Deep, rich and sensuous, this aromatherapy bath oil is one of my favorite homemade bath products.
It calms your nerves, relaxes your muscles and quiets your mind so you can fall into a deep, peaceful sleep.
Not only that, but these essential oils are especially good for repairing the skin and reducing wrinkles (Bonus! I'm all over that!)
If you don't have time for a bath, simply massage some of the lavender aromatherapy oil into your face and torso before sliding into bed - you'll get the same luxurious effect!
20 drops Lavender essential oil
16 drops Orange essential oil
4 drops Clary Sage essential oil
1 drop Vetiver essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang
4fl oz (125ml) carrier oil of your choice (see below for ideas)
Combine all the ingredients in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Store it in a cool, dark place (not your bathroom cabinet - it's too warm and humid.)
To use your aromatherapy bath oil, pour about a tablespoon into the bath after you've finished running the water. Click here for tips on how to take a perfect aromatherapy bath.
Choose carrier oils that nourish and support your skin type.
You can really boost the skin-healing powers of the essential oils by tailoring your carrier oils to your skin's needs.
Experiment - it's fun, and your skin will love you for it! Click here for the secret to super-soft skin.
Take a look at some good aromatherapy recipes for stress (most of them will also help put you to sleep.)
Or check out some more soothing aromatherapy bath oil recipes...