Have you ever walked past a bakery and the enticing smell of freshly baked bread dances its way up into your nasal path, instantly you feel all fuzzy and warm inside! It’s a phenomenal feeling that almost all of us have experienced.
There are some smells associated especially to this time of year and during the holiday season these smells evoke the strongest feelings of nostalgia. So why not use it to your advantage this year?
Christmas time can be a hectic time for salon owners, almost everyone wants to get pampered and polished in the run up. Although it is busy, you really need to set yourself aside from the crowd to make sure that your clients, old and new, won’t stray elsewhere and get lost in the craziness that is Christmas.
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A fabulous spice that’s very present during the December month. Instead of just a scented candle in the salon offer your clients a cinnamon facial scrub. It has wonderful skin benefits such as anti-ageing, great exfoliator, acne treatment.
There’s no harm in trying your luck at baking, spread Christmas cheer throughout your salon by baking some fresh gingerbread men (or buy them worst case scenario). Place them on display in your reception areas and offer as a complimentary treat to sweeten the deal!
Frankincense and Myrrh
These two scents have heavy religious connotations as they were royal attributes offered to baby Jesus so they play a big role during Christmas. Both scents work fantastically in burners or diffusers as they create a relaxing room with tantalisingly tranquil smells.
One of the most popular ingredients in during the holiday season, from candy canes to chocolates to our favourite Starbucks. Peppermint essential oil works wonders on our skin, it contains menthol which boosts great health benefits. Drop some oil into your absorbing pad in the tip of your facial steamer to provide your clients with a fresh and minty uplifting treatment.
The smell of a real live Christmas tree is one of the most thrilling things about this time of year. Spruce essential oils can be used in massages to ease muscle ache and pains. The woody aroma from spruce oil makes the air and treatment area clear and crisp.