Chamomile Calendula Bath Salts Recipe

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 This relaxing chamomile calendula bath salts recipe is made using a simple combination of ingredients - natural salts, botanicals and coconut oil - that helps to relieve stress, condition and detoxify skin, and ease sore muscles and joint pain.

This relaxing chamomile calendula bath salts recipe is made using a simple combination of ingredients – natural salts, botanicals and coconut oil – that helps to relieve stress, condition and detoxify skin, and ease sore muscles and joint pain.

 This relaxing chamomile calendula bath salts recipe is made using a simple combination of ingredients - natural salts, botanicals and coconut oil - that helps to relieve stress, condition and detoxify skin, and ease sore muscles and joint pain.

Chamomile Calendula Bath Salts Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

8 oz. dead sea salt
4 oz. Epsom salt
1 Tablespoon chamomile flowers
1 Tablespoon calendula petals
.4 oz. fractionated coconut oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the dead sea salt and Epsom salt into a large glass bowl. Mix to combine.

Next, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and drizzle into the salts, mixing as you do so, until the coconut oil has lighted coated all of the salts. (If you’d like to use an essential oil to scent your chamomile calendula bath salts recipe, you may add it at the same time as the fractionated coconut oil. I recommend around 15 drops.)

This relaxing chamomile calendula bath salts recipe is made using a simple combination of ingredients - natural salts, botanicals and coconut oil - that helps to relieve stress, condition and detoxify skin, and ease sore muscles and joint pain.

Now measure out the botanicals using a Tablespoon measure and mix into the bath salts.

Package your bath salts as desired. I used a large glass apothecary jar from Infinity Jars for mine. (These jars are pretty awesome. They have a heavy glass-on-glass lid that only require the most gentle twist to lock a watertight seal and they also block UV light.)

Alternately, you can also package your chamomile calendula bath salts in High Barrier Kraft Paper Stand up Zipper Pouch Bags.

This relaxing chamomile calendula bath salts recipe is made using a simple combination of ingredients - natural salts, botanicals and coconut oil - that helps to relieve stress, condition and detoxify skin, and ease sore muscles and joint pain.

To use, simply add desired amount to running bath water and stir to dissolve. Then relax in your bath for ten to twenty minutes to soak in the benefits.

Want an easy alternative? You can also try this bath salts recipe with lavender flowers and mint leaves in place of the chamomile and calendula!

Organic Bath Salts from Barefoot Apothecary

If you don’t have time to make my chamomile calendula bath salts recipe, then be sure to check out some of my favorites on Etsy, including these organic bath salts (pictured) from Barefoot Apothecary.

I also love the goat milk, oats and calendula bath salts for itchy skin/eczema from 7 Chakras Soap, the chamomile calendula bath salts from Wild Raven Soap in Australia, the Good Karma bath salts from Wonderland Bath & Beauty, the calendula bath salts scented with frankincense and myrrh essential oils from The Savvy Soap, and the Mimosa Luxe Epsom salt bath soak from Lovely Body.

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Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe

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This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Made using natural chamomile infused olive oil, this homemade chamomile balm recipe is perfect for hands, feet, body and even lips! (Use only lip safe fragrances or flavor oils if using on lips.) If you’re sensitive to fragrances you can leave your balm unscented. Or use cocoa, ginger and espresso for a fantastic fragrance that’s just as divine as this balm itself. (I have to admit I’m a sucker for all three of these things.)

This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

Once you’ve created you own homemade chamomile balm, package it in sustainable, eco-friendly brown paperboard jars. Then top each container with cute bee sticker embellishment for a thoughtful homemade gift idea. These are perfect as homemade stocking stuffers, DIY wedding favors or even as part of a handmade gift basket. Here’s the recipe…

 This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. chamomile infused olive oil (or other infused carrier oil of choice)
.5 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. mango butter
.25 oz. beeswax
25 drops cocoa absolute
15 drops fresh ginger essential oil
12 drops espresso fragrance oil

Instructions:

You’ll need to begin by making the chamomile infused olive oil. (Alternately you can use any other “liquid at room temperature” carrier oil of your choice.) I made mine by filling a mason jar with organic chamomile flowers – and few lavender blossoms just because – then covering the chamomile completely with olive oil. I set it in a cabinet for a several months, shaking occasionally.

DIY Chamomile Infused Olive Oil for natural skin care recipes.

However, you do not need to wait months for your chamomile infused oil to be ready. (I was saving mine for the perfect recipe!) Your chamomile infused oil should be ready for use within about two weeks. Or, to speed up the process, you can simmer the chamomile flowers in olive oil on the stove, covered, for 30 to 60 minutes.

