How to use Essential Oils in your bath
Welcome to our wellness blog on using essential oils in your bath. We are absolute advocates of using essential oils in a variety of ways for self care especially adding them to a warm bath. We have recommended a few tips so you can use essential oils effectively and safely.
Essential oils should not be added directly to your bath water since oil and water do not mix, essential oils are not water soluble. It is important you add essential oils to a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or Johoba oil. To create a theraputic bath you can add about 3-12 drops into 15ml of carrier oil.
Don't add essential oils into running water, you will find that the fragrance will evaporate and will not fragrance your water. It would be better to fill the bath, turn off the tap and then add the oils in. It is good to pick essential oils depending on your mood and how your body feels. Relaxing oils are Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Wild Orange and Sandalwood. Uplifting and energising oils are, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit and Rosemary. Oils which ease muscle tension and pain are, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Ginger, Frankincense and Vetiver.
Here is a list of essential oils which could potentially irritate the skin and mucus membranes so it may be good to avoid them or use them with extreme caution, Basil, Lemongrass, Oregano, Thyme, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Clove, Black Pepper and Bay.
If you find your bath is greasy after using these oils you can clean it effectively using baking soda or Castile liquid soap, both are great degreasers.
Our KENSHO Dead Sea Bath Salts are also great for a therapeutic bath, they have a combination of Dead sea salts, Epsom salts, Fractionated coconut oil and a variety of essential oils.