Essential oils are absorbed into the body through inhalation, or through application to the skin during massage, facial or a bath. Their therapeutic properties strengthen, tone and harmonize the body and emotions. Aromatherapy is the fastest growing holistic therapy used in a variety of of applications including pain relief, mood enhancement, increased cognitive function, environmental fragrancing and natural perfume.
At the Garden Spa we use Tara Spa Therapy essential oils. They are exceptionally pure, premium grade and are the finest available from all over the world. We use these oils to create a custom aromatherapy massage for each guest.
After a brief consultation at the beginning of the treatment, the massage therapist uses either a single note essential oil or a blend depending on how the guest would like to feel following the treatment. For example, if a guest would like to feel uplifted we would use a blend of Orange, Clary Sage and Jasmine. If a guest wants to feel rejuvenated, we would use a blend of Rosemary, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. If a guest wants to feel relaxed, we would use Chamomile, Rose and Lavender.
Natalia Hoffman, one of our Massage Therapists at The Garden Spa has some great tips on how you can use aromatherapy. If you can’t make it into The Garden Spa for one of our Aromatherapy Massages, here are some ways you can use aromatherapy at home:
4 Essential Uses of Essential Oils at Home
One of our most popular retail products at The Garden Spa is our sparoom UltraMist Ceramic Diffusing Mister ($80.00). It gives you up to 6 hours of mist and you just fill it with water and the aromatherapy oil of your choice. They also sell some great blends of oils like the Immunity Blends shown below ($15.00). Some great suggestions for diffuser oils are orange, peppermint and eucalyptus, which are great clarifying the air and energy in your home.
The best way to use essential oils in the bath is to mix them with salts. Mix a half cup of epsom salt with 5-10 drops of essential oil, the bath salts will help disperse the essential oil. Good essential oils for a bath are lavender, clary sage, rose, geranium, sandalwood and eucalyptus. Aromatic baths are excellent for skin problems, circulatory problems, respiratory symptoms, stress, nervous tension and muscular pain.
Put 1-5 drops on hot water in a pot, cover head with a towel and steam face. It is excellent for opening the sinuses, headaches and as a skin treatment. Eucalyptus is great for opening sinuses and rose and lavender and chamomile are great for your skin.
Put 10 drops in 4oz of hot water, soak cloth and wrap. Chamomile. rosemary and eucalyptus are good for muscular aches and pains.
What are your favorite ways to use essential oils? We’d love to hear them. When you’re in town, be sure to stop by The Garden Spa and let us customize an Aromatherapy Massage just for you.