Using Essential Oils Safely in the Bath – with bath salts recipe

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Blending Safely with Essential Oils

Never add just essential oils to the water by themselves. Water and oils do not mix and the oils will sit on the top of the water and when your body comes in contact with them it would be the same as using oils undiluted which is never a good idea in the bath. This could cause some skin issues, especially on the more tender parts. Be careful and use common sense and science to get the most out of your oils in the bath.

Do keep in mind that we suggest not using essential oils in the bath of children under the age of 2. Just a plain epsom salt bath is nice for their tender skin, or you can use hydrosols, or a sock full of herbs, like lavender. If you do decide to use them for children over age 2, please be sure you are using essential oils safe for children.

Caution should also be given for use during pregnancy.

To make bath salts safely you will need:

Alternately, you can use Epsom salts which already have a relaxing essential oil like Chamomile.

Bath Salts - a recipe for bathing safely with essential oils

Also of interest…

Are you looking to make your own body wash or shower gel? We have a couple of great recipes to share with you. One from Mommypotamus and one from Aromahead.

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Bath Salts - a recipe for bathing safely with essential oils

Lea Jacobson is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and empowering information about using essential oils safely. The Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group founded and run by Lea and her team has over 140,000 members and hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of her bestseller Essential Oil Profiles (available as a full color print book as well as an ebook). Based off the information in the popular Top 60 Essential Oils APP, the print version has sold out in days each time it's been offered. Other books by Lea: The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the Hydrosols Quick Start Guide.

Lea is the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels, designed to wrap around any size or brand bottle, as well as apps for essential oils and carriers, and hydrosols.

You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes, and sign up for the Using Essential Oils Safely BASICS course Lea teaches where you can earn your "Essential Oil Safety Advocate" title.

Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England.

Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Jacobson CCA.

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