Fancy turning your bath water into a lagoon of floating petals, or are you more of a deep sea dipper? Perhaps you’re more of a door-locked, world-blocked kind of bather? One size doesn’t always fit all when it comes to bathtime. Treat your body to the warming powers of Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger essential oils to de-stress after an intense workout or spending too much time in one position at work. Your aching muscles will appreciate the TLC.
Massage this wonderful bath and shower oil from Aromatherapy Associates onto your torso, cup your hands, bring them to your face and inhale deeply 3 times. Step into a warm bath or shower and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. This bottle will provide you with 20 experiences for you to treat your muscles.
Black Pepper Essential Oil is a powerful circulatory stimulant which helps to ease muscular aches and pains. Sourced from India, this Essential Oil stimulates, energises and warms.
Chinese Ginger Essential Oil warms muscles and joints whilst boosting circulation. This powerful Essential Oil stimulates the mind and aids with digestion.
Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates digestion and improves circulation. This also aids with clarity of thought and memory. It is a detoxifying Essential Oil which is effective for muscular aches and pains. It also helps to regulate the skins sebum.
I was originally introduced to this oil whilst at a spa. It seemed quite pricey at the time, but it has certainly helped me sleep better. This is really great in the bath. One capful, or two if I’m feeling indulgent, eases all tensions. It smells amazing. It’s a wonderful treat not just for my muscles, but body and mind as well, and perfect for a long relaxing bath or a quick shower.
I run regularly and I use this oil in my bath after every long run as I find it helps my muscles to relax and heal.
It’s amazing stuff, I would highly recommend it for anyone who exercises and wants to give something back to their body for working so hard. Bath oils have probably been around a lot longer than you think; the people of the Stone Age were known to combine olive and sesame oils with fragrance to create a soothing bathing experience. There is documentation that most cultures utilized bath oils for both luxury and aromatherapeutic benefits, as well as to counter dry skin.
Today, the use of bath oils has been refined to a science. And it is well known that when oil is mixed with water, it has an ability to penetrate deep into skin tissue and provide rejuvenation. Oil bathing is commonplace in South Asia, especially India, but it is also commonly practiced in the Western world, too.
Spas all over North America, Canada and Europe offer various oil treatments, and individuals who practice home spa rituals also make use of bath oils.
Aside from rejuvenating skin tissue, many claims have been made about the benefits of bath oils. However, oils baths are believed to build stronger immunity to viral and bacterial infections, and skin conditions. Due to there intrinsic warmth, they also improve blood circulation by dilating blood vessels; benefits include reduction in fatigue and stiffness in joints, and increased range of motion in joints.
Another obvious direct benefit of taking an oil bath is the resulting health and glow of the skin. Oil keeps the collagen in the skin supple. And the result is a younger and fresher look for a longer period of time. There are a plethora of different types of oils that work well in the bath – far too many to name here – but this De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil is my absolute favourite. You can buy it for £47 here.