The Secrets Of An Aromatherapy Bath.
by Sara Martin
A month ago
Using essential oils in a bath is great for your skin your body and your mind.
But there’s a bit more to it than just dropping essential oils in your bath water!
It’s not always a good idea to just drop essential oils directly into your bath water 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 bath water.
Pouring your bath
Run a bath and mix 3- 8 drops of essential oil to half to 1 cup of full cream milk, the fats in the milk mix with the oils which helps 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 it is 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:
- Lavender Australian
- Damask Rose 3% in jojoba
- Rose Geranium
- Sandalwood Australian
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 kids 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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