Cambria Style

From the Kitchen to the Spa

  • August, 2015

Homemade toiletries may seem complicated, but with a few ingredients and a stovetop, you can make luxurious spa-quality bath products in your own kitchen. When stored in beautiful (and airtight) glass jars, a DIY lotion, sugar scrub, or body wash can add a touch of cozy comfort to your bathroom. And don’t forget, homemade bath products make ideal gifts for housewarming celebrations, birthday parties, or as an unexpected hostess gift for the friend who has it all. Experiment with your favorite essential oils for a decadently personalized treatment.

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Simply Decadent Body Butter 

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup cocoa butter
  • 10 drops lavender and peppermint essential oils
  • Mixing stand or handheld mixer
  • Glass jar

How to:

Add coconut oil and cocoa butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the solids have melted into a buttery consistency. Refrigerate the saucepan until the contents become a soft solid. Add essential oil, up to 10 drops total. Whip the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy. Add to a glass jar and enjoy!

Luxe Body Lotion

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 5 drops of your choice of essential oil
  • Glass jar

How to:

Add coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until solids have melted. Remove from heat and add almond oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oil. Stir until thoroughly blended. Store in a glass jar.

Invigorating Body Wash

You’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • Glass jar 

How to:

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake before using if the mixture has separated.

Warming Body Scrub

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup jojoba, almond, or olive oil
  • 10 drops sandalwood and orange essential oils
  • Glass jar

How to:

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar. Stir before using.

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