Super-Relaxing Aromatherapy Bath Oil

With sandalwood essential oil to soothe, nourish and relaaax!

Deeply restful and grounding, this aromatherapy bath oil recipe will leave you calm and at peace. Take a few slow, deep breaths and feel your stress just melt away...

The deep woodsy/floral scent of this yummy homemade bath product is particularly nice for men. Hint: try using it as a massage oil - not only will he relax, but it may even help reduce his snoring!

Sandalwood essential oil is especially rejuvenating for skin, so this aromatherapy bath oil is particularly good for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as dry, aging or devitallized skin.

Super-Relaxing Aromatherapy Bath Oil Recipe


30 drops Sandalwood essential oil

12 drops Lavender essential oil

2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

4fl oz (125ml) carrier oil of your choice, such as jojoba or sweet almond oil


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.


Do not buy a cheap sandalwood essential oil. I know it's expensive, but you really do get what you pay for with sandalwood, both in terms of scent and in terms of therapeutic value.

I cheaped out one time and really regretted it! Now I buy mine from doTERRA because the scent is the best ever, and I find it more relaxing than any other brand I've tried.

Where to Buy Bath Oil Ingredients

There's so much more to essential oils than meets the eye. Their molecules are so tiny that they absorb deep into your body in a matter of moments.

If the essential oil you buy is filled with additives (to "stretch" the scent) and fragrance boosters, those potentially harmful ingredients are also absorbed straight into your body. Not ideal!

For instance, my mom and I get instant headaches with most kinds of lavender oil. That's because of the extra "lavender" scent that's added to make it smell stronger. But when it's pure lavender - nothing else - no headaches.

I've used many brands over the last 12 years or so and what I know for sure is, you get what you pay for. So I recommend buying the highest quality essential oils you can afford.

Here's how I break it out...

doTerra for highest quality. You can shop retail by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount.

Mountain Rose for quality on a budget. Plus they have all the other ingredients you'll need for your aromatherapy recipes, like the carrier oils and bottles for this relaxing bath oil recipe.

Amazon for variety and selection. Please remember to buy the best oils you can afford - there's a lot of cheap oils in the marketplace, and they just won't give you the experience you're looking for.

What Next?

Well... you could start by checking out some aromatherapy recipes for stress. And then why not try some of these other soothing bath oil recipes... (By the way, this recipe is perfect for this secret trick for super smooth, soft skin.)

Aromatherapy Recipes for Stress

I've gathered my favorite calming, comforting recipes for aromatherapy stress reduction. Use them any time you feel the urge to scream coming on.

Aromatherapy Bath Tips

These handy tips on how to make the most of your homemade bath products will help you wring every last drop of benefit from your bath.

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Energizing Eucalyptus body & bath oil

Make this energizing eucalyptus bath oil to help break up congestion and boost your energy. Bonus: it also helps kill germs. Good for acne.

Soothing Lavender body & bath oil

Make this soothing lavender bath and body oil to help you sleep and ease your tired, achy muscles. Good for dry, aging and irritated skin.

Sunshine Happiness body & bath oil

My all-time favorite recipe! This bath and body oil is terrific for curing crankiness - it lifts mood while relaxing edgy, buzzing nerves. You emerge from the bath calm, happy and refreshed. Good for oily skin.

Sweet Dreams body & bath oil

Deep, rich and sensuous, this floral-scented bath and body oil calms your nerves, relaxes your muscles and quiets your mind. Excellent for insomnia. Suitable for all skin types but especially good for dry, aging skin.

Bath Oil Recipes Main Page

There's nothing like some quiet time in a warm bath, softly scented with the perfect aromatherapy bath oil, to work out the kinks.

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