Essential OilsThe power of scent…how a particular perfume reminds you of your mother or the smell of your favorite restaurant takes you back to your first date. But did you know that some scents can actually improve your health?

Essential oils are known to help you relax or sleep; they can improve your skin and even help your digestion. Their benefits go beyond just a pleasant smell. Essential oils can have a healing effect mentally, physically and emotionally. They can be applied directly to your skin, inhaled or used through a diffuser. Massage therapists regularly incorporate essential oils into their practice to soothe their clients emotionally and to aid in their physical well-being.

Essential oils are extracted from leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, herbs, brushes, shrubs and trees through distillation. They have been used for thousands of years for medicinal and healing purposes. Each essential oil selection has its own unique properties.

So, when you visit your favorite spa, ask about the oils they use and get to know the healing properties of essential oils.