Begin by cleaning your bathtub with 2 tbsp. of vinegar and 5 drops of Tea Tree oil, and fill it with hot water. This should take less than 10 minutes. In the meantime, mix 1/2 cup of sea salt or Epsom Salt with your favorite aromatherapy blend. Once the tub is full, add this mixture to the bath water and stir well. Now, detach yourself from worldly worries as you soak in the warm comfort of the bath – this is your moment so seize it completely. Take deep breaths and let the therapeutic oils penetrate your being. If you like to meditate, this is the perfect time to do it! Did you know that skin penetration is increased 100 times in this method? This makes aromatic baths one of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. I often like to customize my aromatic bath according to my moods and health condition. Here are some of my favorite aromatherapy bath recipes, which have become quite popular with clients too.
The Calming Bath:After a long day, de-stress and unwind with this relaxing blend. 5 drops of Lavender 3 drops of Bergamot 3 drops Clary Sage
The Aphrodisiac Bath:Use these sensual oils in your bath and let the passions soar. 3 drops Ylang Ylang 2 drops Patchouli 3 drops Jasmine 2 drops Grapefruit
The Pain Relief Bath:Do you feel achy and sore all over by the end of the day? It’s time to give your tired muscles some TLC. 5 drops Cedarwood 5 drops Spruce 2 drops Marjoram 3 drops Lemon
The Meditation Bath:Transcend into a state a nirvana with these spiritually enriching scents. 5 drops of Frankincense 3 drops of Palo Santo 5 drops of Mandarin You can create your very own aromatic bath recipes using your favorite oils but do keep a few things in mind:
- Don’t use more than 10 drops of essential oils at a time.
- Avoid strong oils such as Basil, Cinnamon, Fennel, Peppermint, Orange, Ginger, Lemongrass and Black Pepper as these may irritate your skin.
- Avoid stimulating oils such as Rosemary and Cardamom during evening baths as these may interfere with your sleep.