Romance & Relaxation Mind, Body & Soul

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Oils

Salt

Baking Soda

Cloth

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Turn UP the Music & Lock the Door!

It’s My Time!

Romance & Relaxation for the Body & Mind

An Aromatherapy bath detoxifies, relaxes muscles, restores the body and pampers YOUR SKIN. With a few drops of the right essential oils, an otherwise average bath can become a personal spa treatment tailored to the needs of your body and mind.

Baths Can Promote Healing & Well-being

During the process of soaking in an Essential Oil bath, you are absorbing the oils through your skin. These volatile oils immediately release into the air sparking your senses and offering you many sensations that are associated with aromatherapy relaxation - a.k.a. tranquility and grounding.

First Things First!

Safety... 

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essence, this means they can be irritating if used undiluted or in high amounts, especially for those with sensitive skin or allergies. So, it’s important to properly prepare the essential oils prior to using them in a bath.

Essential Oils are lipophilic, (oil loving), this means they do not MIX well in water.  You know, have you ever put lemon oil in your water and saw it float around the top and grease up your glass drink bottle?  Or just swallow all the oil on the first swig?  YUP, we need a dispersant!

Using a dispersant will allow the oil to easily mix with the water!  Now that you know this tid-bit, lets talk about doing that with the bath water!

The best way to start a bath is to mix the essential oil/oils selected with some form of an emulsifier or dispersant such as dead sea salts, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera gels or baking soda. If you just drop them in the water without emulsifying them, the drops will float on the surface of the water and come into full strength contact with your skin 

Once properly mixed with your dispersant, you can add your mixture to running bath water. This will ensure a nice bath “mixture”.

FOR SALTS  use a hand full or 1/2 - 1 cup of dead sea salt. (this is my favorite) Mix about 6-8 drops of essential oils in the salt before adding to the bath water. I prefer to do a new fresh mixture for each bath.  I always do something different based on how I feel that day!

JOJOBA OIL  use between 1/2 – 1 full teaspoon of Jojoba Oil. Mix 6-8 drops of the essential oil/oils and blend well prior to adding to the bath of running water. Oils have a short shelf life, so I suggest blending a new batch for each use. TIP: mix oil with your bath salts for soft, smooth, detoxified skin!

ALOE VERA GEL Use a tablespoon of organic whole leaf aloe vera or vegetable glycerin. (this is my favorite) Mix 6-8 drops of essential oils with the gel before adding to the bath of running water. Gels have a longer shelf life than vegetable oils.

A hot bath will sensitize and strip your skin of its natural oils.  Do your skin a favor and make it a warm bath as opposed to a very hot bath.  Especially if you have sensitive skin!

Here are some essential oils that I like to use:

RELAXATION, TENSION RELIEF & SLEEP

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile

 GROUNDING & CENTERING

Vetiver (Vetiver zizanoides)

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)

EMOTIONAL COMFORT

Neroli or orange blossom (Citrus aurantium)

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

EARTHY SOOTHING & GROUNDING

Cedarwood

Sandalwood

SKIN RESTORATION & REPAIR

Helichrysum (Helichrysum Italicum)

 

There are many more to choose from, so do your research and choose wisely! 


A SPICY CAUTION:  Some essential oils are very strong "spicy" and can cause skin irritation. I will list SOME of these oils that should be used with caution and further diluted. It’s best to check the properties and cautions associated with the essential oils you plan to use.

 

Here’s my quick list:

·       Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

·       Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

·       Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

·       Cinnamon (Cinnamomun zeylanicum)

·       Clove (Eugenia caryophyllus)

·       Lemon (Citrus limon)

·       Marjoram (Origanum marjorana)

·       Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

·       Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

·       Pines (Pinus spp)

·       Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

·       Spearmint (Menta spicata)

·       Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

These essential oils have wonderful healing properties and can be used in many ways!  Just take care and use LESS Essential Oil to dilution rate, especially when using them in the bath!

Want to learn more?  Contact me with any questions or for oils, I will be here for you!

 

xo, K

P.S.  Men love bathes too!!


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Kristine Seganti