Bath Time Essential Oils

A nice warm bath is the perfect way to wrap up a long winter's day. Adding essential oils to your bath can turn your tub into your own personal spa and help you melt away feelings of stress, reenergize your body, and relax before bedtime. Different water temperatures combined with different essential oils can help you achieve the desired effect for your warm wintertime bath.

To relieve feelings of stress, you only need three essential oils to prepare an aromatherapy bath. First, fill up the bathtub. Then, add 5 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of sandalwood oil, and 2 drops of clary sage oil. Mix the oils in with the water with your hand and then climb in. This combination is great for relaxation after a rough day.

If holiday preparations have got you running ragged, try using aromatherapy to help you feel restored. Making your own bath salts with essential oils is easy and effective. Combine cup Epsom salt, cup sea salt, and 1 cup baking soda with 15 drops of frankincense, 15 drops of lavender, 10 drops of bergamot, and 10 drops of rose geranium oils. Store the mixture in a sealed, dry jar so it's ready when you need it. Add 4 tablespoons to a warm bath and let them dissolve before you get in.

To help you feel relaxed before going to sleep, try adding 4 tablespoons of a bath salt that promotes peaceful sleep. Combine 1 cup Epsom salts and 1 cup baking soda with 20 drops lavender, 10 drops vetiver, 10 drops clary sage, and 5 drops ylang ylang essential oils. You'll get a good night's rest tonight and have enough left over for a few nights after that.

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