Baths and Aromatherapy

We all need to bathe on a regular basis, but baths can be for much more than just good personal hygiene, they are also great for aromatherapy. Adding essential oils to your bath is great way to help relieve stress, cure ailments, and even help you get into the mood. Lets us look at some of the essential oils that you can add to your bath to enhance your bathing experience.

Colds and Flu

A lot of people like to use aromatherapy baths to help deal with everyday ailments such as the cold and flu. Soaking in a hot tub alone can help relieve congestion and ease muscle aches, and adding essential oils to the mix can help clear up your symptoms and even speed up your recovery. Cajeput, Lavender, Spruce, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary are all used to help relieve congestion of the chest and nasal passages and give your immune system a little boost.


This modern world that we find ourselves in is just full of different stress factors and our exposure to stress leads to a plethora of health problems. Being able to relax and get a good night's sleep is essential when it comes to dealing with stress and there are plenty of essential oils that you can add to your bath in order to ensure that you relax and get some well deserved rest. Some of the essential oils that you can use are: Petitgrain, lavender, ylang-ylang, orange, cypress and Melissa.

Sore Muscles

Hard physical work comes at a cost of having sore muscles as well as pulled muscles. A strenuous workout is great for the heart, but the resulting soreness can end up slowing you down. The solution is to add oils like Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Cypress, or Allspice to your bathwater. These oils can help relax those sore and tight muscles and even speed the healing process of strains and pulls.

How to Prepare a Bath

Be sure the bathroom door is closed in order to keep in the essential oil vapors and then fill the tub with very warm water. Purify the water by adding one or two cups of Epsom Salts depending on the size of your tub. Combine the essential oils that you wish to use with a carrier oil at the rate of 15 drops of essential oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. The Carrier oil can be grapeseed, sweet almond, safflower or any other like oil. If you have skin issues, you might want to use safflower since it is enriched with Vitamin E. After you mix them all together, add your oil combination to the tub and stir the water to distribute it. Since the essential oils will start to evaporate, get in the tub immediately and soak for at least a half hour. Be aware that the oils and Epsom salts can make the tub slippery when it is time to get out.

Yulia Berry is an independent health researcher and author of the best selling e-book on aloe vera - Aloe - Your Miracle Doctor. She distributes a weekly newsletter regarding great home remedies and has written another popular e-book 'Pharmacy in Vegetables' and dozens of natural health articles published on hundreds of websites worldwide.

1 comment:

  1. Be inclined to get Aromatherapy! Aromatherapy essential oil has naturally-occurring antispasmodic properties. It is effective for treating a wide range of digestive complaints, such as easing irritable bowel syndrome, cramping or stomach spasms and pain.