Now is the Perfect Time for a Bath

8:09 PM Posted by Jo Pedranti


This time of the year is perfect for blending some essential oils with a suitable carrier and relax in the bath. It is getting darker earlier in the evening and it is less inviting to be outside for longer period of times. Well, here in Texas the weather is not so bad, but I was born and raised in Sweden so I can relate to how it is in other parts of the world right now.


I kind of like the autumn when it is time to light the candles and drink a cup of tea while it is pouring down rain outside. We still have our days of rain here and we have used our candles a couple of times already. There is no need to spend a lot of money to go to a day spa when you can make a healing and relaxing bath at home. Better off, you don't have to go outside to go home when you are done.

Essential oils can be blended with a variety of things to make an inviting bath and here are some suggestions of things to use. You probably already have many of these things at home already. 

Baths
Add about 8-12 drops of essential oils or blend.
Baths are one of the most pleasurable ways to use essential oils. You can use essential oils in a bath to fight colds, revitalize the spirits, or help wash away the stresses of the day. Dispersion is important because most essential oils will float on the surface and may burn the skin.

Here is information of suitable dispersions and the amount needed for a full bath. Make sure you blend the essential oils with the dispersion agent before adding it to the bath

Castile Soap Quick bath: 2 teaspoons bubble bath: ¼ cup plus ¼ cup glycerine. Cleanses skin, prevents tub ring, disperses essential oils. Can be drying to the skin.

Massage Oil 1/4 cup.
Moisturizes lightly, disperses essential oils. Agitates the bath water. Be sure not to slip.

Jojoba Oil 1/8 of a cup.
Moisturizes deeply and heals.

Epsom Salt 1/3 to 2 cups.
Detoxifies the body, eases muscle pain and joint aches, disperses essential oils. Do not use in cases of low blood pressure. Mix with essential oils before adding to water.

Sea Salts 1/3 to 2 cups.
Detoxifies, has historically been used to heal eczema, remineralizes the body, disperses essential oils. Use caution in cases of high or low blood pressure. Mix with essential oils before adding to water.

Dead Sea Salt 1/3 to 2 cups.
Detoxifies, has historically been used to heal eczema, remineralizes the body, disperses essential oils. Use caution in cases of high or low blood pressure. Mix with essential oils before adding to water.

Hydrated Bentonite Clay ½ to 2 cups.
Detoxifying. May absorb smell of essential oils.

Kelp 1/8 cup.
Detoxifies, contains minerals. Has a strong smell.

Honey 1/8 cup.
Conditions skin, disperses essential oils. Mix with essential oils before adding to the water.

Milk 3 cups or more Conditions skin, disperses essential oils. Mix with essential oils before adding to the water. Do not use if Candida is present.

Apple Cider Vinegar ½ to 2 cups.
Conditions skin, detoxifies.

Essential oil recipes for the bath.

As always, this is for educational purposes only and not meant to prescribe and please look over my post about Essential Oil Safety before you begin. Don't forget to consult with your physician if you have any conditions that may be contradicting.





Thanks for visiting!

 



Johanna is an aromatherapist she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives.


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