Mood Enhancing Essential Oils

What are essential oils and why are so many people using them?

Essential oils are defined as a hydrophobic liquid (tending not to mix with water) containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. They provide numerous physical and psychological benefits. This blog will focus on some of the essential oils that enhance our mood and help us to relax. These include such oils as Ylang Ylang, Lavendar, Mandarin and Rose.

Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oil comes from flower petals of the large, tropical ylang ylang tree. Ylang ylang actually means “flower of flowers” and was given this name because of its sweet, floral scent. It is considered to be an effective anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic and sedative among numerous other qualities.

Lavendar also has many health benefits. It aids in relaxation and decreasing nervous tension. Mandarin and rose have similar properties to enhance emotional health.

At spatheology, we incorporate the use of essential oils into our treatment protocols in order to maximize the benefits of the treatment and optimize the aesthetic experience of our guests. These oils are featured in products used during a massage or facial.  A facial might include the application of the Anti Aging Face & Body Oil from Privai featuring the essential oils of ylang ylang and rose. Guests having a massage can choose from a number of oils including the signature Antioxidant Repair featuring jojoba, lavender and vervain which will be applied during the treatment process. Jojoba is a liquid wax extracted from a nut of an indigenous American shrub and is noted for its skin conditioning properties. Vervain, a perennial plant bearing many small pale-lilac flowers is an astringent and antibacterial.

“Love Aromatherapy Room Mist” is used in our treatment rooms to support an atmosphere of rest and relaxation. This mist includes the essential oils of rose and ylang ylang.

After a spa treatment, please spend some time looking at our excellent selection of retail products featuring these and other beneficial essential oils and take home an additional gift of relaxation after your treatment.