Aromatherapy Recipes for Bubble Baths

When things get the better of you, there is nothing quite like a good soak in a hot tub with a book and some soft music and 'you' up to your neck in bubbles. Its relaxing, calming and uplifting, especially if the bath is perfumed with aromatic scented oils, especially chosen for their revitalising properties. The following recipes will add a little something to your pleasure, and leave you feeling chilled out, invigorated and ready to conquer the world.

The recipes here focus on some of the more exotic aromatherapy essential oils, mainly because one must be bored with all the commercially available bubble baths containing Lavender, Geranium and Ylang-Ylang.

If you want a spicier energizing blend, try creating your own recipe. Start with three essential oils that make u feel invigorated and lively. Check the maximum dosage of oils and blend accordingly try adding essential oil drops one drop at a time, mixing well and then smelling the blend before you add more. This will take longer but it will give you a clearer idea of how just one drop can make a significant difference to how you feel about your creation.

Aromatherapy Recipe #1 : H2O Sprite

A tropical blend which gets you going on a cold, grey winter morning. Lemongrass is super for muscular ache and pain, Coriander will give your immune system a jumpstart and jasmine regulates hormonal imbalances. This bubble bath smell beautiful and it can also be used as a perfume. Reduce the doses of Lemongrass and Jasmine if you have sensitive skin, as they can sometimes cause an uncomfortable reaction.

10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
5 drops Jasmine essential oil
5 drops Coriander essential oil
20ml (0.6fi oz) bubble bath

Aromatherapy Recipe #2 : Miracles

When you want to create miracles tomorrow, but can’t quite face up to them today, try this wonderful blend. Frankincense helps to breathe calmly and deeply, Ginger settles down the butterflies in your stomach and Neroli lifts up your spirits and combats shock. The result, a unclouded head and calm mind.

4 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Ginger essential oil
2 drops Neroli essential oil
20ml (0.6fi oz) bubble bath

Aromatherapy Recipe #3 : Serenity

This one is for the evenings- the constituents will help you sleep. Marjoram and Yarrow are both fabulous for muscular ache and pain, especially after arduous exercise. Geranium is uplifting and can promise pleasant dreams. All are great for the skin, especially if it is dry.

3 drops Marjoram essential oil
3 drops Yarrow essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
20ml (0.6fi oz) bubble bath

Aromatherapy Recipe #4 : Enlightenment

Not quiet a conservative blend, but the effects leave you completely relaxed, with a clutter free mind and a wonderful smile on your face. It is good for muscular ache and pain, sinusitis, minor chest complaints and for when your immune system needs a bit of a boost. Also great for keeping mosquitoes at bay.

3 drops Coriander essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
2 drops Vetiver essential oil
3 drops Palmarosa essential oil
30ml (1fl oz) bubble bath