May 10, 2019 2 min read

Using essential oils in a bath is great for your skin, body and your mind, but there is a bit more to it than just dropping essential oils in your bath water!

It’s not always a good idea to drop essential oils directly into the bathwater you may have noticed oil and water don’t mix! So a safe, effective way to use essential oils in a bath is to mix them with a fatty substance such as milk! The oils will bond with the fats in the milk helping to disperse the essential oils through the bathwater.

Pouring your bath

Run a bath, mix 3- 8 drops of essential oil into half to 1 cup of milk of your choice, the fats in the milk mix with the essential oils which help them to disperse into the water rather than just sitting on the top of the water. Add your milk oil mix to your bath once its run with the bathroom door closed so the vapours don’t escape. Soak for at least ten minutes inhaling deeply through the nose.

Unless otherwise indicated certain essential oils should not be used in a bath they are Basil, Cinnamon, Clove, Peppermint, Thyme, Ginger and Eucalyptus and all citrus essential oils.

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Some oils we like to add to the bath are:

Kids baths

If giving children an aromatherapy bath. Only add 1 drop per year of the child up to 5 drops. We had a beautiful customer recently who was so delighted to hear about using milk to disperse essential oils that she decided to use her excess breast milk to mix with her essential oils in her children's' baths.

No time for a bath no problems! Just drip 5 – 8 drops of your favourite essential oil onto a face washer and place on the floor of the shower, your shower will be filled with the aromatic benefits of your favourite oil all shower long. My absolute favourite oil for this technique is Bergamot actually I have to admit I’m hooked on it.

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