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Essential Oils for the Bath and Shower

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Chad Pegura | 66 comments

Essential Oils for the Bath and Shower

Aromatherapy is more than essential oil diffusers and aromatherapy necklaces. While using a diffuser is an excellent way to reap the rewards of essential oils, it’s not the only way. Using essential oils for the bath and shower can be quite luxurious and just as beneficial whether you are looking to energize yourself before work or wind down at the end of a stress filled day. While you’re in the bath or shower, the steam from the water will envelop your senses with the power of your chosen oils.

How to Use Essential Oils in the Bath Or Shower

Using essential oils in the bath or shower is very simple, and if you’re used to using your essential oils in a diffuser, there is not much of a learning curve to worry about. For the shower, the best way to use essential oils is to have a carrier ready, and to keep your carrier exposed to water just enough to release the scent through steam, but not so much that the oils are quickly washed away. The best carriers for the shower are often something simple you have lying around in your bathroom, such as a shower puff, a wash cloth, or a cotton pad. For the best results, you should drop around 10 to 12 drops of your chosen oil or oils onto the carrier, and place it just out of the water’s direct reach.

Adding Essential Oils to Your Bath

Adding essential oils to the bath is simple and there are a few different options depending on the type of bath you want to take. The 3 top methods for using essential oils in the bath are:

  1. Mixed with a Carrier Oil

    You don’t have to take any special sort of bath in order to make use of your essential oils. A single oil, or a favorite oil blend, may be added to your bath premixed with your favorite carrier oil in a ratio of 1-2 drops of essential oil to every 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Simply prepare the mixture while drawing your bath and drop it into the bath a few minutes before you get in.
  1. Bubble Bath

    You can also add 1-2 drops of essential oil to every tablespoon of natural scent-free shower gel to create your own luxurious aromatherapy bubble bath. The gel acts as a protective carrier oil, and is sometimes preferred as it does not leave your bathtub feeling slippery or oily after your bath has drained.
  1. Bath Salt

    You can make our own aromatherapy bath salts using essential oils, jojoba oil, and around 1 to 2 ounces of bath salt. Simply combine 5 drops of essential oils to 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil, and mix the combination into 1 to 2 ounces of bath salt.
Essential Oils for the Bath and Shower

Single Essential Oils Versus Blends For The Bath And Shower

Using essential oils in the bath and shower is a great opportunity to create your own essential oil blends. While using single oils is an excellent way to get specific results that your chosen oil can provide, it’s important to remember that blends don’t take away from these effects, they simply enhance them. Typically, one will approach creating these blends with a specific theme in mind, and this will allow them to focus their benefits on a specific use.

For an energizing blend, simply combine eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary for a shower that really gets you ready for work first thing in the morning. If you are looking from more of a relaxing blend, combine lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood to help you melt the stress away. If you have a cold or flu bug, combining peppermint, tea tree, spearmint, and eucalyptus can help you boost your immune system and decongest your sinuses.

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25 Responses

Sandy C.
Sandy C.

June 16, 2019

This is exactly what I need. The chamomile, ylang-ylang, and lavender sandalwood blend is just exactly what I need for relaxation. I get so tense all the time…stress, stress, stress! What a lovely and aromatic way to relax!

Desiree Kessler
Desiree Kessler

June 16, 2019

I’m not much of a bath person, but I would love to try lavender oil. This sounds amazing! Great post! ❤

Sheila Ressel
Sheila Ressel

June 15, 2019

I don’t really take baths but using a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary in the shower in the morning sounds great.

Sophie
Sophie

May 29, 2019

Wow, looks amazing! I would love to try these! I have just had a baby so they would be a great pick me up !

Paula  Pennachio
Paula Pennachio

May 23, 2019

I love all of the scents so much. I wish I could try them all

Sarah L
Sarah L

May 21, 2019

I like using essential oils when I make bath salts. It’s a good way to get them into the bath.

desiree
desiree

May 19, 2019

first i did not know yu could use them the bath i would use it more if new this since i have most of the allergies and then the differnt allergies

Trish F
Trish F

May 18, 2019

Thanks for all of this useful information. Now that I got some of my house plants out of the bathtub, I’ve been dying to take a nice long soak, I’m adding in some essential oils for sure.

Denise Low
Denise Low

May 16, 2019

This sounds wonderful also. I have never tried adding to your bath. Thank you so much for sharing.

Wanda B
Wanda B

May 14, 2019

I’ve never thought of using essential oils in my bath. I’m going to try that.

Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker

May 13, 2019

I have a small diffuser in my bathroom and I always put lavender essential oil in it. Everyone compliments me on it.

SCOTT BRUNSKILL
SCOTT BRUNSKILL

May 13, 2019

as always you are very informative…..nothing beats a nice long soak in the tub using oils and salts

SCOTT BRUNSKILL
SCOTT BRUNSKILL

May 13, 2019

as always you are very informative…..nothing beats a nice long soak in the tub using oils and salts

CARISSA ANN AHLERS
CARISSA ANN AHLERS

May 12, 2019

I would love to try this!

Teresa A
Teresa A

May 12, 2019

This would great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie Capehart
Carrie Capehart

May 12, 2019

Thank You for the information, I can really use this

Sandy Reis
Sandy Reis

May 12, 2019

Wow lots of different ways to use oils in the shower! Thank you for the chance

Christina Nichols
Christina Nichols

May 12, 2019

I love aromatherapy bath salts. I love peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus!!

Kim G
Kim G

May 12, 2019

I add peppermint to my egg hair mask

Samantha Hanna
Samantha Hanna

May 12, 2019

This would be amazing for my showers!! I have high anxiety levels and this sounds like a God Send!

Kelly Freeman
Kelly Freeman

May 12, 2019

Thanks for the instructions!

Maureen Blatz
Maureen Blatz

May 12, 2019

Looks so relaxing

MARY MEADOWS
MARY MEADOWS

May 12, 2019

I love using Lavendar Oil in my bath, so relaxing!

Heidi smith
Heidi smith

May 12, 2019

thank you for the infro

Breezywg
Breezywg

May 12, 2019

This is the best thing ever! Love aromatherapy with a diffuser.

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