There is no doubt that after a hard and tiring day at work, the prospect of a hot bath or shower is immensely enjoyable. There is a great feeling of being able to wash away the stresses of the day and being able to disassociate from any negative thoughts and feelings.
There are aspects of aromatherapy which could literally reach every aspect of our daily lives so why not the bathroom environment? Submerging aching or tired limbs in a hot bath which contains a few drops of your favorite oils or using a bar of soap which has been created and contains oils, is a luxurious prospect.
As the thought is a pleasing one, there is no need to rush. Try to create the right feelings of pleasure, use it almost as a ritual, and be glad that it is something that you can do for relatively little money and at home. Creating the right mood is important and that includes having the right frame of mind. Whilst you are preparing your bath, contemplate the feeling of relaxation and pleasure which is about to come your way, if you want to go a step further, light some aromatherapy scented candles but be careful not to choose conflicting scents as this might become more of an irritant than a pleasure.
The oils contained either within the soap or as essential oils added directly to your bath can be used to enhance your emotional or physical state, especially important if it feels through overwork and a little bit of neglect that your batteries are running a little low and need to be recharged before facing the next onslaught of problems be they at work or at home.
Aromatherapy soaps are often made of vegetable or olive oils. Whilst texture is evidently important, it is the aroma, which has been shown to affect a person’s mood the most. Hence the reason for many scented soaps such as vanilla and lavender. It is easy to assume that someone who is feeling slightly negative could easily give their mood a boost simply by allowing themselves some quality ‘me’ time with soap or oils which affect their emotional state in a positive way.
If you are going to buy some aromatherapy soap, then consider buying those which have specific qualities such as lavender for relaxation or grapefruit as this will help to energise. If you want to unwind and feel more romantic, choose an aromatherapy soap containing rose, geranium and patchouli and this will work wonders. There are many good books available which can help you to learn how to create your own aromatherapy soap, which will double your pleasure when using. They also make wonderful gifts for family and friends.
Your mood may dictate the particular aroma needed but by the time, the oils have worked their magic, you will be feeling imminently better and raring to go.