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Bath and Spa Products by Design from Your Own Kitchen

Updated on September 23, 2016

Keeping it simple

As someone who uses supplements, and watches ingredients in the food that we prepare, the one area that I was neglecting was our bath products.

Knowing that the largest organ of the human body is the skin we live in, I began experimenting with various bath and shampoo products that I could make myself with ingredients that I know and trust. Not to mention pronounce!

Basic Milky Bath Salts Base Ingredient List

  • 1 cup Sea Salt or Dead Sea Salt, Course Ground
  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Coconut milk powder

4 Common Household items for Bath and Spa Base

4 Common household products with set you on your way to creating the Best Home Bath and Spa treatments available.
4 Common household products with set you on your way to creating the Best Home Bath and Spa treatments available. | Source

Instructions for Milky Bath Salts Base

  1. Combine 1 cup of each of the following ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. I use an old fiber supplement container to mix and store the Bath Salts Base.

Reusing old containers around the house

Using a funnel made by cutting the top off of a gallon jug of vinegar and combine all for ingredients.  Shake to mix well.
Using a funnel made by cutting the top off of a gallon jug of vinegar and combine all for ingredients. Shake to mix well. | Source

Properly mixed Milky Bath Salts Base

Properly mixed Milky Bath Salt will look like large granulated blended mixture.
Properly mixed Milky Bath Salt will look like large granulated blended mixture. | Source

Reuse of old shampoo bottle for Basic Shampoo Base

Shake well before each use. Basic Shampoo base will separate into several layers between use as seen in the bottle on the right.
Shake well before each use. Basic Shampoo base will separate into several layers between use as seen in the bottle on the right. | Source

Basic Shampoo Base Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup of Baby Castile Soap Unscented
  2. 1/6 cup of Organic Vegetable Glycerin
  3. 1 Tablespoon of Rose Hip Essential Oil
  4. 1 teaspoon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  5. 1-1/2 cups of Distilled Water

Instructions for making Basic Shampoo Base

Combine all ingredients into an old shampoo bottle and mark it as Shampoo Base.

Be sure to shake bottle prior to measuring out Shampoo Base before each use.

Creamy Face and Body Scrub

Be sure to use a plastic container with a capacity of 2-1/2 cups minimum as product will expand.
Be sure to use a plastic container with a capacity of 2-1/2 cups minimum as product will expand. | Source

Puff and Scrub Body and Facial Scrub for Sensitive Skin

Now that you have the Two Bases mixed and ready, now is when the fun and the magic begin.

Puff and Scrub – Facial and Body Scrub

You will want to find a plastic container that will stay in your shower or bathroom so it will be handy.

The container needs to be at least a 2-1/2-cup capacity container.

You will understand why when you mix up a batch of my Puff and Scrub Facial and Body Scrub for sensitive and allergy prone skin types.

  • 1 cup of Bath Salts Base
  • 1-1/3 cups of Shampoo Base

Stir with plastic utensil until mixed thoroughly. Mixture will be slightly grainy and soupy looking in the container.

Set aside with lid slightly ajar for 12-24 hours to allow the magic that puts the Puff in our Puff and Scrub before use.

Depending on how much you use each time, this amount is sufficient to last about a week.

Nature's Paradise Shampoo

Thick and creamy Nature's Paradise Shampoo in re purposed bottle!
Thick and creamy Nature's Paradise Shampoo in re purposed bottle! | Source

Nature’s Paradise Shampoo

Step One:

  • 2/3 cup of Distilled Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bath Salt Base
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Milk Powder

Blend Water, Base mixture until completely dissolved. Then mix in the 2 tablespoon of Coconut Milk powder until well dissolved.

Step Two:

  • 1/3 Cup Shampoo Base
  • 1/3 Cup Castile liquid Baby soap Unscented

Add to the mixture from step one and watch the magic creating your own, thick and luxurious shampoo.

Pour into and Store in an old Shampoo bottle and it is ready to use.

I have learned that it is best to pour Step One into the bottle you plan on using to store it in and then pour in step two one at a time into the bottle.

While the mixture appears to remain well combined between uses, I like to shake the bottle just prior to use each time.

All ingredients Right in your Kitchen

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Coconut Milk Spa

  • ½ to 1 cup of Bath Salts Base
  • 10-20 drops Eucalyptus or Rose Hip Essential Oil

Combine Bath Salt base with 10-20 drops of essential oil into a Hot tub of water, and relax with the Heavenly scent of your own Coconut Milk Spa.

Necessity is Truly the Mother of Invention!

Because all commercially made bath and spa products drove my skin crazy, I decided to create my own Luxurious Bath and personal care products with product names that I could actually pronounce.

I have been using these homemade products for about the last 4 months, and not only has it cleared up some acne issues I have had for YEARS, it has softened my skin and smoothed my rough elbows and is working on my rough heels.

Tell us what you think

5 stars from 2 ratings of Bath and Spa Products from the Kitchen

© 2016 Cammy Walters

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      Cammy Walters 5 months ago

      Louise, it is VERY easy, and you can make adjustments according to your skin type and issues. Blessings!

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      Louise Powles 5 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I've never really thought about making my own bath salts or anything like that, but it looks really easy to do! I'd love to give this a try. Thankyou!