Stressed out with all the craze going on in the world lately?
Trying to balance working from home or taking care of kids who are out of school?
Trying to manage the stress of being productive and making money in your business?
First, take a deep breath!
We are here for you and one of the best things you can do for your health is to focus on some self care. Even if its just for 10 minutes!
Have you ever taken an aromatic bath?
Essential oils are a great add in for baths that can provide a sense of calm and tranquility.
Here's how to get started:
Run the bath water at your desired temperature.
While your tub is filling, prepare all you need for a relaxing and comfortable bath.
Set up your music, set up a head pillow with a folded towel, your favorite cup of herbal tea, candles, and (especially for the parents out there) a “do not disturb” sign for your door.
Once your tub is full, turn the water off, and add your essential oils. (4-8 drops of Chamomile is our favorite relaxing blend)
Swirl the oils around in the bath with your hands or feet to ensure dispersion.
Enter the bath and let the stresses of the day go
For a stress relief-booster, add one cup of Epsom salts. The magnesium sulfate blends well with essential oils and the added magnesium offers a deeper sense of relaxation and improved sleep.
Use this time to meditate and focus on your 'me' time. Close your eyes, listen to music, and breathe.
Safety Tips for Bathing with Essential Oils
It can be tempting to add more than the recommended daily dose (RDD) or stated dose in the formula, but try to be conservative—a little bit of essential oil goes a long way.
Essential oils should never irritate or burn the skin, and if you have skin sensitivities, be sure to do a skin patch test before adding them to the bath. Also, the heat and the water of the bath can enhance absorption, so it’s important to be cautious and use less than you think you need.
If you absolutely need to add more, add one drop at a time every five minutes. You may experience slight tingling with essential oils that contain menthol, such as peppermint Mentha ×piperita (L.), but this disappears quickly once you’re out of the bath and dry.
Citrus oils in particular can intensify on the skin when mixed with hot bath water, so always remember to use only the stated amount in the formula.
For concerns on safety of essential oils: https://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety
If I were to take a look at your self care routine and show you exactly how to make it feel like your own and not something Google told you to do which would, in turn, improve your energy and productivity, would you want to chat?
These calls are a good fit for you if...
1. You're a woman working full time or own a business
2. Ready for a routine that aligns with your schedule
3. Wanting to decrease stress levels and improve focus
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Written by: Nicole Miller, M.S.
Edited by: Jaclyn Jacobsen, M.S., CPT