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5 Spa Creations You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less for Under $10

10 minute Spa Recipes

If you read my last post “A Christmas to Remember” I suggested you could create incredible spa gifts for very little money. In this post I’m going to give you some ideas you can wrap and put under any Christmas tree with pride.


Body Oils

Body oils make wonderful gifts for both men and women. The recipe that follows will give about 4 ounces of body oil. You can package your oils as a single gift or add variety by making a selection of two three or four oils per gift.

You will need:

  • 4 oz bottles either screw cap (the least expensive) or pump type Your choice of carrier oil(s)
  • Your choice of essential oil(s)
  • Labels

Just for giggles and grins, let’s say you want to make 12 body oil gifts.

You will need to purchase:

  • 12 – 4 oz bottles
  • 36 ounces of carrier oils (this can be 1 type of carrier oil or a variety. For instance, you might want to purchase 1 16 oz bottle each of sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil and grape seed oil. Carrier oils usually come in 4 oz, 16 oz or larger size bottles. You can buy just exactly the 36 ounces by buying 9 – 4 ounce bottles, but you will often pay more this way.
  • 120 drops total of essential oils (that’s 10 drops per bottle times 12 bottles = 120 drops total needed for all 12 gifts. When choosing your essential oils keep in mind that there are roughly 560 drops per ounce. If you’re choosing a variety of essential oils for your gifts, you may only need .2 ounce (112 drops) or .3 ounce (168 drops). If your supplier offers essential oils in milliliters, you need to know there are roughly 20 drops of essential oil per milliliter. You can make a single gift(s) with only 1 carrier oil and 1 essential oil or you can be blend two or more carrier oils and two or more essential oils to make your creation unique.
  • 12 labels

Calming body oil # 1

  • 1 ½ oz sweet almond oil
  • 1 ½ oz apricot kernel oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Clary sage essential oil

Add all ingredients to 4 ounce bottle and shake to mix. Add label and you’re done. Hint: You can personalize the label by writing something like “Jessica’s relaxing body oil.”

Calming body oil # 2

  • 3 ounces jojoba oil
  • 10 drops lavender 40/42 essential oil

Follow directions for calming body oil #1

Citrus body oil to invigorate both men and women

  • 1 ½ oz sweet almond oil
  • 1 ½ oz jojoba oil
  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops mandarin essential oil

Follow the directions for Recipe # 1.

Body oil for the men in your life

  • 1 ½ oz grapeseed oil
  • 1 ½ oz jojoba oil
  • 5 drops Clary sage essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon or lime essential oil

Follow the directions for Recipe # 1.

Super girly body oil

  • 3 ounces jojoba oil
  • 5 drops Egyptian geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops orange Valencia essential oil

Follow the directions for Recipe # 1.

These five recipes are a teensy sample of what combinations are available. If you’re on a tight budget, be sure and check the price of the oils you choose whether that be the carrier or essential oils. The recipes provided here are to keep you within the $5 or less range.

There are also other super inexpensive and wonderful gifts that you can create. Take a look at the bath bomb recipe previously posted and the bath beads for a couple of ideas.

Now go have fun and relax.

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