Floral Bath Oil

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Who is it For

This feminine do it yourself gift idea could be for anyone from your girlfriend to your mother, your best friend to the hostess as a thank you gift. The bath oil can be customized to the recipients favorite flower, colors, or even their favorite scent. This DIY Floral Bath Oil is sure to be appreciated for its beauty and the relaxation it will bring to the recipient.

A homemade bath gift is easy to make with ingredients and items that many people have around the house or that can be easily picked up at your local hobby or craft store.

What to Do

Supplies Directions
  • Bottle with a cork or twist top so that it can be resealed.
  • Potpourri or a collection of small dried flowers
  • Baby oil or mineral oil
  • Small gift tag
  • Raffia or ribbon
  • Small silk flowers or other greenery with wire stems
  • Fragrant oil or perfume
  • Fill the bottle half full with the potpourri or small dried flowers
  • Add a couple of drops of the fragrant oil or you can spray the dried flowers with perfume
  • Fill the bottle almost to the top with the baby or mineral oil
  • Insert the cork or screw the top closed
  • Add raffia/ribbon, silk flowers/greenery to the neck of the bottle for decoration
  • Attach gift card


  • Choose interesting shapes and colors for the bottle or jar
  • If using a cork to seal the bottle, cover with melted wax to seal and prevent leakage
  • Add other items to add to the theme or overall look of the gift, like seashells, mini pinecones, etc.
  • Create a spa gift basket with the bath oil and other spa related items.

Optional Scents

  • Lemon or orange zest
  • Whole cloves
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary sprigs

If you would prefer a bath salt instead of the oil here's a very simple recipe...

  • 2-cups of Epsom salts
  • 1-cup sea salt
  • 20 drops scented essential oil
  • 1-tablespoon glycerin
  • Dark pint (or red) paste or liquid food coloring
    • Combine the salts, oil and glycerin in a sealable plastic bag. Shake to mix well. Add food coloring and shake. You can add more food coloring until the desired color is achieved.

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