Bath And Massage Oils:
These essential oils, when used in your bath or added to your massage oil, have a tremendous effect on the mood and help in creating an appropriate psychological stimulus. Besides, they are also useful in physiological conditions like aches and pains.
Some oils are known to trigger specific mood responses. While there is no hard and fast rule to this, they are seen as having a similar effect across various kinds of people, hence their classification by ‘moods’. Read on to understand which oils arouse what kind of responses.
Method of use : Add a few drops of oil to the bath water (tub/bucket). Inhale the aromas. After bathing scrub your body to allow the oils to be absorbed. Or add a few drops to your massage oil. Can also be used in a diffuser or on a lights bulb.
Oils that have a Stimulating effect :
Peppermint, Juniper, Hyssop, Rosemary, Thyme, Black Pepper
Benefits : help levitate the mind and fill you with a feeling of well-being and elation.
Essential oils for Relaxing / as a Sedative :
Sandalwood, Cypress, Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange Flower, Clary Sage
Benefits : promote a feeling a peace and tranquility and relax the mind. They help induce a restful sleep and overcome fatigue.
Oils for mind clarity, concentration and overcoming mental fatigue :
Basil, Clove and Juniper
Benefits : help to promote clarity of thought and mental concentration. Also, helpful for meditation.
Essential oils as ‘Aphrodisiacs’:
Jasmine, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Orange Flower, Rose
Benefits : help arouse all your senses.
‘Refreshing’ Oils :
Lemon, Peppermint, Bergamot, Geranium, Verbena, Melissa
Benefits : help you feel fresh and work to give you a perfect start to the day. Also relax tired feet.
‘Bridal’ Oils :
Tea Tree, Rose, Orange and Jasmine
Benefits : provide fragrant body aromas specially suited for brides. Help to soothe and relax nerves while boosting confidence.
Oils when added to your bath can have a tremendous psychological impact and affect your moods and physiological responses.
Sample some recipes of essential oil baths that can stimulate you as per your desires. To make a bath, add a few drops of the oils to the bathtub. Inhale the aromas. After bathing scrub your body to allow a fuller absorption of the oils.