I love using my Young Living oils to create special moments in my day or to bless someone else. Have fun with these recipes and if you need some oils, let me know and I'd be happy to assist you in ordering a few.
This foot bath will not only leave your feet feeling clean and refreshed, but the oils will minister to the rest of your body too. Deodorizing, uplifting, and soothing for tired, weary feet, a warm foot bath can really relax a loved one. Be sure that you are using therapeutic grade oils (like Young Living) as your body will absorb the oils and you don't want to be absorbing toxins into your cells.
3 drops Geranium oil
2 drops Lemongrass oil
4 drops Lime oil
Fill a tub or foot spa with warm water and add the essential oils. Soak feet for 10-15 minutes. Dry thoroughly.
Note: Try other oil combinations as well. For example, peppermint oil could be used to reduce minor aches and daily tensions. Cypress oil is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability.
Fill a small spray bottle with distilled water, add 10 – 15 drops of your favorite oil blend or single oils. Shake well, and spray onto the entire body just after taking a bath or shower.
Peppermint is invigorating; lavender is relaxing. Jasmine or rose oil are good for romantic moments. Frankincense heightens spiritual awareness and aids with skin discomforts. The list of ideas is endless.
Adding Purification oil to a spray bottle makes a great air freshener and odor reducer without chemicals. I also use it to deter insects, such as mosquitos.
Bath salts make relaxing in the tub a real treat. Commercial bath salts are full of chemicals and additives that are not beneficial, or are even harmful, to our cells. When we soak in the tub, we absorb through our pores whatever might be in the water. Soaking in a tub of water that has chlorine in it for 20 minutes will cause the body to absorb as much chlorine as drinking several glasses of chlorinated water. You can neutralize the chlorine in a tub by adding about 1/2 to 1 tsp. of Vitamin C powder and waiting 10 minutes.
It is a good idea to mix essential oils with sea salt or Epsom salt in order to keep the oils suspended throughout the bath. To store the salt for later use or for gifts, use dark glass containers since essential oils should be kept out of direct light.
Oil ideas include:
Relaxation: Peace & Calming, Lavender, or Geranium
Invigorating: Tea Tree, Peppermint & Grapefruit together
Protective barrier against skin challenges: Tea Tree, Melrose & Rosemary together
Put two cups of sea salt in a glass bowl and add 12 drops of the essential oil or oil blend. Stir to blend well. This should be enough for two to three baths depending on the concentration that you desire.
I'd love to hear what you think of these recipes as you try them.