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Using Essential Oils to Boost the Bath

Using Essential Oils to Boost the Bath

Essential oils are natural substances extracted from flowers, herbs, fruits, trees, and grasses through a special distilling process. Many of these oils have been found to contain healing properties. Some are also known to affect the nervous system and can elicit either a calming or stimulating effect.

ESSENCES THAT SOOTHE
Basil:
Helps ease muscle aches and pains. It is also used in skin toners.
Bergamot: Possesses antitoxin agents. Effective against acne and blemishes.
Cedarwood: Possesses antitoxin agents. Good for oily skin.
Chamomile: Helps skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, and herpes.
Clary sage: Good foraging skin and varicose veins. Also known to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Cypress: Helps alleviate bruising, muscle cramps, and broken capillaries. Believed to help control cellulite.
Geranium: Helps ease breast tenderness and swelling.
Hyssop: Helps ease dermatitis, eczema, and acne. Helps reduce water retention.
Jasmine: A softener for dry, sensitive skin. Also believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Lavender: Helps soothe inflamed skin.
Mandarin: Good for scars and stretch marks. A great skin toner.
Marjoram: Has extra-strength calming qualities.
Neroli: Good for scars, stretch marks, sensitive and aging skin. Believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Patchouli: Helps soothe skin irritations. Good for aging skin and varicose veins.
Peppermint: Soothes muscle aches and pains. Helps constrict capillaries.
Rose: Good for aging skin. Believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Sandalwood: Good for dry and aging skin. Believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.

ESSENCES THAT ENERGIZE
Eucalyptus:
Possesses antitoxin qualities. Helps heal blisters and other skin irritations.
Ginger: Helps fight congestion; improves circulation.
Grapefruit: Helps fight muscle fatigue and jet lag. Noted for its cleansing effect on the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Also good for oily skin.
Juniper: Known as a detoxifying agent. Also good for oily skin and blocked pores.
Lemon: Helps lighten skin pigmentation.
Lemongrass: Eases muscle soreness, bruising, and athlete’s foot. Good for aging skin.
Pine: Helps fight eczema and psoriasis.
Rosemary: Eases sore muscles. Good for oily skin.

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Adapted from The Purification Plan: Clear Your Body of the Toxins That Contribute to Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Chronic Illness from the Editors of Rodale Health Books (Rodale, 2005).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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9:01PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

ty I shared with my sister

2:41PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

molto interessante

1:21AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Thanks.

4:55AM PST on Jan 20, 2011

Thanks for the info.

12:25AM PDT on Aug 14, 2010

thanks for post

4:50AM PDT on May 1, 2010

Ty Annie. My posts are not going through, so I will try again. First, thank you for the EO list of information. I LOVE A LONG luxurious bath and have been known to spend hours splashing away my worries and pains. Unfortunately I have had to give them up, due to the fact I waste so much precious water, " throwing out the old" and "refilling with new". I realized I was wasting hundred of gallons, and chose to give them up. I wish I could take a bath as you responsible people, but it is just not the same to me! Actually, I have enjoyed reading all of these articles about the BATH, whether it be for remedy or meditation. I feel the joy as if I've actually been in the tub! Thank you for the lovely memories and calm, soothing feeling I am enjoying right now. It will be quite a shock, when I get in the shower this morning. WAKE UP! wink!!

4:43AM PDT on May 1, 2010

Ty for the tips on all the EO's. I have much enjoyed reading all about the many different "bath" remedies and meditations. I LOVE a LONG relaxing bath, but have given them up due to the amount of water I wasted. I can no longer be so selfish to waste hundreds and hundred of gallons of water, as I constantly would "let out the old", and "fill up with new". All of these articles bring back such lovely memories. If I only knew HOW to enjoy the bath like you normal people! wink! To be honest with you, I've enjoyed each artle so much, I feel as if I've just had a long, lovely bath. It will be very interesting once I get into the shower this morning! wink! WAKE UP!

4:43AM PDT on May 1, 2010

Ty for the tips on all the EO's. I have much enjoyed reading all about the many different "bath" remedies and meditations. I LOVE a LONG relaxing bath, but have given them up due to the amount of water I wasted. I can no longer be so selfish to waste hundreds and hundred of gallons of water, as I constantly would "let out the old", and "fill up with new". All of these articles bring back such lovely memories. If I only knew HOW to enjoy the bath like you normal people! wink! To be honest with you, I've enjoyed each artle so much, I feel as if I've just had a long, lovely bath. It will be very interesting once I get into the shower this morning! wink! WAKE UP!

4:42AM PDT on May 1, 2010

Ty for the tips on all the EO's. I have much enjoyed reading all about the many different "bath" remedies and meditations. I LOVE a LONG relaxing bath, but have given them up due to the amount of water I wasted. I can no longer be so selfish to waste hundreds and hundred of gallons of water, as I constantly would "let out the old", and "fill up with new". All of these articles bring back such lovely memories. If I only knew HOW to enjoy the bath like you normal people! wink! To be honest with you, I've enjoyed each artle so much, I feel as if I've just had a long, lovely bath. It will be very interesting once I get into the shower this morning! wink! WAKE UP!

4:42AM PDT on May 1, 2010

Ty for the tips on all the EO's. I have much enjoyed reading all about the many different "bath" remedies and meditations. I LOVE a LONG relaxing bath, but have given them up due to the amount of water I wasted. I can no longer be so selfish to waste hundreds and hundred of gallons of water, as I constantly would "let out the old", and "fill up with new". All of these articles bring back such lovely memories. If I only knew HOW to enjoy the bath like you normal people! wink! To be honest with you, I've enjoyed each artle so much, I feel as if I've just had a long, lovely bath. It will be very interesting once I get into the shower this morning! wink! WAKE UP!

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