Take Your Shower to Spa Heights: DIY Oatmeal Rose Face Mask and Homemade Eucalyptus Body Oil

Last night was one of those nights when you get home and you just want to let the horrendous day you just had melt away in a soothing oatmeal bath. I was pretty tired though, so I needed to find a way to capture that long bath soak feeling into a quick shower. I’ve been fooling around with oatmeal skin care recipes for a while now, and I absolutely love the silky smooth texture that oats give the skin. I was feeling drained and sluggish, and the malaise of the day was definitely showing on my tired skin.

Because these oatmeal eucalyptus bath salts is one of my absolute favorite pampering recipes, I decided to whip up an oatmeal mask to use in the shower. I found exactly what I was looking for while drooling over Lauren Conrad’s incredible DIYs. These recipes are just what the doctor ordered!  Instead of using eucalyptus in the oatmeal mask, this recipe calls for a little rose water. Rose water revitalizes and moisturizes the skin, all while helping to improve the appearance of scars, and giving the skin a healthy glow. As much as I love rose water, I didn’t want to cheat myself out of the relaxing effect of eucalyptus. I followed up the oatmeal mask with a soothing eucalyptus body oil, and let me tell you! I felt amazingly calm. Long story short: if you’re dog tired but still in need of a luxurious, I-just-bathed-in-royal-splendor kinda feeling take these recipes and create your own spa shower tonight!

DIY Oatmeal Rose Face Mask


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup fresh or dried rose petals
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, or rose coconut oil if you want the mask to be pink!
  • 1 tsp honey


  • mix oats and rose petals in a blender until the consistency is fine and gritty
  • pour mixture into a glass bowl and add rose water, coconut oil, and honey
  • stir well
  • apply to your face and leave it on while you shower (about 10 minutes) and rinse

Homemade Eucalyptus Body Oil


  • 2 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 2 tbsp rosehip oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil


  • combine all oils in a small dropper bottle
  • shake well to mix the oils
  • apply to any dry areas of your body and allow it to absorb into your skin
Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts---Spa Days at Home

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts—Spa Days at Home

I’ve been super stressed lately. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I’ve had this general sense of anxiety and malaise for weeks now. This weekend was a particularly rough one, and I couldn’t really calm down long enough to get any rest. Sigh. So Sunday night, after all my efforts to chill had been exhausted, I decided to soak in a bath. I don’t know guys, lately I just really feel like I need a 24-hour hug. A warm bath is always the next best thing, so I whipped up this quick bath salts recipe and melted away in the tub. It was a total pick-me-up and my skin felt amazing. This is my new favorite and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love it too!

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts


  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal, blended
  • 1 cup unscented Epsom salt
  • 1 tbsp unrefined sea salt
  • 10-15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts


  • In blender, add uncooked oatmeal and lightly blend it until it’s almost flour
  • in a glass container, mix together your blended oatmeal, epsom salt, and sea salt
  • slowly add in the drops of eucalyptus
  • store in a sealed glass container in a cool dry place for up to two months
  • to use, just add 1-2 tablespoons to your bath water and relax

***If eucalyptus isn’t your thing, you can replace that essential oil with another soothing essential oil of your choice (lavender, chamomile, or peppermint all work well)

***You can also add fresh herbs like rosemary or lavender to this mixture, but be warned that the overall mixture won’t stay fresh for as long.