As the temperatures and humidity go up, you may be wondering what you can do to bring your body heat down a notch. Essential oils are a huge trend and there are many ways they can help! At USTA, we expand the skillset of all our students with a clear understanding of aromatherapy with the safe and therapeutic uses of oils for clients. Students are taught how to make body care products for both personal and professional use. We thought we would share a couple of recipes for you to use this summer!
Aromatherapy Recipes for Summer
Cooling oils – Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus
Carrier oils – Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, Coconut Oil (Fractionated)
Calming oils – Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang
For massages on your feet, neck or back this summer, combine a few drops of the cooling oils with a carrier oil and you’ll be left both relaxed and cooled off for quite a while! The peppermint oil mix will be quite a refreshing reward to your feet at the end of the day.
For a mid-day cool down when you can’t make it to the pool, add a few drops of any cooling coil to a spray bottle filled with water and keep it in your refrigerator. Whenever your body calls for it, stop by your fridge, close your eyes and give your face and/or chest a quick spritz. You can also get a travel size spray bottle and add a couple drops of cooling oil along with a calming oil for sticky hot days you will be at the fair, or on a road trip.
Your body and mind will be both cooled and calmed from the heat this summer using these aromatherapy tips and recipes! Here at USTA, we are always up to date with popular trends in aesthetics and massage therapy. We look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today!
May your week be balanced with aromatherapy!