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.
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.
2. Add the carrier oil of your choice to the glass bottle. Fill the bottle 95% of the way.
3. Add the essential oils of your choice to the glass bottle. There are different essential oil recipe combination suggestions listed below.
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 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 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 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
Bath Oil 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 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
How To Make Lavender Bath Oil
If you would like to make a simple lavender bath oil, you have a few different options. If you want the quick and easy option simply add 30 drops of lavender essential oil to 4oz of carrier oil and mix well.
If you have a lavender plant and a little more time then you can make lavender bath oil using lavender flowers instead of lavender essential oil.
Click here to learn how!
- Glass Dropper Bottle
- Carrier Oil
- Essential Oils
- Add the carrier oil of your choice to the glass bottle. Fill the bottle 95% of the way
- Add the essential oils of your choice to the glass bottle. There are different essential oil recipe combination suggestions listed below
- Attach lid and roll between hands to blend well
Bath Oil For Itchy Skin | 15 drops lavender, 15 drops chamomile
Bath Oil For Dry Skin | 15 drops chamomile. 15 drops frankincense
Bath Oil For Sore Muscles | 12 drops eucalyptus, 12 drops peppermint
Bath Oil For Menstrual Cramps | 10 drops clary sage, 10 drops peppermint, 10 drops thyme
Bath Oil For Relaxation | 10 drops lavender, 10 drops sweet orange, 10 drops bergamot
Essential Oils For Bath Oil
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.
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How To Use Bath Oil
Add 5-6 dropper fulls to warm bathwater. 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!