The Value of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy, which involves the use of essential oils as a complementary health approach, has recently grown in popularity. A wide variety of essential oils, each containing its own blend of active ingredients, can be applied topically or through the use of a diffuser for inhalation to obtain diverse benefits.

Lavender has long been embraced for its relaxing properties. Massaging lavender essential oil into feet, or diffusing at bedtime, can reduce anxiety and promote better sleep. Lavender is also a must have in the kitchen, thanks to its ability to take the sting out of a minor burn to the skin.

Peppermint oil, first bottled and sold in 1762, is associated with refreshment and renewal. It has been shown to improve alertness, tension headaches, irritable bowel symptoms, physiological performance, and even neuralgia symptoms.

For centuries, frankincense has been highly regarded as a fragrant component of perfume and incense. More recently, the anti-neoplastic properties present in this essential oil has made it a popular choice for disinfecting minor cuts. Lately, scientists have even posited that this essential oil may be a natural treatment for cancer, and initial studies with bladder cancer cells suggest success in suppressing cancer cell viability.

Seagrape Salon and Spa, located in The Club at Shell Point, provides specialized massage and skin care services enhanced by dōTERRA essential oils. Not all essential oils are created equal; doTerra essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade oils.

Interested in trying essential oils for your wellbeing? Schedule an appointment at Seagrape Salon and Spa at The Club by calling (239) 225-2960.