Aromatherapy Tip of the Day – October 20, 2013

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 20, 2013 is Treatments with Water and Essential Oils.


Baths and Footbaths

Your daily bath is a most pleasurable way to use essential oils. Using essential oils in the bath, has a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. Make a blend with one, two, or three essential oils to 1/8 cup of carrier oil. Jojoba is the best Carrier Oil to use in blends for your bath. Add 10 to 15 drops of blend to a warm bath.

A morning soak with refreshing and stimulating essential oils, such as: Bergamot, Rosemary…will revitalize and refresh you for the day ahead.
1 Bath Relaxing

A bath, before bedtime, using relaxing and sedative essential oils, such as: Lavender, Frankincense…will help you get a restful sleep.

Baths are also beneficial for relieving muscular pain and tension.

Add your blend before getting in and swirl the water until the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the bath water. Relax and soak for 15 to 20 minutes, while inhaling the aroma of essential oils.

When a full bath is not available or convenient, footbaths can be a very helpful substitute. Add 6 to 8 drops of your chosen blend to a bowl of warm water and soak the feet for 10 minutes. Essential Oils penetrate through the feet very quickly and are good for colds, varicose veins, Athlete’s Foot, sore and/or painful feet, and swollen ankles.
1 Footbath

*REMEMBER* Always test a new essential oil on a small amount of skin to check for allergic reaction, such as a rash.

Invigorating Bath Recipe
Blend together:
1/8 cup Jojoba Carrier Oil
8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
4 drops Anise Essential Oil
3 drops Niaouli Essential Oil
Swirl to blend.

Relaxing and Sedative Bath Recipe
Blend together:
1/8 cup Jojoba Carrier Oil
5 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops Rose Essential Oil
Swirl to blend.

Check Back Tomorrow for Hot and Cold Compresses.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.

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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

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