Pros and Cons of Pillow Sprays

Pros and Cons of Pillow Sprays

Have you considered using a pillow spray or mist to help provide a better night’s sleep? We’re answering some of your top questions about this soothing product. We’re exploring the benefits of a pillow mist, discussing ingredients, and sharing our preferred alternative. (Spoiler alert: you can use our ShowerMists outside the shower!)

What is a pillow spray or pillow mist?

A pillow spray is an essential oil-based product sprayed directly onto bed pillows (or linens) to provide an aromatherapeutic experience. Usually, the mist is added right before bed. Once dry, the scent prepares the body, mind, and mood for optimal relaxation. 

Some of the common essential oils found in pillow sprays are Lavender (for its amazing, calming effects), Menthol (for its aide in opening nasal passageways), and Eucalyptus (for an exhilarating, delightful experience.)

What are the benefits of pillow spray?

Pillow sprays are infused with aromatherapy ingredients, so a deep inhale will provide you with the aromatic benefits of your preferred scent. This includes restfulness, relaxation, and calmness, which all work together to provide optimal rest. Additionally, pillow sprays are easy to use — a light mist is all you need. Since it is sprayed directly on to your pillow or sheets (right where you’ll be snuggling for hours), the full effects are experienced without much effort. 

How much does a pillow spray cost?

The cost of pillow sprays vary depending on size, ingredients, and brand. Expect to pay between $30 and $80 (or more!) for 8 oz. of product — the ingredients of which may not be evident and the quality questionable. Keep reading to know what to look for. 

Are pillow sprays safe?

Yes — if you do a little research. With so many different ones on the market, it is important to find a pillow spray with only safe ingredients. Some claim to be “natural” or “organic” but contain other dilutants or alcohol (keep an eye out for Ethanol, a type of alcohol which is a solvent used to extract botanical oils). This can increase the chance for an allergic reaction and reduce the effectiveness. 

Our advice: Always have a look at the label to see what’s in the product. If the label doesn’t clearly indicate what’s in it, be cautious or skip it entirely for another that lists all the ingredients and has third-party testing to ensure quality and purity. See our rundown of the pros and cons of pillow mists.

Is there an alternative to pillow sprays?

Yes! EuroSpa Aromatics has captured the aromatic benefits of an easy-to-use pillow spray but added the possibility of shower use with our 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. This all-natural, plant-based, steam-distilled mist has no synthetics, alcohols, or petrochemicals. It is 100% pure Eucalyptus oil, and our infusions use 100% pure botanical oils. 

Our ShowerMists can be enjoyed in several ways. First and foremost, you can use it as a naturally-effective pillow spray alternative. Yes! Simply spritz a few sprays on your pillow, wait a few seconds for it to dry, and breathe in those amazing benefits while you sleep! Or use it to create a spa-like steam room experience in your own shower. When your shower starts to get steamy, spritz a few sprays into the steam cloud, away from your eyes. Finally, if you prefer, you can even add it to a diffuser.

In our ShowerMists, we kept all the good, removed the bad, and created a product that functions in multiple ways. Now that you have a little more information about pillow sprays, we hope you will be able to find the one that best supports your relaxation goals.

Why You Should Diffuse Eucalyptus in Your Spa this Fall

Why You Should Diffuse Eucalyptus in Your Spa this Fall

The woody-sweet scent of eucalyptus is refreshing, energizing, and pleasing to many. When diffused in your spa this fall, it can be an exhilarating part of your customer’s experience.

Follow Your Nose: Scent Marketing
Think back to your most favorite holiday as a child. (Christmas or Thanksgiving, perhaps?) You can envision the lights, the sounds, and — most likely — the smells from that time of year as well. Cookies baking, peppermint candies, or even the scent of a breeze through an open window might come to mind.

That’s because the sense of smell is powerful and can stir up a memory or evoke an emotional response. And it’s the same for your customers. You can build responses and create deeper connections through scent marketing, using the sense of smell to improve customer experience, nurture brand loyalty, and increase sales.

Large retail chains diffuse scents throughout the year to influence customer behavior and set themselves apart from the competition. Diffusing eucalyptus in your spa this fall will appeal to the emotional side of your customers and make for a memorable experience, one they will want to return to again.

Breathe Easy: Seasonal Allergies
Let your guests (and you and your staff!) breathe easier as they open the doors with the use of eucalyptus. Well-known for its aromatherapeutic benefits, this essential oil can help alleviate symptoms of a variety of ailments. This includes seasonal allergies, which affect so many people as summer turns into fall. 

