Our favorite essential oil bath soak for stress relief

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If you've just had one of those days where work, responsibilities at home and all your other obligations have left you feeling frazzled, a soothing bath with essential oils can help wash away the stress -- literally! Essential oils have been used for centuries for their therapeutic properties, including stress relief. Taking a bath -- whether it's a foot bath or full bath -- is one of the easiest ways to harness the healing benefits of essential oils.

Ready to relax? Our Blissful Bath essential oil recipe includes three specific essential oils that are prized for their stress relieving properties. Plus, it's super simple to make!

Blissful Bath recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil, olive oil or sweet almond oil

In a bowl, add the essential oils and jojoba oil to the salt and stir with a spoon to distribute oils. Add mixture to a hot bath. Relax in the bath for half hour to one hour.

Bonus recipe: Rose Essential Oil Foot Soak

Don't have time for a full bath? Try a stress relieving foot soak using soothing rose essential oil.

Ingredients

  • 7 drops of rose essential oil
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil

Pour ingredients into a basin of warm water (large enough for your feet to fit). Swish with your hand to mix. Place feet in the bath and relax! According to 2014 study, using a rose aromatherapy footbath can reduce anxiety in pregnant women during labor. Our experience: Rose essential oil is soothing even when you're not pregnant!

 

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Last updated on 03/16/2020