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Aromatherapy Bath Crayons

By: Christina Smith, Certified Aromatherapist

This is such a fun project! I didn’t involve my kids this time — but next time I will! The best part is once you’re all done clean up is a breeze because everything has soap ALL over it. Notice the photo of my *very* orange hand? It washed right off. No stains!

Aromatherapy Bath Crayons DIY with Lavender, Cedarwood Atlas, and Mandarin

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 bar white soap (any kind will do)
  • food coloring
  • essential oils of your choice (I chose Lavender, Cedarwood Atlas, and Mandarin)
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • a medium glass bowl, 4 small glass bowls, a silicon mold or ice cube tray and several metal spoons.


Here’s what you do:

Grate the soap into a medium glass dish (or use your food processor to speed this up).

Slowly dribble in water, mixing as you go. This creates a very thick paste.

Divide the paste into the 4 smaller bowls, add your choice of color and 5-8 drops of essential oil. Stir well to combine colors and scents.

Press well into the mold. Allow to dry for about 4 – 5 days. Once hard, pop out of the mold.

Allow to sit an additional day or two. Then store in a container next to tub!

Now go get creative!!!!!

Note: I allowed my kiddos to do this in the tub and didn’t wash it off while it was still “fresh” – it needed a bit of elbow grease to get it off since it was dried, but still an easy clean up*

 What you’ll need for next week:

Lovely linen spray; An empty spray bottle, witch hazel or vodka, essential oils of your choice (we like relaxing or calming scents for this project like Lavender, Cedarwood Atlas, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang or Neroli or choose one of our synergies like Relax).


4 thoughts on “Aromatherapy Bath Crayons”

  • Hey do you think if I use a KidSafe immune boosting oil that it will help my sons congestion while in the bath?!

    1. Stephanie, that blend is more so focused at strengthening the immune system. I would recommend or Sniffle Stopper for the congestion.

  • I don’t recommend regular food coloring. It’s nothing more than chemicals. For those wanting to go as chemical free as possible, look at natural stores for food derived dyes. Eggplant is purple/black, beets for red, etc. Much better for you. Also, try using a castille soap.

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