The following are some of my favorite bath recipes. They can be used alone as oils or added to salts. I find that the salts make the water softer and better for your skin. I've included magical baths and practical baths since bathing in itself is a spiritual experience and I find it hard to separate magical from practical! If you have sensitive skin be sure to test all blends before jumping into a bathful of them!

This is a good all-purpose blend that I've adapted from Scott Cunningham's book "Incense, Oils and Brews".
3 parts Epsom Salts, 2 parts Baking Soda, 1 part Sea Salt (Or Table Salt)
Make a large batch and split into several parts. One bath equals about 1/2 cup of salts (I use a scoop I bought at Cost Plus). Add your oils until salts are strongly scented. If adding coloring do so before you add oils.

Circle Bath
2 drops Frankincense Oil
4 drops Sandalwood Oil
4 drops Myrrh Oil
6 drops Rosemary Oil

Blend all oils together and add directly to a bath full of warm water or mix with salts and add to bath. Use before any magical workings or to prepare yourself for ritual.

10 drops Bergamot Oil
8 drops Lemon balm
8 drops Bay Oil
5 drops Grapefruit Oil

Inspires contentment, sharpens concentration, and promotes creativity.

3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Patchouli
1 cup salts
Blend Oils and add to salts, let sit for awhile in order to build fragrance. I use this before any divinatory work or just to relax and center.


5 drops Eucalyptus Oil
3 drops Lavender Oil
2 drops Peppermint Oil

Use any time you feel congested and achy. It really works! For added benefit, add oils to 1 oz of Sweet Almond Oil and massage into chest, arms, neck and abdomen before going to bed. It helps ease congestion and speed healing.


2 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Chamomile
2 drops Rose Geranium

Add oils to tub full of warm water and soak until water cools. For bloating, add oils to 1/2 oz of Sweet Almond Oil with 2 drops of Juniper and massage into the abdomen.

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