Enjoy making these wonderful fragrant items for your family and guests!

BUBBLE BATHS

Scented Bath Bag

1 oz rolled oats
1 oz dried lavender
1 oz dried lemon balm
1/2 oz dried orange peel
1/2 oz dried lemon peel
2 dried bay leaves
2 dried rosemary sprigs
8 small muslin bags made from fabric 8x6"
string

In large bowl mix oats, lavender and lemon balm. Using a mortar and pestle lightly crush the orange and lemon peel and the bay leaves. Add to the mixture in the bowl. Break up the sprigs of rosemary and add to the mixture. Divide the mixture into 8 and put into the bags. Fasten with string. Hang sachet from the hot tap so that when the water is running it will pour over the bag and release the fragrance. Continue using the bag until there's no fragrance.

Baby Bath

1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup whole dry buttermilk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 drop orange oil (optional)

Mix together all the ingredients and pour into a clean container or resealable plastic bag.

To Use: Pour 1/4 cup of the bath powder into a full tub or 1 tablespoon into a small baby bathtub.

Bath Crystals

1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup epson salt
1/2 cup fresh camomile
1/4 cup baking soda
15 drops essential or fragrance oils
food coloring (optional)

Mix in a blender, let dry somewhat, add some essential oil for scent. Pour into jars.

Disappearing Bath Oil

1 cup light oil
1/2 cup glycerin
1/2 cup liquid soap, any kind
few drops scented oil (optional)
16-oz bottle with lid or stopper

Mix together all ingredients and pour into a clean bottle with a lid or stopper.

To use: Shake gently and pour 1/4 cup into bath under running water.

Foaming Vanilla Honey Bath Oil

1 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid soap
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (pure is better)

Mix together all the ingredients and pour into a clean bottle with a tight fitting stopper or lid.

To use: Shake before using. Pour 1/4 cup into the bath under running water.

Bath Salts

5 lbs. sea salt
1 oz vegetable glycerin
1/2 oz essential or fragrance oils
food coloring (optional)

Combine glycerin, scent & coloring. Pour into the sea salt in a jar and turn to mix. Fill containers.

SOAPS & SHAMPOOS

Lemon Sparkle Shampoo

3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup shampoo concentrate and 1/2 tsp table salt
(or 1/2 cup unscented shampoo and 1 tsp table salt)
tbsp dried chamomile
1 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tsp sweet almond oil
1/4 tsp lemon oil
1 drop yellow food colouring (optional)

Heat water in a saucepan, bringing to a boil. add dried chamomile and rosemary to the water and remove the pan from the heat. Let the herbs sit in the water for 20 min. Pour the water through a strainer and into a collecting bowl. Discard herb. Add the shampoo concentrate to the water and stir until dissolved. Add the almond oil, lemon oil, and the food colouring and stir until blended. Add the salt and stir until the mixture thickens. Let the mixture cool to room tempperature, then bottle.

Peach Shower Gel

3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup shampoo concentrate and 1 tsp table salt
(or 1/2 cup unscented shampoo and 11/2tsp table salt)
1 tbsp apricot kernel oil
15 drops peach fragrance oil
5 drops vitamin e oil (2 oil capsules)
1 drop orange food colouring (optional)

Warm water and pour into a ceramic bowl. Add rest of ingredients, stirring well until blended and thick. Pour into squeeze botlle and close.

Peaches and Cream Bath Bar

1 (4 oz) bar castile soap (unfragrance baby soap works well)
1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup powdered milk
1 tbsp sweet almond oil
1/8 tsp peach fragrance oil
1 drop orange food colouring (optional)

Shred the soap and set aside. Heat the water in a heavy sauce pan over low heat. Stir in the shredded soap until it forms a sticky mass. Remove the pan from the heat and add the powdered milk, sweet almond oil, peach fragrance oil and food colouring,. Stir until well blended. Spoon the soap into its molds and set for 4 hours or until hardened.

MISC. TOILETRIES

Molded Massage Oil

4 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons solid cocoa butter
2 tablespoons solid coconut oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
1 tablespoon paraffin wax
10 drops essential oil

Heat all the above, except essential oil, in a microwave (power 7) for approximately 3 minutes or melt in a double boiler. Stir until liquid. If you want them coloured, I think you could add a crayon or wax dye. Beat for several minutes until emulsified and slightly thick. If it isn't thickening, place your bowl in ice water as you beat it. Add in essential oil. Pour into metal or lightly oiled plastic/glass molds. (Chocolate molds work well and are about the right amount for a body massage). Refrigerate until set. Wrap in plastic and store in a cool place.

To use: just simply hand warm your molded oil and give a massage.

Lemon Night Cream

1 Lemon
Whipping cream

Cut a ring of lemon about 1/4" thick from near the middle of the lemon. Lay flat in small, clean glass jar. Pour in enough whipping cream or heavy cream to cover the lemon slice. Cover with a light cloth to keep out dust and let sit at room temperature 24 hours or until it gets thick. Cover jar and refrigerate. You should make a new batch every 7-10 days, because it will eventually spoil.

Tooth Paste

1 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp hydrogen peroxide
1 drop oil of peppermint

Mix to make a paste, dip toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.

Honey Almond Scrub 2 Tbsp almonds
2 tsp milk
1/2 tsp flour
1/2 tsp honey

Grind almonds in a blender. Add milk, flour and honey, mixing until a thick paste is formed. Rub into skin, rinse with warm water.

Honey 'n Oats Scrub

1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp ground almonds

Moisten face with a warm washcloth then apply mixture to face avoiding the sensitive area around the eyes. Let mixture dry, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth

Orange & Oats Scrubbing Grains

1 cup dried orange peel
1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 cup almonds

Place peels, oats, and almonds in food processor, blend until mixture is a fine powder. Place some in the palm of your hand and moisten with a few drops of warm water. Rub paste onto face with a gentle circular motion. Rinse with warm water.