Infusing Essential Oils in Bath and Body Treats

Infusing Essential Oils in Bath and Body Treats

With your busy schedule, you probably don’t have the time to indulge in some treats for yourself. Massage and salons take both energy and money to indulge in. Sometimes hot long baths are the only ones you can look forward to. Enhance this simple pampering session by using some of your favorite essential oils.

Some oils just whisk away any feelings of anxiety and stress. Mixing a few drops into warm water or adding them in shower gels gives you a rich experience that you will truly enjoy. Learn how you can use essential oils for your bath and body pampering and which ones work best for your needs.

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How to Use Essential Oils for Luxurious Bath Sessions

Children are not the only ones who enjoy bubbles in their bath. Adults especially look forward to an enjoyable shower with luxurious products that just level up the enjoyment and relaxation that one feels. Here are three ways that you can use essential oils for showers and baths.

  1. Add a few drops of your choice of essential oil into bath water. This does not only help you give the water a refreshing or soothing fragrance but it also creates an ambiance that helps you relax. Some essential oils also have health benefits for the skin.
  2. Mix a few drops of essential oils in milk. This mixture is particularly healthy and relieving for the skin. It does not only let you enjoy a silky texture but it also nourishes the skin from inside and out. Milk does not only have an abundance of vitamins for skin health. It also soothes dry skin and even works in cleansing it from any dirt and excess oil. The lactic acid that it contains is effective in fighting off microbes that cause skin damage. Mixing it with oils and adding it to bath water or applying it to skin helps it recover from damages.
  3. Create a skin care blend with essential oils and bath salt. There are different kinds of bath salts from Himalayan Pink Salts to Epsom Salts and so on. Each one has different effects on the body but most of them soothe sore muscles and joint pains. Mixing them with oils gives them fragrance and even boosted effects. Add some tablespoon of this mixture into the bath and let it dissolve.
  4. Mixing natural essential oils with bath and body products. There are a lot of bath and body products that work well when mixed with essential oils. Shower gels, bath salts, shampoos, conditioners, lotions – all of these and more, are the perfect carrier for your favorite oils.

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Create this blend and place them in separate containers. This will help you make lots of different blends according to your preference. Bath your body in the deliciously scented bath products or coat your skin in the rich formulas of skin care goodies.

Favorite Recipes for A Healing Bath

Here are some of the beauty buffs’ favorite blends of bath recipes. Choose from this short list or let your imagination run free and create your won recipe!

Detoxifying Bath Salt for a Calm Night

Mix the following ingredients. You can leave out some of them, just don’t remove the essential oils as they are the main ingredient that delivers the calming sensation.

  • Frankincense oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Dead Sea salts
  • Epsom salts
  • Bentonite clay
  • Mineral-rich real salt

Lavender is famous for its soothing scent that helps the body and mind find balance. Frankincense, on the other hand, is used to relieve any feelings of anxiety.

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Soothing Lavender Bath Recipe

This is an easy recipe that works for cleansing the skin and drawing out toxins in the body. An additional perk is that you get to relax in a warm bath. Take note that the baking soda only helps neutralize any chemicals found in the water that you’re using. If it is filtered, you can leave it out.

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 10 drops Lavender oil
  • 1 cup baking soda

Moisturizing Eucalyptus and Vanilla Detox Recipe

This recipe makes use of the moisturizing and relaxing benefits of the essential oils. It does not only give the skin cleansing but it also helps with hydration which prevents drying and itching. This is a perfect gift during the cold seasons!

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 3 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 8 drops vanilla in jojoba oil

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Relieving Detox Recipe

Aside from detoxifying the body, this blend is also great for allergies and colds. It makes use of essential oils that are effective in fighting allergies and other body conditions. Enjoy its therapeutic effects!

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 tea bag of peppermint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds (optional)
  • 5 drops lavender oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 2 tablespoon carrier oil

DIY Detoxifying Bath Recipe

A relaxing bath is not complete without you enjoying the scent of your favorite essential oils blend. Here’s a basic recipe that you can use to bring out the best qualities of your chosen oil. Soak in warm water as this DIY bath salt detoxifies you and soothes the mind and spirit.

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup bentonite clay
  • 5-10 drops of chosen essential oil

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