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Dreamy Bath Recipes

These are some of the easiest and useful homemade essential oil recipes you can make. Your kids will have a blast helping out with these! Use the recipes below to relax, to sooth sore muscles, to nourish dry skin, or to make a fun and unique gift for a friend!

And don’t forget to get creative. Hobby Lobby and other craft stores and online sources offer a variety of glass jars, wooden spoons, and fun bottles and containers for displaying your concoction.

Sleepy Time Lavender Bath

1 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
1 T. Lavender Buds (optional)
20 Drops Young Living Lavender or Stress Away Blend

Luxury “Calm and Comforted” Bath Soak

1 C. Dry Buttermilk
1 C. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
1/4 C. Baking Soda
10 Drops Vetiver Essential Oil
10 drops Sandalwood

[Very calming. Women dealing with menopause and mothers of special needs children especially like this bath. Also try the Gentle Baby Bath Dream below.]

Gentle Baby Bath Dream

1 T. Dry Buttermilk
1 T. Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
5 Drops Gentle Baby Blend, lavender, or chamomile

Dragon Skin Bath Soak (Not only good for the skin, but it smells heavenly!)

1 C. Almond Oil
Vitamin E (squirt one gel cap into almond oil)
12 Drops Sandalwood or Three Wise Men blend
5 Drops Ylang Ylang
2 Drops Geranium
1 drop lavender, neroli, or rose essential oil

[My favorite way to use this bath oil is to rub it all over my body before getting into a hot bath or shower!]

Soothing Ivy Bath Soak 

9 Drops lavender
6 Drops peppermint
6 Drops lemon
3 Drops geranium
3 Drops chamomile
1 T. sweet almond or jojoba oil
4 cups finely ground oats (use food processor)
1 C. powdered buttermilk
1 cup Epsom salts

Mix together until oils are completely worked into salt mixture (this is a good job for children!). Place in a sealed, glass container to enjoy whenever you need a nice soak!

Midsummer Night’s Dreamy Bath Soak (Romantic!)

10 drops Sandalwood
10 drops Young Living Sensation Blend
5 drops Neroli or Present Time blend
1 drop rose (optional)
1 T. rose buds (optional)
2 C. epsom salts


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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

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