"The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day."
-Hippocrates, Father of Western Medicine
I absolutely love my daily ritual of a hot aromatic sea salt bath! I credit my bath to helping me resolve numerous health concerns, as well as an excellent preventative measure.
One of the questions I'm often asked is how to use essential oils internally.
Well, of course, essential oils are approved for use as food flavors and generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA in the United States. I do recommend using them as food flavors. As a matter of fact, there's an entire section about Cooking with Essential Oils in my new book, The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide. I've included numerous food and beverage recipes for you, as well as how to make your own culinary wellness oils.
One of my favorite ways to use essential oils internally is in the time honored hot bath!
The hot water will cause the oils to rapidly be absorbed through the dermis - your skin. After which, they will immediately enter your blood stream and all of your muscles and tissues, organs and systems. As well, the aromatic vapors trigger an an electro-chemical response in your hormonal system.
Here's one of my favorite Healing Bath recipes for you to try to help get you started right away. Enjoy!
To a 7.5 ml euro-dropper bottle add (approximately 150 drops):
Click on an oil to find out about it.
Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly. Suggest allowing the oils to synergize for 8 hours, or longer before using. Dispense 8 - 13 drops in 1 - 2 cups of sea salt as a carrier. Remember oils do not mix in water and will float on the surface without a carrier, like salt, that helps disperse them in the water. Add your aromatic salts to your bath water. Relax and soak for 20 minutes or longer in your aromatic bath.
I'd love to hear about your bath experience. Please feel free to send me your comments and questions!
XO Love -KG