Soothe away the cares of the day with a relaxing bath oil that evokes the feeling of a refreshing walk through the forest. In honour of winter, we used pine, cedarwood and spruce essential oils, which give this bath oil a warm and woody aroma. We chose lavender essential oil to round out the scent because of its calming qualities. For a more refreshing effect, replace the lavender essential oil with 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil, or the same amount of lemon essential oil if you prefer a revitalising note. Castor oil and vitamin E oil provide nourishment for the skin and have anti-inflammatory properties. And don’t forget to download the printable labels that we created for gift giving at the end of the post.
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More from the Winter in the Woods Collection
Check out the links below for more fun and creative Holiday recipes, crafts and printables.
- Learn all about the Winter in the Woods collection
- Red & Gold Paper Flowers
- Honey Almond Cupcakes & Edible Pinecones
- Holiday Cookie Collaboration
- Printable Christmas Gift Tags
- 10 Cookie Packaging Ideas
- 3 Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes
- Printable Christmas Wall Art
- Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
- 3 Christmas Pinecone Wreath Ideas
- Woods in Winter – Printable Poem
- DIY Paper Pinecone Ornaments
- Marzipan Pinecone Treats
Relaxing Bath Oil
Almond, jojoba, apricot kernel, and grape seed oil are all possible carrier or base oils. We chose jojoba oil as it is moisturising and suitable for all skin types. Sweet almond oil may not be suitable for people with nut allergies.
For the bath oil
- 125 ml (1/2 cup / 4 fl oz) carrier oil (e.g. sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed oil)
- 2 tsp castor oil
- 2 tsp vitamin E oil
- 20 drops pine essential oil
- 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 10 drops spruce essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- fresh lavender stalks or rosemary twigs (optional)
For gift giving
- glass jars or bottles
- printable labels (download below)
1) Mix the bath oil
Fill the carrier oil, castor oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils into a jar, bottle, or salad dressing shaker. Screw the lid on tightly and shake vigorously until well blended. Fill into a jar and optionally insert lavender stalks or rosemary twigs.
2) How to use the relaxing bath oil
Fill the bathtub with warm water. A water temperature of 37°C (98°F) is ideal. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons bath oil and swirl with your hands until fully diluted.
3) Storage and shelf life
Store the bath oil in a cool and dark place for up to 6 months.
Materials: essential oils
Print the gift labels
We recommend printing the labels on self-adhesive vinyl sheets. Vinyl sheets are water-resistant and will ensure the label stays pretty, and the colours don’t come off when exposed to water or humidity. Vinyl sheets can be found in printing shops or online. They are available for inkjet as well as for laser printers and can be used in the same way as regular printing paper. We used Photo Paper Direct’s A4 Inkjet Creative Vinyl Stickers Matt to print our labels. The labels come in different size giving you many options when choosing a bottle or jar.
Free Printable Bath Oil Labels
Click on the button to download your free printable labels to decorate and gift this relaxing bath oil!
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