I came so close to making it through all of 2015 without getting sick. And then as luck would have it, a nasty cold hit me like a ton of bricks at the beginning of the year.
I should have seen it coming. After all, I had been the hostess for Christmas dinner AND a New Year’s party. I had family members flying in from all over the place. And to top it all off, business at Aromandina was booming.
Unfortunately, my body could only take so much. All of the stress took its toll on my immune system, and I paid the price!
Of course, I followed my own advice and immediately grabbed some cold-busting essential oils
, but my poor body wanted something more. After everything I’d put it through, it was begging for some “me time”, and I knew just what to give it — an aromatherapy bath. It only took two of these baths to make me feel like a brand new person
. Not only were my cold symptoms diminished, but I felt completely relaxed!
Before you dive into your own bath, there is one important thing to remember — dilute your essential oils
first with a simple emulsifier: heavy cream. That way, they’ll mix into the bath water instead of just floating on top of it! So which oils work best in an aromatherapy bath?
There are plenty of choices, which is why I created this chart. No matter which combinations you go with, combine a total of 10 drops with two tablespoons of heavy cream.
Here are some of blends I suggest:
– Worries Down The Drain
: use this when stress and anxiety build up
3 drops Vetiver
2 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lavender
– Flower Vacation:
use this feminine floral scent to boost your self-esteem and overall mood
5 drops Geranium
3 drops Lemon
2 drops German Chamomile
– Grounded and Pampered
: use this to get rid of those erratic, wandering thoughts
5 drops Cedarwood Atlas
2 drops Palo Santo
3 drops Bergamot
– Walk in the Woods
: use this to fight exhaustion, stimulate your circulation, and help you breathe easier
5 drops Bay Laurel
5 drops Black Spruce
A few final tips:
– Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of Epsom salts to help alleviate pain
– Play some relaxing music
– Light some (unscented!) candles
– Have a thick towel, a comfy robe, and cozy slippers waiting for when you’re done
– Drink some chamomile tea as your tub fills up
– Use one of Aromandina’s Body Oils
after you pat yourself dry
Ready to experience the power of an aromatherapy bath? Get everything you need at Aromandina!
© 2016, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.