Relaxing Bath Recipes for Moms {using Essential Oils}

There have been some myths over the years that it’s not safe to use essential oils in the bath - which is completely false. Be careful of the click bait posts that aim to catch your attention with fear based headlines, while spreading false information. Here’s the truth: taking 20-30mins a few times a week for a calming bath is so incredibly rejuvenating. And, adding in oils is detoxifying and restorative. There are a few basic guidelines you’ll want to follow, which I’ve listed below.

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DO’S AND DONT’S

  • You don’t want to use a “hot” oil, which can irritate your skin. It’s mostly common sense… oils like cinnamon, clove, even peppermint since it’s so pure can be strong in the bath

  • Only use 100% pure, potent essential oils, that are unadulterated, especially if your intention is to use nature to help detoxify, renew and cleanse your body. Fake oils will do the opposite

  • Use floral or wood oils like lavender, cedarwood, rose etc and avoid “hot” oils

  • Do add your oils to 1-2 tbsp of a “carrier” oil such as fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil before pouring them into the bath. This way the oils don’t “sit” on top of the water

  • Optional…. add in some bubbles, epsom salt, and/or baking soda based on what you’re looking to achieve. If I’m looking to relax, I’ll add in this bubble bath elixir from Truth Beauty Company and sometimes I add magnesium which is a vital mineral involved in calming our cells.

  • If I’m looking to detox I’ll add in epsom salts and baking soda. I’ve included my detox bath recipe below.




- RELAXING BATH RECIPES -


A few of my favs are aromatouch (for achy muscles), lavender (universally calming), lavender + copaiba (great to soothe the nervous system), whisper blend, clary calm, lavender and eucalyptus, lavender and roman chamomile, lavender and cedarwood or lavender, roman chamomile and geranium

Add 3-5 drops of oil, or if combining oils, use about 2-3 drops each and add to 2 tbsp of a carrier oil

Pour into a hot bath with 1 c epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda OR sprinkle in some magnesium powder

I like to keep my core relaxation oils in my bathroom in a holder like this, along with epsom salts and baking soda in a mason jar, that way I’m all set and prepped


- DETOX BATH RECIPE -


My fav for detoxification is juniper berry. You can also add some lavender.

Add 3-5 drops of oil to 1 tbsp of a carrier oil

Pour into a hot bath with 1 c epsom salts, and 1/2 cup baking soda


- STRESS RELIEF BATH RECIPE -


My fav for stress relief is marjoram essential oil

Add 3-5 drops of oil to 1 tbsp of a carrier oil

Pour into a hot bath with 1 c epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda OR sprinkle in some magnesium powder


Note: The epsom salt can help flush impurities from the body by allowing it to sweat out toxins - make sure you drink 20 oz filtered water during your bath and/or afterwards

Looking for a bath recipe for your kids? CLICK HERE.

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