Showing posts with label essential oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label essential oil. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Menu Secret Weapon: Clove Essential Oil

We all know that pumpkin and cranberry are the sought after fall scents, flavor and menu items. If you are looking for a little something different to infuse some fall menu, take a look at clove essential oil.

Personally, the smell of clove always has a warm, comfort feeling to it. That little spice in fall foods that adds that something extra.  As an essential oil, it can bring about comforting memories or feelings of warmth,comfort and peace making it an excellent choice to add in to everything from massage oils, aromatherapy showers to pedicures.

It also blends well with citrus scents and not a lot is needed to achieve the full effect!




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Massage Menu In Need Of A Boost?

Looking for something different to add to your massage offerings? How about a simple "homemade" oil to have your clients relaxed and visualizing lounging on a tropical island?

Here is a super simple recipe that is cost effective for you and can be sold as an upcharge to any massage!


In an amber bottle, mix 1/4 cup of avocado oil with 6 drops of vitamin e oil, 2 drops of lime essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil.  Put the cap on the bottle and shake well to ensure everything mixes.


It's as easy as that!


This oil is great for any client with dry, dull skin or dehydrated skin. Vitamin E has been used in many anti-inflammatory treatments and great for stretch marks!


Just a few ingredients can bring new life (and profit) easily to your business!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butter Your Clients Up With Shea Butter

Looking to tighten up your spending, without sacrificing anything in your services? When was the last time you took a look at shea butter?

Did you just go, "oooh shea butter, I used to use/love that a few years ago"? You're not alone! The secret weapon of some savvy spas for years has been shea butter.

Chock full of oleic acid, a super hydrating fatty acid, shea butter should be in every room, station and on every trolley. It's also one of the most versatile products I can think of, as it can be used in almost any service. Use it an add on to any service you offer, it is great for retailing, and can be used as a carrier base for essential oils.

Clients with sensitive skin? Shea butter is gentle enough for even acne prone clients.

Not sure what services it can be easily incorporated in to? Here are a few to get your thoughts moving like butter:

Hair: can be used in/as a hair mask, can be used as an add on for a scalp massage (give clients a choice of essential oil to add in as well) to any other service

Massage: can be used as a carrier for essential oils, blends well with other oils like coconut and jojoba for a ridiculously luxurious feel.

Facials: helps promote elasticity, helps fade age spots and of course, it's been rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra to keep her skin looking young and glowing

Body Treatments: slather this on your clients with a mylar blanket for a heavenly body wrap, use after a body scrub or dry brushing treatment, mix in an abrasive of your choice (salt, sugar, raw ingredients etc) for a cost effective and hydrating scrub

Nails: you can use this as a lotion or add in sugar or salt for a scrub

Sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact for your clients, and your bottom line. Shea butter is high on that list!





Friday, July 7, 2017

Essential Oil Spotlight - LEMON!

When life gives you lemons.. use them and retail them! (in your spa)

Did you know that lemon oil has properties especially healing for the skin. It's known to increase luster while rejuvenating tired skin. It's detoxifying and antiseptic properties help in the treatment of various skin disorders.

Lemon Essential Oil is refreshing, cheerful, and uplifting.

Great Benefits of Lemon Oil

  • stress buster
  • immunity booster
  • weight loss aid
  • eliminates dandruff
  • strengthens hair
Whether this is being added to spa and salon treatments, used for aromatherapy, or retailing there is no reason not to have Lemon in conjunction with other essential oils!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You Had Me at Anti-Cellulite..

Body wraps are all the rage right now, and guess what? They really work!

Summer is upon us so if you're looking for new services, treatments using words like firming or anti-cellulite basically sells itself.

Try Anti-Cellulite Body Care Treatment Kit

Kit contains:
Thermoplastic Film Single Use (5)
Thermal Mylar Foil Single Sheet (2)
Heavy Duty Space Blanket
Washable Wool Blanket
Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder, 12 oz
Lotus Touch Organic Naturals Massage Lotion, 8 oz
Lotus Touch Cellulite Essential Oil Blend, 10 ml


Simply blend Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder and apply using a body brush, wrap your client using a multi-layer approach, remove Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder, and finish the treatment with a light massage using Lotus Touch Organic Naturals Massage Lotion blended with Lotus Touch Cellulite essential oil blend.

With these fabulous results, the client will be hooked. AND you can retail Cellulite essential oil blend between treatments.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Is In The Air - Time To Update Your Aromatherapy!

We've all heard the phrase Spring cleaning. Many people associate Spring with the beginning of warmer weather, flowers, brightness and the ever popular, spring cleaning. When did you last change up the scents you have wafting throughout the business? Does your waiting area remind clients of warm cozy winter thoughts or crisp, clean, carefree feelings?

