Whether you are making aromatic gifts for your special festive days. Or you are gifting herbal soaps by formulating with herbs. Or even for your own bathroom shelf. Let the purpose be anything, but you are able to prepare the best cleansing recipes. Such recipes are good for your overall hygiene.
Some ointments have very strong scents to use. Even a single drop can also make a vast difference and works longer. Here is the list of amazing herbal spa recipes which are for DIY. Try them once. It will surely delight your senses.
1. Recipes to scrub & smooth
- Chamomile and elderflowers hand gel –
Chamomile and elderflowers combine to soothe minor skin itches and soften them. The gel is calm, cool and delightful.
½ cup mineral or filtered water.
2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers.
Take 2 tablespoons of dried elderflowers.
Take 3 tablespoons of glycerin.
Take 3 tablespoons of arrowroot powder.
Heat the water till it boils. Keep it like that then add herbs to the water. Cover and allow to precipitate for 30 minutes. Gently heat the glycerin using a double boiler. Slowly add the herbal boiled liquid to the glycerin and to the arrowroot mixture. Stir until the mixture begins to gel. Later take it out in the clean jars and cover it.
- Rose and Thyme bath scrub
The blend of ground oats and orange peel help to exfoliate the skin, which advances increased cell turnover.
Take 3 cups of whole oats
Take 1 cup dried rose petals.
Take 1 cup dried thyme.
Take ½ cup dried orange peel.
Grind each ingredient in a coffee or spice grinder into a fine powder. Grind it batch-wise. Later combine the powders in a bowl and stir to blend them well. Store the finished powder in an airtight jar. For use, mix 2 tablespoons of powder with a small amount of water to make a paste well.
2. Recipes to soften & soothe
- Apricot, Orange, and Basil Bath Oil –
A fresh and rejuvenating fragrance for when you need to stimulate your day. This oil is fresh and used as an invigorating scent.
Take ½ cup apricot kernel oil.
¾ cup benzoin tincture
Add 10 drops of sweet orange essential oil.
Add 8 drops of basil essential oil.
Blend all ingredients in a clean glass jar having a tight lid. To use, add 1-2 tablespoons to running bath water.
- Lemon verbena bubble bath gel –
Youngsters will cherish the sweet-smelling bubbles this formula makes. Why not enjoy your internal identity as well?
Take 1 cup boiling water
Take 2 tablespoons dried lemon verbena leaves
Take 1 tablespoon dried sweet woodruff
Take 1 tablespoon dried peppermint
Take 1 tablespoon dried comfrey
Take 5 tablespoons liquid castile soap
Take 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
Take 2 teaspoons witch hazel
Add 8 drops lemon verbena essential oil
Take 1 teaspoon powdered unflavored gelatin
Infuse the lemon verbena, sweet woodruff, peppermint and comfrey in the boiled water for 20 minutes. Later strain and discard the herbs. Blend the castile soap, glycerine, witch hazel and essential oil in a small bowl. Stir into the reserved herbal infusion. Then add gelatin and stir again until it dissolves. When cooled, pour the gel into a clean jar or squeeze bottle. For use, drop 1-2 tablespoons into running bath water. If your home gets hard water, then use distilled water. Distilled water for this formula to keep unnecessary minerals out of the mix.
3. Recipes for bath and balm
- Spiced stimulating oil –
This oil is fiery, erotic and refreshing. It’s likewise brilliant for pain-filled, firm joints and sore muscles. Be mindful so as not to contact your eyes or lips with this oil on your hands. It’s because the cayenne can burn delicate mucous layers. The completed item will have a delightful brilliant red tone. And it will stay reasonable for a considerable length of time.
Take ½ cup dried ginger root
Take 1 tablespoon whole cloves
Take 1 whole cinnamon stick.
1 teaspoon ground cayenne
1 teaspoon ground turmeric.
Take 2 cups of sesame oil.
2 capsules of vitamin E oil, already pierced.
10 drops of cinnamon essential oil.
Place the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne and turmeric in the double boiler. Then cover it with sesame oil. Dip the spices in the oil. Keep it open on the lowest flame and set it for 4 hours. Stir it every 30 minutes. Strain the oil through a paper filter and discard spices. Stir in vitamin E and cinnamon essential oil. On cooling transfer to a clean container. Cap it well and label it.
- Sandalwood and Rose Skin salve
Goes on like a moisturizing ointment; lingers like a romantic perfume…It is a skin salve that replenishes with a hint of romance.
Take 4 ounces of shea butter.
Take 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil.
Take 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax.
Add 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil.
Add 15 drops of rose geranium essential oil.
Take 1 capsule of vitamin E oil.
Use a double boiler, melt the shea butter and beeswax together. Stir to blend.
Also, add the essential oils and contents of the vitamin E capsule. Stir again.
Then allow the mixture to cool down and pour into a small jar.
Then tightly cover the lid.
4. Recipes for aromatic adventure
- Lavender ~ Vanilla perfume –
Take ½ cup vodka.
Take 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
Take 1 cup dried lavender flowers.
Use 2 whole vanilla beans.
Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil.
Add 10 drops of vanilla extract.
Slice the vanilla beans with a sharp knife. Place the beans and lavender flowers in a larger jar. Pour vodka into the jar. Tightly close and secure the lid. Let the mixture infuse for more than 6 days. Later strain the vanilla beans and lavender flowers. Then add glycerin, lavender essential oil and vanilla extract to the stored liquid. And stir it well. Then replace the lid and allow the perfume to age for four to six weeks. Again strain the perfume once and then transfer to spray bottles.