How to Use Essential Oils in the Bath

August 28, 2019

STEP 1  Pick one or more essential oils from the recommended bath list below.

STEP 2  Dilute essential oil(s) with a vegetable carrier oil of your choice. In general, mix about 9-12 drops of the recommended essential oil(s) into a tablespoon of carrier oil (please refer to a dilution chart for exact ratios).

STEP 3  Swirl diluted blend into water before entering the bath. Can also be used in conjunction with magnesium flakes or salts.

STEP 4  Relax and enjoy!

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How to Use Essential Oils in the Bath

Step 1: Pick one or more essential oils from the recommended bath list below.

Step 2: Dilute essential oil(s) with a vegetable carrier oil of your choice. In general, mix about nine to twelve drops of the recommended essential oil(s) into a tablespoon carrier oil (please refer to a dilution chart for exact ratios).

Step 3: Swirl diluted blend into water before entering the bath. Can also be used in conjunction with magnesium flakes or salts.

Step 4: Relax and enjoy!

Recommended Essential Oils to Mix with a Carrier Oil for the Bath

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  • Bergamot*
  • Clary Sage
  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit*
  • Jasmine Absolute
  • Lavender
  • Lemon*
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime*
  • Myrrh
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Tangerine*
  • Tea Tree
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang

*Avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after dermal use. Tub may become slippery, so exercie caution.

Essential Oils to Avoid in the Bath

  • Balsam Fir Needle
  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Camphor
  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Clove
  • Cypress
  • Ginger
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper Berry
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Pine Needle
  • Spearmint
  • Wintergreen

For more information about essential oils and general usage safety, please visit: nowfoods.com/essential-oils