Add a Few Drops of Essential Oils to Your Beauty Routine

The essential oil craze is ever growing, and for good reason. Essential oils are not only great for enhancing your mood and making you feel more relaxed, but can be used to keep you feeling young and beautiful as well. There are many essential oils that can be incorporated into your daily beauty routine, and here are some scents to get you started.

Before you pick up some new essential oils, though, make sure you become familiar with the safety rules around these products. For example as essential oils are highly concentrated, most essential oils should not be applied to the skin undiluted; therefore, make sure to blend essential oils with proper carrier oils or use them in combination with other ingredients. Knowing your skin type and your skin’s individual needs will allow you to choose the proper oils and ingredients to combine with essential oils. For instance, if you have dry skin, rose hip seed oil may work. Different essential oils, as well, are effective for different skin types and conditions. Below we’ve listed 5 essential oils that could help you stay radiant.

Frankincense

Originally an offering to the gods, frankincense has many beneficial properties. As a skin care product, it’s good for multiple skin types, including preventing wrinkles in aging skin. Therefore, it can be used as part of a moisturizer to improve the appearance of skin. Frankincense is also useful for acne-prone skin, including as a spot treatment, as well as to prevent further blemishes and reduce scarring. With its stress-reducing and skin-improving tendencies, it also could be an ideal essential oil to use in a facial massage, a good addition to your face care routine which removes toxins and stimulates blood flow, among other benefits.

German chamomile

Although some find the scent of German chamomile to be a bit overpowering, it is widely used in combination with other ingredients in the skin care industry. As well as being useful for skin conditions such as eczema, it also works well for dry and sensitive skin. German chamomile is also an effective addition to hair moisturizer or toner.

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is one of the most common oils we hear of, probably because it has so many uses, which range from treating colds to insomnia. In terms of beauty, lavender is useful in hot oil treatments for your hair, as it both treats dandruff and improves alopecia. Simply combine with a heated base oil, massage into your scalp, wrap your hair in plastic wrap and a towel, and leave it on your hair for at least two hours before shampooing twice to wash off. With its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties it’s also good for most skin types, making it an ideal oil for a facial steam.

Tea Tree

With its antiseptic, antiviral, and immune-stimulant properties, tea tree oil is well known for its medicinal uses. Essential oils can also be used in the bath and in massage, and tea tree is especially good for those with weak immune systems. In terms of perfecting your skin, it is especially useful for acne-prone skin as a spot treatment, including in combination with frankincense. Also when taking care of your skin in the summer, tea tree oil is quite effective in treating insect bites.

Jasmine

Useful for minimizing the appearance of scars and for helping dry skin, jasmine can certainly be used in facial treatments as well as body scrubs. With its romantic associations, this scent can make you both look and feel beautiful.

So, are essential oils soon to be an essential part of your beauty routine? Give them a try and see if they work for you! You can also come to Greenhouse Spa and give a few of our treatments a try.

How Can Water Therapy Benefit You?

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A hot bath when you’re stressed, a refreshing swim on a hot day, or a glass of water anytime—what could be better? Water has been recognized as a healer since at least the time of the Roman Empire when Roman baths were all the rage, and now you can harness the positive qualities of water with relaxing water therapy exclusive to The Greenhouse Spa.

At The Greenhouse Spa, you can benefit from PHYTOMER water therapy treatments in our unique water therapy room, which includes an acrylic wet treatment table, 7 head Vichy rainshower and custom shower unit. If you’re wondering how water therapy can help you, or why you should consider choosing one of our water treatments rather than a more standard massage, explained below are some of the great perks of water therapy:

For the Skin

Many people recognize the benefits of exfoliating the face on a regular basis, but exfoliating the entire epidermis is important as well. Ensuring your skin is well exfoliated not only makes for smoother, softer skin, but allows for better absorption of other products, such as moisturizers. The Satin Shimmer Vichy Rainshower Treatment exfoliates the skin with salt crystals which gently remove dead skin cells to leave your skin moisturized and refreshed. PHYTOMER, the company that blends many of the products we use in our treatments, is famous for harnessing natural ingredients from the sea to improve the look and feel of skin, and our water therapy treatments do just this!

For the Body

Did you know that water therapy can stimulate micro circulation? When circulation is improved, oxygen is better transported throughout the body, easing sore muscles and decreasing tiredness, as well as allowing for many other health improvements. Water therapy can also help eliminate toxins, which can boost your energy and immune system function. Hydrotherapy has also been known to help with colds, digestive problems, and insomnia, and our PHYTOMER system even breaks down fat and helps contour your body.

 

For the Mind

Water therapy is excellent for stress relief. Soothing massage combined with the revitalizing pitter pater of calming water allows your mind to drift away from your daily busy life. Honestly, what’s more relaxing than a body wrap, massage, and the gentle pressure of water across your body?

Personalized for You

With water therapy, you can enjoy the effects of our 7 head Vichy rainshower and a massage customized to your needs. Whether your main goal is taking a break from your busy life, caring for your skin, improving your health, or even breaking down fat, we have the customized water therapy treatment for you.

To book your appointment or learn more about our exclusive water treatments, call us 705-256-6461.

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