Essence-Aromatherapy Essential Oils Herbs and Recipes

Aromatherapy, Essential Oil, Herbs, Recipes


Shower Spa Bags are excellent gifts for those who do not like to take a bath but still enjoy the aromatherapy effects for a nice skin treatment .  They are super simpleFill a cloth bag such as cheesecloth handkerchiefs or muslin



Herbal Exfoliating Elbow Scrub

2 teaspoons lavender buds

1/8 cup olive oil

4 teaspoons almond oil

1 teaspoon lemon oil

5 drops lavender essential oil

1 vitamin E capsule

brown  sugar


  Mix lavender buds with the oils and vitamin E capsule; add enough sugar to make a paste.

  Apply scrub to skin and gently rub, using the sugar to slough dry skin while allowing the oils to nourish and moisturize. Rinse off scrub and pat dry.

  Keep unused portion sealed airtight and in the refrigerator.


Peppermint & Cocoa Sugar Body Scrub

4 tbsp white sugar

 2 tbsp brown sugar

 2 tbsp salt

 1 tbsp cocoa butter, melted

 2 tbsp turkey red oil

 10 drops peppermint essential oil


Use your hands to blend the sugars and salt together, and then work in the oils and essential oils. Move to a 120mL/4oz plastic jar, but don’t pack it down or you’ll have a hard time getting it out.

 To use, take a small amount of the scrub in your hand and scrub down assorted appendages. Rinse off the sugar


Peach Body Scrub

2 ripe peaches, mashed

3  tsp seaweed

2/3 c. brown sugar

2/3 c. white sugar...

2/3 c.  grapeseed oi


  Mix ingredients  until combined.  , use scrub generously over your skin and let sit for a minute. Rinse off again. And that’s it.


  Lavender Rosemary Sugar Scrub

 1 cup  Sugar

1 cup Sea Salt ...

1/2 cup Coconut Oil

2 tbsp Fresh or Dried Lavender

2 tbsp Chopped Rosemary

1 tsp Lavender Oil

1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil


Nice Summer Body Scrub:

  1 cup Pink Himalayan Salt

  1/2 cup Raw Sugar

  1/2 cup Coconut oil

  10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil......

  10 drops Grapefruit

  5 drops Lemon


Bridal Gift Scrub  Recipe:

 •12 oz. Sugar

•3 oz. Avocado Butter

•1 oz. Potassium Cocoate

•3 tbsp. Forest Green Jojoba Beads

•6 mL Optiphen ND

•3 mL Cucumber & Kiwi Fragrance Oil

Tools & Packaging:

•3 Four Ounce Bail Jars

•2 Droppers

•Microwave Safe Container

 Step 1

ONE: In a microwave-safe container, melt down the Avocado Butter on 30 second bursts. Once fully melted, add the Potassium Cocoate and stir.

  Step 2

TWO: Add the sugar and stir to fully incorporate it with the liquid oils.

  Step 3

 Add the Cucumber & Kiwi Fragrance Oil and Optiphen ND  and stir well.


Add the Forest Green Jojoba Beads and stir. Immediately scoop scrub into your packaging. Your sugar scrub is ready to use!



Coffee & Brown Sugar Scrub

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

3 TBS fresh coffee grounds ...

5 tsp almond oil

5 tsp jojoba oil

2 tsp honey

1 tsp vitamin E

1 tsp vanilla


Delicious Brown Sugar Scrub 

1 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup  sea salt

1/2 cup organic coconut oil

2-3 tablespoons Emu oil...

1 tablespoon vitamin e

   add each ingredient and blend them together then add the essential oil if desired


Lemon & Sugar Face & Body Scrub


  Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon

  1/2 cup of sugar [brown works well]...

  1 Tbsp of olive oil

  1 Tbsp of organic honey [optional]

  1 bowl with lid for storage


  Add lemon juice and olive oil in to a bowl and mix together. Add the honey and whisk or stir quickly until the ingredients bind together into a medium thick consistency. Add in the sugar and mix. If you sense that there is not enough sugar to get the scrubbing done, add a bit more.


  How to Use

  As a face scrub: Cleanse face prior to application (remove makeup etc). Apply to entire face with gentle circular motions. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse with cool water. Moisturize with your favorite moisturizer.


