Aromatic Rose Blends for the Bath
Aromatic Rose Blends for the Bath

In the final two posts of my current double rose trilogy on the blog, I am including six simple rose blends ideal for the summer months! Each blend requires minimum ingredients and has been blended with budget in mind. Enjoy!

Aromatic Rose Spray with Hydrosols and Essential Oils

Hydrosol sprays are great for the summer months to cool down, tone skin, or refresh. You can also use them to set the mood for a romantic dinner!

Here’s what you’ll need to create this particular aromatic rose summer spray:

  • 0.5 oz rose (Rosa x damascena) hydrosol

  • 0.5 oz melissa (Melissa officinalis) hydrosol

  • 1 oz geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) hydrosol

  • 3 drops palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) essential oil

  • 2 drops lemongrass (Cymbogon citratus) essential oil

  • 1 drop amyris (Amyris balsamifera) essential oil

This is a 1% blend of essential oils in hydrosols, in order to maximize the subtle aroma of the hydrosols.

Instructions for Use:

  • Blend together the hydrosols and the essential oils in a 2 oz spray bottle. A solubol can be added if desired, or simply shake the bottle vigorously before each use.

  • Spray on self or around the room, remembering not to spray directly into eyes or other orifices. Take caution if using around babies and children, seniors, or in pregnancy.

Bonus Tip:

  • This blend contains essential oils and/or hydrosols that are used as insect repellents. A great summer blend to protect yourself and to enjoy a summer evening!

Aromatic Rose Bath Salts with Essential Oils

The following essential oil blend is one of my favorites for the bath as it utilizes three of my favorite salts, with a subtle rose twist to nourish the skin and relax after a long, hot day. For adult use only.

You will need:

  • 4 oz Epsom salts

  • 2 oz Dead Sea salts

  • 1 oz Himalyan Pink Salts (Fine)

  • 12 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil

  • 4 drop rose (Rosa x damascena) essential oil

  • 8 drops mandarin (Citrus reticulata) essential oil

  • 1 oz borax or bicarbonate of soda (to combine the ingredients)

Instructions for Use:

  • Combine the essential oils, salts, and borax/bicarbonate of soda together in a 8 oz jar or container. Try to avoid the use of glass jars near the bath tub as they are in danger of breaking.

  • Add one to two tablespoons to the bath as required. Mix well.

Bonus Tip:

  • If you don’t have rose essential oil, simply replace the required amount with geranium essential oil.

Relaxing Rose Blend for Baby with Essential Oils

A basic, unscented white lotion makes a great base to use with baby. Carrier oils can be oily and slippy – not a great combination with a wriggling little one! Although I recommend hydrosols for use with babies and young children, this very basic lotion with rose essential oil is great to calm and relax baby before bed.

You will need:

  • 1 oz unscented white lotion

  • 1 drop of rose (Rosa x damascena) essential oil

Instructions for Use:

  • Add the rose essential oil to the white lotion base and mix well. Store in a suitable jar or container. A PET bottle with a flip top is ideal to use around baby.

  • Apply gently to baby’s skin before bed to relax. If any irritation occurs, stop use immediately and consult a qualified health care professional.

Bonus Tip:

  • It is extremely important to use the best quality essential oils for baby. If you don’t have rose essential oil, substitute with geranium essential oil.

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  • The recommendations expressed in this article are based on the author’s 20 year history in the health care and aromatherapy industry, as a UK-certified aromatherapist, as a published author in aromatherapy, as an approved education provider for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), as an aromatherapy business owner, as a consultant, and as Chief Editor for the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.

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