Life in today's time is not only hectic, but is full of pressure that is both physically and mentally challenging. The busy schedule of the day leaves no any space and time to relax. Hence there is an increasing demand of spas and rejuvenation centers around the globe. Spa Aromatherapy is now a very popular means used by people to rejuvenate physically, mentally, emotionally as well as spiritually. People now go to these spa parlors, to pamper themselves and their body, to restore energy, alleviate stress, soothe nerves and encourage a sense of peace & calm. After spa, people feel much more restored from both inside as well as outside. As a result, nowadays, spas are considered as an indispensable step towards gaining holistic treatment and enjoying physical and mental health. Essential oils are nourishing and rejuvenating in nature and therefore are widely used in spas to refresh your body with vitamins, anti-oxidants and nutrients. The essential oils penetrate deep into the skin and offer a glowing complexion, shining hair and an extremely relaxed you. These oils are non-sticky being made of flowers and various other parts of the plants that are extremely vital for your skin. In spa, these oils restore relaxation and vitality in the tissues of your skin. The essential oils also rejuvenate the skin by promoting regeneration of new, healthy cells. As these highly volatile essences evaporate and are inhaled, these send messages straight to the brain, and affect the emotions by working on the limbic system. As there is a direct connection of olfactory senses with the brain, it sends electrical messages directly into the limbic system. Thus the essential oil have effects on emotions and mental states, where generally most scents uplift spirits and calm the nervous system.
In the present scenario, Indian spa industry is considered a niche market and is expected to grow dynamically in the future. Even though today it mainly depends on resort spas but this aspect is gradually changing due to the influx of MNCs, which is the indication of further growth of this industry. Currently, host of essential oils are being used by spa industries, which include the following:
Amber Oil perfume oils, bath oils, spa's, towel scenting, incense, laundry, light rings, facial steams, hair treatments.
Cypress Oil Aromatherapists also commonly credit Cypress French with being a relaxing, nerve soothing essential oil.
Aniseed Oil Being a warm, spicy essential oil, it is also used in aromatherapy for easing the discomfort of introverted & fearful people. It is also used as a room fragrance or mood fragrance, fixative or as component of soap fragrance.
Basil Oils It is used for inhalation, in baths and for massages.
Citronella Java is also used in soaps and candles, and has common applications in massage.
Cubeb Oil It is used in massages for relieving stress and muscular aches.
Dill Seed Essential Oil stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing and a cleansing agent.
Detox Massage Oil excellent for bath & massage, helping in providing necessary re-moisturiziation to the skin.
Dehnul-Oud This oil is used for various aromatherapy purposes.
Dill Seed Essential Oil is used for stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing and a cleansing agent.
Eucalyptus Hydrosol has a powerful antiseptic nature and finds wide application in baths & massage during cold season.
The Frangipani Oil has great demand for its wonderful usage in massage and aroma therapies.
Frankincense Essential Oil is widely used in aromatherapy applications. It is also used as an aid to digestion, poultices for boils, cysts, treating allergies and bronchitis.