Friday, October 18, 2013


12 Days of Christmas Crafting Revisited-Day Two
by Christi R. Pugh
for Nature’s Gift

Your Own Personal Spa-Making Bliss Bath at Home

Who doesn’t love indulging in an aromatic spa experience?  A quiet house, hot water, lit candles, a favorite book, a tasty beverage, and all complemented by the aroma of pure essential oils added to unscented bliss bath.  Treat yourself or your family and friends by creating your own personalized bliss bath blends.  It is fairly simple and quite rewarding.

Bliss Bath came about around ten years ago when Marge was going through a period of grief and loss in her personal life, resulting in increased stress.  A friend suggested she begin searching for ways to nurture and care for herself, so she experimented with formulating a “blooming bath powder.”  Eventually she settled on a more subtle yet soothing formula which became our popular Bliss Bath base unscented and chose favorites depending on her mood, adding Rose, Sandalwood, Neroli, and other oils as part of her pampering bath ritual. 

Although Marge initially used it as a stress reliever, the spa bath can be whatever you want it to be from a night-time wind down to a Saturday morning energizer.  Creating bliss bath for friends is fun and the bail jars offer an attractive presentation.  You can even add a bow or ribbon!

The rich and moisturizing bliss bath base is non-irritating (tapioca starch and jojoba oil) and suitable for most skin types.  As always, we recommend testing a bit on your skin just in case of an idiosyncratic reaction.  Also, the oil residue will make the tub slippery, so label your creation with a cautionary warning about slippage. 

If creating from the unscented Bliss Bath, add about ¼ cup additional Jojoba Oil, and 3 mls of your favorite essential oil or blend.  Remember not to use essential oils which are known skin or mucous-membrane irritants.  (For instance, I would stay away from most of the spice oils.)

Our bags of unscented bliss bath are much easier to work with than bail jars if blending your own creation.  I find it easier to blend this way and then add to an empty bail jar or jars for gift giving.   

Synergy ideas for Bliss Bath:

Destress, Harmony, Relax or Reunite Synergy-All are calming stress relievers at the end of a long, hard, day.  Caution user to be prepared to sleep after this bath!

Other blend ideas:

Contentment bliss bath-Lavandin Super, Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli-Very pleasing to the senses.  Use less Ylangylang than the other two oils.

Energizing bliss bath-Equal parts Pink Grapefruit, Thyme Linalol, and Rosemary.

Energizing immune boost bliss bath-Ravensara, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary.

Our new Russian Rose Oil is enchanting and affordable luxury and would make a beautiful bliss bath. 

We offer pre-blended Bliss Bath in Rose, English Lavender, Cleopatra’s Secret, and Jasmine, but have always been adamant about making the Unscented available as well, for those who want to create their own special bliss bath experience or others with sensitive skin issues.

Now through October 29 we are offering 20% off our unscented bliss bath and our bail jars. Use the promo code  craft2 at checkout, and press apply; you'll see the discount reflected onscreen.  

Check back tomorrow for more aromatic hints and Christmas gift crafting ideas.

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