Relaxing Bath Oil Blends,18 Blend Recipes


One of the superpowers of essential oils is that blending them can help you relax. Discover my favorite, relaxing bath oil blends in my specially curated list together in one place!  To help slow down at the end of a busy day, help with anxious feelings, overactive mind chatter, or simply just for some me-time, discover 18 blend recipes for your DIY oil kit!

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Running a bath in itself is a calming and relaxing way to end a hard day, when combined with the beautiful uplifting scent of your favorite oil, it takes relaxation to another level! 

Let’s start with the queen of relaxation, lavender oil!  It’s no surprise that Lavender is top of the list in my curated essential oils bath blends for relaxation!

1.Lavender and bergamot calming blend 

Bergamot is one of my all-time favorite oils! A relaxation recipe can really help to lift your mood and enhance a positive feeling of well-being.  This is one of my ‘go-to’ relaxing bath oil blends!

  • 6 drops lavender oil
  • 6 drops bergamot oil
  • 100mL of distilled or water from a kettle boiled and cooled

Add all ingredients to an electronic or ceramic diffuser an hour before bed. I also love to add the contents of the diffuser into a comforting, warm bath afterward!

2. Lavender and cedarwood essential oil bath blend for relaxation  

Cedarwood is another of my favorite oils. Its refreshing and cleansing ‘mountain air’ aroma makes it perfect to blend with floral, aromatic lavender.

  • 5 drops lavender oil 
  • 3 drops cedarwood oil
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot kernel oil 

Mix all ingredients well in a saucer or screw-top jar and add to a warm running bath.

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3. Self-care bath blend 

  • 3 drops geranium oil
  • 3 drops rose oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus oil

1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, almond, or peach kernel 

Mix all ingredients well in a small screw-top glass jar or a saucer and add to a warm bath.

4. Winter nights bath blend 

This is one of my absolute favorite relaxing bath oil blends.

  • 4 drops of Cedarwood oil
  • 5 drops rosemary oil
  • 4 drops lemon, orange, or bergamot oil
  • 200mL of distilled or tap water 

Add all ingredients to a warm running bath an hour before bed.

Cedarwood is a gorgeous balsam ‘walk in the mountain air’ fragrance and is one of my everyday ‘go-to oils! Discover Which oils cedarwood blends well with.. along with lots more information and recipes.

cedarwood bath oil blend for relaxation

5. For some instant calm and relaxation

Add two drops of cedarwood in one tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil ( I love jojoba or apricot kernel oil for skin nourishing properties) and three drops of Ylang-ylang.

Rub it into your hands gently. Sit calmly and cover your nose with your hands and inhale it for four to five minutes.

This cedarwood and ylang-ylang blend is perfect to use in an electronic or ceramic diffuser, added to a warm running bath or shower.

To discover how beautifully floral ylang ylang blends with the queen of oils lavender, check out more here 

6. Frankincense calming bath blend 

  • 6 drops frankincense oil
  • 3 drops cedarwood oil
  • 3 drops lavender oil
  • 1 tablespoon of almond or olive oil

Add this blend to a warm running bath. 

I love this beautifully relaxing blend because it’s just perfect for winding down at the end of a busy day. 

I often run my diffuser on for an hour while cooking an evening meal to help me relax or when getting ready for bed.

Frankincense is such a beautiful exotic oil with bags of benefits! Find out here about how to use it to help support a healthy immune system. 

7. Moonlight relaxing bath blend

  • 3 drops lemon balm oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang oil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or grapeseed oil

Mix thoroughly in a small glass jar or a saucer and add to a warm evening bath

8. Gentle bath blend 

  • 5 drops of lavender oil 
  • 2 drops of chamomile oil 
  • 2 drops cypress or add 2 more drops each of lavender and chamomile oil
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or jojoba oil ( if you don’t have these, then olive oil will work perfectly) 

Mix oils thoroughly in a small glass jar or saucer and add to a warm running bath. This beautiful essential oil bath blend for relaxation is perfect for the end of a really stressful day!

9. Spring awakening orange oil bath blend 

Orange essential oil brings a bright note to spring diffusers, reeds, and also if you are thinking of making your own candles. 

  • 5 drops of orange oil
  • 4 drops of bergamot oil
  • 4 drops chamomile oil

Bergamot has a beautiful slightly herby orange fragrance, which works beautifully with orange oil and with a chamomile scent of freshly mown grass, this orange essential oil blend really captures the essence of a spring walk!

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10. Crackling orange oil bath blend 

A gently flickering fireplace and the sound of crackling logs are conjured up perfectly by this warming orange oil bath blend. 

