In The Know: Essentials Oils

Essential Oils have long been recognised for their powerful healing properties and contribution to our state of wellbeing. It is even thought that essential oils were cultivated from plants for healing as far back to ancient Egypt.  Therefore, it is no wonder that these effective and fragrant oils still play a major part in spa treatment menus today. At The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, we harness the power of a number of essential oils to soothe the body and mind of our clients and achieve ultimate relaxation. But what are the actual benefits of essential oils?

  1. Skin Benefits

Firstly, it is important to remember that essential oils must never be applied neat and directly on to the skin. When blended with a carrier oil (such as coconut), the application of essential oils is safe and gentle enough for even sensitive skins. Essential oils are widely used for several skincare concerns due to their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing properties. This means that they can be a beneficial treatment for extra dry skin, acne and even rosacea.

  • Power of scent

Not only are essential oils beneficial to the skin, they are a powerful aromatic relaxation remedy for the air which we use throughout the spa. This is easy to recreate at home too! Using a burner or diffuser add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil to infuse the room, igniting a sense of relaxation that can even lift the spirit.

  • Total Relaxation

Probably one of the most well-known benefits of essential oils is its ability to relax you. The use of essential oils, within massage, has been proven to soothe people’s mind and psychological wellbeing. Lavender essential oil is the most popular when it comes to inducing total relaxation. It has even been known to reduce stress levels, insomnia and minimise anxiety and panic attacks.

If you’re unsure of what essential oils will benefit you, be sure to talk to our expert therapists here at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel. We can advise and provide a tailored treatment to suit your needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Rebecca xx