Tranquility (Relaxing Stress Relief Bath Blend)

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Get a regular routine to relax and have a ‘me’ time. Be it once a week, a Friday night warm bath or a before-bedtime daily 5-minute routine, just do it. Your body will definitely thank you for this. Here’s a blend to incorporate into your de-stressing bath. Close the bathroom door, light a few candles, and add your favorite music.

Recipe

3 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
2 drops Basil essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
2 drops Grapefruit essential oil
10 ml of carrier oil like sweet almond oil or apricot kernel

Directions 

Mix oils together. Fill the tub with warm water, add the mixture of essential oils, soak and relax for 5-10 minutes. Close the bathroom door, light a few candles, add soothing music and relax.


Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Lavender Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.

Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil:

Aroma: Exotic, sweet smell, floral and rich.

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus lemon, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, opopanax, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tuberose and vetiver

Properties: Antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative.

Basil Essential Oil:

Aroma: Clear, fresh, warm, spicy, herbaceous, light, peppery and gives a sweet, green top note to blends.

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, fennel, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli and verbena.

Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-venomous, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, ophthalmic, febrifuge, insecticide, nervine, stomachic, sudorific, tonic and stimulant.

Geranium Essential Oil:

Aroma: Heavy, sweet and floral

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood and ylang ylang

Properties: Astringent, hemostatic, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, hemostatic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge, and vulnerary.

Grapefruit Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sweet, tangy, citrus, and sharp refreshing smell.

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme and ylang ylang.

Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious.

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