Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years, with many people believing in its physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. Aromatherapy essential oils are made from a multitude of plants, flowers, herbs, and roots from all over the world.
Because they’re quite strong on their own, the oils are usually mixed with carrier oils. Aromatherapy is used for diffusion, inhalation, massage, and baths.
Aromatherapy uses have been researched in a number of studies, with many surveys showing positive results. With so many aromatherapy essential oils available, there are a number of ways in which spas can pass these benefits on to clients.
The benefits of aromatherapy essential oils
A full list of aromatherapy benefits is too long to list here, so let’s take a look at some of the most popular aromatherapy essential oils and how they can enhance your customers’ spa experience:
This essential oil can refresh a tired mind. Diffusing oils such as ESS Pure Essential Peppermint Oil in your spa can energize both your staff and your clientele.
Odor elimination is something every spa can benefit from given the number of products used on a daily basis. Lemon is one of the top aromatherapy essential oils used to fight unpleasant odors.
Some oils, such as lavender, have been shown to have a calming effect on people. Diffusing the ESS Pure Essential Lavender French Oil during spa treatments is an excellent way to relax your clients. This oil is made from the flowering tops of the lavender plant, and has a sweet, floral scent.
Eucalyptus is a camphoraceous essential oil made from the leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree. As such, it can be of great use during the winter months. It’s very effective via steam inhalation, and the ESS Pure Essential Eucalyptus Globulus Oil can be put to good use in your spa all year long, but especially in the harsher months.
5. Tea tree oil
This oil is made from the leaves of the bush and has a fresh, clean scent. It’s often used in skin care products for this reason. It can also keep your spa smelling fresh when used via steam distillation.
Made from the sprigs of the rosemary plant, this essential oil is typically used as part of an oil blend for massages when clients are dealing with exercise-induced muscle aches.
Often seen as one of the most spiritual of the essential oils, frankincense is often used in meditation as it can help still the mind. Its woody scent can be used during massage, especially for those clients seeking a quiet and soothing experience.
Made from unpeeled, dried, ground ginger root, this essential oil can be great for use in massage either before or after exercise. When using ginger oil, be sure to use it in low concentrations only, as it can become an irritant when used in high concentrations.
When it comes to aromatherapy essential oils, quality matters
In order to reap any of these aromatherapy benefits, quality aromatherapy essential oils must be used. Be sure to look for pure versions of the oils with no added ingredients. This will ensure your clients get the greatest benefit from the aromatherapy uses discussed above.
Universal Companies has an extensive collection of pure essential oils, available in both individual and blended scents. Adding aromatherapy into your spa treatments can add value to your business. Indulge your clients with the many benefits of aromatherapy, and keep your customers and staff feeling their best.
Anita Lumpkin is the Director of Education for Universal Companies. She works at the Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Torrance, California, where she offers fun, unique classes that cover a wide range of topics, including business and professional skills; advanced technique training for estheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians; and protocol-centered workshops for on-trend services.
Anita enjoys developing spa treatment protocols and helping spas create their service menus. She’s passionate about teaching and helping customers boost their businesses.