Up your shower game with steam room aromatherapy essential oils. Steam is great for relaxation and opening the pores. Essential oils for aromatherapy are known to help aid in relaxation, stimulation, and other emotions. So a steam room or steam shower combined with the power of essential oils makes for amazing aromatherapy. However, keep in mind it is always important to be hydrated and drink water after time in a steam room or steam shower. Since you sweat out allot, the water left from your body needs to be replenished. But done safely, a good steaming is a nice way to unwind.
Steam Room Aromatherapy Essential Oils
When essential oils are inhaled, they trigger certain parts of the brain that bring back memories or inspire certain feelings. For example, lemon essential oil promotes a sense of brightness, energy, and cleanliness. That is why a lot of household cleaning products are scented with lemon. And when many people smell lemon, they think of cleaning products. So target your steam room essential oils around what feelings you want to promote.
- Lavender: Calming
- Lemon: Energizing and Cleanliness
- Peppermint: Stimulating Refreshing
- Spearmint: Calming Nerves
- Clove: Stimulating Energy
- Orange: Uplifting and Calm
- Lemongrass: Promotes feelings of well being
- Cedarwood: Calming
- Eucalyptus: Cooling and Clearing
- Lime: Promotes feelings of positivity
- Tee Tree: Stimulating and Cleanliness
- Ginger: Warming and Calming
Essential Oil Topical Absorption
According to Massage Today, essential oils are more easily absorbed thru hair follicles and certain glands which only count for 1% of the skin’s surface. So essential oil topical application is most effective in the forehead, scalp, soles, and palms. (source 1)
Oils Best For Diluting Essential Oils
Oils with polyunsaturated fats are easier for the skin to absorb. Diluting essential oils before being applied to the skin is necessary. Never put our pure uncut cosmetic grade essential oils directly on the skin. Oils like fractionated coconut are absorbed more easily thru the skin than heavier oils. Plus, coconut oil has a neutral scent rather than having a unique smell as olive oil does. And for those who don’t like the greasy, hard to wash off, feeling oil has. We recommend trying out our AQUASPERSE water dispersable massage oil. It is made with light oils and can easily be washed off the skin without being left greasy.
Source 1 https://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=13708