The Right Ways And Benefits to Use Bath Oils

A daily ritual helps make a day special. Pampering yourself at home with a spa-like shower and enjoying aromatherapy can relieve your stress whilst calming your body and soul instantly. Wash away your tiredness whilst calming your soul as a pick-me-up. Soaking yourself in a deep hot bath is so beneficial, for instance, bath oils span across fatigue muscle relief and joint aches, and will bring you more advantages if you add drops of bath oil into the running bath. Eager to know the common uses and benefits of bath oils and the best picks? Here is the lowdown!

Uses of Bath Oil

Different bath oil brands may have different uses but in general, you can drop a certain amount of bath oil onto palm and warm it up, then massage it onto your upper body or back until all is absorbed. Cup your hands to face, take a deep and slow breath and enjoy the pleasant scent before stepping into a warm bath or shower. Then, cleanse as normal. Of course, there is a more direct way which is simply adding a few droplets of bath oil into the warm water then soak yourself in. 


Though it is simple to use, yet, you have to keep these precautions in mind:

  • Don’t apply the bath oil directly onto the inflammatory, sensitive or wounded areas.
  • If your bath oil is blended with lemon essential oil, don’t expose yourself to the sun directly after use.
  • Bath oil contains concentrated essential oils which may cause skin allergy or inflammation. Thus, you should always test it on a small area on skin first, to check if it is safe to use.
  • Most bath oils can be used directly without dilution. But it is always better to follow the instructions before use to avoid to misuse a pure essential oil.


Healing Power of Bath Oils

You can choose your bath oils based on your favourite scents or benefits. Common scents include Rose, Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang etc. - there are so many choices like a perfume. Benefits are different with different formula and here is the lowdown on the common benefits:


  • Clean skin
  • Relax and good for sleep
  • Improve breathing
  • Moisturize skin
  • Relieve headache
  • Balance body and mind


Best-picks of Bath Oils


Aromatherapy Associates Rose Bath & Shower Oil 

Made in the UK. Formulated with anti-depressant Damask Rose, geranium and palmarosa, it uplifts your spirits and moisturises the skin. This bath oil can be used in a fully drawn bath or pre-shower.



Aromatherapy Associates Muscle Shower Oil

If you don't have a bathtub at home, look no further than this award-winning bath oil! It can be used as a body wash during shower, as it is infused with a blend of rosemary, ginger and black pepper, which will emulsify with water for a gentle cleansing, long-lasting moisturizing, soothing and repairing muscle.



Khemist TANGERINE Essential Oil Single 

If you don’t want to buy an additional bath oil, you can try the Khemist essential oil. Not only can it be used in aroma diffuser and as body massage, you can also add 5-6 droplets into a full bath and start your ritual. However, you should note that this is only for relaxing body and soul, you have to wash your body after it, because generally aromatherapy essential oil has no cleaning effect.




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