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Love-Inspired Body Care

What better way to inspire passion than by pampering yourself or a loved one with handmade body care products? Even if you're not on vacation or celebrating a special event, you can still craft these recipes to spoil yourself and those you love. Simple to make, these love-inspired items can help create an unforgettable experience!

Homemade Lavender Bath Bombs


Floral Bath Bombs

Enjoy a luxurious soak with these fun and fizzy aromatic bath bombs.



  1. Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and essential oil while stirring to prevent fizzing.
  3. Slowly spritz with hydrosol while stirring constantly until the mixture begins to clump together. The blend should be just moist enough to hold when pressed together with your hands. Be careful not to add too much moisture!
  4. Add rose petals or other floral buds, press into molds, and allow to dry 2 to 3 hours before removing from molds.
  5. Let bath bombs cure for one week before using them, then store in an airtight container. You can shape your bath bombs by using a melon baller, ice tray, candy or soap molds, egg cartons, or anything else you have on hand.


Homemade Body Scrub in a scoop


Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

A warm and comforting exfoliating scrub that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.



  1. Blend sugars together in a bowl.
  2. Add oil and vanilla extract, and mix well.
  3. Package in jars, and enjoy!
NOTE: The oil in this recipe will make your tub slippery, so watch your step!


Massage Oil ingredients


Lover’s Delight Massage Oil

A floral, earthy, and spicy-sweet blend that will appeal to everyone.



  1. Drop all essential oils into a glass bottle.
  2. Add jojoba oil, and roll bottle between palms to blend oils.
  3. Decorate with a ribbon and pretty label if desired.
  4. Shake well before each use.


DIY Lavender Bath Salts in a Jar


Sweet Lavender Bath Salts

Floral and relaxing, these salts are a perfect addition to any bath.



  1. Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl.
  2. Add essential oil and lavender flowers, blend well.
  3. Package in a jar, or use right away. 



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Topics: Natural Body Care, Herbal Gift Ideas, Recipes


Written by Irene on January 24, 2011

Irene, Chief Marketing & Customer Officer, supervises the daily operations of all our customer-facing activities at Mountain Rose Herbs. Her extensive experience with herbal products and DIY recipes goes back to 1997, and since 2012 she’s owned her own skincare business where she specializes in botanical-based facial care products. Irene’s recipes have been featured in local and national publications including the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Journal, Amaze Magazine, Willow and Sage magazine, MaryJanesFarm Magazine and Newsletter, Earth First Journal, Farming Magazine, Eugene Magazine, and the Eugene Weekly. Irene also served as a member of the Board of Directors for nonprofit Cascadia Wildands from 2013-2016. When she isn’t ensuring your experience aligns with the goals and mission of our company, she can be found taking care of her adorable twin boys, harvesting wild plants, and gardening.

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