People have been enjoying the benefits of saunas for thousands of years. The sauna we know today originated in Finland more than 2,000 years ago and has gained increasing popularity in the United States.
Saunas are generally very simple areas, lined with wooden walls and benches. The temperature ranges from 90 degrees to 185 degrees. There is very low humidity, so the heat feels drier.
Most sauna sessions last between 10 to 20 minutes, plus around that same time cooling down in a shower, pool, or cooler dressing area nearby. The experience aims to help you relax, unwind, and destress, but it can be good for your well-being and vitality.
The benefits are so worthwhile that EuroSpa Aromatics has created products to support this practice and augment the amazing effects. Here are some ways that you can boost your health this fall with a sauna.
Detoxify Your Body
A session in the sauna can flush toxins from your body. The heat increases your body’s temperature and blood flow, which activates your sweat glands. Deep sweating forces the toxins out of our bodies. This response is similar to what happens during intense exercise.
If you are fighting congestion, sinus, or allergy-related issues, saunas can provide relief from the symptoms. The warmth can help open up nasal passageways and the sinuses, easing the pain and annoyance of sinus pressure.
Fight Off Germs
Exposing your body to the heat from a sauna will kick your immune system into high gear. The heat will enable your body to rapidly produce more white blood cells, which is how our bodies fight infections, colds, viruses, and other illnesses.
Soothe Tired Muscles
You can find relief from tired, achy muscles in a sauna. The heat will help to loosen the stiff, overworked and tense muscles and supports quick healing of the muscle tissue.
Promote a Healthy Heart
Regular sauna visits can improve cardiovascular health by conditioning the heart. The heat makes your heart work harder, increasing heart rate, and in essence, giving it a workout. This will keep blood flowing more properly and decrease heart-related risks.
Enhance Your Experience
To enhance your sauna experience, check out our Menthol Crystals. These all-natural crystals are colorless and clear, and a natural by-product of steam distilled peppermint essential oil. In the sauna, these crystals release a dry heat-generated aromatherapeutic vapor.
Our Menthol Crystals can be placed in a small container near the heat source in your sauna or steam room or placed in a metal bowl in direct contact with the heat source. You can also scatter them between the wooden slats on the floor of the sauna.
The beneficial vapors will rise into the warmth of the room and naturally augment the benefits we mentioned above.
What other benefits do you experience from the sauna? Please share them with us below!
Self-care is vital year-round, but sometimes, during the busy holiday season, taking care of yourself is something that gets placed on the back burner. But it’s actually during the bustling times that self-care is the most important. Choose to be proactive with your self-care efforts! You’ll set yourself up to stay healthier, be present during memorable moments, and truly enjoy the lively season. Here are a few self-care practices to try during the holiday season.
Diffuse Essential Oils
While all the popular scents of the holidays are enjoyable, being more deliberate in the aromas you inhale can be transformative for your mood. Adding essential oils purposefully to your diffuser will allow you to breathe in a continual, steady infusion and enjoy a long-lasting aromatic experience.
Select an essential oil that supports your current attitude or feelings best. Reach for Lavender if you are looking for a sense of calmness or peace. Citrus is a good option if you need a revitalizing push or want to be uplifted. Eucalyptus is an awesome oil for clarity and helps to sharpen your focus.
Diffusing oils delightfully pairs with a yoga session, meditation exercise, or journaling activity.
Take a Steam Shower
A hot, steamy shower is an easy-to-curate, at-home self-care practice. The warmth helps get your blood flowing, which will invigorate tired muscles. The steam will open up blood vessels and begin to naturally lower blood pressure. The entire process will help you unwind and destress, fostering an overall sense of well-being.
Our 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist was created to give you a therapeutic spa-like steam room experience right in your own bathroom. Simply turn on the hot water in your shower to get started. When it starts to get steamy, spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist into the steam cloud, away from your eyes.
Rest, Rest, and Rest
We simply cannot overstate the importance of rest. No one can be at their best when they are tired, run-down, and out of energy. But we know that seems like a lofty order during the stressful season when you have a mile-long list of things to do! Plus, it can be difficult to wind down after a full day of shopping, cleaning, and prepping.
For a little support before bedtime, consider a pillow spray or diffusing essential oils like Lavender and Chamomile in a diffuser on your night stand. Pillow sprays are essential oil-based products that are sprayed directly onto bed pillows (or linens). This provides an aromatherapeutic experience that prepares the body, mind, and mood for optimal relaxation. We answered all your pillow spray questions here.
We actually prefer diffusing rather than spraying directly onto linens since there is a lesser chance of contact irritation. Plus diffusing will last for hours!
One Product Does it All
When we created our 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, we created a diverse product that can be used in many different ways.
First, as we mentioned above, use it in your shower for the ultimate steam relaxation adventure. But you can also use our ShowerMist as a naturally-effective pillow spray alternative. A few sprays on your pillow will allow you to breathe in those amazing benefits while you sleep. Finally, you can add our ShowerMist to a diffuser. Just spray a small bit into the water of your diffuser to steadily release the sensational aroma of the essential oil.
All of our blends are carefully formulated, using only the finest ingredients available on the world market. Plus we offer a variety of scent infusions that can support your current state of mind or the state of mind you want to be in. (Check out our variety pack!)
How do you practice self-care during the holidays?
With school back in session, students and parents alike can use essential oils to naturally increase their focus and decrease mental fatigue. But which essential oils or products should you use? We’re sharing the best option to reach for depending on your needs and the time of day.
