The Many Uses of Aromatherapy In The Bathroom

Aromatherapy and its benefits have involved so many facets of human life that now you simply tend to incorporate it into your life in as many ways as possible.

Here’s a fact sheet on the various reasons and ways in which you can use aromatherapy in the bathroom.

Aromatherapy in the Bath

Essential oils, when used in the bath induce a wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating sensation. An aromatherapy bath can not only relieve you of stress and anxiety, but also alleviate muscle pains.

It might also invigorate your sex life. Men, too, enjoy aromatherapy baths and the number is increasing regularly.

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Aromatherapy for Massage

You can ask your partner and/or children to give you a relaxing aromatherapy massage. This can help you to regain your energy, relax your mind and soothe your senses. Once rejuvenated, you are ready to take on the rest of the day!

Now…the basic part! Following are the various ways in which you can use aromatherapy in the bathroom.

Aromatherapy Bath Oils

It is the easiest way to avail of the benefits of aromatherapy. Just add 5 to 7 drops of your favorite essential oil along with one ounce of carrier oil in the tub. Let it dissolve into the water completely before you step into the tub. Make sure you are aware of all the safety concerns of that particular essential oil.

If you are someone who prefers taking a shower over a bath then you may want to try using a shower steamer. Learn more.

Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Normal bath salts are generally made of either sea salts or rock crystal salts. Both these types of salts contain a lot of minerals, especially sodium which removes toxins from your system. When these bath salts are combined with essential oils, you get the chance to reap both their aromatic and therapeutic effects.

However, there is one disadvantage of using aromatherapy bath salt! By the time the bath salts are used, their aroma can significantly diminish.

Aromatherapy Bath Bombs

This is also a way in which you can avail of aromatherapy in the bathroom. Bath bombs, when dropped inside the tub, begin to fizz and its components tend to dissolve in the bath water within 10 minutes or so. After that, what awaits you is an aromatic and relaxing bath!

Bath bombs make for an excellent gift idea and you can make this at home too!

For those interested…

Here’s a Recipe of Bath Bombs

First, gather these Ingredients:

  • Baking soda – 1 cup
  • Citric Acid – ½ cup
  • Powdered Herbs – ¼ cup
  • Essential oils – 15 drops
  • Carrier oil – ½ to ¼ Tsp
  • Water or hydrosol – 1 spray bottle

Method of Preparation

Take a large mixing bowl and add all the dry ingredients. You can use a sieve to get rid of any clumps. Add the essential oils drop by drop and stir continuously. Now, slowly add the carrier oil. Next add the water or hydrosol and simultaneously, keep mixing all the ingredients.

The mixture is now ready. It should stick together when pressed firmly. The mixture should not be too much on the liquid side. Press the mixture into moulds. Once they attain their shape, put the bath bombs on wax paper to dry… It will take around one day to dry depending on the humidity and temperature of the day.

Your bath bomb is ready to use.

Now, that you know so many options and ways to use aromatherapy in the bathroom…when are you taking the plunge?


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