Incorporating Essential Oils In Your Spa Practice

By: Jaime Hall

Essential to your spa…


Honolulu Media


According to a Global Spa Report, the top reason people visit spas is to experience relaxation. One of the most pleasurable and natural ways in to induce the feeling of relaxation to spa treatments is by incorporating essential oils to your service offerings. Though essential oils are highly conducive to relaxation through aromatherapy, they also contain numerous valuable qualities through topical use.

By utilizing essential oils in your spa practice, you can increase the overall experience and pleasure your clients receive. These oils have the power to stimulate feelings of euphoria and happiness and also provide relief to physical symptoms potentially caused by an underlying emotional issue. Improve your spa experience by introducing to power of essential oils to all areas of treatments.  

Find out below which oils can provide a natural boost to your spa’s services:


1) Aromatherapy

Use oils with diffusers, mists, eye/face pillows, and massage oils

Majoram: dissipates nervous tension and stress

Eucalyptus: aids mental exhaustion and rejuvenates an uplifting mindset

Clary Sage: boost self-esteem and balance mood

Bergamot: calming and uplifting

Swallowtail Garden Seeds (clary)

clary sage Flickr image via swallowtail garden seeds

2) Manis + Pedis

Use oils in dilution while soaking hands and feet

Tea Tree: antibacterial and antiseptic

Bitter Orange: anti-fungal, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory

Geranium: deodorizing,anti-fungal, and antibacterial

Tea Tree

tea tree Flickr image via swallowtail garden seeds

3) Massage Therapy

Dilute essential oils in massage oils and creams 

Eucaplytus: relieves stiff muscles, muscle pain, nerve pain, and anti-inflammatory

Peppermint and Rosemary: improve circulation and relieve symptoms of acute and chronic pain

Pine: relieve muscle fatigue and nervous exhaustion


rosemary Flickr image via swallowtail garden seeds

4) Skin Care

Dilute oils into facial serums and creams

Eucalyptus: antiseptic and anti-inflammatory

Tea Tree: anti-bacterial (good for acne prone skin)

Frankincense: anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, restores tissue, prevent skin damage, and natural toner

Chammomile: diminishes blemishes and puffiness


eucalyptus plant

5) Sauna/Hot Tub

Diffuse in saunas or dilute in soothing hot tubs

Eucalyptus: antiseptic and refreshing  

Bergamot: antiseptic and uplifting

Geranium and Clary Sage: relaxing, harmonize emotions, euphoric


bergamot plant


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