Arise & Shine: Wake Up with Citrus
There is a reason people reach for a glass of orange juice in the mornings. Citrus (whether lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, or some fusion of those) provides an uplifting scent that can naturally boost your energy. This is why the mornings are a great time to embrace the aromatherapeutic effects of Citrus. It’ll wake you up, heighten your senses, and elevate your mood. Our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist permeates your morning shower with the powers of Citrus. You’ll be ready for whatever comes your way!
Time to Focus? Reach for Peppermint
Peppermint is known to improve concentration, making it the best option for when you need to buckle down and focus. The invigorating scent triggers the part of the brain that controls mental clarity, providing the alertness you need to be at your best. It can also aid in lowering your stress level and improving your memory. Diffusing our Menthol Crystals releases the amazing potential of Peppermint right into your office or classroom. You’ll have a clear mind ready for the task at hand!
Beat the Mid-Day Slump With…Pick Your Favorite!
There are actually a few different essential oil options that can provide the support you need to beat the mid-day slump. Play around with different options to find what works best for you. The refreshing scent of Citrus will provide a zesty jolt. Or, the powerful, exhilarating scent of Peppermint will sharpen your clarity. Another terrific option is Eucalyptus. The strong, sharp aroma of greens is revitalizing and will help you get back on your feet quickly.
If you often find yourself feeling sluggish midday, here are 5 More Ways to Beat Midday Fatigue fast and naturally.
Brain Fog? Start at Night With Lavender
Mental fatigue or “brain fog” generally stems from physical fatigue or inadequate sleep. So the remedy begins with at night. Using Lavender before bed (along with helpful sleep habits) can improve sleep quality and duration, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed. Lavender is a soothing scent, known for its calming properties. The sweet, floral aroma will reduce stress and help quiet a racing mind.
The calming effects of a Yoga ritual before bed can be life-changing, especially when combined with our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner. Simply spray on your mat (and wipe clean) before and after practice to enjoy the aromatic benefits during your practice.
Which essential oils do you reach for to boost energy and combat mental fatigue? Let us know in the comments!
You’ve got your Tea Tree oil, but now what? How exactly do you use it to experience the popular benefits of this renowned essential oil? Here are some simple tips to rock your tea tree oil use for a healthier, more holistic lifestyle.
Remember: Tea Tree oil is a powerful, potent oil. Just a few drops will go a long way in providing symptomatic relief. Because of its strength, however, Tea Tree oil should usually be mixed with a carrier oil to avoid side effects. This doesn’t dilute the power of the essential oil; it simply protects the contact area.
Scalp Treatment: If you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp, Tea Tree oil will remove dead skin cells and moisturize the affected areas. Simply add 3-4 drops of Tea Tree oil into your favorite natural shampoo to defeat dandruff. This will soothe the itchy skin and promote healthy hair growth.
Cleaning: To make your own natural cleaning spray, mix a few drops of Tea Tree oil with hot water or distilled white vinegar. This will disinfect the areas you spray, plus deodorize your room with the warm, astringent scent. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your washing machine to thoroughly disinfect laundry.
Acne: If you are prone to breakouts, Tea Tree oil may be the remedy you need. Using a Q-tip or cotton applicator, carefully dab a bit of the oil straight onto the acne. Since Tea Tree oil is very strong, which can cause severe dryness, dilute the oil by first dipping your Q-tip in water.
Wounds/Scars: Tea Tree oil is the perfect addition to your first aid kit. In fact, it’s been hailed as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.” It can minimize itching, disinfect wounds, and soothe the redness of sunburns, bug bites, and minor scrapes. It can even promote healing of scars by helping to reduce inflammation. Add 1-2 drops of Tea Tree oil to a healing carrier oil such as Macadamia Nut oil and apply it to the affected area. Or you can use it “neat” (without a carrier oil) directly on the area.
Steam Shower: When you are suffering from allergies or sinus blockage, Tea Tree oil can act as a decongestant. Inhaling the scent will open up your nasal passageways, allowing you to breathe easier. The best way to experience the aromatherapeutic benefits is during your shower. Our Tea Tree Infused Pure Eucalpytus Oil ShowerMist, which combines Tea Tree oil with 100% pure Eucalyptus Oil, works with the steam to open up a stuffy nose.
Diffuser: An essential oil diffuser can allow you to breathe in the purifying benefits of the warm, clarifying scent of Tea Tree oil. Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil to the water tank in your diffuser to help you breathe better, remove bad odors, purify the air, create a lovely smelling ambiance for your room, and uplift your mood.
How else do you use Tea Tree oil? With these ideas, we know you’ll be ready to rock your Tea Tree oil and fully experience the benefits of this amazing essential oil.
For many women, the pain that comes along with their menstrual cycle can be truly debilitating. Sometimes it feels like there isn’t much that will work to relieve some of that pain other than strong painkillers, but there are some natural options that have proven to be helpful for many. Essential oils and other natural practices can be game-changing!
Here are a few natural options for natural menstrual pain relief:
When you have your monthly period, the uterus and surrounding blood vessels become inflamed, which can cause quite a bit of pain. Instead of powering through it or popping some pills one after another, lavender oil can help to take the edge off. Lavender is known for its calming properties, both on the mind and the muscles. Run a hot shower and use our Lavender-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist to make this happen!
Sometimes the most simple of remedies can have the biggest impact! