Love Inspired Body Care Recipes

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.


- 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


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.


- 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


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.


- 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


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.


- 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


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

13 Responses to “Love Inspired Body Care Recipes”

  1. avatar organic says:

    LOVE these recipes… have all the ingredients and even did a few before by myself! The bath bomb sounds so good… I will have to make soon!!!!!

  2. avatar ms_bhve says:

    I a totally copying these recipes for gift ideas for some lovely ladies that always do so much for me! Packaged together in a sweet basket=much love! Thanks for sharing!

    P.s. I have fear of the citric acid, lol,funny experience making fizzies with my kids, the kitchen will never be the same again! lol

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  4. avatar memisstucker09 says:

    Thanks a bunch for posting these you guys….I was just thinking about making homemade valentines for my family members, kids and their teachers….Now I have the perfect touch to add along with them

  5. avatar whirlingfeather says:

    Awesome! I am gonna make the lavender bath salts!

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  9. avatar janetdavies says:

    These recipes are all so lovely! Thanks so much for posting, I love your blog and read it in my email. Thought it is important to remember to come in here and tell you how much I love it!

    • avatar Irene says:

      Hi janetdavies,
      Aw, thank you! We really appreciate your sweet message and are so glad to hear that you enjoy our blog. We love the positive feedback, thank you for taking the time to write to us! :-)
      ~ irene

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