How many times have you walked by a restaurant and the smells wafting out have made your stomach growl with sudden hunger? I can't walk passed a coffee shop without turning back if the scent of fresh brewed coffee escapes their door! Can you relate? Do you want people walking passed your business to have that same response? If you do, here are some favorites from our clients across the world this season:

Graprefruit Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil 
Lime Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil - yes, you read that right :)
Tangerine Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang
Jasmine Essential Oil

Mix your own blends for a signature Spring scent or find the perfect pre-mixed blend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wax On, Wax OFF!

I had the opportunity to use the Berodin Starter Kit recently. I loved it! Everything that Berodin provides in this starter box is exactly what anyone who is beginning to wax will need!

This kit comes with full-sized products, which I found amazing.


Full-sized items included in this kit include:

  • Berodin® Black Tin 400 gm
  • Berodin® Aqua Tin 400 gm
  • Berodin® Blue Beads 500gm
  • Wax Tin
  • Large Spatula
  • Non-Woven Strips- 250pk
  • Clear-It Blemish Control - 50ml
  • Post Wax Essential Oil - 30ml
  • Post Wax Soothing Cream - 50ml
  • Lavender Lotion - 500ml
  • Jasmine Oil- 500ml
  • Disposable Spatulas - 100pk
  • Advanced Waxing DVD

You cannot go wrong with this starter kit. All items can be purchased separately as well.

This kit comes with a mix of hard and soft wax. This is a great way to try out different waxes and techniques as well. Different types of waxes work best on different areas of the body. Berodin has Wax Warmers, made specifically for use with their wax cans and beads. The wax can be switched out very easily depending on what service will be performed.



Friday, September 2, 2016

The Scent Of A Man

Smell is an incredibly powerful sense that can have amazing results in your business.

Most clients I speak with are all using essential oils throughout their spa in multiple ways. From diffusing the air, infusing oils into various treatments to retail products - there's no reason to not incorporate aromatherapy!

I see a lot of lavender, vanilla, the menthol families and citrus families with most spas. With the steady rise of male clients each year, do you have "manlier" scents going on any where?

The possibilities are up to your imagination!

You can have a "guys only" room or section of the spa. Decked out with furniture and treatments geared towards guys. Here are some awesome pieces to think about:

Kasper Classic Barber Chair
Vilho Salon Styling Chair
Rigmora Styling Chair
DIR Pedicure Station Dragon
Davidson Barber Chair - Red (this is one of my all time favorite chairs!)
Les Series Reception Chair / Black by BIGA

In those areas, be sure to have more manly scents along with a few of the industry standards. Here are some awesome ones to try out:

Make sure your straight razors, hot lather machine and clippers/trimmers are all on point!

Last and certainly not least, don't forget retail. There are so many amazing retail products geared towards men! 

Here are some top sellers here:


Even if you don't offer men's services, have men's products for their mothers, wives, sisters, girlfriends, etc to get for them!!!


Friday, July 15, 2016

You Need This Warmer!


How adorable is our new Massage Oil Warmer

It is super compact, perfect to have in your treatment rooms, and heats massage oil in 20 minutes.  The preset thermostat sets temperature and includes and indicator light when it reaches 140°F, making it easy for you to tell when it's ready! The bottle is also included! If you're looking to upgrade or are just getting started, this warmer is perfect. If you're a mobile business on the go, this is the perfect warmer for your travelling business due to it's small and compact design!

Looking for massage oil to go with it? We have the quite the selection. We help massage businesses every day with all of their supply needs, so be sure to contact us if you're just getting started!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Refreshing Scent for Summer!


Now that it's officially summer, your clients are going to walk into the spa looking for refreshing scents and services! Grapefruit is such a lovely revitalizing citrus scent that is the epitome of summer to me, and I'm sure your clients agree. Grapefruit is great for the skin, and has a wide variety of beauty benefits (on top of smelling delicious)! It is loaded with antioxidants and can even help to promote the production of collagen. Take a look at some of our products below that incorporate this delicious fruit, and have your spa stocked for summer!

June Jacobs Grapefruit Purifying Shower Gel
Eco-Fin™ Paraffin Alternative - Happy: Raspberry-Grapefruit Blend

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Calming Scent of Basil


Basil isn't just for cooking! When in oil form, basil actually has a multitude of uses. It is commonly used to reduce anxiety, assist with clear breathing, act as a cooling agent on the skin, and can even be used for respiratory, muscular, and joint support. It is said to be the oil of renewal!

We have a variety of products at Pure Spa Direct containing this lovely herb! You can incorporate basil into almost all of your spa services such as massages, and even into your manicure and pedicure services! Check out some of our basil products below!


