How to Use Relaxing Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils
When things get busy at this time of year, it is a good time for taking just a little time out at the end of your day. Using aromatherapy essential oils to relax in your bath or after your shower, can help you power through the next few weeks. Use them every night if possible or 2 or three times a week, if every night is not possible.
When you are using essential oils safely in the bath/shower it is best to use 4-6 drops and dilute them in a little carrier oil such as jojoba, rosehip or evening primrose oil Alternatively you can use a little milk or alcohol. All these mediums help the essential oils to disperse in the water. It is best to use the essential oils in a carrier oil for use after your shower, which again make them safe to use on the body (not face).
In a bath place the oils with the dispersant of choice and swirl the water around to further disperse throughout the bath. In a shower once you have finished and dried yourself, add the essential oils in the carrier oil(s) as a body moisturiser. A warm bath/shower will increase the amount of essential oils that penetrate the skin by as much as 100%, so no more than 6 drops are required in 5ml (approx a teaspoon) of dispersant/oil.
You can use a single oil such as sweet orange or lavender, but I always like to blend a few to suit my particular needs at any given time. The different blends that you can create with oils are endless, but I love the blend of roman chamomile(1 drop), lavender (4 drops) and vetivert (1 drop) — soothing,
Another blend which is relaxing, but can provide a gentle uplift of mood is sweet orange (2 drops), frankincense (2 drops), petitgrain (1 drop). It is good to keep the oils changing from time to time, to ensure optimum efficacy i.e. don’t use the same blend for weeks.
If you feel too time pressured to be blending essential oils for yourself – try our Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oils which are already safely blended to create your therapeutic bath using aromatherapy. Use 1-2 capfuls in the bath and swirl the water to help disperse. You can also use the Bath & Body Oils on the body as a moisturiser after a shower. Choose from Restful Evening with Lavender, Rose Geranium and Roman Chamomile, Nervous Exhaustion with Rose Geranium, Lavender, & Basil, or Aching Limbs with Lavender, Rosemary & Basil.
We also have two Pulse Point Roller Balls in Restful Evening to help with sleep and Nervous Exhaustion for de-stressing. These easy to use roller balls can be used direct onto the skin and they come in a perfect size for taking with you wherever you go.
Enjoy using organic aromatherapy essential oils to relax over the next few busy weeks.
If you have a complex medical history/medications always check with your GP before using essential oils, or ask a qualified aromatherapist