Homemade Herbal Products

Make Your Own Homemade Herbal Products

Herbal bath and beauty products can invigorate, soothe and cleanse. Plus, they are often luxurious in scent and texture. Sure, you can buy herbal products – but it can be fun to create them yourself. They even make thoughtful gifts!

Whipping up a batch of homemade herbal bath and beauty products is easier than you may believe, and the ingredients are not hard to find – many can even be found in your local grocery or health food store. Here are a couple simple recipes to get you started!

Bathtub for Homemade Herbal Products like bath saltsHERBAL BATH SALTS: In general, you’ll need three tablespoons of coarse sea salt and up to ten drops of essential oils per bath. Add a few drops of coloring if you wish. Shake all the ingredients together in a paper bag and store the finished product in a decorative glass jar.


Morning Wake-up Bath

3 tbsp. coarse sea salt

3 drops rosemary

2 drops juniper

2 drops bergamot

2 drops sandalwood


Evening Calming Bath

3 tbsp. coarse sea salt

4 drops lavender

2 drops ylang-ylang

2 drops chamomile

1 drop nutmeg


HERBAL LIP BALM: Both the harsh cold of winter and the drying heat of summer can lead to cracked and chapped lips. Keep yours soft and supple with this easy lip balm recipe.


Soothing Honey-Orange Lip Balm

2 tsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. beeswax

1/2 tsp. cocoa butter

1/2 tsp. honey

3 drops essential oil of orange

1 vitamin E capsule

Measure the olive oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter into a glass or enamel pan. Melt over low heat, stirring often until the wax is melted. Remove from heat and stir in honey, essential oil, and the contents of the vitamin E capsule. Pour into containers.


I hope these tips help you create some soothing products and relax a bit.


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