When you had a stressful day, feel exhausted or even a little sick, then taking a bath with aromatic oils might be a great idea! Scent, water and the soothing heat generate a wonderful relaxation effect. 10 to 15 minutes in a stress-free environment such as your home’s bathtub, shut off from everything and everybody, will do wonders for your well-being…
Depending on your state of health (or mind), you can choose between a variety of aromatic oils: Let’s say you had a very stressful day and are longing for a good-night-sleep, then an oil supplement made of valerian and dried hops will put you at rest. Eucalyptus opens up your sinuses and strengthens your immune system during flu season. Spruce and mountain pine needle oil revive your spirits and bring back your energy. Hay flowers (mixture of seeds, flowers and grasses) are especially powerful after a stressful day as they help to relax and unwind, but are also very helpful in fighting common cold symptoms. When you wish to relax and boost your energy level at the same time, then couple drops of lavender oil might just do the trick for you. Melissa loosens up and provides a tranquil feeling. A mixture of orange and lime blossom oils helps to harmonize unstable mood swings. The scent of rosemary regenerates your circular flow and has a positive effect on your nerve system. Juniper oil in your bathtub is a great choice after a hard workout, since it relieves muscle tension and provides a general feeling of relaxation.
Please remember not to add the oils while your tub is still being filled with water. The active substances will evaporate before you can even enjoy their magical powers. Another important factor to consider is that the oils you use should contain nourishing ingredients, which prevent your skin from drying out. An indicator for premium quality oils is the amount of natural essential oil and real nourishing ingredients – attributes which the mainly cheap synthetic oils don’t have.
A great place to stock up on excellent aromatic oils is www.anandaapothecary.com. They carry a wide selection of therapeutic 100% pure essential oils, so you can be sure you’ll find what you need for your next aromatic oil bath… Enjoy!
“Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.”
– Donald Curtis (1915 – 1997), American Speaker and Writer