DIY Aromatherapy Detox Bath

This luxurious DIY aromatherapy detox bath recipe incorporates Epsom salt, baking soda, ground ginger and pure essential oil.

Aromatic essential oils have been recognized as having valuable healing properties for thousands of years.  They have been used in a wide variety of wellness applications and beauty treatments by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and in Indian Ayurvedic medicine.

When added to a bath, essential oils enhance the exeprience and aid in the detoxification process in a variety ways.  This depends, to a certain extent, on the choice of a particular oil, or combination of blended oils.

In aromatherapy, different essential oils are used for different purposes, as this infographic illustrates:

Ylang Ylang is soothing
Tea Tree is healing
Lavender is relaxing
Lemongrass is invigorating

Where on the Body to Apply Essential Oils

To learn more about aromatherapy and essential oil uses, including safety precautions and hazardous or toxic oils which should be avoided, visit the following sites:

AromaWeb - Essential Oils Guide
Essential Oil University

Image/Infographic Source: The BeautyThesis 
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