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What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Aromatherapy is thought of as both an art and a science. Recently, aromatherapy has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine. How does aromatherapy treatment work? Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption using products such as these: diffusers aromatic spritzers inhalers bathing salts body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application facial steamers hot and cold compresses clay masks You can use these alone or in any combination. There are nearly one hundred types of essential oils available. Generally, people use the most popular oils. Essential oils are available online, in health food stores, and in some regular supermarkets. It’s important to buy from a reputable producer since the oils aren’t regulated by the FDA. This ensures you’re buying a quality product that is 100 percent natural. It shouldn’t contain any additives or synthetic ingredients. Each essential oil has an array of unique healing properties, uses, and effects. Combining essential oils to create a synergistic blend creates even more benefits. Aromatherapy benefits Aromatherapy has an array of benefits. It’s said to: manage pain improve sleep quality reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety soothe sore joints treat headaches and migraines alleviate side effects of chemotherapy ease discomforts of labor fight bacteria, virus, or fungus improve digestion improve hospice and palliative care boost immunity Unproven claims Scientific evidence...

Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

There are many essential oils today I am writing about Basil essential oil. In the coming months I would like to do individual posts for each oil as they all have unique benefits. I hope you, yes you aromatherapy lovers will enjoy reading these post. Basil Essential Oil fights bacteria, colds & bad odor. Basil essential oil, derived from the Ocimum basilicum plant, is commonly used to enhance the flavor of many recipes today. However, its uses extend far beyond the culinary world. Today, basil essential oil (sometimes called “sweet basil oil”) is used to heal various wounds and infections, and as a calming agent to combat inflammation, reduce adrenal fatigue, and treat nerve and muscle conditions. As a natural anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibiotic and diuretic, basil has been used in traditional Asian Indian medicine practices for years. In the 16th century, the leaves were used to treat migraines and chest infections. And centuries ago, Italian women wore basil to attract possible suitors. Ocimum basilicum L. (sweet basil) belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family, which includes about 200 species of various basil botanical varieties and forms grown around the world! With a naturally sweet, warm, spicy and herbal smell, basil oil can be used in multiple ways both internally and topically. Basil essential oil benefits include: Fighting bacteria Fighting infections Reducing disease-causing inflammation Fighting free radical damage Fighting viruses Relieving congestionIncreasing urine output Stimulating the nervous system Stimulating the adrenal cortex While fresh basil herbs are also beneficial and a great way to flavor recipes, basil essential oil is much more concentrated and potent. The compounds found in basil oil...

15 Reasons Why You Should Be Getting Regular Facials

Get the Most out of Your Skincare Clogged pores and a ruddy complexion can actually work against the very best efforts to take care of your skin. Even the highest quality creams and serums won’t be as effective if your skin is suffering from excess dryness, uneven tone or free-radical congestion. By maintaining smooth skin and refined pores, your skincare will absorb properly and do what it is meant to do. Extraction For Clear Pores Who doesn’t love extracting blackheads, pores and pimples?! Well, unfortunately, poorly extracted skin (or “picking pimples”) is the reason so many of us have facial scarring, broken capillaries and acne flare-ups. Extraction is a delicate procedure that must be done hygienically and carefully. By regularly getting the gunk out of your pores, your skin will breathe better, look healthier and suffer fewer breakouts and a trained aesthetician is the best person for the job. Seasonal Skin Changes Our skin is like nature — it changes with the seasons and has different needs based on the temperature, humidity level and hours of sunlight. In the winter, a super hydrating facial will restore lost moisture, while a summer facial will work to calm sun-damaged skin. Getting a facial in the spring will invigorate and nourish dull post-winter skin, and an autumn facial will prep your complexion for the cold months ahead. Masks and Peels for a Healthy Complexion When was the last time you used that mask in your bathroom vanity? Probably the last time you had a facial, right? We may have good intentions of upkeeping a healthy skincare routine but, so often, life gets...

Top 10 Benefits of Waxing over Shaving

Are you sick of shaving, don’t have the time to shave as often or suffering from skin irritations caused by  shaving?  Well, maybe it is time you try waxing!  These top 10 benefits of waxing over shaving will give you an overview of why many people have converted to waxing as a method of hair removal. Top 10 Benefits of Waxing over Shaving 1. It lasts longer than shaving because it pulls the hair from the roots. 2. No cuts or nicks that can leave you with scars, especially if you are like me that has skin susceptible to discoloration even for a minor cut. 3. Shaving can cause rashes on sensitive skin. 4. For many, waxing makes the hair grow slower and finer . 5. Waxing produces smoother results because hair is pulled from the root. 6. Shaving can result to stubbles.  If you don’t shave often enough, your legs will feel rough and abrasive. 7. Waxing will make your skin feel smoother longer without feeling itchy, because of slower hair regrowth. 8.Contrary to popular belief, waxing is not always painful. if you do it right, it is almost pain-free. 9. Waxing is fast and convenient. 10. Skin is less susceptible to irritations associated with shaving such as ingrown hairs, irritation, redness and bumps caused by shaving. #waxingvsshaving #spaservices...

What is the difference between Spa Pedicures and Nail Salon Pedicures?

One of the most common questions pedicure newbies have is what is the difference between a spa pedicure and a nail salon pedicure. After all, there’s usually quite a bit of a difference between the two different foot treatments, and most people don’t really understand why. Luckily, purple rain spa has the answer to what makes a spa pedicure different from a nail salon pedicure: It’s all about the upgrades. Spa Pedicures Vs. Nail salon Pedicures Here’s a list of what typically comes along with a nail salon pedicure and how a spa pedicure would be the cleaner ans more relaxing option The Atmosphere: Most regular pedicures take place in nail salons that offer ghastly fluorescent lighting and loud televisions for ambience. It has alot more people amd thend to be quite noisy for relaxation to truly take place and give you that feeling of being relaxed and pampered. A spa pedicure offers a much more luxurious setting that usually includes soft lighting from nice light fixtures, fancy pedicure chairs and some measure of privacy. It is less noisy also. Some spa pedicures also come with a full robe and slipper treatment, sparkling wine or water, tea. Technician Attitude And Expertise: You should always be treated with the utmost respect during any pedicure, but spa pedicure technicians usually go the extra mile when it comes to service. A nail technician who regularly gives classic pedicures will most likely focus on the basics and have you out quickly are they are almost always over booked and have people waiting to get service Whereas nail technicians who perform spa pedicures typically spend a bit more time on the details,...