DIY Bath and Beauty Recipes with Mountain Rose Herbs

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One of the first places I discovered to shop for natural, organic ingredients online when I first started making handmade soap and my own bath and body products was Mountain Rose Herbs. It has since remained one of my favorite online shops for purchasing natural, organic ingredients when quality is of the utmost importance. Additionally, I also turn to Mountain Rose Herbs for 100% organic loose tea blends, medicinal herbs and spices for cooking.

Natural Organic Bath & Beauty Skin Care Ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs

Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices, and a steadfast focus on the pure aesthetics and freshness of botanical products. Their wide range of certified organic product offerings includes bulk herbs and spices, aromatherapy and essential oils, tea and tea supplies, and natural health and body care. Every aspect of product creation is carried out in accordance with strict quality control and organic handling procedures by employees who care. From fragrant and beyond-fresh organic herbs and spices, to soothing essential oils and delicious herbal teas, the quality and integrity of Mountain Rose Herbs is unparalleled – with smiles guaranteed.

Classic Certified Organic Essential Oil Kit from Mountain Rose Herbs

With that said, if you are wanting to get started using essential oils for the first time, then I highly recommend checking outย Mountain Rose Herbs’ Classic Essential Oil Kit. This classic kit is perfect for beginners and features the world’s most renowned and popularly used essential oils in one convenient sampler. It is beautifully packaged with usage guidelines on the back of the liner tray and contains an extra bottle with a glass dropper for experimentation. It contains one .25oz. bottle each of the six following certified organic essential oils:

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Essential Oil: Cool, clear, and exceptionally refreshing. Effective vapor rub and air disinfectant for colds and flu. Dilates nasal and bronchial passages. Mild stimulant and antiseptic. Beneficial analgesic for sore muscles. Blends will with peppermint, lemon, and lavender.

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Essential Oil: Highly refreshing and relaxing oil that is clear to light green. Helps the body restore balance and harmony. Mildly sweet, fresh, and warm. Works well with the nervous system. Mild analgesic, sedative, astringent, and skin tonic. Blends well with Rose, Citrus, Rosemary, Lavender, and Basil.

Lavender (Lavendula spp.) Essential Oil: Fresh, floral aroma. Classic ingredient in soaps and perfumes. Helps alleviate stress, induce sleep, and overcome anxiety. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, spasmodic, anti-depressant, and stimulates new cell growth. Excellent preventative against infections. Mild enough to use by the drop on cuts, scrapes, bruises, sprains, and insect bites. Blends well with many oils adding a smooth, sweet top note.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil: Stimulating, refreshing, and bright. Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Used for indigestion and nausea. Excellent for some headaches, fever, colds, and flu. Soothing in steams or massage oils. Classic breath freshener. Blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Citrus, and Rose.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Essential Oil: Physical and mental stimulant. Blend with carrier oil for a soothing hair conditioner, invigorating massage oil, or bath oil. Effective preservative. Stimulates memory and mental faculties. Good for muscular sprains, arthritis, and rheumatism. Do not use if you have high blood pressure.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Oil: Impressive and powerful oil with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Used for infections, sunburn, acne, athleteโ€™s foot, and many other applications. Do not use on inflamed, broken, or sensitive skin.

The possibilities of this kit are endless. You can use these essential oils to make everything from salves, soaps, scrubs, and body butters to lip balms, solid perfumes and natural, non-toxic household cleaners. Or simply use them for aromatherapy!

Here are just a few super simple recipes I use essential oils for that you may want to give a try:

DIY Basic Bath Salt Recipe

2 cups coarse sea salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil (or other carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, rice bran, or fractionated coconut oil)
1 teaspoon essential oil or essential oil blend of choice

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

DIY Basic Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Equal parts shea butter, beeswax (or candelilla/Carnauba wax as a vegan alternative), and sweet almond oil (or other carrier oil)
2-4% of your recipe essential oil or essential oil blend of choice

Melt your shea butter and beeswax, then stir in the carrier oil and essential oil and mix well. Place in molds such as cupcake tin until hardened.