100% Pure Essential Oil - Basil - Sweet - Ocimum Basilicum - 0.5 fl oz. by Aura Cacia












Tangerine Basil Hand & Foot Therapy Five Collection - Cleanse, Soak, Scrub, Masque, Recovery by Amber Products











Awaken - Basil & Lime Scented Soy Candle / Crackling Wooden Wick

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Scent Of Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I'm sure you want to have your spa prepared! What better way to do so than with a little bit of Rose Essential Oil? Cherished for its abundant beauty, the rose promises love and happiness. Its lovely essence just so happens to work miracles on the skin, giving it a smooth and youthful appearance. 



We have an amazing Rose Face & Body Oil that is ideal for an aromatherapy facial, or you can even retail it for your clients to use as a night treatment. Get these in your spa right before the Valentine's Day rush, and prepare your clients for this romantic holiday of love!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Trending Now : Essential Oils!

Essential Oils are a great way to help your clients with allergies,stress, headaches, and more! 


Adding essential oils to your treatments, hot towels, and diffusers will stimulate your clients senses! A drop of lavender, or chamomile will bring their stress levels down, and help clear their minds. Chamomile can also be used during massage treatments as it is known to suppress muscle spasms! 


Eucalyptus is one of mother natures amazing natural remedies! This oil is perfect for the winter months when our clients come in with sinus pain, and inflammation. Before any treatment, add a few drops of this oil to your palms, and ask the client to breathe in deeply to help relieve their sinus pressure.



Looking to add some uplifting fragrance throughout your spa during the gloomy months of winter? Add a few drops of NOW's Cheer Up Buttercup to a spray bottle, and spray away! This is a An uplifting blend of bergamot, orange, lime, lemon and grapefruit oils.

Check out the complete selection of Essential Oils from NOW!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Goodbye Dull Dry Skin, Hello Beach Ready Glow!

Everyone is rushing to their spas/wellness centers to get rid of their dull, dry winter skin. The rush on hydrating and brightening products are in full swing!  Here is an awesome menu idea to freshen up your Spring body treatments! This body wrap will help smooth, exfoliate and hydrate the skin while the relaxing their cares away!

Spring Hydrating Body Wrap (I'm sure you're more creative at treatments names that will fit in with your regular menu!)

You may wish to prepare this before the client comes in to maximize time.

Prep:

Body Wrap:

Combine 4T of Sedona Mud Powder, 1T of Egg White Powder and 2t of Clove Powder  in a large rubber mixing bowl.  Add in 6T of water and stir until a paste like consistency.

Add in 15 drops of Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil  (if you have a client who does not like orange scents or for male clients, try using 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil instead). Mix in 3T of Organic Corn Meal and mix well (the cornmeal may soak up the liquid once it sits, you can add more water if it is too dry. If the mix becomes to wet, you can add in more of the Sedona Mud Powder).

Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or even in a stainless steel bowl filled with hot water to warm the mixture is warm and feels luxurious when applied.

Moisturizer:

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 2T of Whipped Shea Butter with 5 drops Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil (again you can substitute 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil)


Dry brushing the client prior to the body wrap is an excellent way to start if you don't already begin that way. Once you have prepped as you normally do for wraps, check the temperature of the warmed mixture to be sure it is at a comfortable temperature before applying. Apply the mask as usual, being sure to pay extra attention to extra dry areas, especially feet, heels,knees and elbows. Once the mask has been applied, wrap the client in plastic sheeting followed by a thermal blanket. Leave on for approximately 15-20 minutes ---now is a great time for add on services like scalp massage! Remove the mask as you normally do and follow with the moisturizer!




Saturday, March 14, 2015

Relax With Lavender

Lavender is perfect for de-stressing!
In today's fast-paced, busy world, who wouldn't want to de-stress and unwind? Help your clients relax with the soothing properties of lavender. Lavender is one of the most popular aromatic scents in spa settings, and for good reason! On top of it smelling lovely, it is highly effective at relieving stress and calming down the central nervous system.

Lavender is a flowering plant cultivated in temperate climates as decorative use for gardens and landscapes. Most recently, it is commonly used as an essential oil once extracted. On top of calming and relieving tension, the scent can also be used to aide sleep and as an antiseptic oil for skin. No wonder its a favorite! It's soft purple color has also been popular in trends lately. From nail polish to hair dye, it doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon, especially with the warmer months coming up!

We here at Pure Spa Direct offer a variety of lavender products. From it's purest essential oil form all the way to lavender colored hair chalk, see below for some of my favorites!...


Lavender Essential Oil Organic / 1 oz. by Now
Your clients will love this lavender essential oil for it's soothing properties and amazing, calming scent. A big plus for me is that it's organic! Rub this in your massage pillows and before you know it, your clients will be super relaxed in seconds.





Body Drench Mind + Body Collection: Tranquility - Lavender Sage Body Lotion / 15 oz. by Body Drench
This newly added body lotion will help your clients to moisturize while keeping them relaxed. Lavender is blended with sage, which another healing herb that your clients will love!







