[ Recipe: DIY SPA - Mama Massage & Bath Oil ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
mama massage and bath oil

This luscious herbal oil performs double duty as a massage oil or a bath oil. Use any combination of botanicals you’d like, but don’t skip the vitamin E or rosemary essential oil because they both act as preservatives. Makes 16 ounces.

1 tablespoon oatstraw
1 tablespoon calendula flowers
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
2 cups avocado oil
Contents of 2 capsules vitamin E

Place the herbal material in a small crockpot or in the top of a double boiler. Cover with the avocado oil. (Add more oil to cover completely, if needed.) Heat on very low heat for one hour, checking frequently (2-4 hours if using a crockpot). Strain through cheesecloth, reserving oil in a container with a pour spout. Add vitamin E to infused oil and stir well. Pour into clean glass bottles and label.

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A Mother's Day of Your Own Making: History, Tradition, and DIY Herbal Spa Ideas
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