  This scrub is ideal for people who suffer from breakouts and acne as all of the ingredients are highly beneficial to acne prone skin. Lemon tightens pores and evens out the skin tone, sugar removes dead skin cells and cleans pores, olive oil heals acne scaring, and honey prevents future breakouts.


  *Be cautious of using on open wounds as the lemon may sting.


  As a body scrub: Apply to body, paying extra close attention to elbows, knees, feet and hands (nails and cuticles especially) and rub in circular motions for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse. Enjoy the silky softness of your impossibly smooth skin********************


Avocado and Lime Body Scrub      

Applications  This smoothing scrub can be applied to most skin types during bath.     


1. 4 tbsp sugar

2. 2 tsp poppy seeds

3. 2 tbsp avocado oil ...

4. 20 drops lime essential oil       

Instructions 1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly

 Store in a clean container      


1. Cold Pressed Lime essential oil is phototoxic. Users should avoid direct sunlight after application


Tropical scrub

Ingredients: Makes approx. 16 ozs.

  1 1/2 cups fine white sugar

  1/2 cup fine sea salt

1/2 - 3/4 cup Virgin Coconut Oil ...

  1 tblsp. Pineapple Fragrance Oil

  16 oz jar or container

  Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add more or less of the Virgin Coconut Oil to your suit your preference.  The mixture may seem dry at first, but wait a few hours and then add more of the coconut oil if necessary.  Scrub should be moist, and not too much of the oil should be floating on top.   You can also make an all sugar or all salt scrub if you prefer one over the other or change the ratio of sugar to salt.  Spoon mixture into jar/s and finish


Use this scrub on any part of your body except the face.  Rub it in with a pair of exfoliating bath gloves.  It will leave you feeling fantastically smooth and the scent will make you feel like your really in the tropics!



 Simple Scrub

 1 cup fine sugar  

 ¼ cup grapeseed carrier oil  

 5-10 drops of orange essential oil

2 tablespoons jojoba oil

2 tablespoons liquefied coconut oil (or buy fractioned coconut oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer to a cute container 




Spa Bags and Bath Tea Bags

Add herbs or spoon in scrubs

Basic Instructions:

Make drawstring pouches out of cheesecloth, organza or muslin, enough to hold anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of a favorite herbal mix or scoop any scrub you have made to use in the shower.

Tie them tightly shut so the loose ingredients won’t float out. After use the contents can be emptied, the pouches rinsed out then washed to be refilled and reused.


  • Two ways these can be enjoyed, either hang them on the tap while the hot water is running, making sure the water is running through them. Once the tub is filled, let them float around. 
  • Infusion Method: Boil a quart of water, turn off heat, add pouch, cover, then steep (for at least 20 minutes for best results). Add the piping hot infusion (and the bag) to a full tub, being careful while pouring to avoid burning yourself.


How about some nice teas or scrubs? These amounts will make a batch at a time to be stored in an airtight container until needed. Then fill the bags as needed  For convenience, fill up drawstring pouches then store.

Basic Starter:

1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 TBS cornstarch

  • This is the base and add whatever dried flowers and herbs are preferred.


  • 1/2 cup lavender
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts

Floral Deluxe:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup lavender


  • 1/2 cup powdered milk (or the starter recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup lavender

Soothing Mix:

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Chamomile (tea is fine)

Chamomile Brew:

  • 1/2 cup each: Epsom salt, lavender, chamomile

Splendor Blend:

  • 1/2 cup each: thyme, sage, lavender, mint, bay leaves, rosemary


  • 1/2 cup each: Lavender, Rose Petals, Sage, Rosemary

Basil Blend:

  • 1/2 cup rosemary
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1 cup oatmeal

Bonus Idea: Also add 1/2 cup of honey to the tub while the water is running. Or mix the starter with honey.

Prefer something for the shower? Start the day with a pampered feeling by filling a cloth pouch with the ingredients below then use them to scrub and exfoliate.

 The fabric can be muslin, handkerchiefs, cheesecloth, or even strips of nylon pantyhose cut to size then knotted at both ends (good for repurposing ruined nylons).

  • Tie the end securely closed with a rubber band or ribbon or anything handy even a hair tie works.
  • Size them to fit the palm of your hand. Fill as full or as loosely as you like.



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