If you are looking for a simple and easy to make diy bath oil recipe, then you’ve come to the right place.
For those of you who have been following my recent essential oil articles, you may have noticed a common theme, which is stress relief.
This is intentional because the holiday season can be very stressful. And having some relaxing and de-stressing essential oil DIY products on hand can be very helpful.
(Learn how to make de-stressing bath salts here)
For this post, I want to continue in the same direction, but with emphasis on pain relief.
The cooler weather brings joint pain and discomfort to high levels. Our joints seem to become stiffer and as a result more distress.
But along with the pain of stuff joints from the cold, we experience stress. Anytime our body is in pain, our anxiety levels rise, our body tenses and stress begin to build.
Taking the time to care for our body to prevent extra stress is most beneficial.
This diy bath oil contains the right ingredients that help with sore muscles and joint discomfort, thus helping to alleviate stress. It is a perfect oil to add to your bath for a long soak.
Apart from soothing sore muscles and joint pains, this homemade bath oil also acts as a great moisturizer for your skin.
For this body oil recipe, I have chosen to use olive oil as the carrier oil. Olive oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive oil contains oleocanthal, which has similar effects as ibuprofen, and the oleic acid has the ability to reduce levels of inflammatory markers.
We need to use the most effective oil for inflammatory as the base and olive oil is most likely going to give the best overall results.
Not only is olive oil a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, it is also an amazing natural skin moisturizer!
For the essential oils, I chose a combination of rosemary and lemon for a couple of reasons.
First, a blend of these two essential oils together has such a lovely invigorating smell. Second of all, like the olive oil, these two essential oils also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Rosemary is one of the most potent herbs and essential oils found. We all know that the herb tastes incredible when added to a roasted chicken, but now you will learn how EO benefits your body as well.
Rosemary is thought to be effective for soothing sore muscles and joint pains due to its ability to stimulate circulation, which aids in pain relief.
It also contains high amounts of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation.
Lemon essential oil is one of the most popular citrus essential oils because of its versatility and potent antioxidant properties, as well as, a vital inflammation reducer.
This bath oil is a perfect remedy to help you prepare for a long day or to relax after a long day!
*You may include dry rosemary leaves if you prefer, but not required
(You can keep it from being phototoxic by using steam distilled lemon essential oil!)
This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease.