I have always enjoyed the art of bathing. I like to feel my body immersed in water. Water is such a wonderful element. Aromatic baths can influence us inmany ways through the fragrance, thus pleasing our spirit, improving us psychologically as well physiologically. Bathing cannot only drench our skin in wonderful essences and soothe the body, but also the mind. It is wonderfully therapeutic especially after a hard days work in Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care Garden!
There are two ways to use essentials oils in your bath. One is to just add a couple of drops of oil in a drawn bath. Do not put the oil in the sooner because the oil can dissipate while the hot water is filling the tub. Another way of using an essential oil in your bath is to mix it with a fixed oil such as almond or sunflower. Put three of four drops of the essential oil per tablespoon of fixed oil, and then put the mixture into a full tub of water.
- Lavender. If you have ever used any of my products, you know this is one of my favorite essential oils. It has a classic scent. In a hot bath, lavender is very relaxing and helps induce sleep, but in a cool bath, lavender can be a stimulant.
- Ylang Ylang. This is my favorite, and smells just wonderful. It is an anti-depressant, an aphrodisiac, and has been used as a sedative.
- Chamomile. Like the tea, this oil is used to calm nerves and reduce tension.
- Rose oil. Valued for its ability to reduce tension in women, this oil is particularly for post-natal depression and the stress that follows a broken heart.
- Bergamont. This oil is reputedly good for depression and helping the body fight infection.
- Frankincense. With its arming and soothing effect on the mind and emotions. Some traditions used this to ward off evil spirits that we create (our fears, obsessions, and anxieties). It is useful to induce a meditative state, plus it is an astringent and an anti-inflammatory
- Neroli. Used to reduce tension and encourage sleep, This oil calms the mind and is especially useful for those who are prone to upset themselves unnecessarily. It is said to work on a cellular level, stimulating the elimination of old cells and promoting the growth of new ones.
- Melissa. This oil comes from the lemon balm plant. Its soothing properties are used as an antidepressant and to remove negative thoughts.
- Jasmine. For promotion of emotional well-being. It is both a sedative and uplifting. It also helps to produce confidence and optimism
- Peppermint. Cooling, invigorating, and refreshing, this oil is great for a summer bath.
- Rosemary. Useful for muscular pain and its astringent and antiseptic properties, this oil is stimulating and clean smelling.