Using essential oils in the bath is one of the easiest ways to implement aromatherapy and its benefits. Add 7-10 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil. Add this blend to your running bath water and mix well before getting into the tub. Be sure to read about the essential oils you choose to use on this website. If in doubt do a skin patch test.

Here is a basic Bath Oil Recipe:


2 ounces carrier oil such as sweet almond
20 drops lavender or 15-20 drops of your own blend of essential oils (be sure they are oils that do not provide skin sensitization)


Blend the oils together and store in an amber or cobalt glass bottle. Do not use all 2 ounces of bath oil in one bath. After you have drawn your bathwater, add about 1/4 ounce (7-8ml) of the bath oil blend to your bath water. If you intend to use this bath oil with children, ensure that the oils that you have selected are safe for administration to children and use a smaller amount of the blend in the child's bathwater.

Mix well to ensure that the blend has dispersed well. It's best to add the bath oil just before getting in instead of while the water is running so that the oils don't evaporate before you get into the bath. Using bath oil blends in this way is safer than adding pure oils directly to the bath water. This is because the oils can settle in one spot on your skin and cause irritation.

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