Organic Chamomile Tea with Lavender 16 Tea Bags by Traditional Medicinals
To help further relax stressed out clients, why not offer them a cup of tea? This is one of my favorite teas, especially as a sleeping aide. With the help of chamomile, this lavender blend tea will most certainly alleviate any tension.







Colorsmash Hair Shadow / Oh La Lavender
Looking to add some color to the hair products you retail? Your clients will love this new hair chalk from Color Smash! My personal favorite is the Oh La Lavender color which comes out as a pretty light purple, especially as an ombre. Zero commitment necessary!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beat Those Winter Blues With Massage!

With the holiday stresses (there are too many to list!), colder weather or if you're in a warmer climate, the days becoming dark so early....people tend to feel more run down. If you're in a snowy climate add in the aches and pains from shoveling!

Massage therapy is a sure fire way to combat the winter blues no matter where you are. The relaxing effect is a sure fire stress reliever  especially if you're utilizing relaxation or calming lotions or oils. Add in some calming essential oils, cushy table warmers (the Deluxe Table Warmer Samadhi-Pro by EarthLite is a best seller!), herbal eye pads and relaxing sounds like a water feature and your clients will be in pure bliss!

For those clients with extra aches and pains from shoveling or running around shopping and going to holiday parties, have some muscle relief items like biofreeze or tiger balm on hand. Great to use on sore spots at the end of the treatment but also a great retail item for use in between treatments.

Almost everyone experiences some type of winter stress, be sure to advertise how you can help!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter Menu Ideas---Gingerbread Latte!

I am not a fan of the cold weather, however, I do love winter treatment menus. Spas and salons who put thought into offering scrumptious options always warm my heart!

Here is a recipe for a Gingerbread Latte Manicure or Pedicure that you can customize into a soak, exfoliating treatment, soothing mask, massage oil and a lotion! Talk about complete, you can even create an entire experience utilizing all of the recipes!

Gingerbread Latte Soak
Mix 3 drops of Kahlua essential oil with 3 drops of orange essential oil.

Gingerbread Exfoliating Recipe
Combine 1 teaspoon of gel base, 1 teaspoon sugar,  1/4 teaspoon ground coffee, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 2 drops of Kahlua essential oil and 2 drops of orange essential oil.

Soothing Gingerbread Mask
Combine 1 teaspoon of mask base, 1/4 teaspoon ground coffee, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 2 drops of Kahlua essential oil and 2 drops of orange essential oil.

Gingerbread Massage Oil
Mix 1 tablespoon massage oil/carrier oil with 2 drops of Kahlua essential oil and 2 drops of orange essential oil.

Gingerbread Hydrating Lotion
Mix 1 teaspoon lotion base with 2 drops of Kahlua essential oil and 2 drops of orange essential oil.

Complete your clients' cozy treatment  by offering gingerbread goodies and beverages!

You can also create these as gifts or retail items for your clients! You can package your own bottles and jars!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Carrot A Day Keeps The Clients Seeing Results!

We've all heard at some point in our lives that eating carrots is beneficial to our eyes. What you may not have heard is that carrots are also excellent for your skin!

Carrots contain beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that gives carrots it's orange color. Beta-carotene has excellent antioxidant properties, has been shown to be effective in anti-aging treatments and even out the appearance of the skin making it awesome for dry and mature skin.

You can utilize carrots benefits in your treatments in a variety of ways to keep it fresh and exciting for your clients. You can use carrot seed oil to make your own alternative moisturizing treatment by adding 2 drops of carrot seed oil and  2 drops geranium oil to a primrose carrier oil. You can change up what you mix the carrot seed oil with...it blends well with citrus oils as well as spice oils such as cedarwood.

You can also make your own fresh scrubs, masks and body treatments with carrot powder. Again, you can customize each treatment with your favorite (or your client's) essential oil.

You can have orange themed package complete with carrot treatments, orange headbands, orange robes, carrot sticks, and orange teas!




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Warm Your Client's Spirits With Benzoin Oil!

The cooler months are rapidly approaching and clients will be dreaming of the recent warm times!

A great, often overlooked essential oil to add to your arsenal is Benzoin Oil. Benzoin has a warming, uplifting and soothing effect which makes it awesome in cooler months.


Here are a few of the ways to incorporate this on to your menu:

Since eucalyptus and peppermint are the commonly used oils for cooler months, adding Benzoin to your menu is a great product that will make your treatments really stand out!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New UltraMist Ceramic Diffusers Create a Calm and Relaxing Ambiance in Every Room

The SpaRoom UltraMist Ceramic Diffuser is the perfect addition to each of your treatment rooms! Available in black or white, this stylish diffuser features a sculptured body that will complement any decor. Easy to use, the UltraMist will perfectly scent your space with your choice of essential oils!



To view our huge selection of essential oils, click HERE.
To view more diffusers, click HERE.