Bathing with essential oils

Bathing with essential oils

Zensations Bathing in essential oilsAromatic recipes for bathing in essential oils


After a hard day at work, there’s nothing like a nice long soak in a warm bath to help you relax and unwind. Second to an aromatherapy massage; adding essential oils to your bath is a great way to gain the therapeutic effects from aromatherapy oils.

As an aromatherapist I know and understand the individual properties of each oil and I use the different characteristics of the oils for their therapeutic and medical qualities, to promote health and wellness.

To make your bathtime extra special ~ I recommend 6 aromatherapy recipes for you to add to your bath. Each recipe is designed to promote different therapeutic benefits; choose the recipe that suits your needs. For these recipes you will need an empty jar or bottle with a lid. Add a teacup of milk to your jar/bottle, then add the essential oils, put the lid on tightly and shake thoroughly to emulsify the oils – then add to your bath straight away, and enjoy!

Combat Stress

  • Lavender ~ 5 drops
  • Frankincense ~ 2 drops
  • Orange Sweet ~ 3 drops
  • Neroli ~ 2 drops

Uplift Mood

  • Sandalwood ~ 2 drops
  • Black Pepper ~ 1 drop
  • Petitgrain ~ 3 drops
  • Bergamot ~ 6 drops

Women’s Hormone Balance

  • Lavender ~ 4 drops
  • Bergamot ~ 3 drops
  • Rose ~ 2 drops
  • Geranium ~ 3 drops

Boost Energy

  • Lime ~ 3 drops
  • Rosemary ~ 3 drops
  • Black Pepper ~ 1 drop
  • Peppermint ~ 1 drop

Ease Sore Muscles

  • Lavender ~ 5 drops
  • Rosemary ~ 2 drops
  • Clary Sage ~ 3 drops
  • Benzoin ~ 2 drops


  • Bergamot ~ 3 drops
  • Jasmine ~ 3 drops
  • Sandalwood ~ 3 drops
  • Ylang Ylang ~ 3 drops


  • Caution – Do not use these recipes if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you are over 12 weeks pregnant, always see a qualified aromatherapist to receive any aromatherapy treatment, or for advice before using any essential oil.
  • Caution – The dosage of these blends is for an adult; therefore, do not use on children.
  • Caution – Do not use if your are allergic to any specific essential oil.
  • Caution – Do not exceed the number of drops specified in each recipe.
  • Caution – Do not add the essential oils directly into your bath without mixing with milk first. The oils need to be dispersed properly throughout the water (to avoid absorbing a concentrated pool of oils in one area).




Sally Proctor MFHT is a fully qualified massage, sports and holistic therapist that run's Zensations in Derby.


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