Spice Up Your Shower with ESSIO Aromatherapy Diffusers

Bring the spa home with an aromatherapy diffuser that helps you relax from the comfort of your own bathroom!


Great news for people who get stressed out at work, school, or just in life (read: everyone)—we have officially discovered the easiest way ever to unwind after a long day. The key word in that sentence being easy, because really, who wants to put a lot of effort into relaxing? That’s where the ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit comes in. This little gem will make taking a long, hot shower even more of a treat than it usually is.


To use, just hook the diffuser onto your showerhead (like pictured above), and insert your scent of choice. The instructions say to start the water immediately so that oil doesn’t just drip down. I chose to use the Unwind blend, and it quickly filled my bathroom with the calming scents of bergamot and lavender. The other two blends included are Breathe, which invigorates with peppermint and eucalyptus, and Passion, formulated with more potent ingredients like cinnamon and patchouli.

Using the aromatherapy diffuser truly made the shower experience significantly more enjoyable. Aside from the obvious benefit of soothing scents, the ESSIO made my shower feel luxurious. The water felt silky thanks to the oil infusion and I could feel the difference in my skin post-shower, too. Aromatherapy diffusers are a quick and easy way to infuse some calm into a hectic day!

Have you ever tried an aromatherapy diffuser? Tell us in the comments below!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Aromatherapy to Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms

It’s true, essential oils and aromatherapy—one of the most common add-on’s to different spa treatments—offer multiple health benefits to fight off illness in the cold weather.


According to a recent article on SkinInc.com, aromatherapy may offer more than just comfort to those fighting cold and flu symptoms this season. It may help cure, and even prevent these symptoms from appearing altogether! Lavender, one of the most popular aromatherapy oils, has antiseptic properties, as does eucalyptus oil. These can help fight off germs and help your skin stay clean of bacteria. Inhaling essential oils, like during a spa treatment, can also aid decongestion and ease inflammation.

The menthol in another favorite essential oil, peppermint, also helps to ease breathing difficulties, and the astringent eases inflammation. Menthol even releases a temperature sensor that tricks the brain into thinking it’s no longer congested!

These options sound a whole lot more enjoyable than coughing down horrible-tasting cough and cold medicine or laying on the couch all day with a tissue stuffed up your nose. So go, my friends, take your new found scientific knowledge and head to the spa to prevent that oncoming cold!

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Here we have spa deals that include aromatherapy, lavender, peppermint and more all for your health & wellness benefit (and relaxation!) this season…

$50 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage with 20 Minute Sauna Session at Rosa Beauty Spa in Brooklyn, NY (was $105)

$110 60 Minute Signature Aromatherapy Massage at Healing Waters & Cosmetic Clinic in Durham, NC (was $115)

$119 90 Minute Lemongrass and Lavender Aromatherapy Warm Stone Massage at Osetra Wellness Massage Therapy Center in San Mateo, CA (was $140)

$79 50 Minute Calming Lavender Massage at Rachele Rose Day Spa in Hartsdale, NY (was $105)

$98 Spa Package includes 60 Minute Aroma Massage and 60 Minute Deep Cleansing Facial at Knot Knot Wellness Lounge in Pennington, NJ (was $136)

$50 50 Minute Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Back Scrub and Warming Heat Pack at Little Tor Skin Care Studio in New City, NY (was $95)

$60 45 Minute Therapeutic Massage with Essential Oils at Euro Day Spa & Salon in Winter Park, FL (was $90)

$29 25 Minute Peppermint Foot Treatment with Scrub and Massage at Spa Moments in Engelwood, CO (was $59)

$65 50 Minute Essential Seasonal Aromatherapy Massage at Legends Hair Designs & Day Spa in Stony Brook, NY (was $95)

$99 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage with Aromatherapy at Bodywaves Therapeutic Massage in Boston, MA (was $139)

$99 90 Minute Aromatherapy Massage with Lavender at Euphoria Massage & Spa in Little Falls, NJ (was $149)

$99 120 Minute Deluxe Massage including Aromatherapy and Hot Towels at NAMTI Spa in Sedona, AZ (was $130)

$79 60 Minute Relax and Restore Aroma Massage at Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre in West Palm Beach, FL (was $110)

$55 60 Minute Hot Stone Massage with Aromatherapy at Laura LaMontanaro, LMT in Plainview, NY (was $80)

Check out spaweek.com/deals for more options near your hometown!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Spa Spotlight: Belliard’s Hair Design Studio & Spa

Belliard’s Hair Design is an award-winning multicultural studio offering all of your beauty needs!


Belliard’s Hair Design Studio & Spa in Cherry Hill, NJ has been making women  look and feel their best for the past 17 years. Voted “Top 200 Salon in the Nation” three years in a row by Salon Today Magazine and took “Best of the Best” for Salon Atmosphere in 2007 from South Jersey Magazine. It’s a multi-culti Aveda concept salon and spa with products you can take home.

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Belliard’s Hair Design Studio & Spa’s specializes in color. The stylists are work with a broad range of hair types and textures. President Mia Harris-Belliard states, “There are never any challenges.” The spa side offers a variety of facials, massages, body treatments, waxing and hair and nail services for men and women.

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With every service, Belliard’s Hair Design Studio & Spa takes you on a sensory journey. A spa staff member chooses three aromas they believe will take you to a state of balance during your visit. You inhale them all and choose the one you like the best for your aromatherapy. It’s then included in whatever service you’re receiving that day. “Our philosophy is to let the body choose what it needs,” Mia tells Spa Week Daily. A complimentary footbath is also standard with every full-service treatment.