DIY Chamomile Infused Olive Oil for natural skin care recipes.

DIY Chamomile Infused Olive Oil for natural skin care recipes.

DIY Chamomile Infused Olive Oil for natural skin care recipes.

Once you’ve infused the olive oil with chamomile, you must now strain it for use. You can do this by either using cheesecloth or a coffee filter. I chose to use a coffee filter to keep my chamomile infused olive oil free of any plant material for a clear oil.

You can easily strain it by inserting the cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter onto a mason jar then using a canning ring to hold either the cheesecloth or coffee filter in place.

Once you’ve strained your chamomile infused olive oil, it’s now ready to incorporate into your homemade chamomile balm recipe.

How to make a simple homemade chamomile balm recipe.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax and mango butter. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave.

Now weigh out the shea butter and stir into the melted beeswax and mango butter. Heat again so the shea butter melts completely.

Next, weigh out the chamomile infused olive oil. Stir into the melted beeswax and butters.

If you would like to scent your chamomile balm recipe, use a dropper or plastic transfer pipette to add the cocoa absolute, ginger essential oil and espresso fragrance oil.

I found my cocoa absolute at my local co-op. However I had to purchase the ginger essential oil online. The espresso fragrance oil is the same one I had left over and on hand from my homemade orange and espresso soap recipe here.

The amounts listed within this chamomile balm recipe for the cocoa absolute, ginger eo and espresso fo will give your homemade chamomile balm a light scent of gently spiced mocha espresso. For a stronger fragrance, increase the amounts of each ingredient slightly until you’ve achieved your desired scent strength. (Be sure to stay within use guidelines for the essential oil and fragrance oil!)

This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

Mix these ingredients so they are fully incorporated into the base of your chamomile balm then pour into your containers.

For my homemade chamomile balm recipe I used eco-friendly 1/2 ounce brown paperboard jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging. I was able to fill six containers, each with .3 oz. of my homemade chamomile balm.

This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

Once the chamomile balm solidifies, place the lid on each of the containers.

I then decorated the lids of my homemade chamomile balm with Jolee’s Boutique’s Bee Dimensional Embellishment Stickers.

This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Leave it unscented or scent yours with cocoa, ginger and espresso like I did mine. Then top off the sustainable and eco-friendly packaging with cute bee sticker embellishments to give as homemade gifts!

Your homemade chamomile balm is now ready for use or for gifting! If you are selling your homemade chamomile balm, label accordingly with and INCI ingredient listing, your DBA or business name, and contact information.

If you like my homemade chamomile balm recipe you may also enjoy the best selling book, Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive, by Petra Ahnert. This book provides a multitude of exciting uses for beeswax including beauty and skin care recipes, homemade soaps and candles and even scented beeswax ornaments that are simply perfect for the upcoming holidays! You can learn more about this book here.

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DIY Herbal Bath – Natural Herbs For A Home Spa Experience

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Seven Relaxing Herbs to Add to Your Bath-Time Routine

Guest post by Ashley Hamilton-Myers, Mother and Baby Health Blog.

For most moms, the bathroom is a sanctuary: the one room where you can lock the door, fill up the bathtub, and settle in for a few minutes of peace, away from the chaos on the other side of the door.

Natural Herbs for a Relaxing Bath - 7 Herbs for Creating a Custom DIY Bath Recipe
When you do find time to slip away into this magical oasis, you want to make the most of your experience. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on expensive relaxation products, much of what you need to transform your ordinary bathtub into a five-star spa is located in your kitchen cabinets—for less than half the price!

1. Chamomile – Tea connoisseurs have long known the soothing effects of a warm cup of chamomile tea. The herb has been used for a variety of purposes from stomach cramps to burns to migraines. Two of chamomile’s main chemicals are chrysin (an anti-inflammatory) and glycene (an amino acid used to relax nerves). And just as you might add honey and lemon to your tea, you can add these ingredients to enhance the aromatic effects of the chamomile in your bath.

2. Rosemary – The fragrance of rosemary is enough to make any hungry group of kids run to the kitchen for roasted chicken and vegetables, and it can also make any stressed mom run for the bathtub. Rosemary has many healing properties and is found in a variety of herbal remedies, including arthritis and sore throats. When steeped in water, the aroma of this sweet-smelling herb helps soothe sore muscles.

3. Bay Leaves – Any simmering pot of vegetable soup needs a bay leaf or two, so why not include them when simmering in the bath? Bay leaves contain the chemical eugenol, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The leaves also act as an astringent, which will help cleanse your tired body.

4. Ground Almonds – Almonds are packed with nutrients. The carrier oil derived from these nuts soothes dry skin and combats wrinkles. When crushed and added into a bath, almonds help inflammation, easing the tension from overworked skin. Plus, you’ll come out smelling like a cookie!

