MORNING AND EVENING BATH RECIPES|
Aromatic baths are one of the most important forms of treatment in aromatherapy, and are very versatile in application. A bath with essential oils can be relaxing or sedative, stimulating, tonic, aphrodisiac, warming or cooling. It can give relief from muscular pain and skin conditions and act as a treatment or preventive measure for many physical conditions, depending simply on the choice of oils added to the bath.
The method of preparing an aromatic bath is very simple: fill the bath first with comfortably hot water, and just before getting into the bath, sprinkle your essential oil blend onto the water and stir it around with your hand to disperse the oil. Do not prepare the bath in advance, as you would then lose much of the value of the highly-volatile oils.
You may prefer to add the essential oil to a carrier oil, or some other dilutant, such as milk or vodka, before adding it to the water, especially if you have a sensitive skin. Dilution in this way is essential if you are making a bath for a baby or young child.
Below are some recipes for vigorating Morning Baths to get your system going and also relaxing Evening Baths to unwind you and aid a good night's sleep.
MORNING BATH 1
MORNING BATH 2
You can use Peppermint instead of the Lavender oil, but this may sting sensitive skin. Always do a Skin Patch Test if you are unsure of any Essential Oils.
EVENING BATH 1
EVENING BATH 2
- 3 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Marjoram
- 1 drops Rosemary
EVENING BATH 3
You can experiment with your own bath blends to find the oils that suit you best. Read about the individual oils and their properties found in our Essential Oils Directory. Remember to add no more than six or eight drops to your bath water. The most important thing is to have fun with this. Make your blends before hand and don’t forget to write down the recipe and label the bottle. Do NOT use the same quantities for babies and children.
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