Essential oils for the relaxing bath
After a day of work especially if it has been hard or stressful without a doubt we want to get home, relax and rest. In those moments to prepare a relaxing bath we can come very well as it will help us to relax little by little and at bedtime we will do it rested and we will sleep better.
If you want to prepare a relaxing bath do not hesitate to resort to essential oils and of course look for them with relaxing properties. These essential oils become a good option and we should enjoy these baths at least once or twice a week, since we will not only provide physical but mental rest.
Essential oils are obtained from the extraction of the essences that secrete the cells of some plants. The oil obtained is very concentrated, aromatic and especially rich in diverse active ingredients, in which each essential oil depending on the plant from which it is extracted gives us a series of different properties and benefits.
The process to obtain essential oils is based on distilling different parts of plants such as leaves, flowers, fruits, stems, roots and even wood.
Other processes to obtain essential oils are steam and cold pressing. As we have said before each essential oil will provide different properties and benefits depending on the plant from which it is obtained.
The utility that is given to these oils is very broad, they are recommended to cure various diseases, such as respiratory problems, colds, colds, bronchitis, pharyngitis, digestive problems, to improve circulation, to massage, to relax the body and mind, to induce sleep or simply to intensify the relaxing properties that warm water exerts on our body.
The essential oils can be used both orally and topically and in the case of this post to prepare a relaxing bath with essential oils we will use it topically.
How to prepare the relaxing bath using essential oils
We will need only to put a few drops of the essential oil that we have chosen in a bathtub with warm water, at a temperature of about 32ºC and to add 10 or 20 drops of essential oil to the water.
To prepare the relaxing bath we can resort to the following essential oils: lavender essential oil, orange essential oil, sandalwood essential oil, thyme essential oil, bergamot essential oil, sage essential oil, cedar essential oil, essential oil of geranium.
Essential oils can be obtained in herbalists, natural products stores, parapharmacies, pharmacies where natural products are dispensed, natural products stores online.
When buying it, we must read the label carefully to see its composition and make sure that we are buying a pure essential oil that has not been transformed with other added products.
The best option is to choose ecological essential oils and we must observe that in the label of the product the following indications in addition to their composition are collected as before we have indicated:
- The name of the plant, in our case in Spanish.
- The botanical name of the species to which the plant belongs, in Latin.
- The part of the plant from which the essential oil has been extracted, the flowers, the leaves, the fruit, the stem, the root, the wood.
- The country of origin of the plant.
- The country of origin of the manufacturer.
When it comes to the conservation of the essential oil, we should keep it in the glass container it usually comes in, make sure it is well closed, and store it in a dark place where it does not shine.
Essential oils are usually well tolerated except some people who may have allergies to any of the plants so before using it in the bathroom we can try putting a drop of essential oil with water on the skin and observe the reaction.
Contraindications to the use of essential oils
Essential oils are not recommended in the following cases:
- In case of pregnancy.
- During the period of lactation.
- In children under 12 years old.
- Allergic people