10 Essential Aromatherapy Oils You Can Add to a Steam Shower

By Olivia | Uncategorized

Oct 29
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Steam showers cause your body to sweat out toxins, cleansing your skin on a deeper level than regular showers, and can also improve circulation and reduce respiratory issues. You can make a steam shower even more beneficial by adding essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy.

How do you use essential oils in a steam shower?

Most steam shower systems come with an aromatherapy pod or carrier built in. If your steam shower has one of these systems you can simply add a few drops of essential oil to it, usually by simply lifting of the lid to the pod or carrier

If you're using a regular shower or shower cabin that doesn't have an aromatherapy pod there are a couple other ways you can use still use them. You can put drops of your chosen essential oil onto a flannel and place it directly on your chest, near your nose, or put several drops along the bottom of your shower, being careful not to slip and make sure you don't add pure essential oils directly to the tray as there can be a small chance of discouleration

Another common method of using aromatherapy in the shower is creating your own "shower bombs", typically small, fizzy discs infused with essential oils. You can do this by mixing essential oils with baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid. There are tons of recipes available online and you can get as creative as you want. You use a shower bomb by placing it at the end of your shower, away from the primary streams of water. As it gets soaked it releases the scent(s) for you to enjoy.

What are the best essential oils to use?

Every essential oil has a different effect, so it depends on what you want to accomplish.

This list should help you find an essential oil that suits your needs:

1. Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil can lighten the burden of depression, increase concentration and reduce stress. It also helps relieve indigestion and improve congestion. This essential oil is an excellent choice if you have an upset stomach.

2. Eucalyptus Oil

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Eucalyptus oil can do all kinds of wonderful things for you: relax your muscles, reduce soreness, open your sinuses, decrease fatigue and help with headaches. It can also be used to boost your immune system when you're feeling healthy.

3. Lavender Oil

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Lavender is one of the most popular scents and is mostly good at helping you relax. Putting a few drops of this essential oil on the bottom of your pillow case can improve your sleep.

4. Tea Tree Oil

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There's a good chance you already have some tea tree oil in one of your skin care products. Tea tree oil is excellent for treating acne and removing blemishes and fungus.

5. Rosemary Oil

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Rosemary oil reduces indigestion and can be used to treat constipation. It also removes toxins from your body, improving your circulation in the process. Many believe it also improves memory.

6. Ylang-ylang Oil

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This particular oil is typically used as a treatment for insomnia. It relaxes your body and relieves tension in your muscles. It's also known for calming the mind and can reduce nervousness and depression. As if all that wasn't enough, it's also an excellent disinfectant and is used in many skin care products to

7. Lemon Oil

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Lemon oil is excellent for improving mental concentration, boosting your energy and speeding up your metabolism. It's also great for removing toxins from your body and especially your skin. Lemon oil can be an effective treatment for acne.

8. Chamomile Oil

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Like lavender oil, this essential oil is primarily used for relaxation. It works as a muscle relaxant and therefore can be excellent for reducing soreness but it is most typically used to aid in sleep.

9. Jasmine Oil

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Jasmine oil is excellent for busting stress, anxiety and depression and can also help with fatigue and dry skin. Jasmine is also a great antiseptic. Putting several drops of this oil on a cloth and using it to clean your house will make you feel more uplifted and be a pleasant surprise for any visiting house guests

10. Clary Sage Oil

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Clary sage oil is another one that is great for busting depression, anxiety and stress. It's also good for reducing soreness and is typically used to reduce menstrual cramps or manage labour pains.

About the Author

Thank you for reading! I am Olivia, a freelance writer, mom of 2 and a home remedy addict :) If you LOVE natural solutions you can create yourself, for any health, beauty or household problem you have - hop over to EveryHomeRemedy.com. ​~ Stay Healthy, Stay Happy! ~ Love, Olivia​