DIY Basic Body Butter Recipe

24oz. refined shea butter
2oz. cocoa butter
1oz. rice bran oil (or your choice of carrier oil)
1/4oz. – 1/2oz. essential oil or essential oil blend of choice

Melt the shea and cocoa butters then stir in the rice bran oil and essential oil. Fill desired containers and allow to cool completely.

DIY Basic Lip Balm Recipe

1/2 oz. (by weight) refined cocoa butter
1/2 oz. (by weight) refined shea butter
2 Tablespoons beeswax (or Carnauba Wax/Candelilla Wax as a vegan alternative)
1Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or other carrier oil of choice)
2-5ml essential oil or essential oil blend of choice

Melt your beeswax and butters then stir in the carrier oil and essential oils. Using a pipette, fill lip balm tubes or pour into tins.

To learn more about Mountain Rose Herbs please visit them online.


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  1. I used the thieves essential oil recipe. My interest is using the oils and herbs for medicinal and cleaning/disinfecting uses. I’m interested in making a first aid kits for Christmas presents that’s applicable for uses such as cold, flu, bruises, cuts, rashes, anxiety, sleeplessness. I’m also interested in recipes from common weeds/herbs found almost anywhere.

  2. I would use the kit for making sugar scrubs and soap.

  3. I would be stingy and use it for myself in lipbalm, solid perfume and my diffuser.

  4. I’ve been wanting to try their essential oils in soaps and lotions. I have sensitive skin so I want to make my own products without any harsh chemicals!

  5. I’d love to try the dream pillow mix..!
    (But the bulk herbal section looks tempting, too.)

  6. Im new to soaping. I’d love a sample pack so I could find out which scents my family likes!

  7. I would love to try their clays. Clay masks are amazing for your skin

  8. I apparently can’t follow directions haha If I won the kit, I would make soap and bath salts

  9. I will use the Classic Essential Oil Kit from Mountain Rose Herbs to create my own beauty products if I win!

  10. I’m just starting to get into soapmaking so this Essential Oil Kit would be perfect to let me experiment with different EO’s to see what I like best to scent my soap!

  11. I would use the oils for aromatherapy purposes.

  12. I think I would make a facial cream & use the rest for a bubble bath or air freshener!

  13. If I win, I’m excited to see how organic essential oils differ from conventional ones.

  14. After excitedly opening my gift I would treat my nose to an exhilarating olfactory experience. Then I would try my hand at creating the concoctions on this blog. Who knows, this might be the beginning of a golden years cottage industry. Ah – the possibilities…

  15. I would try out some essential oils. They have some I’ve never even heard of!

  16. I would like them to make soap with and I would love to use them as a natural first aid remedy!

  17. I was browsing their site and a bit sad that they won’t ship outside the US. Sill looking for something as nice that delivers to Switzerland…

  18. Such a lovely variety with so many delightful uses. I would make my signature sugar scrubs, some skin nourishing body creams and my favorite healing salves just for starters.
    Thank You!

  19. I’d love to make some new room sprays


  20. love to try out the aroma sprays!

    ainaxp at gmail dot com

  21. If I am fortunate enough to win, I would get started making some Christmas presents for some special friends and family!

  22. I would use it in my own soaps and scrubs!

  23. I would like to try out the DIY Basic Lip Balm Recipe.

  24. I use lavender and peppermint oils when I’m cleaning. I’d also love to try mixing some perfumes!

    hearpere at yahoo dot com

  25. I would make bath salts.


  26. I would use the Classic Essential Oil Kit from Mountain Rose Herbs to make bath salt scrubs and to wear as they are.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Please enter me into your contest for giveaways. I am new to the soap making etc. just gathering info. so I can try to make mine and my families own soaps , lotions etc. The Oil Kit would be a great start, Thanks Tammy

  28. I would use them to add to my homemade soaps and cleansers.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    Ldsmom2201 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

  29. I’d like to give this to my mom who love essential oils!

  30. I would use the essential oil kit while experimenting making soaps for the first time!

  31. I wear each one like perfume.
    rierie11booger (@)

  32. I would like to try to make my own carpet & mattress deodorizer to start.

  33. I would use this for my bath salts.

  34. I’d use the essential oil kit to make room sprays to suit my moods!

  35. I use essential oils to make bath salts

  36. I would use the oils for relaxation, baths, and our natural mosquito spray.

  37. I would love to experiment with essential oils making home remedies and cleaning products!

  38. Christina – – There used to be an herb store in my city a few blocks from where I live called The Archangel. Since its demise I have sorely missed essential oils and would definitely use these for aromatherapy and on my body!

