Relax in an Essential Oil Bath: A List of 6
6 Essential Oil Baths
Feel like running amok? Enjoying a warm soak in an essential oil bath can help you relax.
Try adding a few drops of neroli essential oil to your bathwater. Neroli oil, extracted from the fragrant flower of the orange tree (Citrus aurantium), has properties that are sedative, antispasmodic and even a bit hypnotic. It is also a natural tranquilizer for those who can't sleep at night.
Listed below are several essential oils to use in the bath and their properties. But first:
What is an essential oil?
An essential oil is a natural substance that is extracted from flowers, herbs, spices, shrubs, grasses, trees and resin. Usually a steam distillation process is used. Essential oils are used to help rejuvenate and energize the body. They are also used to help you relax, heal, soothe and relieve pain in a way that is physical, emotional and psychological. This is also known as aromatherapy.
Note: Essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin - it should be diluted first, such as with a carrier oil used in #2. See more usage tips below.
6 Essential Oil Baths and Their Benefits
1 - Neroli Essential Oil - To Calm and Sedate
10 drops of neroli essential oil
Add oil to tub of warm water/relax for 20 minutes
2 - Sweet Almond Oil and Sandalwood Essential Oil - Moisturize and Heal Dry, Chapped Skin
Sweet almond is a light and easily absorbed carrier oil
3 tablespoons sweet almond oil/8 drops sandalwood essential oil
Combine oils/add to warm bath water/soak for 15 minutes
3 - Juniper and Geranium Essential Oils - Calming and Healing
6 drops juniper essential oil/6 drops geranium essential oil
Add to warm bath water/soak for 15 minutes
4- Cypress and Orange Essential Oils - For Rejuvenating and Toning Oily Skin
4 drops cypress essential oil/4 drops orange essential oil
Combine oils in a warm running bath/soak for 20 minutes
5 - Rosemary and Lavender Essential Oils - Morning Energizer to Get You Out the Door
5 drops rosemary essential oil/2 drops lavender essential oil
Add to bath water/soak for about 10 minutes
6 - Thyme and Eucalyptus Oils - For Back Relief
15 drops thyme essential oil/4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Combine oils in hot bath water/soak for 15 minutes
After this soothing bath, I rub pure shea butter into my knees - achy knees gone!
For more information about the amazing benefits of pure shea butter see the link below.
- To keep a film from forming on the surface of the bath water, add a capful of castile soap. I use Dr. Bronners unscented castile soap
- Generally, a soothing bath takes 5 to 10 drops. Then soak for about 20 minutes to enjoy the benefits
- Store in amber glass, never plastic, away from direct sunlight and in a cool place
- Shelf life is about two years, however, citrus and pine oils loose potency after about 6 months
- Some essential oils may solidify; place in a bowl of hot water to liquefy
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not use around your eyes
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