The Ultimate Bath Oil

Words by Louise Miller

Photography by Brit Gill

Self-made bath oils are a simple weekend project that will leave your skin subtly soft.

But before we get to that, here are some other bathing-time tips:

  • Warm a fresh facecloth with water and add 5 drops of essential oil, such as relaxing Lavender, or energizing Lemongrass and Grapefruit. Place the cloth behind your neck in the bath while you recline, and breathe deeply.
  • Massage the bath oil into your muscles while they’re loosened in the warm bath water. Skim a little oil off the top of the bath and take a few minutes to massage your feet, calves, and thighs. Stretching periodically is a simple way to help lengthen muscles and increase healthy flexibility.


5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

10 drops Geranium Essential Oil

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

14 droppers Grapeseed Oil

How to use it

  1. Mix all ingredients together and pour them into a dark glass bottle.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons under running bath water.
  3. Add fresh or dried herbs for an even more special experience.