Today's beauty industry offers a variety of bath products, such as bath salts, soaps, bubble bath, and bath oils.
In addition to finished bath and beauty products there is a new trend of hand made bath supplies that is gaining popularity. You can buy some bulk oils and other beauty supplies in a beauty shop and experiment with different mixtures at home creating your own home spa.
For an instant relief of cold symptoms add 4 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of eucalyptus oil and 5 drops of peppermint oil to your bath.
For an energizing morning bath mix 4 drops of rosemary oil and 2 drops lavender oil in your bath water.
A mixture of 2 drops of rose geranium oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of chamomile oil will help you unwind and relax after a stressful day.
To pamper and soften your skin add ? cup of honey to bath water for a fragrant relaxing bath.
Instead of using one type of bath salt try a combination of 4 parts of sea salt, 2 parts of baking soda, 1 part of Epsom salt and 1 part of the Dead Sea salt in your bath water.
If you have time and want to create your own deluxe beauty product, try to make a lemon splash. You will need peel of 1 lemon, 2 cups of water and 2 cups of witch hazel.
Peel lemon and put peelings in a pot of water. Simmer until just 1 cup of liquid remains. Remove from heat and let it cool. Pour the liquid into a decorative container. Add witch hazel and lemon peel slivers. Make sure lemon peel is covered by liquid to have the peel preserved. Shake and let the mixture settle for several days. Add directly to bath water or splash it on after showering.
Bubble bath balls can be easily made at home for personal use. They would also make a very special present. Take 1/2 cup of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of citric acid, 2 tablespoons of Borax powder, 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 4 tablespoons of almond essential oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of essential oil (for fragrance). Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whip well. Then add the wet ingredients and stir again. Take a heaping teaspoon of mixture and make into balls. Put on wax paper and let harden for at least 8 days. Store the bath balls in a tightly sealed container.
For a beauty rest on a hot summer day you might want to soak in a refreshing bath melt. Mix 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of lime juice, and 5 drops of lemon extract into a tepid bath.
For an easy recipe of custom- scented bath powder mix 1/2 cup of cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder and tablespoons of baking soda with a few drops of essential oil of your preference. Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Let stand a few days to dry. Then sift through a flour sifter. Pour into a powder shaker and add to your bath water.