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Essential Oils for a Vitality Bath

Essential Oils for a Vitality Bath

To wake up in the morning or to refresh yourself after a hard day’s work or before an evening out, this bath gives vitality to the physical body. (If you are pregnant or asthmatic, do not use this bath.)

3 drops rosemary essential oil
2 drops bergamot essential oil
2 drops peppermint oil
2 drops thyme essential oil

Add the oils after you have run a full warm bath, and then stir thoroughly to make sure the oil is evenly dispersed. Plan to remain in the bathtub for at least 20 minutes.

Tips to keep you feeling revitalized
Get sufficient rest and sleep, and set aside time to practice deep relaxation.
Take a five-minute “soother” by relaxing in an armchair and breathing deeply before engaging in stressful activities.
Do as little as 20 minutes of aerobic exercise several times each week. Aerobic exercise allows endorphins–which have been called the “brain’s narcotic”–to be released into the system. Endorphins let your mind soar free and keep you feeling good for up to five hours after exercise.

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Adapted from Blissful Bathtimes by Margo Valentine Lazzara (Storey Publishing, 2002)

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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3:10AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you :)

5:49PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Thank you.

6:12PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Thanks

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Many essential oils add pleasure to a relaxing and tranquil bath! Delightful!

10:28PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

I can't wait until bath time!!!!!!!

8:53AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:03AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for the info.

6:29PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

sounds nice

6:46PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

thank you

4:19PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

thanks

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