A lot of people ask this question after they receive a Raindrop. Many of my Raindrop Students ask this question too.
At some point in the sharing of the Raindrop Technique the idea that one should NOT shower after Raindrop became a common thought.
Someone in the Adapting Raindrop Facebook group asked me what my thoughts are concerning this topic.
I thought it was a great question and would lead to some good discussion, so I posted the question to the group.
- 43 voted for “I tell them it is best not to shower until the next day.”
- 2 voted for I say: “Shower before you come so you can keep the oils on as long as you feel you’d like.” Then I say: “when you shower you’ll smell the oils.”
- 1 voted for: “I recommend an epsom salt bath.”
- 1 voted for: “I don’t mention anything.”
- 0 voted for: I” tell them to shower when they want.”
Well, it turns out that I am of the minority on this topic. I don’t tell my Raindrop Receivers that they shouldn’t shower, in fact if I do mention the word “shower” I am encouraging them to take one.
Here are my 4 reasons why I am a Raindrop Shower Rebel:
1. They are Transdermal!
Oilers are always telling people that essential oils are made up small molecules and that they are transdermal, or absorbed into our skin very quickly. In fact, they are absorbed so quickly, in a matter of seconds, that some people can even taste the essential oils when they are applied on their feet! Oilers make this statement, yet then we tell people after they receive Raindrop that they should NOT take a shower for fear of washing away the molecules. I don’t agree with this, and find these statements very inconsistent and confusing.
During a Raindrop session the essential oils are applied to the feet and back, which takes about 30-45 minutes. Then a moist heat pack is applied the the receiver’s back. They “cook” or lay with the moist heat pack for an additional 5-15 minutes. I would think the essential oils would be absorbed by then, wouldn’t you?
On top of that, after the receiver gets up, they then need to get ready. The receiver may then review their goals with their giver while they drink a glass of water and get grounded from their “Raindrop High”. That could take another 15-30 minutes.
I would think by then all the essential oil molecules are absorbed!
Maybe this receiver needs to drive home too. By the time they arrive home and get comfortable those oils are certainly absorbed!
I don’t think a shower an hour or 2 hours after a Raindrop would reduce the effectiveness of the oils.
2. Support Cellular Cleansing.
One of the many benefits of Raindrop is cellular cleansing or detoxing. An Epsom salt bath is a perfect way to help the body release those toxins.
3. 15 min of Quite Time Please…
Another plus of Raindrop is an emotional release. After someone has an “Emotional Release Raindrop” session, I tell them they most likely will feel like a “tossed salad”. I explain that they will feel extra emotional, and not to let that worry them. It actually is a good thing because it means that a negative emotion is ready to surface and be released. The best thing to do when you feel that, is to go someplace safe where you will not be disturbed. For a busy mom, that often can be the shower! Why worry about essential oils being washed away when those molecules are doing their job and vibrating out negative emotions!
4. Who Likes to Hear NOT?
The last reason I don’t advise my Raindrop Receivers to not take a shower after their session is because I don’t like tell people NOT. I don’t like to be told that I can’t do something. Right away it sets up a negative feeling and my first response in “why not – you need to tell me WHY first.”
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who responds this way… Instead I give a big list of all the things my receivers CAN do; relax, take a nap, listen to your body, drink lots of water, take a walk, do something you enjoy, take an Epsom salt bath to relax and help your body to detox, if you feel emotional take some time alone (the shower is a great place to do that) and do some deep breathing, feel free to punch a pillow if you need. I’ll give you a call tomorrow, but if you have any questions or concerns feel free to text of give a call.
My goal here is not to argue, but to give you my personal reasons why I don’t suggest people stay away from bathing after receiving a Raindrop. I’m curious to hear if this post has changed your view on showering after Raindrop and if you are now a Raindrop Shower Rebel too!