Bath and Body Recipes

Note:   It is important that you read Soap Class #2 to learn how to make liquid soaps.  Soap Class #3 will teach you about soap additives that can enhance the quality of your liquid soap recipes.  Soap Class #4 will teach you how to make Bath gel.  Bubble bath recipes can be made using the techniques taught in Soap Class #2 All other recipes include the instructions.  These recipes will give you a starting point.  By experimenting, and adding your own ideas, you will be able to come up with creative, high-quality bath products.  Have Fun!

Homemade Bath Salts
Body Spritzer
Bath Bombs
Liquid Soaps (Hand Soap & Shampoo)
Shower Gels
Bubble Baths
Fabulous Lotion

 

Homemade Bath Salts

Ingredients

  • Epsom Salt

  • Water Softener Pellets

  • Food Coloring

  • Body Safe Fragrance Oils

  • Blender

  • Mixing Bowl

     

Instructions

  1. Measure out 4 cups of water softener pellets and put in blender until it is in almost powder form.

  2. Mix 4 cups of epsom salt to the water softener and mix

  3. Add food coloring, but not too much or the bath salt will clump together.

  4. Add 2 Tbsp. of Body Safe Fragrance Oil  and Mix

  5. You're Done!

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Homemade Body Spritzer

 Ingredients

  • Gallon Distilled Water

  • 1/2 Cup epsom Salt

  • 1/2 cup water softener

  • Body Safe Fragrance Oils

  • Vitamin E oil (optional)

    Note:  The fragrance oil does not mix thoroughly with the water mixture, so do not use a see-through bottle for these, and instruct the customer to shake the bottle before they spray.

Instructions

  1. Put epsom salt and water softener in distilled water.  Allow to dissolve completely.

  2. Pour mixture into 8 oz. spray bottles.

  3. Top each bottle off with 1 Tbsp. of a Body Safe Fragrance oil of your choice.

  4. You're done!

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Bath Bombs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup citric acid

  • 1/2 cup corn starch

  • 2 Tbsp. jojoba

  • 2 tsp. witch hazel

  • 4-8 drops coloring

  • 1/4 tsp. borax

  • 1-2 tsp. fragrance oil

  • Molds of your choice

Instructions

  1. Mix baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch thoroughly.

  2. Mix all of the remaining ingredients in small cup

  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture little by little (mixing thoroughly while adding).

  4. Remove finished mixture and pack into your molds.  If the mixture is too crumbly, add a little more witch hazel and try again.

  5. Remove from the molds (they don't have to be set up to remove.)

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Liquid Soap Recipes

Note:  Please use the instructions on Soap class #2 as your guide for the following recipes.  Please be aware that liquid soaps use potassium hydroxide and bar soaps use sodium hydroxide.    If you would like to enhance the quality of these basic recipes, please refer to Soap class #3 for a list of additives.    
Please keep in mind the following when making your liquid soaps:
1.  If you choose to use the alcohol/lye method to make your soap, you will need to add 20 oz. ethanol or isopropyl alcohol to the oils and lye solution.
2.  You will also need to neutralize the soap.  To do this, add 4 1/2 oz. of a 20% boric or citric acid solution, or 4 1/2 oz. of a 33% borax solution (9 Tablespoons).  If you used borax in your recipe as a thickener, you will not have to use neutralizers.

Coconut Oil Liquid Soap
Ingredients:
35 oz. Coconut Oil
13 oz. Palm Oil

Lye Solution:
13 oz. potassium hydroxide
39 oz. distilled water

For Dry Skin Liquid Soap
Ingredients:
35 oz. Coconut Oil
11 oz. Castor Oil
3 oz. Palm Oil

Lye Solution:
13 oz. potassium hydroxide
39 oz. distilled water

Moisturizing Jojoba 
Liquid Soap
Note:  This liquid soap will not be as clear as other recipes, but it is very mild and moisturizes well.
Ingredients:
16 oz. Coconut Oil
29 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
3 oz. Jojoba

Lye Solution:
11 oz. potassium hydroxide
33 oz. distilled water

Simple Shampoo
Ingredients:
37 oz. Coconut Oil
11 oz. Sweet Almond Oil

Lye Solution:
13 oz. potassium hydroxide
39 oz. distilled water

Note:  Please refer to Soap Class #3 to learn about soap additives, fragrance, and color.

Tropical Shampoo
Ingredients:
35 oz. Coconut Oil
11 oz. Castor Oil
2 oz. Cocoa Butter

Lye Solution:
13 oz. potassium hydroxide
39 oz. distilled water

Baby Shampoo
Ingredients:
48 oz. Olive Oil

Lye Solution:
10 oz. potassium hydroxide
30 oz. distilled water

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Shower Gels

Please refer to Soap Class #4 to make Gels

Baby Shower Gel
Ingredients:
43 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
5 oz. Coconut Oil

Lye Solution:
11 oz. potassium hydroxide
33 oz. distilled water

Basic Shower Gel
Ingredients:
38 oz. Castor Oil
7 oz. Coconut Oil

Lye Solution:
11 oz. potassium hydroxide
33 oz. distilled water

High-Foaming Gel
Ingredients:
24 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
21 oz. Coconut Oil
3 oz. Cocoa Butter

Lye Solution:
12 oz. potassium hydroxide
36 oz. distilled water

Smoothie
Ingredients:
25 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
9 oz. Coconut Oil
5 oz. Palm Oil
5 oz. Castor Oil

Lye Solution:
12 oz. potassium hydroxide
36 oz. distilled water

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Bubble Baths

Please refer to Soap Class #2 to make these recipes

Coconut Bubble Bath
Ingredients:
48 oz. Coconut Oil

Lye Solution:
14 oz. potassium hydroxide
42 oz. distilled water

Hippy Chick Bath
Ingredients:
41 oz. Coconut Oil
5 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
3 oz. Hemp Oil

Lye Solution:
14 oz. potassium hydroxide
42 oz. distilled water

Fabulous  Lotion

Ingredients: Oil Phase

  • 325 grams Olive Oil

  • 50 grams sweet almond oil

  • 25 grams castor oil

  • 40 grams jojoba

  • 10 grams cocoa butter

  • 75 grams beeswax

Ingredients:  Water Phase

  • 443.5 grams distilled water

  • 10 grams borax

  • 15 grams glycerin

  • 6 grams Fragrance oil or Essential Oil

Instructions:
Get together two different saucepans.  One will be used for your oil phase, and one will be used for your water phase.  Set your fragrance aside.  Heat all of the oils together in a saucepan until they reach 165 degrees.  At the same time, heat all of the water phase ingredients until they reach 165 degrees.  Make sure that the borax is thoroughly dissolved.    Pour the heated oil mixture into a bowl and mix with a hand mixer on low speed, slowly adding the water mixture to it.  Increase the speed to speed level 2.  Add your fragrance oils and mix at a faster speed a  little while longer.  Pour lotion into jars.  If you desire to make a thinner lotion, simply increase the water amount or the amount of one of your soft oils.

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