Are you looking for some good bath oil recipes that would leave your body fresh, soft and supple? Continue reading to explore some inexpensive yet luxurious homemade bath oils.

Bath Oil Recipe

There’s nothing like wringing in a warm, soothing bath after a long and tiring day. It leaves you fresh, rejuvenated and pleased. And if you add bath oils to the bath, it feels all the more luxurious. Bath oils are meant to be added to bath tubs and are designed specifically with a blend of oils and scents. Using bath oils regularly softens and nourishes the skin, removing all dry and rough patches since the warm water of the bath opens up the pores of your body and helps you absorb the oil. Apart from the charm of soothing fragrance, bath oils are also recommended for aromatherapy. In addition to this, they also support the health of your immune system. For this purpose, the base of bath oils is generally made from coconut, olive, sesame, nut, jojoba or vitamin E oil while they may also consist of dried rose petals, lavender or basil. Check out some great homemade bath oil recipes in this section.
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Homemade Bath Oils 

Recipe 1


  • 2 to 3 cups of Fresh Herbs or 4 cups of Dried Herbs – you can choose rose petals or lavender
  • 1 cup Alcohol (vodka is the cleanest)
  • 5 cups Sweet Almond Oil
  • Take a large cooking pot, enough to accommodate all the ingredients, and pour the sweet almond oil and herbs in it.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer on the stove for about one hour.
  • Now, strain the oil into a bowl.
  • If you wish to go for a stronger fragrance, repeat the same procedure using the strained oil potion and add more herbs to it.
  • Mix 4 parts oil and 1 part alcohol for about 10 seconds and then pour the mix into a bottle.
  • Store this bottle in a cool and dry place and use a few drops in your bath tub to spurt the fragrance. 
Recipe 2 


  • 1 cup of any Fragrant Essential oil
  • 1 cup Alcohol (preferably vodka)
  • 4 cups Safflower Oil or Sweet Almond Oil
  • Combine the essential oil, sweet oil and alcohol and mix them in a blender for about 10 seconds.
  • Pour this mixture into a bottle and replace the cap.
  • Store the bottle in a dry place away from sunlight.
  • Use 4 or 5 drops under running water to get the fragrances out. 
Recipe 3 


  • 2 oz. of Sweet Almond oil
  • 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Take a large glass vessel and mix the oils well.
  • Store this in glass bottles away from sunlight.
  • Use approximately ¼ ounce or 7-8 ml of this bath oil in your bath water.
  • Mix properly so that the bath oil blend disperses evenly in the bath water. 

Recipe 4


  • 1½ oz. Olive Oil
  • 3 oz. Almond Oil
  • 1 oz. Sesame Oil
  • 1 oz. Canola Oil
  • 1/2 oz. Wheat Germ Oil 
  • Pour all the oils in a glass jar and mix well.
  • Cap the jar with a fitting lid and shake the blend again.
  • Use about 1oz. of this bath oil for every bath. 
Recipe 5 


  • 15-30 drops of Essential Oil of your choice
  • 1 oz. Basic Bath Oil Blend or any Carrier Oil
  • Take a small-mouth jar and pour the basic bath oil blend or any carrier oil leaving about 1 inch of space above it.
  • Drip in the essential oils carefully in the jar.
  • Close the jar with a fitting lid and mix well.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons of this bath oil on every bath.

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