Just imagine yourself coming back to home after having a hectic day. All your body is tired, exhausted and achey. Now imagine yourself having coconut oil for bath water that is lukewarm and of an adequate temperature. So can relax your crampy muscles and suck away the stress of that hectic day. I don’t know about you but I personally am mad about having a relaxing and soothing bath after a hectic day. It is no less than a dream come true with a tired mind and body.
Addition of Coconut oil in that bathtub is a cherry on the top. As it has innumerous benefits for skin. I have found several people asking on social media platforms how to use coconut oil while bathing. To make that tricky question very easy I am writing this blog post for all those, who want to have fun and make their skin soft like a baby. Without much struggle and expensive products.
Coconut oil in bath Eczema
When we are talking about natural moisturizer, coconut oil for skin is definitely one of the best. If you are suffering from eczema or dry skin coconut oil is going to smooth and nourish it in the most amazing way. By using coconut oil you can eliminate all those toxic materials on your skin that cause you skin irritation and even eczema.
As we all know that skin is the largest among the sense organs in our body and when our skin absorbs something it actually affects our system. So adding coconut oil in your bath to fight out eczema can definitely be very effective. Because coconut oil has the potential of penetrating your skin far more deeply than any other eczema moisturizer available in the market. With its lower molecular weight and it’s great capacity of bonding with protein it goes deep and works great.
It is also very nourishing for the skin with its vitamin K and E qualities. Moreover, it has antifungal and antimicrobial qualities which make it a great barrier to fight against eczema or other skin allergies. Bathing Coconut oil is definitely one of the most inexpensive eczema treatments available in the market. If you have itchy skin or any inflamed patch or eczema. Just forget about anything else because coconut oil is going to be the best remedy ever.
Note: If you are suffering from any kind of tree nut allergy coconut oil is not a safe option as it is also a tree nut.
Coconut Oil Bath Recipe
If you are a busy person with the hectic routine and want to have maximum relaxation with minimum effort. This coconut oil bath recipe is going to work great for you. Moreover if you have any kind of skin allergy or eczema definitely this recipe be very helpful. Let’s see how I make my perfect coconut oil bath ready.
- You just need to add some lukewarm water in your jacuzzi.
- Add no more than 60 ml of coconut oil in that lukewarm water. if coconut oil is hard due to cold weather. you just need to warm it a bit. Until it is melted no need to heat it too much.
- The next thing you need is epsom salt. It is also required in the same quantity as much coconut oil you have used. Almost a quarter cup of epsom salt is enough; it will not only help to soothe your inflammation. But also clean eczema and bring down the growth of bacteria.
- Now you need to check that both these ingredients are nicely mixed in your lukewarm water.
- Now you need to lie down in that water for no less than 15 minutes. And during that time keep flowing this soothing nice warm and nourishing water on your shoulders.
- Now you just need to wipe out all that salt from your body with fresh lukewarm water.
- When you are out, dry your skin with some clean towel and you can apply a bit of coconut oil again. If you have very dry skin or eczema problems.
- This Bath will help you in reducing your eczema and tackling your itchy skin. With its antibacterial and fungal qualities this bath will help you to soothe your skin. Moreover, it’s a very easy way to handle eczema instead of wearing eczema clothings.
While using Coconut oil in the bath make sure you are not using any excessive amounts. Because a few accidents have been reported where the user added too much coconut oil to make the bath more nourishing. But instead of getting benefits out of it the victim got trapped in the tub. And in the quest of coming out we got several bruises and minor injuries. So the excess of everything is bad. Be moderate and get yourself a refreshing soothing and relate to a relaxing coconut oil bath.
Coconut oil in bath for baby
Coconut oil is very beneficial for babies as well. You can use it in various ways with babies, its molecular volume makes it a nice deal for the soft and sensitive skin of babies. Its use is helpful for babies in several ways such as:
Dry scalp, eczema, hair care, diaper rash, Dry and chapped lips, Insect bites, Baby Acne, lice, oral fungal infections. To relieve teething pain, to settle frizzy hair, to help in cold, to massage baby chest, can be used as a nice nourishing baby lotion for kids. Moreover, it is very effective in removing the tar like dirty substance known as baby meconium, with its healing qualities it can be helpful in burns and cuts, and so on…
With so many tremendous qualities of coconut oil. If you want your baby to have a nice and nourishing coconut bath it’s certainly a good idea. But you need to take care that the baby doesn’t drown in water. Moreover you need to be very careful while showering your baby with a coconut oil bath. As when the kid gets slippery you might cant hold him well.
So I suggest that it’s better if you give your baby a nice coconut oil massage and then give him or her a bath in lukewarm and cosy comfy water. Instead of having a coconut baby bath.
When you are going to use any essential oil on your or your kids skin you must take a patch test. Though coconut oil is very gentle and soothing for skin but still when it comes to kids i believe precaution is far better than cure.
Essential Oils In Bath For Anxiety
Essential oils are very relaxing and therapeutic when used for a bath. but you can’t use these essential oils alone. You need to mix them with some carrier oil otherwise they will remain floating on the top. And I think coconut oil is the best carrier oil ever as it’s very nourishing and beneficial for skin.
There are several essential oils available in the markets that, if added in the bath can provide different soothing effects. A few provide mood lifting, and a few are really good for muscle soothing. But my favourite is an essential oil bath for anxiety.
Let me share my tried and tested recipe for Essential Oils Bath For Anxiety: Best time to take that bath is just before bath.
- Lavender Oil 5 Drops
- German Or Roman Chamomile Oil 4-5 Drops
- Frankincense Oil 3-4 drops
Note: Don’t forget to add 15ml of coconut oil and mix them well before adding in lukewarm water.
Now when your bathtub is ready sit calmly in it for 15 to twenty mins and after that bath your stress levels are certainly going to get low. And you can enjoy a relaxing sleep after that. You will find that bath helpful to improve your sex life as well.
Some other oils like:
Valerian, Jatamansi, Jasmine, Holy Basil, Sweet Basil,Bergamot, Chamomile, Vetiver, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Geranium, Patchouli, Lemon Balm, Fennel and Marjoram.
Essential Oils Not To Use In Bath
All the essential oils are not meant to add in your bathtub, so let me share with you a few you need to keep away from your shower area. Moreover You need to be careful about the allergies because if you are allergic to any essential oil and in forgetfulness you add it in your bath the results can be highly dangerous.
Moreover, I don’t recommend using peppermint and menthol oil in a bath. They can cause irritation, skin burns, and rashes. But if you have kids around i suggest you not to use Fennel, Rosemary, Verbena, Wintergreen, Rosemary, and eucalyptus.