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Benefits of Aromatherapy

A popular form of self-care and self-healing to calm the mind, body, and spirit is the world-renowned method of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that utilizes natural plant extracts to promote good health and well-being. With proven benefits and endless blends, it has many benefits. Aromatherapy has been helpful for people with anxiety, depression, as well as other medical issues like chronic pain, insomnia, digestive issues, and many more.

Aromatherapy has gained recent popularity however, it dates back to a time before modern-day science. Many ancient cultures from China, India, Egypt, and South America have used these practices for thousands of years. At that time these plant medicines were used for both medical and spiritual practices. The term “aromatherapy” was created by a French perfumer and chemist who discovered the use of lavender in treating burns.

Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption it works to penetrate all levels of being. It can be found in many different forms and has many uses. It can be used topically, ingested, Diffused, and added to baths or soaks. In fact, you can even use it as a disinfectant and household cleaner when added to water. For example thieves essential oil is a delicious warm-smelling fragrance that actually has antimicrobial properties. A few drops of this potent oil to water can be used in a spray form to clean surfaces and keep your family healthy and strong.

During stressful times, Flu season, and even every day, aromatherapy is a great consideration and a useful tool. With so many benefits and because it’s completely natural, it is safe for all to use. Aveda has several amazing essential oils that are designed for different reasons. Their current selection is listed below and we carry all of them at Belt Salon.


refreshing, sweet, citrus aroma

layers well with: lavender


calming, floral, herbaceous aroma, forest undertones

layers well with: bergamot or peppermint


fresh, herbal aroma, cool menthol undertones

layers well with: peppermint or lavender


calming, woodsy aroma with a hint of sweetness

layers well with: vanilla or tangerine


refreshing, sparkling, citrus aroma

layers well with: vanilla or patchouli


invigorating, minty, herbaceous aroma

layers well with: lavender or eucalyptus


calming, sweet, oriental aroma

layers well with: patchouli or tangerine

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