If you’re looking for homemade Christmas gifts that anyone can make then you’ll definitely want to consider this easy homemade bath oil recipe! With as few as two ingredients you’ll have a homemade Christmas gift that anyone who covets baths is sure to appreciate.
Easy Homemade Bath Oil Recipe
I used an upcycled bourbon bottle for my easy homemade bath oil recipe however you can use any container of your liking. Simply increase the bath oil recipe to fit the container(s) you choose.
For every ounce of oil you use (by weight) add 12 drops of your favorite essential oil. Just be sure to use an essential oil, such a lavender essential oil, that’s not known to cause skin irritation.
Here are a few carrier oils I’m in love with and recommend using:
Sweet almond oil softens, soothes, and reconditions skin.
Apricot kernel oil is similar to sweet almond oil but is suitable for sensitive and prematurely aged skin.
Argan oil is a luxurious oil rich in natural vitamin E and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids. It absorbs quickly and is often used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails, and prevent/reduce stretch marks.
Grapeseed oil is a great all around carrier oil that absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling. It’s especially suitable for those with skin sensitivities because of its natural non-allergenic properties.
Jojoba oil has a long shelf life and possesses absorption properties that are similar to our skins own sebum.
Pomegranate seed oil is a luxurious and deeply penetrating oil from the cold pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit. It’s deeply nourishing to skin and provides powerful anti-oxidant benefits for numerous skin ailments. This naturally anti-aging oil helps to nourish and develop healthy skin cell regeneration.
Safflower oil is a highly moisturizing oil with an exceptionally high amount of linoleic acid. It is deeply soothing and one of the first choices for skin care recipes requiring moisturizing benefits.
Make it last.
Make your homemade gift tags.
To create the homemade gift tags, which can later be used as homemade Christmas ornaments, you’ll need to the printable template, a sheet of Frosted Rough & Ready Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic, scissors, a hole punch, an oven, a cookie sheet, a kraft paper bag or parchment paper, permanent markers or paint pens and embroidery thread.
Begin by placing the sheet of shrinky dink plastic rough side up over top of the template. Using markers or a paint pen trace over the template for as many tags as you’d like or that will fit on the plastic. Color them in then use scissors to cut out the shapes. Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the shapes.
Now place the plastic colored side up on a cookie sheet covered with brown kraft paper or parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 3 1/2 – 5 minutes just until the shapes have shrunk fully. (I don’t recommend using paint pens unless you’re in a well ventilated area as it will smell terrible and make a bit of smoke. The result is beautiful but I did learn the hard way.)
Now remove the cookie sheet from the oven then gently remove the shrunk plastic gift tags from the cookie sheet once cool. String embroidery thread through the holes of each tag then wrap them around the bottles of homemade bath oil you’re gifting.