Banyan Tree Samui in southern Thailand has introduced a new free-of-charge activity for all its guests – the twice-weekly aromatherapy workshops aim to encourage guests to unlock the mystery of the ancient traditional practice.
During the workshop held at Banyan Tree Gallery Samui (the resort’s on-site boutique), they can select which essential oils they would like to create including cedarwood, rosemary, lavender, ylang-ylang, bergamot, peppermint and pine. Guests will learn how extracts from plants are obtained – either a process of expression or steam distillation – to yield aromatic oils that can be used for healing.
The hotel also provides oil burners and incense in each villa with a daily rotation of fragrances as part of the turndown service.
Among the other aromatherapeutic activities provided for guests is a Sense of Nature Walk, which feature guided tours around the property to discover and explain some of the tropical flora and fauna.