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Use of aromatherapy oils in baths is a simple and pleasant way to relax and benefit from their therapeutic effects. Water itself has therapeutic value. It enhances the power of the aromatherapy oils.

To use, add 6 to 10 drops of essential oil (or a blend), to the surface of the water which has already been run. Add no other substances, e.g. foam or bath oil, then immerse yourself for about 20 minutes, whilst you inhale the vapor (Reduce the amount of oils used in baths for babies).

Juniper
Tones and stimulates. It is an antiseptic and astringent oil which helps cellulite. Restores psychic purity and has a calming effect on the emotions. It is used in many masculine perfumes, aftershaves and colognes. It strengthens the immune system and also has a cleansing effect on the body.

Warning: Juniper should not be used during pregnancy.
Source: Flowers (chiefly from Yugoslavia).
Production method: Steam distillation.
Aromatherapy class: Energizing.
Aroma type: Coniferous.
Skin type: Blemished.
Traditional use: Skin detoxifier, soothing agent.

Compresses
Add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil to 100 ml. of warm water. Then soak a piece of clean cotton cloth in the water, wring out the excess and place the cloth on the affected part.