This information is educational in nature, and is not intended as medical advice nor to substitute medical care. Only your physician can provide medical care.
Aromatherapy is the use of plant essential oils for healing purposes. Aromatherapy can affect body, mind and spirit using plant oils via inhalation, immersion, or direct application. For aromatherapy to have a true healing effect, the user must be sure that the oils they select are pure, therapeutic grade oils that are not adulterated with chemicals or diluted for mass production. In the world of essential oils, you really get what you pay for. The highest grade oils are harvested from plants that grow in their natural habitat where climate and soil conditions create optimal growing conditions. Therapeutic grade oils are extremely potent and must be used in very small quantities and diluted before applying to the skin.
The Springs offers aromatherapy consultations to assist clients in developing a personal blend to meet individual needs. A small bottle of the personal blend is provided for home use following the consultation. Our retail store carries Oshadhi Essential Oils. We stock several single oils and some synergistic blends. Other oils including rare and specialty oils not typically stocked can be special-ordered by request.
In addition, our therapists use Oshadhi essential oils in our spa treatments to enhance the therapeutic effects of the treatment.
COMMONLY USED CARRIER OILS FOR DILUTING ESSENTIAL OILS INCLUDE:
Grapeseed - Light and easily absorbed, mildly astringent to help tone and tighten skin
Apricot Kernel - Easily absorbed by the skin, rich in Vit A, helpful for dry, sensitive and mature skin
Jojoba - Penetrates the skin very easily, rich in antioxidants & Vit E, similar to our own skin’s oil
Extra Virgin Olive - Heavy & oily, excellent for retaining moisture, good skin softener
Sesame - Penetrates the skin easily, high in fatty acids, Vit A and Vit E, very stable shelf life
Sweet Almond - Good all-purpose oil, conditioning, emollient, softens and smoothes skin
Cocoa Butter - Solid at room temperature, melts easily, chocolate aroma, holds moisture in skin
Hazelnut - All-purpose oil, excellent for people with oily skin
Kukui Nut - Excellent for treating various skin conditions
Shea Butter - Solid at room temperature, extremely gentle and very moisturizing
Rose Hip Seed Oil - Excellent for skin rejuvenation, heals scars, absorbs completely leaving no residue
HOW TO USE THERAPEUTIC OILS
Inhalation - 1 drop on a cotton ball or tissue, inhale deeply
Diffusion - Candle warmer, vaporizer, atomizer, fan diffuser
Topical Application - Diluted in a carrier oil
First Aid - Lavender or Tea Tree may be applied directly to skin in single drop in adults
Bathing/Soaking - To assist disbursion of essential oils in bath, mix with honey