Aromatherapy series: how lavender oil can soothe and heal skin

When you think of an essential oil, your first thought may instantly transport you to an image of a purple coloured lavender field in Provence; but while Lavender is often named as the most familiar essential oil, it is a beloved aromatic oil for good reason. Lavender, often regarded as the matriarch of essential oils, […]

Aromatherapy series: the skincare benefits of ho wood essential oil

With a delicate yet irresistible woody, sweet scent, ho wood essential oil is now considered as the go-to aromatic for those in need of comfort, reassurance, and balance, while also having a variety of skincare benefits. But why use it in your salon or spa? Ho wood is quickly gaining popularity as an alternative to […]

Aromatherapy series: wellbeing and skin benefits of eucalyptus oil

The sharp aroma of eucalyptus is a scent most of us have encountered, whether through its decongesting actions or for its ability to ease discomfort. In essence, eucalyptus essential oil acts like a mini first aid kit. There are hundreds of species of eucalyptus, however, only 20 types produce enough yield for commercial use and […]

Aromatherapy series: why geranium essential oil is the secret to glowing skin

The intensely floral scent of geranium essential oil has been adored for millennia due to its comforting and balancing actions to the emotions and skin alike. In this feature we discuss how this wonderful aromatic oil works. Geranium essential oil is steam distilled from the perennial shrub Pelargonium Graveolens, which is native to various locations […]

4 Ways to increase salon profits

As a small business owner, you are responsible for every aspect of your business and keeping it afloat. Growing profit is important, to cover any future eventualities. But how can you increase your salon’s profitability? 1. Redesign your treatment menuTake an objective look at the treatments you offer and identify the services which have the […]

Skin profiling analysis – a balancing act

Whilst our clients are becoming increasingly savvy about their skin and what’s available onthe market, it’s surprising how many clients out there don’t actually know their primary skintype never mind their skin conditions and base their needs on their own social mediainfluenced perception rather than knowing the facts. As professional therapists we are able to […]

How to help clients get a better night’s sleep

‘Coronasomnia’ has been penned as the term for sleep issues related to the pandemic and is used to describe us struggling to get a decent night’s sleep. Our circadian rhythm regulates the timing of periods of wakefulness and sleepiness throughout the day, dipping and rising. This internal body clock allows our body systems to carry […]

How to use aromatherapy to help stress and anxiety

While stress levels are on the rise as we juggle the challenges that face us daily, we have a unique opportunity to plan how we can improve our clients’ wellbeing as well as our own stress and anxiety. Diffusing essential oils in the salonDiffusing essential oils creates a salon of calm and makes makes an […]