Essential Oils Recipes for Bath
Adding essential oils directly to the bath can sometimes cause skin irritation, and may not incorporate well into the water (due to that thing about oil and water not quite mixing!). Instead, add your chosen essential bath oil to bath salts, such as Dead Sea salt or Himalayan salt. Simply combine 10 to 15 drops of essential oil and a couple teaspoons of jojoba oil with a half-cup of bath salts, and then add to the water.
If you don’t have any bath salts on hand, try adding essential oils for baths to a carrier oil, such as jojoba, coconut, or almond. Mix two ounces of carrier oil with 15 to 20 drops of essential oils in a bottle or jar. Shake well then disperse in warm bath water. This formula will help carry the essential oils so they can reach your skin easier than if they were on their own. Breathe deeply as the essential oils evaporate to obtain wonderful aromatherapy benefits.