All of the bath basics essential oil bath recipes use olive oil as the carrier for the essential oils in the bath water. The rationale for using olive oil as the carrier is because olive oil on skin and olive oil benefits for the body are widely acknowledged....
Olive oil benefits and why using olive oil on skin is such a good idea......
Olive oil softens, soothes and moisturises skin.
Olive oil contains antioxidants which maintain the skins elasticity and helps reduce the effects of ageing.
Olive oil is weakly acidic and gentle on the skin, therefore it does not compromise the skins "acid mantle" as many other commercial toiletries can.
Olive oil reduces inflammation and so eases aching joints.
Olive oil eases irritation on the skin so is great for eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis sufferers.
Olive oil is completely natural - so no nasty chemicals in the bath !
Olive oil can help reduce the effects of scarring and stretch marks on the skin.
Olive oil is a gentle cleanser and has antifungal properties.
Olive oil is easily available and inexpensive.
Reactions to olive oil use are rare whereas reaction to nut based carriers may occur.
Aromatherapy Bath Basics
Essential oil bath oil recipes - Directions for use.
Add 6 drops of your chosen essential oils aromatherapy blend ....see the essential oils aromatherapy blend list below....to 30 mls of olive oil. Add to the bath water just before you finish running the bath, swish the essential oils aromatherapy blend into the water and enjoy !!
Mix in with 30 ml of Olive Oil and pour the essential oils aromatherapy blend into the bathwater, as the last of the water is running into the bath, just before you get in, to get the full benefit of the essential oils.
2 drops Rose Essential oil, 2 drops Lavender Essential oil and 2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
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