Aromatherapy Bath Oil DIY – Renew, Replenish, Revive
You can create a wide assortment of aromatherapy oils for the bath by adding essential oils to the Nourishing Bath Oil Blend below, or to any other nut or vegetable oil of your choice. The resulting oils can also be used for massage.
Ingredients for Carrier Oil
3 oz. almond oil
1 ½ oz. olive oil
1 oz. sesame oil
1 oz. canola oil
½ oz. wheat germ oil
Use 1-2 teaspoons of Aromatherapy Bath Oil per bath. (Note: Concentrated essential oils make the carrier oil stronger, so less oil is needed for the bath.)
Aromatherapy Oils to Add
Add 15-25 drops of essential oil to the carrier oil.
Essential Oil Choices
Juniper: Know for its purifying and detoxifying ability; it works especially well with the fatty layer of the skin, a place that holds many toxins.
Lemon: Cleansing and uplifting, it stimulates the circulatory system and helps fight against infection.
Grapefruit: Works on skin problems such as cellulite and “congested” skin; helps with substance abuse, is antiviral and antibacterial.
Geranium: Stimulates the lymphatic system to release toxins.
Rosemary: Combats fluid retention, cellulite, and lymphatic congestion.
A few others that are less commonly known essential oils used for special purposes:
Helichrysum: For alcohol and drug detox; helps the liver
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).Aromatherapy Bath Oil DIY – Renew, Replenish, Revive,