Essential oils are known for their many uses and benefits, but did you know you can use them in the bath? The combination of essential oils has been proven to have several health benefits, including improving sleep and stress relief. Below are some of my favorite essential oil combinations that can be used to create your synergies.
Before using essential oils in your Bath:
Before using essential oils in your bath, ensure you are not allergic to any ingredients. If you have sensitive skin or any medical condition, please consult a healthcare professional before using essential oils.
To ensure that your experience is safe and enjoyable, here are some tips:
Ensure you're not pregnant or breastfeeding before using essential oils in the Bath—some can be toxic to these groups of people!
Don't use an essential oil if it's likely to be unsafe for children under the age of two (this varies from one oil to another).
What are Synergies?
Synergies are the perfect solution for when you want to take your aromatherapy experience up a notch. Instead of using one oil at a time or combining essential oils in a carrier oil and applying them directly to the skin, synergies are made by mixing two or more pure essential oils together.
The magic behind these blends lies in the synergy effect: each oil has its unique benefits and properties, but when combined with other oils, it can create something greater than the sum of its parts. Synergies can be used in many ways—from diffusing into the air or adding to bathwater—but they're especially effective if you use them as part of an aroma massage (aka "aromatherapy massage").
Synergy blends offer a huge range of effects depending on what kinds of essential oils you choose and how you use them: some help relieve pain while others relax tense muscles; some improve your mood while others clear clogged sinuses; some promote calmness while others boost energy levels!
Top 8 Aromatherapy Synergies:
1. Aromatic Blend
The aromatic blend is one of the most popular essential oil synergy blends in aromatherapy. It is a combination of various essential oils that have been blended to create a relaxing and uplifting aroma.
This synergy can be used by itself or with other synergies to create an optimal therapeutic effect for your bath time experience. The aromatic blend contains Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli, and Roman Chamomile.
2. Mellow Blend
A synergistic blend is a combination of essential oils that, when combined, produces a stronger effect than if each individual oil were used alone. This can be done for various reasons, but the goal is typically to create an experience greater than the sum of its parts, in this case, creating a relaxing environment through aromatherapy.
To achieve this effect, you need only add several drops of your favorite synergistic blends into your bath water while soaking or into spray bottles filled with warm water and apply directly onto the skin after bathing.
The Mellow Blend contains three essential oils: lavender, marjoram, and ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata). These are all known to have calming properties that promote sleep and relaxation while also providing pain relief when applied topically on sore muscles or joints.
3. Instant Relaxation Blend
The Instant Relaxation Blend is one of the most popular blends people use in the bath. This blend is great for releasing stress, calming your mind, and relaxing your body. It is made up of three essential oils: lavender, frankincense, and ylang-ylang.
The combination of these three oils creates an aroma that promotes relaxation and a sense of calmness.
Lavender is known for its ability to soothe anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It also helps you sleep better at night and improves concentration during the day. You can apply lavender oil directly to your skin by rubbing it on your temples or behind your ears before going to bed at night.
Frankincense has been used since ancient times for its properties that promote healing, enhance spiritual awareness and reduce stress levels in the body. Frankincense oil can be used as a base note in aromatherapy blends because it has a long-lasting aroma that lingers for hours after application.
You can use frankincense oil alone or mix it with other essential oils in a diffuser to create an uplifting atmosphere around you!
Ylang-Ylang oil has relaxing effects on both mind and body, making this blend perfect for soothing the nerves when you need to unwind after a long day.
4. Muscle Soothing Blend
This is a great blend to use when feeling sore or stiff. It can also be used on children. Just be sure not to use it on the face.
Infuse the following into an oil and then use as desired:
One drop each of geranium, lavender, and ylang-ylang essential oils
Two drops of pine needle or rosemary essential oil (optional)
5. Sweet Dreams Blend
These three essential oils all have to relax and calming properties, making them ideal for use in the Bath before bedtime. They also each have their distinct qualities, which adds to their appeal as part of a bath additive synergy:
Lavender has a soothing effect on both body and mind. It's known for its ability to ease anxiety or stress, making it an excellent addition to your nighttime routine if you find yourself getting anxious about falling asleep or waking up feeling stressed out about the day ahead.
Vetiver can help you feel more grounded when it comes time to wind down after a busy day. This oil has been said to improve sleep quality due to its grounding nature—it helps you relax while also providing an extra boost of concentration as you work toward falling asleep at night!
Ylang-ylang helps calm nerves while simultaneously lifting moods so that even if tomorrow holds challenges ahead of us, we'll be ready with our spirits intact!
6. Busting the Blues Blend
The Busting, the Blues Blend, is a great way to start your day or to help unwind after a stressful day. It contains uplifting oils that have a calming effect on the body and mind. This blend is also great for soothing headaches, muscle pain, and tension and helping with insomnia due to its relaxing effects.
The Busting, the Blues Blend, is made up of:
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) – is known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties. It is also used for its antidepressant properties, helping to relieve anxiety and stress.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – has been shown to help reduce stress levels by improving mood, memory, and concentration.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – makes an excellent choice for an essential oil synergy because it has a wide range of uses, from skincare to alleviating depression and improving sleep patterns. It also has antibacterial properties, which makes it useful for fighting infections
7. Refresh and Energize Bath Synergy
The Refresh and Energize Bath Synergy is an excellent bath synergy for anyone who needs a little energy boost. It's also great when you need to get your mind off things and refocus on the present moment.
This synergy contains lemon, peppermint, and grapefruit essential oils. It also includes a few drops of orange flower hydrosol. The orange flower hydrosol is optional, but it adds another layer of depth to the blend and gives it a pleasant floral aroma.
The ingredients in this synergy are all very gentle and safe to use on sensitive skin. So if you have sensitive skin or would like to use this in a baby bath, go ahead! I recommend using about 5-10 drops each of lemon, peppermint, and grapefruit essential oils in a hot bath before bed and in the morning when you wake up.
If you're looking for an essential oil synergy that can help calm your mood and ease stress, this is it. In addition to being a great bath soak, you can add a few drops of these oils to your diffuser or homemade cleaning supplies to boost the benefits. Here are some of the most popular options:
Bergamot - Anxiety, depression, and insomnia relief
Chamomile (Roman) - Stress relief
Lavender - Anxiety relief
So if you're looking for ways to get more out of your essential oils, these combinations will help you do just that. They're also great for those who want to use them in other ways than simply inhaling the scent.