Tips for Using Essential Oils in the Bath

When I was writing last month’s blog post, I reached out to a colleague to ask about which essential oils were best to for putting in the bath.

Her answer surprised me. She told me that putting essential oils directly in the bath is somewhat controversial. Oil and water don’t mix. So the oils will just float on the top of the water. And furthermore, the oil droplets will come into direct contact with your skin on the surface of the water. For some people, that can cause irritation.

Personally, I have noticed that my lungs get irritated when I put essential oils in the bath. I thought it was just me. But apparently it is not!

There are a few ways to address this issue and continue to use essential oils in the bath

1. Mix the oil with either a carrier oil, such as jojoba, olive, sunflower or coconut oil.

2. Mix the oil with a shower gel

3. Mix the oil with a dispersant such as solubol

Mixing the essential oil in one of these ways should result in a more enjoyable, and less potentially irritating, bath.

The next question is what oils to use. Do you have a favorite mixture of essential oils you use in the bath? Let us know in the comments below!

One Response to “Tips for Using Essential Oils in the Bath”

  1. Izzy May 11, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

    OMG! This is why eucalyptus oil makes my legs burn, even with just 1 drop! Oy. Lavender and rosemary are my favorites and I’ll totally mix them with a carrier oil next time!

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