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Spa 33 to feature course on essential oils

April 24, 2013
By MEGHAN McCOY ( , Pine Island Eagle

A new free class at Spa 33 will educate residents how pure essential oils can enhance their health.

Spa 33 Nail Technician Carrie Barnhill said the classes will focus on doTerra Essential Oils, which are certified pure therapeutic grade oils. She said the name of the product doTerra means "from the earth."

"It's just the oil, everything else is taken out," Barnhill said, adding that the oils are indigenous of their native surroundings. "It comes from all over, which makes the oils much nicer."

Spa 33 owner Nadine Southall said since essential oils are being absorbed into the body, it is important to utilize pure oils.

Barnhill said with the oils being pure, an individual can smell them, drink them, wear them and cook with them without any side affects.

"You can't overuse them," Southall said of the oils." "We want to educate people how they can enhance their health."

Fact Box

If You Go

What: doTerra Essential Oils class

Where: Spa 33, 4547 Pine Island Road, in


When: May 15, 6-8 p.m.

Topic: Medicine cabinet makeover

Admission: Free

Register: Call Spa 33 239-558-8217

Although the essential oils can be used for many health-related symptoms, she said they should not take the place of an individual's physician.Once a month Barnhill highlights one essential oil, with lavender being the month of April. Some of the health benefits of lavender are relieving anxiety and tension, reducing insomnia, promoting well-being, improving concentration, calming agitation, as well as being utilized for antibacterial uses and sunburns.

In addition, the oil of the month is also used with the manicures and pedicures, as well as massages and facials to further demonstrate the health benefits of the essential oils.

Next month, lemon will be highlighted.

Southall said, in addition to health benefits, essential oils can also be used for cleaning products. She said all you have to do is mix a few drops of the oil with water.

By using the oils, Southall said, no toxins are being used.

"It is so pure, you only use a couple drops of oil," she said.

Barnhill said using pure essential oils is easy.

"It's just so easy and everyone can do it," she said. "You can just play with them. There are no harmful side effects."

The first doTerra Essential class will be held at Spa 33 May 15 from 6-8 p.m. The topic will be "medicine cabinet makeover." The class will educate individuals about what they can replace in their medicine cabinet with essential oils.

Individuals interested in attending the class are encouraged to call the spa at 239-558-8217 to reserve a spot, due to limited seating.

doTerra is available at Spa 33 for those interested in purchasing them, as well as other aroma therapy supplies.

Spa 33 is located at 4547 Pine Island Road in Matlacha.



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