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Use Caution with Certain Essential Oils

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil.

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Pregnant Clients: Essential Oils to Avoid

It’s hard to believe the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client, but in fact some essential oils — called “emmenagogues” — are known to induce menstruation or other types of bleeding.

Apothecary Spa Ritual Pedicure

Blu Water Day Spa in Kensington, Md. uses a blend of herbs, salts, and essential oils in unique treatments designed to fit each client's needs to relax, energize, detoxify or recharge.

Retail Boutique: Immunity Boosters/Supplements

From lavender-scented body patches to vitamin-packed health drinks, your clients will be surprised to learn how many ways there are to be healthy. Sell these immunity boosters and supplements and your salon will be a hit.

New SpaRitual Lotions Feature Essential Oils

SpaRitual has added three new lotions to its family of vegan spa treatments that each contain different essential oils with different healing properties.

Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils for Esthetics

For beauty professionals, therapists, and enthusiasts who want to learn more about the complexities of essential oil aromatherapy and how to use its healing potential, Milady’s newest publication offers good insight.

Peppermint Spa Pedicure

Signature Service by Pamper Me Please Travel Spa, Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia

Retail Boutique: Candles

It’s smart to retail items that go hand-in-hand with your nail services, like polish and hand lotion, but if you go beyond these basic retail items, it can really set your salon apart from the pack. Each month, we’ll feature unique retail items that your clients will love.

The Essence of Essential Oils

Have you been interested in adding aromatherapy to your nail service menu, but were unsure about where to start? We provide you with some handy tips on working with essential oils, plus a closer look at some of the most popular ones.

Backscratcher's Aromatic Spa Drops

Create a personalized experience for your client by adding Backscratchers’ Aromatic Spa Drops to each foot bath. You can also mix your own blends and make sweet-smelling aromas of your own creation – but be cautious not to use more than 10 drops per gallon of water, and no more than 30 drops total in a single bath.