While you may think you have limited experience with the benefits of essential oils, you will be surprised at how often we use essential oils in our everyday lives. Essential oils are usually what give bath salts, candles, and wax melts their fragrance. They can positively impact your bath as well.
Before introducing essential oils to your bathing experience, it pays to learn more about essential oils first. These are oils derived from natural sources like fruits, flowers, herbs, and spices. They offer aromatherapeutic benefits and can absorb into the skin well, so they will make your bathing experience worthwhile every time.
When choosing essential oils, it’s best to do proper research and opt for the ones that will not only prove safe for your skin but address your particular concerns as well.
Essential Oils And Different Body Concerns
Different essential oils are better for different concerns. You’ll want to choose the best blend if you’re looking to get excellent results.
For instance, if you’re taking a bath hoping to calm yourself, opting for a blend with lavender essential oil is recommended. No matter what your needs are, there is an essential oil that can help you feel so much better in no time.
Carrier Oils And Safe Essential Oils For Bath
Some essential oils can be harsh or damaging to the skin. Those essential oils should always be used with a carrier oil like sunflower, palm, or coconut oil before being placed in your bathwater where they will come into contact with your skin. It’s for this reason that one should do enough research before choosing any particular essential oil and know what type of oils they will be working with.
If you don’t have a carrier oil on hand, use a small amount of shampoo instead. While it may not be as effective as a pure carrier oil, it will often do the trick should you run out of or find yourself without a carrier oil. The same method of adding 6 to 7 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil (or in this case, shampoo) should be applied.
Before adding any new essential oil to your bath, it’s also a good idea to test it on a small patch of skin. While these oils are naturally derived, they can still cause adverse reactions, so testing a combination of an essential oil and a carrier oil on a tiny and less visible patch of skin before bathing with it is a must.
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