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Using Natural Essential Oils For Aromatherapy Bath

Updated on December 24, 2015

Aromatherapy Bath

Bath is one of the most popular methods of aromatherapy application, next to massage. It offers excellent benefits in two ways: through the absorption of the essential oil properties through your skin and inhaling the aroma released through the steam from the bath. Read further below to learn more about how incorporating essential oils can improve your bathing experience.

Suggested Oils for Aromatherapy Bath

Imagine yourself soaking in warm water infused with essential oil extracts. The steam from the water enables its natural fragrances to rise into vapor for you to inhale, while your skin slowly absorbs the wonderful properties from the oil. This is the same reason why aromatherapy bath is highly recommended for therapeutic effects on various conditions or to help you de-stress after a tiring day at work.

Each oils contain unique properties that bring about unique impact on your body when used during bathing. Hence, choose the oils wisely to experience optimum benefits. To learn about your best possible choices when preparing your own bath recipes at home using essential oils, take note below:

  • Geranium oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Linden Blossom oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Pine oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Jasmine oil
  • Mandarin oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Clary sage oil
  • Jasmine oil
  • Orange oil

Bubble Bath

Who could ever resist partaking in a warm bubble bath? As if this experience isn't pampering in itself, adding essential oils into your regular bath is a truly relaxing experience that will increase your body's vitality and keep it energized all throughout the day. The use of essential oils in preparing your bubble bath is what sets the difference from your regular bathing experience. With just a few drops, you can go a long way in gaining therapeutic benefits and enjoying natural fragrances.

The choice of oil to use in making your own bubble bath is crucial. So, consider your own skin type against the properties found in the essential oil to maximize your bathing experience. Those that are commonly used in the preparation of aromatherapy bubble bath include frankincense, lavender, myrrh, chamomile, sandalwood, rosewood, marjoram, among others. You can also uniquely choose the essential oils you are going to use based on the specific condition you wanted to address. For example, you are feeling tired after a day's work and you want to revive lost energy, you can add either spearmint, lemon, or peppermint into your bubble bath recipe. For those that would like to enhance their skin's health, choose the gentler types of carrier oils such as coconut oil to use.

Making Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Bath Salts

Bath salts are currently high on demand in the market due to its ability to cleanse your skin, produce an exfoliating action, and eliminate dead skin cells for a better looking skin. But did you know it is possible to prepare your own bath salt at home? The steps are very easy and the ingredients to use are easy to find, such as Dead Sea or Epsom salts, baking soda, and essential oils.

You can also opt to add glycerin into the bath salt mixture recipe for additional skin benefits. Once you have all ingredients ready, mix them all together in one container and make sure it is totally incorporated. After that, pour in adequate amount of distilled water into your ingredients until you are ready to use them during bath.

Skin Softening Bath

Since your skin is basically exposed directly to essential oil properties upon bathing, it would be a great opportunity to use these oils for skin softening benefits and improve your overall complexion. With skin softening bath utilizing natural essential oils, it should be easy to gain beautiful skin like that of babies.

To prepare your own skin softening bath recipe at home, you must prepare the following ingredients: one cup of boiled water, 4 cups of powdered milk, chamomile tea bags, and honey or milk (optional but highly suggested for better results). Begin this process by letting the chamomile tea bags sit in the boiled water for at least 20 minutes. Once that stage is through, you can drain the water to produce the liquid mixture with the chamomile essences and add in either honey or milk, then mix thoroughly. You must now add this mixture into your bath water wherein you must soak your body for several minutes. Do this on a regular basis to experience evident skin softening results.

Homemade Bath Scents

Creating your own natural bath scents is one way to utilize the natural fragrance and essences produced by essential oils. In addition to physical enhancement, these scents will help relieve your mind from all forms of mental stress, anxiety and worries. The best thing about these natural scents is that they are typically long lasting and does not irritate your sense of smell.

Preparing your own scented shower gel recipe is relatively easy once you have all the ingredients you need. For this one, prepare the following: 1 cup of water, 1 ½ cup of scented glycerin soap, and sea salt. Simply add the soap into the water so you can add the sea salt. Once completely mixed, you can pour this onto a different bottle container wherein you can quickly access it for bathing.

Aromatherapy Bath To Cure Certain Conditions

The therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy bath is truly one of its biggest advantage. Therefore, you must choose the essential oils you use when trying to use bath as a way to heal various conditions. If you do not have any idea what to use, consult an expert aromatherapist for expert advice on the best essential oils suited for your condition. Meanwhile, here are some suggestions you need to keep in mind in using aromatherapy bath for therapeutic purposes and the best essential oils for them.

In treating insomnia, you can prepare an aromatherapy bath containing the following essential oil combination: 4 drops chamomile, and 2 drops for marjoram, lavender, and neroli. Simply add this mixture into your bath water and soak in it a few hours prior to bedtime to improve quality of sleep at night.

For those suffering from nervous tension, an aromatherapy bath will help calm down your nervous system and minimize its symptoms. For this one, you will be needing a combination of basil and geranium oil into your bath water. Another alternative would consist of bergamot, cedarwood, and lavender essential oils that can produce the same calming benefit.


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