1. Orange Ginger Warming Foot Scrub
This warming foot scrub is great for the winter, and leaves your feet feeling soft and relaxed.
1/4 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
6 drops orange essential oil
2 drops ginger essential oil
1 level teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper
In a plastic bowl, mix together the sugar and almond oil. Add the essential oils and stir. Add the cayenne pepper last and stir well to mix. To use, sit comfortably in the tub or over a pan of water and/or a large towel to catch the sugar scrub as it is applied. Scoop up a handful of the scrub for each foot and massage vigorously yet with care over heels, ankles, toes, arches and the balls of your feet. Be sure to scrub any rough areas especially
Don’t forget to rinse the tub well when
you’re finished; you don’t want to take a bath in
2. Coffee Body Scrub
2 cups coarsely ground coffee
1/2 cup raw sugar or sea salt
2-3 tablespoons massage oil
Mix all ingredients together. Take a hot shower to moisten your skin and open your pores. Using
wide, circular motions, rub the coffee exfoliant onto your skin with strong, even pressure. Shower off,
pat skin dry and apply a thin layer of your favorite body lotion.
3. Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
1-1/2 cups white table sugar
8 drops grapefruit essential oil
1/4 cup jojoba oil
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
Place sugar into a large bowl and stir to break up any clumps. Add the essential oil. Add the jojoba
oil and castile soap next, a little at a time, stirring after each addition. Mix well and pour into clean container. To use, stand in the tub or shower and massage the sugar scrub onto your skin from head
to toe, Rinse.
4. Massage/Bath Oil
Try one of the following combinations of essential oils in
a warm (not hot) bath or as a massage oil.
Use therapeutic grade essential oils for the best results.
For relaxing muscles/easing stress:
3 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
2 drops petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
1-2 drops frankincense (Boswellia cateri) – optional
For a sensual experience:
3 drops ylang ylang
3 drops sandalwood
-Draw the bath first, add the essential oils, swirl them around with your foot, get in and relax. Allow
yourself 10 to 20 minutes. Do not get the bath water in your eyes, as the oils will sting. Use this
formula up to once a day for 3 days a week over a twoto three-week period.
-To create a massage blend, add the above oils to a tablespoon of carrier oil (like sweet almond oil
or a “massage base” oil, which is usually a blend of sweet almond, grapeseed and jojoba oils). If
you’d like to store the oil for later use or package it as a gift simply use the same ratio of carrier oil to
essential oil, and pour carefully into a clean, dry glass jar.
5. Softening Body Oil
Before taking a shower, brush your skin gently. This exfoliating will stimulate blood circulation and
aid in skin absorption. For best absorption, apply the body oil while your skin is still moist. This
combination is ideal for skin that has been exposed to too much sun or for extra-dry areas, such as
heels and elbows.
1 cup (237 ml) sweet almond oil
1/2 cup (118 ml) jojoba or hazelnut oil (or combination
of the two)
2 tablespoons (30 ml) apricot kernel oil
Essential oil (optional)
-Combine the oils in a sealed bottle and gently turn it
several times to mix. Apply as needed.
-For an uplifting oil experience, try 3 drops of ylang
ylang, 2 drops geranium and 3 drops orange or
bergamot. For an exotic oil experience, try 3 drops ylang
ylang, 2 drops rose, 1 drop patchouli and 1