to take a bath
Yes, that’s right. A simple bath allows us to inhale the oils through the steam of the bath and absorb them topically through the skin.
It’s almost too easy!
In my experience what deters a lot of people from taking an aromatherapy bath is the idea that they will have to use carrier oil in the bath. I understand why this might put you off. Who wants to clean an oily bathtub when you’ve just stepped out from a nice, relaxing soak? And if you’re already in pain you certainly don’t want to increase your chances of slipping and falling.
Well fear not. This simple method is oil-free but just as good for your skin as it uses natural sea salt.
You will need:
- A warm bath
- Up to five drops of your chosen essential oil or blend of oils
- A tablespoon of natural sea salt or Epsom salt (NOT table salt)
- Time to relax……
Run the bath and while it is running, add up to five drops of essential oil to your tablespoon of salt. Add the mixture to the full bath (not running water). Relax in your bath for at least half an hour to forty-five minutes.
*You can replace the salt with a carrier oil such as sweet almond or apricot kernel if you would like a more moisturising bath.
*Please do NOT add essential oils directly to the bath water. They must be diluted in either salt, carrier oil or unfragranced bath gel as otherwise they will just sit on top of the water and could possibly burn any skin they come into contact with.
Happy bathing! And of you have any questions please hit reply and leave me a comment ♥
Celebrating Aromatherapy Awareness Week 9th-15th June