Photographs: Spa and Products by Jane Beilles; Barbara Close courtesy of Naturopathica
Above: Treatment room at New Beauty Wellness
Since spring is a time of transition, our energy fluctuates. Essential oils can be helpful to reinvigorate our senses and nourish our creativity,” says Barbara Close, CEO and founder of NATUROPATHICA. The skin- and body-care line and holistic health treatments are made with organic and sustainably sourced botanicals from around the world. The full line is available at New Beauty Wellness, where specially trained aestheticians, licensed massage therapists and wellness providers incorporate these alchemies into treatments customized to the specific needs of their clients.
“We use these when guiding clients through deep breaths pre- and post-treatments,” says Jennifer Efstathiou, lead aesthetician. “We choose the appropriate alchemy based on our clients’ needs.” The spa launched the Naturopathica Vitality Bar, which addresses wellness with full-leaf teas, tinctures and fortified honey. 1137 Post Rd. E., Westport; newbeautywellness.com; naturopathica.com
PLANT POWER FOR EARLY SPRING
INSPIRE AROMATIC ALCHEMY ($28).
“It encourages the creative muse with an intoxicating melange of rich balsam fir needles, juicy pink grapefruit, red mandarin and mood-balancing St. John’s Wort to encourage self-confidence and ground the emotions.”
Enliven the Senses: Two or three drops into palms, rub briskly together and inhale deeply.
Fight Fatigue: Two to three drops on pulse points or rub into temples.
Reenergize: Five drops into palms and massage feet.
RE-BOOT AROMATIC ALCHEMY ($28).
“With a blend of crushed peppermint and uplifting lemongrass and holy basil, it helps to energize the senses and focus the mind.”
Inhale: Two or three drops into palms, rub together and inhale.
Body: Three or four drops on washcloth and rub onto body under shower.
Head: Rub two or three drops into scalp.