Have you seen those luxurious videos of bathtubs surrounded by candles, bubbles, and wine? Do you think to yourself, “my bathroom doesn’t look like that” or “I don’t smile like that when I’m in the bath”, well maybe you’re missing essential oils?
“What are essential oils?” you ask. Essential oils are concentrated natural plant extracts known for their uplifting and healing properties and here is how you can use them in your everyday routine!
The benefits of essential oils for health
Benefit 1 – Essential oils are extremely versatile. You can find an essential oil to pick you up or help calm you down; oils for dry skin and oils for clogged skin. There are oils to help promote sleep and oils to help you awaken. The options are endless.
Benefit 2 – Essential oils are customisable and therefore give you control over how you use them and what you want to focus on. You get to do your own research and decide exactly what you and your family need depending on your lifestyle.
Benefit 3 – Essential oils are cost-effective. You only need a couple of drops when adding them to your bathtime routine, which can last quite a long time. 100% pure essential oils also have a long shelf life and can last a few years.
Benefit 4 – Essential oils can help individuals assess their physical and mental health on a daily basis. The option to “check-in” on oneself and ask, “what do I feel or need today?” is a great way to stay accountable for personal health.
Benefit 5 – Essential oils smell soooo good! We love adding them to our body and bath products because of their wonderful aroma! The uplifting benefit of all those smells, mmm mmm! Nothing beats it!
Top Tip – If you are wanting to find the perfect candle for your home or your bathtub soak, check out how to choose the perfect scented candle.
Can you put essential oils in the bath?
Yes, you can put essential oils in the bath, but there are a few safety tips that you need to be aware of before creating your perfect aromatherapy experience.
Essential oil safety
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that can have powerful benefits. Although they are considered nature’s medicine, just like modern medicine, there are correct ways and dosages to consider before introducing them into your daily routine.
Conduct research on the essential oils you intend to use.
It is also best to consider any medical conditions or life factors, such as blood clotting or pregnancy, to make sure you are using essential oils that will heal and not hinder your health.
Different oils have different properties and effects on the skin and body, for example, “hot essential oils” such as Peppermint, Cinnamon, Oregano, Clove, and Thyme can produce a burning sensation on the skin or eyes and are best to avoid in the bath.
Do not place essential oils directly into your bathwater.
Essential oils are not water-soluble, and undiluted oils can sit on top of the water and stick to your skin, which may cause irritation. Your essential oils need to be diluted before adding them to the bath.
Here are some of the ways to dilute and disperse essential oils in bathwater:
- Castile soap.
- Carrier oil (such as Coconut, Olive, Jojoba, and Almond).
- If you want to add Epsom salt to your bath with essential oils, we still recommend adding a bit of fat/oil to the essential oils along with the salts.
- **Please note that children need much LESS essential oils than adults, it is best to research the ratio of essential oil before applying it to a bath.**
Essential oils can become even more powerful and effective when partnered with the right combination of oils. A strong blend of essential oils helps to create a balanced and well-rounded formula where one oil can improve the weakness of another.
If you are looking for essential oils for bath when sick, essential oils in bath for congestion, or searching for the perfect essential oil blend to help promote healthy sleep, look no further:
- Chamomile Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Vetiver Essential Oil
This combination provides a calming and grounding effect for your emotions AND is also fantastic for sore muscles. For extra sore muscles, we recommend adding Epsom salts into your bath or trying a Lavender Essential Oils Soak Bath Bomb.
Restore your vitality and rejuvenate your body and mind with the uplifting blend of:
- Bergamot Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
For a bubbly lift, you could also add an Energy Epsom Salt Coconut Oil Bath Bomb to your mood booster bath!
Are you wanting to take better care of your skin? Look no further than these beauties:
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
Why are these three essential oils our recommendation for skincare?
- Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times and was used for its healing powers.
- Geranium is known for being antioxidant and anti-inflammatory; improving blood flow and revitalising skin cells!
- Lavender is known for being antiseptic and antifungal as well as being soothing on the skin to treat burns, cuts, and acne.
Ancient skincare is not something to shy away from, if you need a little extra nourishment to soothe inflamed or irritated skin, you could also look into a moisturising Cleopatra-inspired Goats Milk Soak Bath Bomb. This blend contains the softening benefits of colloidal oatmeal and shea butter. Soak in your bathtub like an absolute queen!
Why we love using essential oils in our bath and body products
We are continually amazed at how effective and powerful essential oils are. Our Soak Pamper Pack combines essential oils with other nourishing ingredients for all occasions. Soothe muscles, moisturise skin, and uplift mood; treat your family and friends…. (or yourself!), to the bliss of a good bathtub break! Explore our collection of Gift Boxes to get started!
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