Monday, November 5, 2012
bath tub aroma therapy
Adding essential oils to a bath makes the experience even more relaxing, or invigorating, than usual. Add about five drops of your favorite oil to your bathtub, or try one of the recipes listed here (after it has filled), stir the water, and soak for at least fifteen minutes. As a general rule, do not exceed ten drops of total essential oils
per bath, and try to keep it around five for maximum effectiveness. Please read all the warnings at the bottom before using. (d. stands for drops)
Balancing Bath: 2 d. rose oil * 2 d. neroli oil * 2 d. geranium oil.
Cleansing Bath: 3 d. geranium oil * 3 d. lemon oil * 2 d. petitgrain oil.
Cold/ Flu Bath: 5 d. eucalyptus * 5 d. peppermint * 4 d. lavender. Add 7 d.
thyme for chest congestion.
Concentrating Bath: 4 d. violet oil * 2 d. rose oil * 2 d. ylang ylang oil. Eases tension and returns concentration.
Extra-Relaxing Bath: 10 d. lavender * 5 d. marjoram. To be used only right
Feminine Bath: 4 d. ylang ylang * 4 d. petitgrain.Tension reliever, preferred by women.
Hot Summer's Day Bath: 3 d. juniper oil * 3d. patchouli oil. Best effective in a cool bath.
Insomnia Bath: 4 d. chamomile oil * 2 d. lavender oil * 4 d. neroli oil * 2 d. marjoram oil.
Invigorating Bath: 3 d. bergamot oil * 3 d. petitgrain oil * 2 d. lemon oil.
This bath is helpful for winter dullness.
Jet-Lag Bath: 3 d. rosemary oil * 2 d. lemon oil * 2 d. frankincense oil.
Masculine Bath: 2 d. bay oil * 2 d. cedarwood oil * 2 d. lemon oil. Can be applied to the skin before showering, diluted in oil.
Men's Relaxing Bath: 3 d. pine oil * 2 d. chamomile oil * 2 d. lemon oil.
Mental Confusion Bath I: 6 d. Melissa * 4 d. bergamot * 6 d. lemon * 2 d. lemongrass * 2 d. lavender.
Mental Confusion Bath II: 4 d. rosewood * 4 d. patchouli.
Muscle Ache Bath: 2 d. ginger oil * 3 d. eucalyptus oil * 4 d. rosemary oil. Relieves muscle cramping and pain.
No-More-Nervousness Bath: 6 d. geranium oil * 2 d. basil oil * 2 d. neroli oil.
Pain-Relieving Bath: 2 d. geranium oil * 3 d. cypress oil * 2 d.lavender oil.
PMS Bath: 3 d. lavender oil * 3 d. clary sage oil. Relaxing Bath: 2 d. lavender oil * 2 d. bergamot oil * 2 d. cedarwood oil. Especially effective for relieving period cramps.
Relaxing Bath II: 2 d. bergamot oil * 4 d. patchouli oil * 6 d. frankincense oil.
Reviving Bath: 2 d. orange oil * 2 d. frankincense oil * 2 d. geranium oil.
Sensuous Bath I: 3 d. jasmine oil * 3 d. sandalwood oil * 3 d. ylang ylang oil. An intimate bath, more feminine than masculine.
Sensuous Bath II: 3 d. cedarwood oil * 2 d. frankincense oil * 2 d. lime oil. Stress-relieving as well as sensuous.
Shock-Reducing Bath: 4 d. cypress * 2 d. cedarwood * 2 d. sandalwood.
Soothing Bath: 2 d. galbanum oil * 2 d. geranium oil * 2 d. lavender oil.Relieves anxiety and frustration.
Summer Bath: 3 d. lemon oil * 3 d. rosemary oil * 3 d. peppermint oil. Most effective in a cool or lukewarm bath.
Tranquilizing Before-Bed Bath: 2 d. neroli oil * 2 d. rose oil * 2 d. avender oil * 2 d. ylang ylang oil. Flowery; good after a stressful day.
Water Retention Bath: 6 d. geranium oil * 6 d. juniper oil * 6 d. cypress oil.
Welcome the Weekend Bath: 2 d. geranium oil * 2 d. neroli oil * 5 d. lavender oil.