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Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is a type of holistic healing treatment that
uses extracted plant oils to improve the health of the mind, body and spirit. These oils can
either be absorbed through the skin or inhaled and have an array of benefits that include
improving sleep quality and digestion, managing pain, boosting immunity, and reducing stress
and anxiety. Two of the most popular plants used in aromatherapy treatments are lavender and eucalyptus. Lavender promotes relaxation and relieves anxiety while eucalyptus works to clear airways and mental fog. Glen Ivy Hot Springs offers a variety of Glen Ivy Signature Lavender Eucalyptus products for guests to experience this beneficial duo as well as at-home tips to improve self-care.
The first way to improve self-care physically is through cleansing. Aromatherapy in the shower
is one of the easiest ways to receive the benefits of these plants. Glen Ivy offers lavender
eucalyptus shampoo, conditioner and body wash for direct application and absorption into the
skin. To enhance your aromatherapy shower ritual, simply tie eucalyptus and lavender branches to your showerhead, replacing them weekly, and allow the steam to release the natural scents into the air. If you can’t find fresh eucalyptus, place a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil on your drain before turning on your shower to enjoy the same benefits.
The second way of improving your self-care ritual through aromatherapy is to nourish the body
and skin through self-massage. Glen Ivy offers a lavender eucalyptus sugar scrub and body
butter duo that is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling clean, clear and relaxed. The sugar
scrub is best experienced in the shower to release the natural scents while application of the
body butter immediately after ensures the absorption of the oils in the skin. Taking time to
cherish yourself by nurturing your body, skin and mind is an important part of relieving stress
and improving overall health.
Aromatherapy rituals offer an opportunity to manifest and reflect on daily life. With a clear
mind from eucalyptus aromatherapy rituals, take a moment to set intentions, recognize
moments of joy and gratitude and set goals. This self-care practice is a step towards your future
and setting yourself up for success, which is the ultimate goal of self care. Glen Ivy invites you
to incorporate these practices into your daily routine. Discover our signature Lavender
Eucalyptus body collection.