Incorporating essential oils into your bath routine can offer a range of health and wellness benefits. Here's how to safely and effectively use essential oils in the bath:

    1. Choose the Right Essential Oils: Research the specific properties and benefits of different essential oils to find those that align with your needs. Some popular choices for relaxation and stress relief include lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood. For invigoration and energy, consider citrus oils like lemon, orange, or grapefruit. For respiratory support, explore peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree.

    1. Dilute Properly: Essential oils are highly concentrated, so it's crucial to dilute them before adding them to your bath water. A carrier oil like jojoba, almond, or grapeseed is ideal for diluting essential oils. Start with a small amount of essential oil (3-5 drops) and gradually increase the dosage as needed.

    1. Mix the Essential Oil with Carrier Oil: Combine the desired amount of essential oil with a carrier oil. Or you can use Solubol. You can either mix them directly in the bathwater or apply the mixture to your skin before entering the bath.

    2. Add the Mixture to Bathwater: Add the diluted essential oil mixture to the running bathwater. Aim for a water temperature that's comfortably warm,not hot.

    3. Immerse Yourself and Relax: Relax in the bath for 20-30 minutes, allowing the aromas to permeate your senses and the essential oils to work their magic.

    4. Pat Dry and Moisturize: After your bath, apply coconut oil on your entire body to keep your skin hydrated, and rinse with water, gently pat yourself dry. 

    5. Consult a Healthcare Professional: If you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications, consult with your healthcare professional before using essential oils.

A woman laying in the bath tub relaxing

Research-Based Benefits of Essential Oils in Baths:

    1. Stress Reduction: Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood have been shown to have anxiolytic effects, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels.

    2. Sleep Enhancement: Lavender and other calming essential oils can help induce sleepiness and improve sleep quality.

    3. Mood Enhancement: Certain essential oils, such as citrus oils (orange sweet) and peppermint, can uplift mood and elevate energy levels.

    4. Skin Care: Essential oils like rose, geranium, and frankincense can improve skin hydration, texture, and overall appearance.

    5. Respiratory Support: Peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree essential oils can help clear nasal congestion, reduce coughs, and improve respiratory function.

Remember, essential oils are potent substances, and it's essential to use them safely and responsibly. Consult a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional for personalized guidance and safety recommendations.

Susann Ottesen