There are many ways to take an aromatherapy bath. Some people like to use an aromatherapy oil diffuser in the bathroom while they’re having a soak. But mostly, people place aromatherapy bath oil in the bath water itself. You can place essential oils directly into the water, or you can use already made aromatherapy bath oils that contain a blend of scents.
How Much To Use
You should use no more than six or seven drops of pure essential oils in total in a tub full of water. You only need about three or four in a footbath, and one or two in a sitz bath. Pure essential oils are far stronger than blended oils. You can use a little more blended aromatherapy bath oils than pure essential oils, but not much. They can not only be powerful to your skin, but too much will leave a slippery tub.
If you look at aromatherapy bath oil labels, they will give a recommendation on how much to use, but sometimes they do not, especially if this was a product of a home business. Don’t panic if an extra drop comes out (and usually does). If your oil bottles do hot have attached droppers, consider getting a pipette or eyedropper.
Picking Your Scents
Don’t just use any old aromatherapy bath oils in your tub. Although some oils like lavender and tea tree are gentle enough for almost all skin types, many people can be allergic to some other types of aromatherapy bath oils. You need to know your medical history and how your body reacts to a particular oil. For example, if you are allergic to the ragweed family, do not use any aromatherapy bath oil with chamomile in it, because chamomile is part of the ragweed family.
Do A Test Patch
You need to do a test patch of a particular aromatherapy bath oil at least a day before you soak your entire body in it. All you need to do is take a drop and put it on your arm or your leg. You then watch the patch like a hawk for the next twenty-four hours. If it swells up, itches, turns red or if you suddenly get a headache or suddenly have nausea for no reason, then that aromatherapy bath oil is not for you.
Also, please do some research on that particular essential oils properties before you immerse yourself in it. This is especially important if you have allergies, really sensitive skin, are eplileptic or are pregnant.