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One of the easiest and most effective ways to benefit from essential oils is simply…..

to take a bath

Yes, that’s right.  A simple bath allows us to inhale the oils through the steam of the bath and absorb them topically through the skin.

It’s almost too easy!

In my experience what deters a lot of people from taking an aromatherapy bath is the idea that they will have to use carrier oil in the bath.  I understand why this might put you off.  Who wants to clean an oily bathtub when you’ve just stepped out from a nice, relaxing soak?  And if you’re already in pain you certainly don’t want to increase your chances of slipping and falling.

Well fear not.  This simple method is oil-free but just as good for you.

You will need:

  • A hot bath
  • Up to five drops of your chosen essential oil or blend of oils
  • A couple of tablespoons of liquid castile soap or fragrance free shampoo
  • Time to relax……


Run the bath and while it is running, add up to five drops of essential oil to your liquid soap or fragrance free shampoo.  Add the mixture to running water.  Relax in your bath for at least half an hour to forty-five minutes.

Happy bathing!  And of you have any questions please hit reply and leave me a comment ♥

Celebrating Aromatherapy Awareness Week 9th-15th June




terriv · June 15, 2014 at 4:58 am

Just returned from travels in Japan yesterday and heading back to work tomorrow so this is a perfect recipe for a bath to soak in to manage all that, thank you for sharing x

elizabethmilligan · June 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

Oh Japan, hope you had a great trip 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a nice long soak in the tub with some lovely oils x

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