Aromatherapy Bath Recipes - An Easy Guide To A Blissful Bath
Contributed by: Stephanie Young
Initially though the world of aromatherapy may appear to be dizzying, yet it is very simple to master the formulation of your own aromatherapy bath recipes. All you need is a basic knowledge of how to go about mixing the ingredients, and of
course, an idea of what scent creates what effect on your body systems. And with a little bit of experimentation, you will soon be able to cure most of those body aches, migraines, even PMS related symptoms with the help of just a long, soaking, scented luxury bath!
Aromatherapy For Beginners:
Aromatherapy is made up of certain plant-derivates, called
essential oils. Each oil has a particular scent associated with
it, which, when absorbed in our body through inhalation, bath or
massage, evoke certain responses from our body mechanisms. They
may act as a relaxant or a mood lifter. They may induce a
sensuous effect or put you to sleep! If you are a totally new
entrant in this field, you need to know some basic "Do"s and
"Don't"s related with aromatherapy bath recipes.
- First, always use a clean glass, porcelain or aluminum bottle
for mixing the essential oils. Never use plastic as the oils
react to plastic.
- Second, the essential oils are highly concentrated, so you
need to use very little of those oils diluted with some base
oil, known as carrier oil, like sweet almond, jojoba, olive or
- Direct contact of the essential oils can cause skin
- All the essential oils are not suitable for children. So you
must double check the ingredients before using one of the
aromatherapy bath recipes on kids.
- These oils are highly volatile and sensitive to ultra-violet
radiations. So they should be kept in tightly closed containers,
in cool, dark place.
Aromatherapy In Bath:
Now that you have got the basics in place, let's start on
creating your own first aromatherapy bath recipes!
- A simple rule to follow is: mix 15-30 drops of essential oils
in one ounce of the carrier oil. If you are using more than one
essential oil, you still need to stick to that total.
- A Vitamin E based carrier oil, although a bit expensive, can
help retain the aromas lingering on the surface of the water for
longer, before the smells evaporate.
- Add 1-2 teaspoon of the blended recipe to your bath water,
just before you step into the bath.
Some Useful Aromatherapy Bath Recipes:
- Mix 7 drops of Neroli with a tablespoon of the base oil or 3
tablespoons of honey, to give yourself a warm luxurious bath
during those pregnancy blues. Neroli, though expensive, is a
- If you need a disinfecting bath, try using tea tree combined
with orange or lemon. Use very little of the citrus oil, as it
can be harsh on the skin.
- Try using 2-3 drops of peppermint in 1 teaspoon carrier oil
on those draining summer days. Peppermint is an excellent
stimulant, good for headaches, nausea, achy joints and
indigestion. But it must be avoided during pregnancy or when
using homeopathy medicines.
These are just a few of the innumerable recipes you can make by
mixing and matching various different scents. Once you start
exploring the world of aromatherapy, you will soon find that
there is a whole new universe waiting for you out there. So just
start experimenting with your aromatherapy bath recipes!
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