You may be remembering your last trip to your favorite day spa and wishing that you could have that kind of experience every day. The peacefulness and tranquility you felt there seems to be in short supply now, and you would love to be able to recapture that feeling.
You can use essential oils to turn your bathroom into your own aromatherapy experience and recover some of the serenity you felt on your last visit. You do not have to have a magazine-worthy bathroom to create a luxury experience for yourself. By using the right essential oils you can have the relaxing atmosphere of your favorite spa right at home.
How Do I Use Essential Oils in My Bath?
To create your own aromatherapy experience at home you can add a few drops of essential oil directly to your bath. Be sure to run the water first and add the oil after you have an inch or two of water so that the oil does not immediately cause a slick spot on the bottom of your tub. If you are worried about the oil in your tub, whether because you may slip or because it will be hard to clean, you can diffuse the oil into the air instead.
You can purchase a diffuser to broadcast the oil throughout the air, or you can add a few drops of quality oils, like Young Living essential oils, to a vessel of steaming water that you bring into the bathroom. Either method will fill the air with the scent you choose and create your at-home aromatherapy spa atmosphere perfectly.
Which Essential Oil Should I Use?
Each essential oil has its unique scent and is said to produce different effects on your health and well-being.
Orange oil can help if you’re feeling anxious or stressed, as it has properties that promote a sense of calm. Paired with a warm soothing bath, you’ll be feeling serene in no time.
Peppermint can help relieve headaches. Some studies have found that peppermint is as effective as acetaminophen in relieving headaches, so if you had a hard day at work this may be a good choice.
Lavender can promote rest and relaxation. It has also been used as a remedy for insomnia for generations, so this is a great choice for a bedtime soak to promote a great night’s sleep.
Oregano oil can reduce inflammation in the body. If you are an athlete, this is an excellent addition to an after-workout soak.
Lemon oil has been shown to reduce nausea in pregnant women who have morning sickness. This is a wonderful treat for an expectant mother, but be sure to keep the bathwater at a lukewarm temperature for safety purposes.
Rosemary oil has been shown to increase concentration and brainpower, making it an excellent addition to your morning bath, especially when you have a long day ahead.
Eucalyptus oil can soothe headaches and help loosen mucus. When you have a cold or are just generally feeling under the weather, a eucalyptus bath can be just the right thing to make you feel better.
What Else Should I Do To Create a Spa Experience?
Think about your best experience at a day spa. Chances are it had some of these features: soothing music playing softly in the background, fluffy towels at the ready, no distractions like televisions or phones.
Do your best to recreate that in your home. Make sure you have towels in the bathroom with you, and maybe a warm bathrobe as well. Bring in some music, perhaps classical or new age music that is quietly humming in the background. Leave your phone on “do not disturb” and turn off any media that you can hear from your tub. No televisions or radios to disrupt your tranquility.
Follow these tips and recreate your favorite day spa experience at home.