Relaxing in a bath can be a fantastic way to end a busy work day. It’ll help you soothe your muscles, it will help you realign your thoughts, and it’s an excellent way to relax your mood as you prepare for bed.
But to enhance that experience even further, it’s possible to use a mixture of different essential oils to create some wonderful effects that will influence our body and mind. Essential oils have a number of different positive effects, and when mixed, they can create some fantastic benefits that will enhance your bathing experience and leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the next day.
So in this article, we’re going to show you seven different essential oil mixes that will greatly enhance your time in the bath. We’re going to explain how to mix them, the effects you can experience and also the benefits of using them. You can store all of these mixes in their own little jars, and swirl in a couple of drops before you get in the bath and soak.
A Mix for Sore Muscles
- 10 drops Lavender
- 5 drops Peppermint
- 5 drops Citrus
- 2 drops Clove
- 1 Tbsp Jojoba oil
Blend the ingredients with the Jojoba oil and simply pour it into a running bath, then soak for as long as needed. This contains many different essential oils, so be sure to mix it as best as you can to incorporate all of the oils!
The peppermint helps to relieve sore muscles while the lavender oil provides analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe your body and mind. Clove oil can also provide temporary relief against pain.
A Mix to Help Reduce Anxiety
- 10 drops of Frankincense
- 5 drops of Lavender
- 5 drops of Bergamot
- 1 cup of full-fat milk
Just stir the essential oils into the milk to blend them, then pour it into your hot bath. Because of the milk, it’s generally best not to make this in batches and to mix it up only when you need it.
The frankincense helps to ease your mind while the bergamot reduces the production of cortisol, a stress hormone. The lavender acts as a relaxant and also helps to reduce depression, while the milk is used to emulsify the oils.
A Mix to Moisturize
- 10 drops of Lavender
- 10 drops of Geranium
- 2 ounces of Jojoba Oil
Just stir the ingredients together in a bottle or jar and add around a tablespoon of the mix to your bath while it’s running. Stir well to help it incorporate into the water, and feel free to add a little more if you plan to soak for a long time in a large bath.
This mix will help you keep your skin fresh and supple for long periods of time. The lavender will help you soothe and relax, while the jojoba oil and geranium will work wonders by helping to reduce inflammation in your skin.
A Mix to Beat Stress
- 10 drops of Rose
- 10 drops of Frankincense
- 2 Tbsp of Coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients and add to your bath water. You can use the entire mix and soak for as long as you need to help you relieve stress and make the rest of your evening blissful.
The ingredients help create a floral aroma that will assist in relieving stress. It’s warm, comforting and the frankincense will help you overcome anxious thoughts. The coconut oil is necessary as a carrier oil to blend the other two oils, but it can also help the mix spread through your bath water and help the oils cling to your skin.
A Mix for Headaches
- 10 drops of Peppermint
- 5 drops of Eucalyptus
- 1 TBsp of Sesame seed oil
Simply mix the ingredients and add them into your bath. The sesame oil acts as a carrier oil to help the other two oils blend well, and you can use this mix to soak in the bath for over half an hour if needed.
The eucalyptus oil helps to soothe your sinuses, and the peppermint helps with pain relief. Make sure that you’re careful when soaking because this is a very potent blend that could irritate if your eyes are exposed to it for too long.
A Mix to Detox
- 15 drops of Clary Sage
- 15 drops of Lemongrass
- 1 cup of Himalayan pink salt
- 1 cup of Dead sea salt
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 4 tsp of Coconut oil
Mix all of the ingredients in a jar if possible. Pour in the salts first, then mix well. Next, add the drops of essential oil and add around a quarter to a half cup to a running bath.
This is a bath salt recipe that will help you detox your skin and revitalize your body. The clary sage and lemongrass will help relieve muscle pains and aches, while also adding a wonderfully relaxing fragrance to your bath.
A Mix for Colds
- 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus
- 5 drops of Lemon Essential
- 2 drops of Pine Needle
- 2 drops of Tea Tree
- 2 Tbsp of Coconut oil
Mix the essential oils with the coconut oil. The coconut oil acts as a carrier and helps the soil cling to your skin and stick around longer. Do be careful when adding this mix because the oils have a tendency to evaporate quickly. This means you should add it when you’re already in the bath to get the best effect.
The lemon essential oils are effective at helping to boost your immune system and promote white blood cell production, while the pine needle and tea tree oils can assist in soothing aches and pains.
When you decide to try these mixtures, you should trust that our essential oils are the best. Give them a try, and you will notice the difference. Your body will appreciate your choice! Contact us for more information.