Autoimmune diseases have become one of the more widely talked about diseases with the advance of modern medicine and also with the internet. Before this, the sufferers of these diseases had no way of knowing what they had and most had to suffer with little to no relief with no answers. Nowadays, one of the more common autoimmune diseases we hear about is Lupus.

So what is Lupus and what makes it an autoimmune disease? In autoimmune diseases, the immune system turns against parts of the body it is designed to protect.  Lupus can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Although people with the disease may have many different symptoms, some of the most common ones include extreme fatigue, painful or swollen joints (arthritis), unexplained fever, skin rashes, and kidney problems.

Even though there is no cure for Lupus, for most people it can be treated with prescriptions and they can lead an active and healthy life. However, when the disease flares, it has the potential to be quite debilitating. Aromatherapy can be used to help give symptomatic relief and enable them to sleep and relax and generally aid their mental well-being.

As May is Lupus Awareness Month, we want to show EuroSpa’s Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist can help. Based on what you are trying to ease, all of our Eucalyptus oil based products have some manner of helpfulness. Here are some common symptoms and the product that should help best!

For pain and stress try our Lavender or Mint Infused Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. Lavender is rich in notes that help give it anti-inflammatory properties and its refreshing scent helps ease stress. Mint gives a cooling sensation and can calm the body which can help relieve sore muscles.

To ease inflammation try our Menthol Infused Eucalyptus Showermist which also has the addition of camphor which aid the menthol’s effectiveness. Menthol brings a cooling sensation which can help trigger your body to think its cold and will help relieve the uncomfortable heat of inflammation. This is why many first aid products use menthol for cooling in place of ice.

And lastly, to aid circulation, give Citrus Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist a try. Citrus is thought of as cleansing and can aid in stimulation which can lead to a clearing of potential lymphatic stagnation. And it’s also refreshing and uplifting – who hasn’t felt perked up by the scent of citrus?

All of these infusions are aided by the invigorating properties of Pure Eucalyptus Oil. It has such a fresh and clean aroma that it helps to open your airways up so you can receive the full benefit of your aromatherapy shower.

So while Lupus and other autoimmune diseases might not have a cure, hopefully a few of these ideas can help the sufferers have a better day which can lead to a better week, better month and better life!