  39. These would be lovely in whipped soap.

  40. I would use it to make bath salts.

  41. I would use them for making natural mosquito/tick/flee repellant for my family and pets, for perfumes, and for home remedies.

  42. i use essential oils for healing (like geranium oil is good for skin cancer) and for aromatherapy in the tub and shower.

  43. For therapeutic uses
    and to try out the diy’s you just posted, so inspired right now ๐Ÿ™‚
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

  44. Oooohhh I love essential oils! Their great for so many different uses.


  45. I’d use the herbs for aromatherapy and to experiment with making my own products

  46. I’d use it for magick

  47. I would use them when I make my own moisturizer!

  48. Wow! A giveaway from one of my all time favorite stores. Super exciting. I used the nettles and raspberry leaves during my pregnancy to make tea. I know it’s not super-recommended for everyone so don’t do it yourself, but it worked great for what I needed ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I would use the aromatherapy oils in my bedroom to create peace with the lavender and use the others in whatever room needed a boost. Which is pretty much all of them. LOL

  50. I am so interested in starting to make my own lip balm and bath salts for gifts and such, but I didn’t know where to start!

  51. That’s an easy question! Lavender and rosemary cold process soap. Rosemary, peppermint, and tea tree shampoo bar. Lavender and geranium soap with shea. So many combinations from a handful of oils!

  52. Ada Mangoes says

    I would use this kit for making soaps and lotions.

  53. I would use it in soap, of course!

  54. I’d use the kit for homemade soaps, air freshener gels, and to get rid of migrains (if there’s peppermint oil). Peppermint oil is the only thing that gets rid of my headaches and migraines without side effects.

  55. I think I would most likely use the essential oils in my sugar hand scrub. (Sugar and mineral oil.)

  56. I’d use it to scent my homemade soy candles that I scatter all around my house! please please?!

  57. I would use this product as a way for me to break into my interest in soapmaking!

  58. I’d love to use these in my homemade cleaning products.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  59. I love to make essential oil bath bombs, and this sampler would be great to try new scents. Thanks!

  60. I enjoy everything I have ever bought from Mountain Rose herbs. The “Melissa” essential oil is my favorite so far. So many good products to chose from. Keep up the good work. Tamara

  61. So excited for this giveaway! I make a body oil from a mix of carrier oils so my favorite from Mountain Rose Herbs would be the pomegranate seed oil ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. I have yet to buy Rose Mountain Herbs products…but it is in my books very soon, cannot wait!
    I would use these Wonderful Essential Oils in skincare products such as Sugar Scrubs, Body Butters and Salves!
    Thank You!

  63. I would use the essential oil kit in the Herbalism classes I teach in Southwest Montana!

    toyiarenee at hotmail dot com

  64. I’d make soap….and I’m sure I could find a million other uses for them! But soap, definitely. I love handmade soap. ๐Ÿ˜€

  65. i would use the the kit with oils for soap and scrubs….wow what a great giveaway…

    thanks for an opportunity to win.

    Melissa from Naches, WA

  66. Just started school for Esthetics!! I could really use these!!!

  67. So many wonderful things can be done with these! First thing I’d do would be to use them to make sachets for my furniture drawers and closets to freshen them up.

  68. I’ll enjoy making soaps, sachets and deodorizers with these essential oils

  69. I would use the oils for cleaning products and laundry soap

  70. I would love to try making soap.

  71. Cat Hammond says

    Since my wonderful husband just made me a new wooden soap mold I am itching to try making cold process soap now instead of melt and pour and would love having these oils for use in making the soap.

  72. I’d make lotion bars.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

  73. I’d make solid perfumes, room sprays, and skin and hair treatments.

  74. I would make a salt scrub.