Do It Cheaply – Bath & Body Oil!

Do It Cheaply – Bath & Body Oil!

Have you ever needed to relax after a long, stressful day? Do you hate the way your skin feels after you take a bath? Are you wondering what these two things have to do with one other? I’m talking about taking a wonderful, hot bath after a long day, but getting out of that bath with ashy skin. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – ashy skin ain’t cute. Luckily, I have a gift that is! Introducing homemade bath & body oil! The perfect gift for in or outside the tub!

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Supplies from back to front, left to right: Extra virgin olive oil, ribbon, scissors, funnel, empty bottles, dried peppermint, dried lavender, eucalyptus oil, measuring spoon

Here’s what we’ll need:

  • empty bottles – ($1 for a pack of 3 – I grabbed two packs)
  • your oil of choice – (I recommend extra virgin olive oil – it’s highly moisturizing to the skin and has great conditioning properties. I have a giant jug that I use for a lot of things, but Wal-Mart has a 17oz bottle for $4.84. You can use whatever oil you want, however)
  • eucalyptus oil OR flowers/herbs – (I got my eucalyptus oil at Wal-Mart for $2.69, and I’ll be using lavender for $0.30/oz and peppermint for $0.25/oz)

Total: ranges from $6.84 to $10.08, depending on what you choose

We’ll also need:

  • measuring spoons
  • scissors or knife
  • ribbon
  • funnel

If you’re not sure where to get all of your supplies, give this post a read for awesome places to shop!

Here’s how we do it: steps that can be switched out will be purple

  1. Using your funnel, add 1-2 tsp of eucalyptus oil to your open bottle OR

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    1 tsp of eucalyptus oil
  2. Add 2-3 tsp of your herbs/flowers of choice – if you’re using flowers/herbs, be sure to allow the bottle to sit for a day or two to help them soak into the oil better

    1 tsp of dried peppermint                             1 tsp of dried lavender

  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with your oil of choice and close the bottle

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    Both bottles filled with extra virgin olive oil
  4. Shake your bottle to mix the contentsGif - shake the bottle
  5. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it around the mouth of the bottle. You can add another piece of ribbon for decoration, if you wish

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    Ribbon tied onto both bottles
  6. Run edge of scissors or knife along the edge of the ribbon to make it curl – the more you do it, the curlier it gets!
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Look at those curls!

That’s all, folks!

This oil can be used directly on the body or it can be used as bath oil! Just add a few drops to your bath water while it’s running! As a body oil, it’s best to use the oil right after taking a bath or shower, while your skin is still damp. The oil will seal in the moisture on your skin, and the flowers/herbs aid in relaxation and they smell super nice! I highly recommend adding an item like this to a gift basket, or pairing it with a candle (the dollar store has a lot of pleasant candles for cheap). You can also pair this oil with a bath soak {link to bath soak post} for the ultimate relaxation experience!

What oil did you choose for your bath & body oil? Did you choose eucalyptus oil, herbs and flowers, or both? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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Hello! My name is Sydney, and I am the DIY Naturalista! I create and share healthy hair and skin recipes that can be made in the comfort of your own home. Want to know what vitamins promote hair growth? I've got you! Want to make a moisturizing body scrub? Look no further! Shampoos, body butters, conditioning treatments -- I've got a variety to choose from. Want to start being a healthier, more natural you? You can start your journey here!

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