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3 Easy Bath Oil Blends to Enhance Your Routine

Bath oils are by far one of my favorite things to blend and kind of makeup as I go along. These 3 easy bath oil blends to enhance your routine offer aromatherapy quality and ritual-like nuances to the seemingly ordinary act of cleansing.

Now you don't have to use these every time you bathe but when you make them a habit to use rather than a treat it takes your bath time to a new level thus increasing your self-care habits.

Safety Note: Before we get started it's important to know a few things about working with essential oils and using them in your tub. It sounds like common sense but just bear with me because now it definitely not the time to have to end up in the ER.

  • These blends are for adult use only

  • Always work with essential oils in a well-ventilated area (crack a window or work in the largest space you have in your home)

  • Use glass to mix your oils whenever you can (think a small mason jar with a lid) - do not store essential oils in plastic containers

  • As a general rule avoid putting essential oils directly on your skin (some can be applied neat but that's not what this post is for)

  • Your tub will be slippery - use caution getting in and out!

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are the best helpers and boosters when it comes to creating a bath oil blend.

Jojoba Oil - Pronounced (ho-HO-buh) this gentle oil is actually a liquid wax that can be used on practically all skin types. It balances oily skin, clears acne, scars, hydrates, cleanses and softens. It even works wonders for skin irritants like eczema and psoriasis.

Sunflower Oil - This carrier oil restores and protects while delivering nourishing vitamin E properties to combination type skin. The lightness of this type of oil makes it perfect for adding to bath blends as it softens without leaving oil on top of the skin.

Carrier oils play an important role in delivering the full scope of your bath oils potential so you'll want to choose well. Choose unrefined organic blends without additional ingredients added to them.

Essential Oils

Essential oils bring the aromatherapy aspect of this bath oil full circle. While preference plays a big part there are just some oils that pair better for creating a bath oil than others.

Frankincense - woodsy musk with calming properties increase focus and energy, promote calming moments and

Neroli - relieves stress, hydrates and tones skin, promotes healing, improves digestion and has a complex enough scent to be worn on its own

Cedarwood - uplifting woodsy aroma good for relieving pain, aiding in detox, fighting colds and soothing skin

Patchouli - helps center the mind, body, spirit connection with its deep earthy scents and skin-enhancing properties

Rosemary - Vibrant and invigorating this oil carries a pungent herby scent that balances heavier sweeter scents like Neroli and Frankincense while boosting creativity and curbing sluggishness

Measuring bath oils

Bath oil blends are art but measuring needs to be done with care. Each blend should have 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and no more than 8 drops total of essential oil.

Bath Oil Blends

Grounding Bath Oil Blend

1 tbsp sunflower oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

2 drops cedarwood essential oil

Sensual Bath Oil Blend

1 tbsp jojoba oil

4 drops neroli essential oil

2 drop patchouli essential oil

2 drops cedarwood essential oil

Meditative State Bath Oil Blend

1 tbsp jojoba oil

3 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops cedarwood essential oil

1 drop rosemary essential oil

Using bath oils

Ideally, the tablespoon of bath oil blend will be used in one bath so you won't need to worry about storage. If you find you want to make one ahead of time you can store the mixture in a small mason jar with a lid until your ready to use. If it's hotter where you are you can store it in the fridge until your ready to use later.

Pour the oil blend into warm running water for your bath and allow a couple of minutes for the mixture to disperse in the tub water. Sit back and soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of your tub, it will be slippery. I like to keep a small bath towel rolled on the side of the tub ledge so I can put I can wipe my feet on it before I try stepping out of the tub.

Love a good salt soak? Try adding a tablespoon of Epsom salt or pink Himalayan salt to the oil blends above or treat yourself to one of ours!

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