After a long day, nothing is quite as relaxing as a hot bath. This Herb Infused Bath Oil can be added directly into your bath water to create a moisturizing and calming bath experience. Comprised of argan oil, avocado and infused sweet almond, this combination of oils is full of vitamins E, B1, B2 and A. Before combining the bath oils, the sweet almond oil is infused with calendula and chamomile herb to impart extra skin-loving properties into the oil.
Infusing oils is easy and fun. To make this infused sweet almond oil, check out the How to Infuse Oils with a Crock-Pot. If you don’t have a slow cooker handy, you can also infuse your oils with a double boiler, or by using the cold infusion method.
In addition to the skin-loving oils, this recipe contains a small amount of polysorbate 80. The polysorbate 80 helps the oils combine with the water. Below is an example of how oil behaves with and without polysorbate 80. On the left is plain avocado oil. On the right is avocado oil with polysorbate. You will notice that the addition of polysorbate makes the water murky, but the oil is dispersed evenly throughout the water. To help the oil disperse through the bath water even more, pour the oil under the faucet as the bath fills up. When you get out, make sure you have solid footing and a good handhold. That same oil that is so lovely on the skin makes the tub slippery.
What You’ll Need:
8 oz. Chamomile & Calendula Infused Sweet Almond Oil (learn how to make it here)
3 oz. Argan Oil
5 oz. Avocado Oil
.6 oz. Polysorbate 80
1 oz. Vanilla Oak Fragrance Oil
Two 8 oz. Bottles with Pump Cap
Optional: 8 Tbs. Chamomile Herb + 8 Tbs. Calendula Petals
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ONE: In a container, add all the ingredients and mix well with a spoon.
NOTE: The sweet almond oil needs to be infused with the chamomile and calendula before mixing. You can find the instructions for infusing your sweet almond oil here.
TWO: Slowly and carefully, pour the oil mixture into the bottles. Screw on the cap and enjoy! To use, add the oil directly into your bath water. To help the oil mix into the water more thoroughly, pour the oil under the faucet while the bath tub fills up. This recipe is pure oil so your tub will be oily when you get out so take care in exiting the tub.
NOTE: Because this recipe does not contain water, it does not need a preservative. If you’d like to learn more about how to use preservatives in your products, click here.
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- 8 oz. Chamomile & Calendula Infused Sweet Almond Oil
- 3 oz. Argan Oil
- 5 oz. Avocado Oil
- .6 oz. Polysorbate 80
- 1 oz. Vanilla Oak Fragrance Oil
- Two 8 oz. Bottles with Pump Cap
- In a container, add all the ingredients and mix well with a spoon.
- Slowly and carefully, pour the oil mixture into the bottles. Screw on the cap and enjoy! To use, add the oil directly into your bath water. To help the oil mix into the water more thoroughly, pour the oil under the faucet while the bath tub fills up.