By Julie Nelson
The most important thing for you as a mother is to create and give yourself some sacred space and time. Doing this will assist in replenishing your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.
Below I offer you a handful of essential oils to enjoy a sacred bath or create your own room spray.
When using essential oils be mindful of your desired result and hold that intention.
Foot baths are a wonderful alternative to full body baths, especially as we need to conserve our water. They can be relaxing, stimulating and used for many different conditions for example tired aching feet, swollen feet and ankles, softening hard skin, relaxing, anxiety, stress and tension.
Tip – when getting ready for your foot bath place a towel under the bowl, then pour in your water, add the essential oils and agitate before placing your feet in the bowl. Agitating the water helps to disperse the oils, sit back and enjoy. Generally for therapeutic baths we recommend you soak for 10 minutes, otherwise you may lose the effect you desire.
When you are ready to take your feet out, place them onto the towel, move the bowl carefully to one side, wrap the towel around your feet and pat dry.
Full body bathing can be used for reducing stress, tension and anxiety,, insomnia, muscular aches and pain, PMT and of course having time out for you.
Method for full body bathing. Add your chosen essential oils just before hopping in and make sure you agitate the water to break up the oils.
To receive the most benefit you only need to soak for 15 mins.
When bathing you have 2 methods of absorbtion, they are through your skin known as the integumentary system and your olfactory by breathing in the oils.
Essential oil recipes for full body bathing and foot baths
3 drops each of Lemon, Rose and Frankincense to calm and bring peace of mind.
3 drops each of Neroli, Sandalwood and 1 drop of Ylang Ylang is a wonderful relaxing Goddess blend.
2 drops each of Geranium, Vetiver and Sweet Orange with is very grounding and is uplifting to the emotions.
Body and Room Sprays
Sprays are fabulous and easy to use on a daily basis and you can carry them with you. Use a 50 ml coloured or opaque glass bottle with atomiser.
Add your chosen essential oils and top up to the neck of the bottle with filtered or floral water. Give the bottle a gentle shake before each use.
3 drops Geranium, 4 drops Sweet Orange, 6 drops Lemon and 5 drops Sandalwood.
6 drops Lemon, 10 drops Grapefruit, 4 drops Cardamom, 5 drops Sandalwood and 5 drops Rose.
NB: Remember to research the essential oils and their contra-indications.
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