The bath — what a great way to start your day!
While the water is running, you can brush the skin with a dry skin brush in circular motions from the extremities towards the heart.
Since the essential oils are fast evaporating substances, you will ideally bind them in 1TBS honey or whipping cream. So get that mix ready to be added in the bath tub as soon as you step in.
Different essential oils can help aid different conditions, depending on what your body requires most that day. Here are some suggestions:
- If you ate heavier the night before, which may cause fluids retention the next morning, or if you wake up and feel a bit sluggish, you may want to use 3 drops each of cypress, juniper and grapefruit or orange.
- If you stayed up too late, did way too much the day before, ate too much of dry foods and maybe forgot to hydrate well enough, feel spacey and/or disconnected, try 3 drops each of ginger, rosewood and bergamot.
- If you live in a hot climate, if you feel agitated and/or irritated for some reason, you may choose 3 drops each of lavender, sandalwood and rose.
Bathing is a wonderful way to take time for yourself, relax, rejuvenate and collect.
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