Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to treat various ailments. Since undiluted essential oils applied directly to the skin can sometimes have harmful effects, they are often mixed with water in a diffuser. It was only natural therefore that its practitioners should hit upon the idea of using aromatherapy oils in spa products. This article looks at some of the aromatherapy spa products available.
Aromatherapy Foot Spa Products
A foot spa is one of the most popular home spa products. Many people find them to be an excellent way to soothe away tension and stresses. There are a number of aromatherapy products designed for foot spas. Pre-blended aromatherapy foot soaks can be bought that are designed to soften tough skin on the feet, or to refresh the body generally. If you want to make your own aromatherapy foot spa treatment for headaches, try adding 4 drops of lavender oil and two drops of peppermint oil to your foot spa. Two drops of tea tree oil, one drop of cypress oil and one drop of cedarwood oil is said to provide relief for athlete’s foot.
Aromatherapy Facial Spa Products
Two types of aromatherapy facial spa products are available: facial masks and aromatherapy facial steamers. The former are not technically spa products, since the word spa originally referred to the use of mineral waters in treatments, but the meaning has changed in recent years to any product used in a day spa. Aromatherapy facial masks are essential oil based, usually organic aromatherapy products that you apply to your face like a face cream and leave on overnight or for an extended period of time.
For a spa product in the original sense of the word, you can buy an aromatherapy facial steamer that diffuses essential oils and applies them to your face in the form of a steam bath. These typically cost around $300. The steam opens the pores and stimulates blood circulation as well as applying the essential oils in diffused form.
Aromatherapy Spa Products for Your Hot Tub
If you want an all over aromatherapy spa treatment, products are available that you can add to the water in your bath or hot tub. The bubbling waters of a hot tub better simulate the original natural spa waters so enjoyed from Roman times onwards, but regular bathwater will do. There are essential oil blends available that are specially created for use in hot tubs. They are typically blended with slow dissolving salts crystals to ensure that they are safe for use in spas. It is advisable to seek these out rather than risking ordinary oils, which can damage plastic plumbing.