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Alfalfa Nail Supply’s Botanical Escapes Herbal Spa Pedicure

Created to bring natural healing agents into the salon, Alfalfa Nail Supply’s Botanical Escapes Herbal Spa Pedicure includes fragrant essential oils, dried herbs, unscented scrubs, foot mask, lotion, and massage oil.

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Dadi’Oil: Flexibility, Toughness, and Shine

Famous Names’ Dadi’Oil absorbs quickly and penetrates deeply, enhancing flexibility and preventing nail brittleness.

Interchangeable-Pad Footwear System

The flip-flops comes with three pads — a cleansing pad, abrasive pad, and essential oil pad — which are attached to the shoe itself to clean the client’s feet, exfoliate, and soften.

Retail Boutique: Essential Oils and Diffusers

Essential oils have many uses: burn the oils in a diffuser, use as a perfume, or dab some on a warm cloth and use for dusting and cleaning. Consider offering these diffusing kits as retail items to your clients — or try them out to make your salon smell warm and inviting.

Rock and Rose Pedicure

Zazen Nail Spa, West Chester, Pa., uses ingredients from the Himalayas plus hot stones to create this luxurious pedicure.

Java Gives a Jolt to Barista Line

Fizzing Chocolate Peppermint Spa Pedicure

Amber Edwards of Suzanne Denee Salon, Saint Charles, Ill., offers a CA Botanica pedicure that is the perfect guilt-free chocolate indulgence for your clients.

Acquaint Yourself with Essential Oils

Use this photo gallery to learn about some of the most popular essential oils.  A description of the oils' properties and a category for use are included.

Balinese Ginger Pedicure

Step-by-step by Laurentius Salon, Philadelphia

Use Caution With Certain Essential Oils

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil, says Jimm Harrison, author of Milady’s Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics. This is one reason most aromatherapy experts recommend against using undiluted oils on the skin.