Category: Bath & Body

The Art of the Aromatherapy Bath

Bathing is probably one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your life. Bathing has a long history and references to baths have been found in early archaeological records. Hippocrates wrote that a perfumed bath and a scented massage everyday was the way to good health. The earliest & most simple …

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6 Citrus Essential Oils to Brighten Your Day

Sunny, bright, fresh, clean – these are some of the descriptions I have heard about the group of essential oils that are extracted from citrus fruit. Citrus essential oils are located in cells close to the surface of the fruit’s skin. It is the essential oil we are capturing when we zest oranges or lemons …

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How to Make Creative Christmas Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges. There are a lot of creative ways to decorate your bath bombs …

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Pumpkin Patch 3 Oil Soap Recipe

I love this recipe because it only requires three oils which you can find in the grocery store, making it an easy recipe to satisfy a quick soap making fix! Ingredients: 8 oz. olive oil 8 oz. coconut oil, 76 deg. 9 oz. vegetable shortening like Crisco 9.5 oz. water 3.6 oz. lye 1 oz. Pumpkin Patch …

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Spring Break for Grownups: 4 Fresh Aromatherapy Recipes

Remember when your spring break was a hedonistic ritual that focused on excesses of sun, wild parties and alcohol? Now that you’ve outgrown that, you don’t have to give up the spring ritual of getting away from it all. Whether you are able to travel to a warm, sunny location for a vacation, or simply …

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How To Make Pure Coconut Oil Soap

For most soap recipes, you have to mix several different oils to achieve a good soap that is moisturizing, cleansing, and has a nice hardness.  However, with coconut oil there is a way to get around having such a complicated soap recipe, and that is by superfatting. “Superfatting” is adding more than 20% of oil …

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Swirly Birds of Paradise Tropical Soap for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a useful and whimsical gift idea for your loved ones – Birds of Paradise tropical scented pure coconut oil soap!  The fragrances in this soap combine sweet and tangy fruity scents with island hibiscus, making for a true tropical getaway. This is another one of my favorite superfatted pure coconut oil soaps – I …

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Blending Fragrance Chords: Creating Your Perfect Scent

For over thirty years I’ve played piano, which must explain why I love thinking of blending fragrances in musical terms. Just like in music, fragrances have notes that range from high to low, and creating a balanced fragrance chord is a great way to achieve a complex, interesting blend. I recently made a scent which …

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Aromatic Hair Conditioning Recipes with Essential Oils

There are many different things that you can do to improve the look of your hair. Shampoos can do a lot and so can conditioners.  But you can improve the conditioners you use by making them yourself.  The use of essential oils in conditioners can go a long way to adding shine, volume and health …

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How to Make Aromatherapy Bath Bombs to Treat Sore Muscles

Whether it’s from over-exercising, helping a friend move or shoveling snow, we’ve all woken up stiff and sore. Bath bombs are a wonderful way to relax sore muscles and leave you feeling better. When you make bath bombs at home, you can tailor the recipe to provide exactly the benefit you want. A bath bomb …

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