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Aromatherapy Linen SprayAromatherapy Bath Oil Recipe

A few drops of skin-safe essential oils can be added directly to bathwater. However, essential oils do not stay mixed in water, and there is some risk that the concentrated essential oil will settle on your skin in one spot. Instead, it is far better to use a bath oil.

This simple bath oil recipe adds the use of a carrier oil (or blend of your favorite carrier oils, if you prefer) to dramatically reduce the risk of sensitization. Additionally, the addition of a carrier oil helps to moisturize and nourish your skin as you bath. Vegetable oils have been added to bathwater for centuries as a way to naturally moisturize the skin.

A dilemma is that both carrier oils and essential oils do not stay mixed in water (much like oil and vinegar salad dressing needs to be shaken before each use). Most commercial bath oils on the market include a synthetic agent that helps to disperse the oils into water so they stay mixed. This recipe keeps things simple and natural by omitting the dispersing agent. For more information, carefully read the "To Use" section of the recipe.

Ingredients:


Directions:
Blend the oils together and store in a glass bottle. The recipe may be doubled or tripled.


To Use:
Do not use all 2 fl. ounces of bath oil in one bath. After you have drawn your bathwater, add about 1/4 ounce (7-8ml) of the bath oil blend to your bath water.

Mix well to ensure that the blend has dispersed well in the tub and hop on in. It's best to add the bath oil just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running so that the essential oils don't evaporate before you get into the tub. Using this bath oil blend is safer than adding pure EOs directly to the bath water. This is because undiluted essential oils added to bathwater can settle in one spot on your skin and cause irritation. This natural blend can also settle in one spot, so it's important that every few minutes, you wave your hands through the water to keep the oil dispersed into your bathwater. By using skin safe essential oils diluted in the carrier oil, you dramatically reduce any risk of sensitization even if the bath oil settles.

For more information on bath oils and aromatic bathing, view the Aromatherapy Baths article.

 

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