Valentine’s Day is just a few short weeks away. What better way to celebrate than by pampering yourself or a loved one with handmade body care products?  Even if you’re not too wild about the holiday itself, you can still craft these recipes to spoil yourself and those you love. Simple to make, these love inspired items can help create an unforgettable experience!

Fragrant Rose & Geranium Bath Bombs Adorned with Frosted Rose Buds.

Rose & Geranium Bath Bombs

Enjoy taking a bath with these fun and fizzy aromatic bath bombs.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup Baking Soda
– 1/2 cup Citric Acid
– 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
– 1 TBSP organic Rose Hydrosol or water
– 1 tsp organic Olive oil
– Dried organic Rose petals
– 20 drops organic Geranium essential oil

Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle in Olive Oil and essential oil while stirring to prevent fizzing. Slowly spritz with hydrosol while stirring constantly until the mixture begins to clump together. The blend should be just moist enough to hold when pressed together with your hands, be careful not to add too much moisture. Add rose petals, press into molds, and allow to dry 2-3 hours before unmolding. Let bath bombs cure for one week before using them, then store in an airtight container. You can shape your bath bombs by using a melon baller, ice, candy or soap molds, clear plastic two-sided Christmas ornaments, egg cartons, or anything else you have on hand.

Brown Sugar and Vanilla? Yum!

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

A sweet smelling body scrub which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup organic brown sugar
– 1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup + 3 TBSP organic Sunflower oil
– 1/4 tsp organic Vanilla flavoring extract

Instructions:

Blend sugars together in a bowl, add oil and vanilla extract, and mix well. Package in jars, and enjoy! Note: the oil in this recipe will make your tub slippery, so use with caution.

Gorgeous Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) Flowers.

Lover’s Delight Massage Oil

A floral, earthen, exotic, and sweet blend which will appeal to women and men alike.

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup organic Jojoba oil
– 20 drops organic Lavender essential oil
– 15 drops organic Cedarwood essential oil
– 2 drop organic Ylang Ylang essential oil

Instructions:

Drop all essential oils into a glass bottle, add Jojoba oil, and roll bottle between palms to blend oils. Decorate with a ribbon and pretty label if desired. Shake well before each use.

Lavender Smells Divine and is Oh-So-Good for Relaxing the Body and Mind.

Sweet Lavender Bath Salts

Floral and relaxing, these salts are a perfect addition to any bath.

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Salt (Epsom, Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or a mixture)
– 1/4 cup Baking Soda
– 20 drops organic Lavender essential oil
– 1 TBSP organic Lavender flowers

Instructions:

Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add essential oil and Lavender flowers, blend well. Package in a jar, or use right away.

Happy pampering!

~ irene