The top essential oils uses

In truth, there are thousands of essential oils uses, from cleaning the home to repelling insects but the health benefits have been recognised through different cultures and for medicinal purposes, for centuries. We’ve taken a look at how essential oils are commonly used throughout spas and salons.

As you will well know, a visit to a spa, salon or a Beauty Therapist is meant to be a tranquil experience, a snippet out of a busy day where your client can relax and take a few moments for themselves. Scent is a powerful component to this and the simple smell of essential oils can do many different things to the body.

General relaxation – welcome your clients by using diffusers through the salon. Simply add a few drops of soothing scents such as chamomile, lavender and peppermint.

Boost your clients’ mood – rose oil is a good choice to help lift clients from a negative mood or to improve those who suffer from depression. Bergamot, lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang can be used too.

Soothe aching feet – after being on our feet all day long, it’s no wonder they get sore and our skin gets dry. Completely relax your clients by adding peppermint, lemon or eucalyptus to warm water foot baths. Not only that but you can use cedarwood oil as an antiseptic to help treat fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot and cyprus oil will act as a natural deodorant.

Relieve tension – life can get stressful and more people than you are probably aware of, tend to suffer with some form of anxiety. The scent of lavender can help with restlessness, nervousness and insomnia, which are all symptoms of anxiety.

Massage – if your spa or salon offers massage therapy, no doubt you already use essential oils mixed with lotions to use during the treatment. Which essential oils you use, is entirely up to you but cedarwood and lavender are particularly soothing for this purpose.

Sauna – adding essential oils to water in a sauna can create a sensual spa experience leaving clients even more revitalised. In terms of which oils to choose, it really depends on your preference and what you like the scent of. It could be anything from rosemary to grapefruit or the more traditional scent of lavender.

Concentration – While a salon or spa should relax your client, some essential oils also help with concentration if they have to head back into a busy day of work. Use bergamot, grapefruit or peppermint.

Energise – Likewise, lemon and peppermint essential oils will boost energy if you are feeling tired.

Essential oils for men:

If you have a lot of male clients, they will often prefer essential oils with a more masculine scent such as patchouli, sandalwood or vetiver.

We stock over a variety of essential oils by Hive so you will have plenty of choice when it comes to selecting the right oils for clients. Our own brand Outback Organics, also stock a range of tea tree products as well as pure tea tree oil. Head over to their website to read about the top 14 uses for tea tree oil.

Posted on October 19th 2017

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