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 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 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