Natural Beauty Care Guide

Bathing Tips

  • Never use extremely hot water. Rather than offer therapeutic benefits, a steaming bath drains every ounce of energy from your body. Lukewarm water is the best temperature for therapeutic value; because the water is close to your body's temperature it produces a relaxing and soothing action.

  • Add the essential oil to the bath while the water is running. Before you get into the tub swish the water around so the essential oils mix well with the water. Don't let too much time elapse between the time you add the oils and the time you enter the tub because the oils evaporate quickly and you don't want to lose their benefits.
  • If your skin is dry, mix the essential oils with 1 ounce of a base/carrier oil such as pure sweet almond oil, jojoba, wheat-germ oil, or macadamia nut oil. Then add this mixture to the bath. And don't forget to swish the water before entering the tub so the oils mix with the water.
  • Close your eyes while you bathe. This is a very important part of your bath experience. When your eyes are closed you can shut out the world and really relax.
  • Itís very important to care for your skin after your bath if you want your skin to hold onto the newly gained moisture and essential oils. Never get out of the bath and grab a towel and rub yourself dry because this defeats the purpose of the "water therapy" bath. While your skin is still wet from the bath apply a rich body lotion, body milk, body oil (you could add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to a portion of your body product) and massage it into your moist skin.

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