I love starting my day with essential oils. One of the safest ways to use essential oils is aromatically. There are many ways to use essential oils aromatically, and I have found using essential oils in the shower is one of the easiest ways to work essential oils into my daily routine.
It’s this simple: After stepping into the shower I drop 2-3 drops of essential oil onto the floor of the shower, out of the path of the water. The essential oils are at my feet and I can easily breathe them in. The steam and heat from the shower also helps with this process. It’s that easy! I keep several bottles of essential oils in my shower so I remember to do this each day. *Always remember to keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
Another way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is by adding them to your body care products, or by making your own body care using essential oils. My favorite thing to make is body scrubs.
- They are super easy to make (takes about 5 min,)
- they don’t require many ingredients,
- they exfoliate and moisturize your skin,
- and you can personalize them using your favorite essential oils.
You can also add a drop or two of essential oil to whatever products you already use. I do this with my conditioner, but this would work with body wash as well.
Here are the oils I keep in the shower to use on a regular basis:
Lavender: Well known for it’s relaxing and calming properties, lavender essential oil is a great choice for those days when you’re feeling anxious or for if you’re showering at night before bed. Lavender has been called the “swiss-army knife” of essential oils and can work wherever there is a need. So, if you’re not sure, go for lavender!
Balance: This blend from doTERRA contains spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, and frankincense and promotes a sense of balance and tranquility. It is my favorite oil to use in my daily showers.
Peppermint: For those days when you need help waking up, peppermint has a fresh, energizing scent and is known for stimulating the mind and helping with memory and mental performance.
Citrus: Uplifting and refreshing, citrus oils like grapefruit, lemon, and wild orange are the perfect way to start the day. Citrus oils are also known for their cleansing and disinfecting properties, making them a great choice for the shower. doTERRA also makes a blend called Citrus Bliss which contains a blend of citrus essential oils and vanilla bean extract and smells amazing.
Frankincense: This amazing essential oil helps improve concentration, reduce irritability and impatience and is perfect for those mornings when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Frankincense also has great immune boosting properties and is one of my favorite scents.
Rosemary: This is the essential oil I add to my conditioner. Rosemary is known for strengthening hair and preventing hair loss. Rosemary is also helpful for fighting the cold and flu and has immune building properties.
Eucalyptus: This is my go-to oil for clearing up congestion and helping with breathing. If you ever have a cold or wake up feeling congested, drop a few drops of eucalyptus into your shower to clear it right up! It’s also got a great, refreshing scent which not only helps clear your sinuses, but your head as well.