Your daily shower is a great time to experience some of the soothing benefits of essential oils. The high-quality oils that are available can be used straight from the bottle or be combined with other simple ingredients to make your own aromatherapy shower treats. There are also a growing number of oil-infused shampoos, soaps and body washes to choose from at the store.
Here are five oils that can turn an ordinary shower into your favorite time of the day.
Lavender's calming aroma and skin renewal properties have made it a perennial favorite to use for bathing and showering. Bedtime can be a particularly good time for a lavender-infused shower: The warm water combined with the soothing scent can help promote a restful night's sleep.
Eucalyptus has a strong, pleasant aroma that is refreshing at any time. It can be especially useful when you are suffering from a cold or chest congestion, and eucalyptus is a common ingredient in many commercial cough and cold medications. The effects of eucalyptus oil can be even more pronounced when used in the shower, as steam turns the oil into a therapeutic vapor.
This oil has been prized since ancient times for its healing benefits and wonderfully rich aroma. In addition to its calming effect, frankincense oil can work at the cellular level to promote skin renewal. Frankincense can be used alone for a shower or in combination with other calming oils. The Balance Grounding Blend from doTERRA oils is a great way to reap the benefits of frankincense along with spruce, blue chamomile and other oils known to promote emotional wellness.
This citrus oil has a bright and sunny scent that makes it an excellent choice for an early morning shower. Just as the sweet tartness of eating a grapefruit for breakfast will help awaken your senses, grapefruit oil has an invigorating effect that can help jumpstart your day. It is also a useful cleanser that leaves skin feeling refreshed.
With its relaxing herbal aroma and pain-relieving properties, rosemary oil can be used to create a soothing spa in your shower. Rosemary also stimulates cellular regeneration and can be used to encourage new hair growth and a healthier scalp.
Essential oils have been revered for their beautiful aromas and therapeutic properties for centuries. With their recent resurgence in popularity, it has never been easier to reap the benefits of oils for yourself. Why not treat yourself to an essential oil-infused shower today?