Spotlight on Aromatherapy

Winter wellbeing needs to be a priority for us all during these colder, darker months. Both your mind and body are calling out to be nourished, soothed, and restored so what better time to explore the holistic, sensory experience of aromatherapy.


The use and benefits of essential oil to the body and mind date all the way back to Ancient Egypt and China. Aromatherapy uses natural plant extracts to soothe your body and mind through their oils being massaged into the skin while you lie back inhaling the natural scents. The combination of inhalation and invigorating skin massage is known to improve general wellbeing and in particular, lower anxiety and stress.


The perfect place to try out a luxury aromatherapy experience would be at a Sand Sea Spa retreat. Our retreats in Devon offer complete relaxation where you can try out wellbeing treatments at our luxury health and wellness spa at Saunton Sands Hotel. The spa has a collection of aromatherapy treatments using mindfully blended essential oils that have been crafted in harmony with the environment. Choose from:


Ultimate Sense of Self ~ a top-to-toe aromatherapy experience designed with oils to fit your chosen mood. From scalp to toes, our therapists’ techniques will both invigorate and relax your body, renewing your sense of self.


A Chance to Dream ~ is a heavenly full-body aromatherapy massage that will ease away any aches and pains, leaving you in a state of blissful contentment.


Head in the Clouds ~ focuses on the back, neck and shoulders, releasing tight muscles and soothing your mind. You can personalise the experience by choosing oils to suit your mood.


Can’t wait till then? Enjoy some home aromatherapy: light a natural soy wax aromatherapy candle and play relaxing music or try out a simple meditation. If you have a diffuser, try energising essential oils to boost creativity in your workspace.


Choose one of our many Source Spa aromatherapy treatments during your stay at a Sand Sea Spa retreat and harness the energy of Devon’s natural playground to restore your body and mind. Get an insight into what our luxury Source and Wellness Spa can offer you during your stay at one of our retreats by emailing us at