How to Create the Spa feel with Essential Oils

Every so often, it is essential to pamper yourself as a vital form of self care. Some go on holidays, some relax at home, some go shopping and some reward themselves with a spa treatment. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, most outdoor activities or entertainments are opening and closing often depending on the situation of the ongoing viruses, that includes spa parlors and beauty centers. Therefore, why don’t take the liberty of using the comfort of your own home to recreate that spa feeling using essential oils? Here is a list of essential oils to help you do just that and more.


Although it smells like citrus, citronella doesn’t belong to the citrus family. Not only does it smell great, its naturally cleansing properties will freshen up the environment by getting rid of airborne bacteria and insects, promoting a sense of revitalization to your living space. Citronella essential oil is both relaxing and uplifting. It eases unfavorable moods, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, coughs and lethargy. At the same time, it boosts cognitive function to promote mental clarity and focus. It also blends well with citrus, eucalyptus, peppermint and other oils.


Peppermint essential oil is perfect to use all year round with its sharp and invigorating scent and possessing both cooling and warming properties. Add a few drops to your hot bath water to experience the analgesic effects, relieving sore muscles, joint pain, itchy skin, headaches and fatigue. Energize and wake yourself up by diffusing it around your living space and enjoy the de-congesting effects if you’re having sinus, colds and coughs.


Spearmint essential oil, which is a gentler version of peppermint, when diluted in carrier oil or lotion and massaged onto the body eases muscle pain, menstrual cramps and insect bites while leaving the skin cooled, soothed and refreshed. This is thanks to the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, it is also a natural expectorant and sedative. It can help loosen up mucous and phlegm leading to clearing throat and nasal congestion.


Feeling sluggish? Revitalize yourself with a facial steam. Add eucalyptus essential oil to a bowl of hot water, closing your eyes and leaning over with a towel on your head for a few minutes. Inhaling the woody and minty fragrance with citrus undertones works wonders for headaches, mucous congestion and sinus. You can soak in an infused bath for to provide relief for muscle pain, fatigue and stress.


Anything citrusy such as bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange and other citrus will inspire feelings of joy and rejuvenate you, mimicking the feeling of being pampered at the spa. The antioxidants present in citrus essential oils will also boost your immune system while enlivening the atmosphere. Citrus essential oils also blends harmoniously with all the other oils mentioned when diffused, added to massage blends, added to your bath, homemade room and cleaning sprays.

By the end of your home spa treatment, you should be feeling blissful and relaxed. You can also incorporate these essential oils on a regular basis such as diffusing it while watching television, chilling with a facial mask on or both. Just remember to practice with care. Diffuse in a well ventilated space for no more than 30-60 minutes at a time, use only pure high quality essential oils and always dilute them if they have to come into direct contact with your skin.