However, relief can be found in your diffuser with eucalyptus. This fresh, healing oil is decongestant in nature. Eucalyptus is a top choice for seasonal allergy symptom relief. Your customers will enjoy the revitalizing, sensory pleasing effects along with the health benefits allowing them to breathe easy. 

Work With Less Effort: Clean as you Steam
Some of the same properties in eucalyptus that support health and allergy relief can keep your entire spa, steam room, or sauna clean in a natural, non-toxic way. The natural properties in eucalyptus oil wipe out germs without the need for harsh chemicals. 

As a spa owner or operator, you can put these wonderful properties to work effortlessly for you. Eucalyptus oil will clean and prevent mold and mildew — while you steam! This is a benefit on top of the uplifting scent your guests will love.

If you are ready to utilize the benefits of eucalyptus in your spa, our Mystifier Automatic Injection system will help immensely! This device was developed in response to numerous requests from our customers seeking to eliminate hand spraying. Learn more here.

Turn Your Shower Into a Spa Experience

Turn Your Shower Into a Spa Experience

“Self-care” is definitely a popular buzzword that’s floating around the internet recently, but there really is some truth to being sure that you are taking care of yourself mind, body, and soul. How can we make that happen in such a fast-paced environment that we live in? Are we supposed to take a trip to the spa every week for an hour-long massage? Get 12 hours of sleep every night? Hire a personal chef to make sure all our meals are healthy and balanced?

No, not necessarily. Some of those things are impractical and impossible! One of our favorite ways to practice self-care is to turn an everyday shower experience into a spa-like experience. With our Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists, this is easy, effective, and an inexpensive way to make self-care a priority!

Because we have a wide variety of infusions available, here are some of the ways that you can use our most popular types:

If you are looking for a relaxing and calming shower experience, try our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist. Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. Beautiful, pungent lavender has been shown to be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension, and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity.

If you are looking for a refreshing experience, our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists is a good option! This product starts with our Pure Eucalyptus oil infused with a blend of the delightful citrus oils orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime. With scents that are fresh and vibrant – no perfume smell masking the all-natural ingredients – every breath you take while delivering the benefits of these quality oils. A lively and invigorating scent that will energize and refresh you, while reducing stress and uplifting your mood.

Try the Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist for a fresh and tingling experience. Mint provides relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion. The fresh tingly sensation will awake your senses, and help combat anxiety and restlessness. Mint stimulates mental activity, clears the mind, and increases focus on cognitive tasks. Your shower transformed from a daily task to an escape that offers benefits you will enjoy all day long.

Try one or try them all! You can see all options for our ShowerMists here. We hope that your self-care journey starts now!

Why You Should Diffuse Eucalyptus in Your Spa This Summer

Why You Should Diffuse Eucalyptus in Your Spa This Summer

As a spa owner, you are probably bought in on the benefits of steam rooms and saunas like healthier and more radiant skin, improved circulation, relaxation, reduced nerve tension, and more. Why else would you have one, right?

With summer just around the corner, so is the heat, seasonal allergies, and all kinds of activities that have you on the go (sometimes more than when the kids are in school!). There’s no better time to start diffusing eucalyptus in your steam room and sauna to help make your clients’ summer a little bit better.

Here are are a few of the reasons why your spa should diffuse eucalyptus this summer:

It is refreshing and energizing
Summer should be a time of relaxation, right? In theory. In reality, it sometimes seems like we’re making more plans and committing ourselves to more activities instead of taking time to relax. Instead of looking to a shot of espresso for some energy or succumbing to their tiredness and taking a nap, your clients can get a boost by inhaling the benefits of eucalyptus in your steam room or sauna as their afternoon pick-me-up.

It helps with seasonal allergy symptoms
If your clients are feeling sneezy, sniffly, or congested from seasonal allergies, eucalyptus can help with that! Just a few minutes in your steam room or sauna, while eucalyptus is diffusing, can help them breathe easier and feel some relief more quickly.

It can be used for scent marketing
We outlined this in another blog post, but scent marketing can be a game-changer for your business. Scent marketing targets the consumer’s sense of smell in order to improve customer experience, increase sales, develop brand awareness, and nurture brand loyalty and connection. Why not make that happen with a powerful and natural scent like eucalyptus?

It can help keep your spa clean
Beyond just making it smell fantastic, eucalyptus has proven health benefits in wet and humid areas: steam-borne eucalyptus oil wipes out bacteria and microbes before they can get a foothold in a steam room. Mold and mildew become a non-existent worry with a steady diffusion of eucalyptus oil.