Blend orange oil with a spicy overtone along with the smell of a walk through the leaves in fall with a woody aroma with nutmeg and clove. 

  • 5 drops of orange oil 
  • 4 drops of nutmeg oil
  • 1 drop of clove oil

Orange is such a versatile oil in balms, diffuser blends, and much more! So pop by to find out more about blending orange oil in your DIY recipes! 

11. Geranium ‘chill out’ bath blend 

  • 3 drops geranium oil
  • 2 drops chamomile oil
  • 2 drops lavender oil
  • 2 drops bergamot oil

1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil – my favorite is avocado or argan as they both feel amazing on your skin, not to mention the vitamin E content of Argan and the fatty acids in avocado oil which are both moisturizing and soothing. 

Another of my all-time oils for blending in skincare serums, anti-aging creams, and room sprays! 

Head over to discover more about blending geranium oil with over 30 oils, recipes, and uses.

12. Relax and balance bath blend 

  • 3 drops ylang ylang oil
  • 3 drops of geranium oil
  • 3 drops rose or rosewood oil
  • 3 drops lime oil
  • 3 drops Sweet orange or Neroli oil
  • 2 tablespoons of nourishing oil such as Jojoba oil or apricot kernel oil 

Run a warm bath and add half the blend to relax and unwind after a busy day. There should be enough for two baths in this blend, so simply mix in a screw-topped jar. 

13 …And breathe bath blend 

  • 4 drops Geranium oil
  • 4 drops Lavender oil
  • 4 drops bergamot oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet almond oil 

Along with lavender which is well known to have relaxing and calming qualities, Bergamot helps to release serotonin and dopamine to reduce feelings of anxiety.

Add these ingredients to the tablespoon of carrier oil ( at the bottom of each recipe) and simply add to a warm bath. 

It’s also lovely to add ¼ cup of Epsom or rock salt to each bath for added exfoliation. Magnesium which is contained in Epsom salts produces melatonin also helps to promote sleep and reduce stress. 

Soak for between 20 and 30 minutes and emerge feeling beautifully scented and ready for bed!

lavender is literally one of the most amazing oils to have in your DIY aromatherapy kit. Pop over to my other helpful article to discover more about blending lavender in a diffuser, skincare, pillow spray recipes, and more!

bath time relaxation oil blends

14. Me-time essential relaxing bath oil blend 

Vetiver along with chamomile has sedative qualities which can help to remove anxious thoughts and help you relax. Geranium and rose oil are perfect to instill calmness due to its gorgeous scent

  • 3 drops geranium oil
  • 3 drops rose oil
  • 2 drops chamomile oil
  • 1 drop vetiver oil
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, almond or peach kernel oil

Mix all ingredients well in a small screw-top glass jar or a saucer and add to a warm bath.

15. Ginger warmer bath oil blend 

  • 5 drops ginger oil
  • 3 drops bergamot or sweet orange oil 
  • 2 tablespoons of almond or olive oil ( cold-pressed is best) 

Mix well in a clean saucer or jar and add to a warm running bath

16. Soothing bath soak with frankincense

Bath soak: Add a few drops of frankincense into a bathtub to help invoke an aromatic calm and relaxing bath soak.

You can also mix the oil with some full-fat milk before adding it to the water. This ensures that it does not separate and mix with the bathwater, rather than remain an oil on the surface.

Frankincense really is the king of oils’ so head over to discover more about how Frankincense supports your immune system

17. Ylang-ylang and lavender essential oil relaxing bath oil blend 

  • 5 drops ylang ylang
  • 5 drops lavender 
  • 2 drops chamomile
  • 2 tablespoons of evening primrose oil ( if you don’t have this a good olive or sunflower oil will work just as well)

Mix all ingredients well in a small screw-top jar or a saucer and add to a warm running bath. The best temperature for an aromatherapy bath is between 89 and 100 degrees f. (This is just above body temperature) but it’s fine if you fancy a slightly hotter bath.

18. Vetiver oil calming Bath blend 

6 -8 drops Vetiver oil

3 drops chamomile oil 

3 drops neroli oil 

1 tablespoon of carrier oil ( Jojoba or Avocado is beautifully nourishing in your Bath) 

Mix all ingredients well together in a small glass jar and pour under a warm ( not too hot) Bath

And to finish on…

So I hope that’s given you lots of inspiration to experiment with your growing oil kit! For more calm and de-stress oil info, don’t forget to check out my 21 best oils for relaxation, or if you want to relax at the end of a long day with some diffuser blends, pop over and discover my personally curated list of the 17 best relaxing diffuser blends

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