Published: February 5, 2019

    Best Bath Oils for Relaxing

    As we head into 2019 life is as fast-paced as ever, and the American Psychological Association reports that Americans are more stressed than in previous years. According to their annual stress report more individuals are experiencing stress symptoms, including sleeplessness, anxiety, fatigue, and irritability.

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    One of the best ways to take care of yourself and unwind is to immerse yourself in a warm, comforting bath. To further alleviate the symptoms of stress add some bath oils to transform your bath into a luxurious escape! Here are Pelican Water’s favorite bath oils for relaxing:

    • Lavender – This historically effective relaxer can be found in lotions, fragrances, and remedies around the world. Lavender oil works wonders for stress reduction, and has been used in the past to treat conditions like insomnia and headaches.
    • Rose – For a serene wash try rose essential oil. This powerful oil is thought to calm the skin and the nervous system, which can be aggravated after a day full of stressful interactions. This calming, uplifting essential oil is great for all skin types.
    • Chamomile – You may have had a glass of chamomile tea in the evening to lull yourself to sleep, and this oil when added to a soothing bath operates in the same manner. Commonly used to soothe sore muscles, chamomile is a mild scent that can be combined with other oils.
    • Ylang Ylang – Ylang ylang essential oil is not a household name, but a few drops of this oil mixed into your bath can boast several benefits. Ylang ylang mixed with jasmine oil stimulates dry skin and is a self-confidence booster that can reduce anxiety. This blog claims that ylang ylang oil can even function as an aphrodisiac.
    • Peppermint — Peppermint is an invigorating essential oil that stimulates your mind when you’re feeling sluggish. Peppermint oil in a bath gets the blood flowing and can be an energizing boost when you feel worn down by a hard day. If you have a fever add peppermint to your bath oil to naturally combat symptoms.

    Take care not to simply add these essential oils directly into your bath water — without carrier oil the strong essential oils will not be able to disperse throughout the water. You also don’t want the concentrated oil to irritate your skin. To safely add essential oils to your bath water read this guide from Good Housekeeping.

    Ensure your bath water is soothing to your skin by removing the harsh chlorine and chloramines present in most tap water. Don’t waste the research done on oils to find one that supports your skin by bathing in water that can cause redness, dryness, and flakiness. Reduce harsh chemicals in your bath water by installing a Whole House Water Filtration System to treat the water emitting from every tap in your home.

    For a cost-effective alternative to a point-of-entry filtration system invest in a Shower Filter with Wand. This simple change will filter 96% of the chlorine from your bath water for a relaxing aromatherapy bath to reinvigorate you after a stressful day.