Essential oils have become the latest craze for nutrition, moisturizing skin, hair care and aromatherapy. Their therapeutic properties add a holistic approach to everyday life and more people are taking advantage of their benefits. Lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender are all popular oils that are versatile and used in variety of ways. In Orange County, you’ll find them used in beauty salons, day spas and massage parlors, but you don’t have to pay an expert to enjoy the benefits. Check out the essential oils at these five local shops where beauty and body care are top priorities.
105 W. Amerige Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Taylor Stone was founded by a father-and-daughter duo and focuses on natural and green products. The handcrafted skincare line is free of synthetics, sulphates and parabens and is scented with natural essential oils. These oils help nourish skin and hair while enhancing mood and well-being. Choose from a wide variety of soaps, scrubs, masks, washes and skin serums for both men and women. Taylor Stone also hosts events for beauty professionals and customers including a workshop on the health benefits of essential oils where you can pick and blend different oils and products to fit your unique needs.
Plantlife Natural Body Care
1030 Calle Recodo
San Clemente, CA 92673
Plantlife Natural Body Care prides itself on the creation of all-natural body care products that use fresh organic herbs and 100 percent pure essential oils. Whether it’s a lotion, body wash, candle or soap, the aromatherapy benefits of each product is meant to enrich your life and environment. Plantlife’s essential oil blends are formulated with your health in mind. Find a blend that combats fatigue and gives you a mental boost or one that calms the mind. These aromatic blends are said to invoke feelings of serenity, spirituality, love and even balance hormonal issues.
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Sinfulicious Bath & Body
301 Marine Ave., Suite D
Newport Beach, CA 92662
As its name may suggest, Sinfulicious is deliciously fun body care, scents and skin products made to smell and taste like dessert heaven. The natural oils and fragrances will have you craving cupcakes, truffles and fruit. These products are made with blends of organic ingredients that help moisturize, nourish, soften and protect skin and hair. The best part is that you can customize your bath and shower products with more than 200 scents to choose from. Visit the store and talk to a mixologist who will provide you with a complimentary hand spa treatment and show you the top-selling blends of scents.
The Beauty Boutique by Pele Essentials
1720 Santa Ana Ave., Suite D
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Pele Essentials products use the purest and highest-quality ingredients in an organic formula that will protect, heal and nourish skin. Treat your skin to some organic argan oil, which has high amounts of vitamin E and other essential fatty acids, protecting you against UV exposure and premature aging. Try some of Pele Essentials’ cleansers, masks and oil rollers. If you want to take these products on a soothing test drive, stop by the boutique for a facial that will promote health and vibrancy.
1720 E. Garry Ave., Suite 119
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Coco Jojo specializes in fine oils and sugaring and is renowned for its massage oil products. This shop offers spa products, hair removal products, oils for massages and a plethora of aromatherapy essential oil blends for curing all sorts of skin and health problems. It suggests a wide range of uses for its essential oils including scalp massages, face steaming, body baths, foot baths, body massages and other face and body treatments. At Coco Jojo, you’ll find essential oil treatments for cellulite, aging skin, dry skin, acne and even dandruff.
Truc Dever is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.