Read Spa Spotlight: Lotus Health & Wellness

Breast Cancer Awareness is extremely important to Belliard’s Hair Design Studio & Spa. If you buy the limited-edition Aveda Hand Relief with Rosemary Mint Aroma, $4 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. On October 24th head over for a makeup and hair styling class. There’s a $25 registration fee and the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness. You also bring home a free styling product or makeup! Lastly, every Thursday night in October is Ladies’ Night! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from The Mansion in Voorhees, NJ and discounted spa services from 4-9 pm.

Check out their amazing Spa Week Specials. Book now for October 14-20!

$50 50 Min Stress Fix Aromatherapy Massage with Blend of Lavender, Lavandin and Clary Sage

$50 50 Min Green Science Skin Renewing Facial

$50 90 Min Stress Fix Aromatherapy Manicure and Pedicure

Laura Knipping is the Special Projects Editor at Spa Week Daily.

Celebrate National Relaxation Day Today!

Photo by: Andrés Nieto Porras https://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/5603681683/

Photo by: Andrés Nieto Porras

There’s no better place to relax than at the spa!

There are tons of special days to go to the spa—your birthday, Mother’s Day, hmm, how about Tuesday? Today is the best day to hit the spa because it’s National Relaxation Day! That means your one and only job today is to relax! It’s easy to get caught up in a routine and forget to just enjoy the lives we’re lucky to have. So slow down and put aside your to-do list for a while. We promise it will still be there tomorrow.

FYI: National Relaxation Day originated in Britain as “National Slacker Day”—which we think was a much cooler name. Years ago the U.S. adopted the idea as a day to promote health and wellness. In honor of this wonderful holiday, we’ve rallied up totally rejuvenating spa deals you can use today and all month long.

East Coast

$90 Relaxation Package Includes 60 Minute Swedish Massage with choice of Coconut Lime, Mango or Cranberry Oil and 20 Minute Foot Reflexology at Euphoria Massage and Spa in Little Falls, NJ (was $125)

$79 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage with Choice of Juniper Berry or Lemongrass at Rachele Rose Day Spa in Hartsdale, NY (was $110)

$59 Therapeutic Relaxing Massage at Aveda Red Bell Spa in Hicksville, NY (was $100)

$70 60 Minute Aroma Swedish Massage with Essential Oils at Bruno Salon & Spa in Brooklyn, NY (was $100)

$60 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage with Body Butter and Pomegranate Cranberry, Mango Mandarin or Green Tea Lime Leaf Oils at Transformation for Life Wellness Center in Danbury, CT (was $80)

West Coast

$60 60 Minute Royal Candlelit Massage with Choco-Oil, Includes Chocolate Candy at Hyacinth’s Boutique & Spa in Colorado Springs, CO (was $85)

$99 Anti-Stress Package Includes 40 Minute Facial, 30 Minute Massage, Foot or Leg Treatment and Complimentary Beverage at California Skin Care & Day Spa in Newark, CA (was $210)

$74 90 Minute Deluxe Massage Includes Aromatherapy and Hot Stones at NAMTI Spa in Sedona, AZ (was $99)

$65 60 Minute Therapeutic Massage at Bernadette’s Massage Therapy & Spa in Soledad, CA (was $75)


$40 30 Minute Soothing Summer Facial at Spa on the Lake in Lake Orion, MI (was $50)

$50 60 Minute Relaxation Massage at David & Mary Salon in Carmel, IN (was $70)

$55 30 Minute Elms Relaxation Massage at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO

$60 30 Minute Relaxation Massage at Spa West in Westlake, OH


$105 Relaxation Package Includes 60 Minute Massage and 60 Minute Custom Facial at Body Retreat Day Spa in Bedford, TX (was $155)

$60 60 Minute Relaxing Therapeutic Massage at Belle Ross Spa & Salon in Southaven, MS (was $75)

$50 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage at Serenity Spa in Fort Meyers, FL (was $70)

$60 60 Minute Massage with Coconut Body Butter at Waterfalls Wellness Center in Vienna, VA (was $90)

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Laura Knipping is the Special Projects Editor at Spa Week Daily.

Spa Spotlight: VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho

The VH Spa for Vitality + Health is the ultimate place to unwind. Read on to find out how you can win a trip for two!

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Sometimes to get away from it all, you don’t have to go very far. The VH Spa for Vitality + Health is smack dab in the middle of downtown Scottsdale, AZ, but the hotel and spa are a private oasis.

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Choose from VH Spa’s signature treatments like the CoffeeBerry Yoga Facial or Body-Shaping Wrap, Champagne Fizz Facial, Red Flower Hammam Experience or Hawaiian LomiLomi massage. Relax on the spa deck, or get your workout on in their 24-hour fresh-air gym with poolside views.

Read Spa Spotlight: Transformation For Life

VH Spa runs specials all year long—they’re open 365 days a year! Every Sunday is their Spa Party Day. You can get 90 minutes of treatments like a massage and a mini-facial with a glass of wine or Champagne for only $99. During their Mid-Week Mojo you can get up to 50% off some of their most popular treatments like the 60-Minute Deep Bodywork Massage and the 90-Minute Ultimate Nail Service (manicure/pedicure).


Speaking of specials, the fabulous Hotel Valley Ho is the featured hotel in our Destination Spa Week giveaway! Win three nights for two in a Tower Suite, $300 credit, three spa treatments, unlimited fitness classes and bike rentals and $200 in Spa & Wellness gift cards. Enter here!

Here are VH Spa’s August specials:

$45 30 Minute Foot Reflexology (was $65)

$75 60 Minute Moroccan Oil Hydration Ritual (was $125)

$99 90 Minute Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Scrub with Aguava Nectar Aromatherapy Massage (was $185)

Laura Knipping is the Special Projects Editor at Spa Week Daily.