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Bath oils are scented oils that can be used in many different ways to add nourishment, elegance, and relaxation to your bath time. For people like us, a bath is a way of meditation, manifestation, relaxation, and aromatherapy. In this article, I will talk about how to use bath oils in all the different ways possible.

What is a bath oil and what makes it different from other oils?

The main difference between regular oil and bath oil is that the latter can be emulsified with water. Adding a regular oil or an essential oil directly to your bath water will do you more harm than good. Regular oils or essential oils will sit on the surface of the water and cling to your skin potentially causing severe irritation.

Why should you use bath oils?

Bath oils help in providing targeted hydration to the skin. They can nourish and hydrate your skin while providing you with a spa-like experience at home. Bath oils are most popular for their healing properties as they work to elevate tension, calm the mind, and relax the muscles. For most people, a bath with aromatic bath oils is the perfect way to give closure to the day, both physically and spiritually.

How to use bath oils?

Unlike the apparent implications of its name, bath oil is a versatile product that can be used in many ways.

1. A Therapeutic Bath Using Only Bath Oils

Woman pouring bath oil in bath water

Most of us are prone to stress due to our busy work and home life. Good sleep is essential to stop the stress from accumulating and hindering us from carrying out our everyday activities. A hot water bath with bath oils is one of the perfect ways to relax your tight muscles and prepare yourself for a restful night. 

Fill your bathtub with hot water and simply add two tablespoons of aromatic bath oil to your water and let it sit for a minute. Soak in the bath for twenty minutes. The hot water will help your body relax while the aroma of the bath oil will help your mind relax. The moisturizing properties of the bath oil will hydrate your skin and make sure that it doesn’t get dry. 

Explore luxury bath oils:

  1. Aromatherapy Associates Luxury Bath oil
  2. Diptyque Precious Oils

2. A Relaxing Bath Using Bath Oils and Bath Salts

Woman in robe carrying a tray of bath oils and bath salt

Bath salts help make your bath more relaxing as their healing properties help you get rid of the tension in your muscles. If you want your bath to be relaxing, aromatic, and nourishing, a mixture of bath oil and bath salts would be a good idea. For this bath, you specifically need bath oils instead of regular oils to make the bath salts work.

Fill your bathtub with hot water and add the bath oils. Mix the water and oil vigorously with your hand until they both combine. After a few minutes add in your bath salt and wait for it to dissolve. Soak in the bath for twenty minutes.

Explore bath salts:

  1. Yareli Dead Sea Bath & Foot Soak
  2. Epsoak Epsom Salt

You can also make bath salts at home that are inexpensive and you can alter the ingredients list according to your body’s needs. Read more about the different types of bath salts and their properties here.

3. Aromatherapy Using Bath Oils and Unscented Bath Bombs

bath bomb on bath water

Bath bombs add color and life to your bath. They can turn a regular bath into a luxury spa experience. They have become very popular and brands have come up with bath bombs of different designs and colors. Many people enjoy the experience of making a bath bomb at home. You can use bath oils along with bath bombs to add color to your bathwater. However, you need to be careful not to use bath bombs with already present oils and scents and they can interfere with your bath oil.

Explore unscented bath bombs:

  1. Milk Honey Oatmeal Bath Bomb
  2. Citrus Bath Bomb

4. Bath Oil Used As Shower Oil

Shower water with flower shadow

If you do not have the time to soak in a bath but still want to reap its benefits, you can use them as a shower oil. Simply step in a warm shower and make sure you are wet. Step out of the shower and rub your bath oil on yourself as you would with a shower gel. let the oil emulsify and hydrate your skin for a few minutes. Rinse it thorougly.

Explore lightweight bath oils:

  1. Alpha Keri Shower & Bath Moisture Rich Oil
  2. Aveeno Skin Relief Shower And Bath Oil

5. Bath Oil Used As Body Oil

oil dripping on hand

To get maximum hydration you can switch your body oil with bath oil. Once you get out of a hot shower or bath your pores are open and ready to accept moisture. Rub bath oil on your palms and spread it across your body. Take a clean cotton towel and press the oil to your body to help in absorption.

Explore nourishing bath oils that can be used as body oils:

  1. Province Apothecary Radiant Bath And Body Oil
  2. Bee Naturals Orange and Lavender Bath Oil

6. Bath Oil Used With Herbs For Manifestation and Mediation

Bath water with dried flowers

Between daily activities and life’s general chaos, it is often important to find a way back to yourself through meditation. Relaxation of the mind and body is key to a good mediation session. Unwinding the day in a hot bath with bath oil and relaxation-promoting herbs is an ideal place to meditate and manifest happiness, prosperity, and wealth.

Prepare your bath with warm water and add bath oil to it. Add yellow dried flowers to your bath to promote happiness. You can also place energized crystals beside or in the bath. It is also a good idea to light up candles and some play relaxing music.

What are your favorite ways to use bath oils from the ones listed above and which ones do you want to try? I would love to hear about them in the comments.

Thank you for reading the article. I wish you a fulfilling day.