If you are ready to utilize the benefits of eucalyptus in your spa, our Mystifier Automatic Injection system will help immensely. This device was developed in response to numerous requests from our customers seeking to eliminate hand spraying. Learn more here.

Give Your Mom the Gift of Aromatherapy

Give Your Mom the Gift of Aromatherapy

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, but there’s still plenty of time to get your mom or the mother figures in your life a thoughtful gift! Instead of opting for the same bouquet of flowers and a card, why not try giving your mom the gift of aromatherapy for this Mother’s Day? You’ll be giving her a gift that not only smells great but also has amazing health benefits.

Here are some of our favorite aromatherapy Mother’s Day gift ideas:

Aromatherapy DIffuser with a ShowerMist
Diffusing essential oils is a very common practice now — and for good reason! There are many benefits to diffusing essential oils. A diffuser is a great non-toxic alternative to scented candles, it can help promote better sleep and will purify the air, and the constant inhalation helps to reap all the benefits of the essential oil you are diffusing. With our diffuser set, you can choose any of our ShowerMists to include.

At-Home Steam Room
Your mom may not have a steam room at her home to use whenever she’d like, but she most likely has a shower! With any of our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists, your mom can transform her bathroom into a spa experience with just a few sprays of a bottle. We have several options for different infusions — like citrus, mint, and lavender, to name a few.

Depending on what kind of experience your mom is looking for will decide which infusion she will want to have on hand. If she is looking for relaxation and calming, the Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist would be the best option. If she would like to start her day with an invigorating and stimulating experience, she might like the Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist.

If you’re not sure what she would like, maybe get her a couple of options!

Menthol Crystals and Warmer
Menthol Crystals are another one of our multi-tasking products that your mom will love. There are many uses for these crystals, including itch and sunburn relief, inflammation reduction, congestion relief, and hair growth. Or, she can simply use the crystals in a warmer and purify the air while making it smell like a spa.

Gift Card
If all else fails and you’re really not sure what your mom will love this holiday, let her pick her own perfect gift by giving her a gift card! You’re still showing her that you care, and it is just as special. Make sure to get her a card and write a little something inside. She’ll love it!

What are you planning for your mom this Mother’s Day?

Keep Bugs at Bay This Summer with Essential Oils

Keep Bugs at Bay This Summer with Essential Oils

When the weather is warm and we start spending more and more time outside, dealing with bugs and bug bites is inevitable. But instead of giving up and not doing anything OR spraying yourself with harmful chemicals, first try some natural preventatives and remedies. These tips aren’t very difficult and they can make your journey to a more natural lifestyle a little easier (and bug bite free).

Here are some of our favorite essential oils to help with bugs this summer:

Just one of lavender’s many uses is to keep bugs away. They just don’t like the smell! You can utilize lavender a couple ways, you can grow it around your home (or in your home!) or you can put drops of it on your skin. Lavender plants both look beautiful and smell great, so that is just an additional benefit of growing them around your home. If you choose to put lavender on your body, like on your wrists, behind your ears, or on the back of your neck to ward off bugs, you’ll also be benefiting from its calming properties.

If you’ve been bitten by a bug, lavender is one of the only essential oils that you can apply directly to a bite. Its calming and anti-inflammatory properties will also work to soothe your bites heal them more quickly.

Just like lavender, bugs don’t like the smell of peppermint. You can put some drops on your skin diluted with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil, or around the area that you’ll be outside, like your tent or patio.

If you have been bitten, peppermint is great for itch relief and minimizing inflammation when rubbed into the area when diluted with a carrier oil. The cooling relief will really help to calm your itchiness and it will prevent more bugs from bothering you. Bonus points: you’ll also smell really great.

Tea Tree
This essential oil is best known for its pain-relieving, itch-stopping, swelling-reducing qualities. If you have bug bites that won’t stop itching, use tea tree oil diluted in a carrier oil for some relief as well as stopping bacteria from forming and making the bite worse. Studies have been done where tea tree oil has beaten out other medications. Amazing!

This essential oil is definitely one of our favorites! It is multi-functional and can be used to prevent bugs from biting you. The easiest way to do this is by bringing along one of our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists (we also have travel sizes as well) and spray your body as well as the area around you. While you are spraying, you’re also getting all the other great benefits of eucalyptus. This essential oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory.

If you want to get the benefits of eucalyptus AND the other essential oils mentioned above, you can pick up an infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist that contains them!

How do you keep bugs at bay with natural products? We’d love to know in the comments!