How to use Essential Oils in your Bath

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Even though I’m usually a shower person, there is nothing better than beautifully scented bath and a long stretch of unencumbered time. I love using essential oils in the bath. And…i use them regularly like this for my daughter. Her takes a detox bath 2-3x per week with oils & epsom salt to support toxin elimination.

But…Oil and water don’t mix. And heat causes essential oils to evaporate quickly. So what’s a mum to do?

  1. USE A CARRIER: I add 4-6 drops of essential oils to the epsom salts before adding the whole thing to the bath. I do this last…just before my daughter gets into the bath to minimise evaporation. You can use other carriers too: fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, milk…whatever you prefer.

  2. LESS IS MORE: In the warm water, your skin absorbs the oil quickly. Don’t over load your bath with essential oil. 3-6 drops is usually plenty.

  3. TAKE TIME: When using epsom salts, you need to soak about 20 minutes to get the full detoxification and muscle-relaxing benefits.

What oils do I use?

Detox Bath Suggestions

2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops lavender, 1 drop lemongrass essential oil

2 drops lavender, 2 drops zendocrine, 4 drops wild orange. 

Healing & Sore Muscle Bath

2 drops Helichrysm, 1 drop frankincense, 1 drop lavender, 1 drop roman chamomile

There are so many possibilities. What combinations do you like?

For help finding the right combination of oils to support you and for help buying doTERRA Oils, contact me!