5. Lemon – Lemons have a variety of uses in both aromatherapy and overall wellness. Each part of the lemon has different properties to help with asthma, gastrointestinal distress, and even arthritis. The terpenes in lemons have a calming effect on the body, and the acids in lemon juice have excellent cleansing properties, so you can use the leftovers to clean out the tub.

6. Lavender – Lavender is on the rise as an ingredient in haute cuisine, but it is better known for its aromatic properties, often mixed with chamomile, as both produce a relaxing effect that aids in sleep. The soft purple blooms also contain oils such as linalool that combat acne and scarring.

7. Rose Petals – While rose petals are edible, most of us don’t have a stock of them in the kitchen cabinet. However, you may find them in your garden or purchase them inexpensively (once those long stems are disregarded). Rose petals have moisturizing essential oils that will soften the bathwater and hydrate your skin.

There are two methods for including herbs in you bath.

If you don’t want the herbs in the bathtub with you (they can be messy to clean up and clog drains), prepare your brew beforehand. Place one cup of the herb(s) in a gallon of water. Slowly simmer on the stove top for 15-20 minutes. Strain the infused water before pouring the “tea” into your bath water.

If you prefer to steep with the herbs, there are a number of cost efficient ways to keep the herbs from destroying the drain. Place one cup of the herb(s) into the bottom of a pair of pantyhose. Tie a knot in the open end, and submerge the homemade sachet. (Cheesecloth or another tightly-woven fabric will work too.) Try both methods to see which you prefer, then start mixing and matching your favorite herbs to create a unique bath time experience.

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Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

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Want a luxurious spa experience in your own bathtub? Then try your hand at making this wonderful organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe. This simple all natural recipe uses organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and lifting your spirits.

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Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. Organic Cocoa Butter (by weight)
2 oz. Organic Shea Butter (by weight)
1/2 teaspoon pure beeswax (or up to 1 teaspoon in warmer climates) or 1/4 teaspoon (or up to 1/2 teaspoon in warmer climates) organic carnuba wax (vegan alternative)
1 teaspoon organic lavender flowers
1 teaspoon organic chamomile flowers
12 drops organic lavender essential oil
12 drops organic lemongrass essential oil

Instructions:

For my organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe you’ll need a digital scale that weighs in ounces, a long handled plastic spoon, a glass pyrex container, a teaspoon measure (cup), an ice cube tray, and your ingredients.

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First measure out one level half teaspoon of beeswax pellets or 1/4 tsp. of carnauba wax and place into a glass pyrex container. (Note that using up to 1 teaspoon of beeswax in order to keep solidity in warmer climates may make these more difficult to melt in bath water.)

Then weigh out 2 oz. each of cocoa butter and shea butter. Combine these ingredients in a glass container with your wax. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until full melted. (Use a pot holder when removing the glass container from the microwave as it will get very hot.) Stir. Add your essential oils.

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Measure out 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers and 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers.

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Add the chamomile and lavender flowers to your melted butter and wax mixture and stir well.

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Pour your liquid bath melt mixture into a clean, dry ice cube tray. It will serve as a simple and inexpensive mold as well as make removal of the bath melts from the molds a snap! Place the ice cube tray in the freezer until bath melts have fully solidified.

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Once your organic lemon lavender bath melts have solidified, remove the ice cube tray from the freezer. Now simply twist the tray the same as you would ice to remove the bath melts. This recipe will yield five evenly sized bath melts. You can store these in a decorative 7 oz. glass pantry jar or an 8 oz. white plastic jar.

To use simply add one bath melt under hot running water to your bath. Alternatively, you can place one bath melt inside a small cotton muslin bag and add to hot bath while water is still running. Store in a cool, dry location. Materials for this project were purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs.

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Chamomile Cold Process Soap Recipe

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© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:
14 oz. canola oil
15.5 oz. chamomile infused olive oil
(Read how to make an infusion.)
1 lb. 10 oz. coconut oil
13 oz. palm oil
4 oz. rice bran oil

10.5 oz. lye
22 oz. distilled water

1/2 cup strong chamomile tea
2 oz. organic chamomile buds

Instructions:
Follow your basic soapmaking instructions. Add crushed buds and tea at trace and mix well. If you’d like a scent in the final bar, you can also add some Chamomile essential oil. Recommended essential oil usage is 1-3% of the batch total.

To make chamomile tea, steep 2 heaping tablespoons of chamomile buds in 1/2 cup distilled water (that has been brought to a boil then removed from heat) for about 20 minutes. Strain.

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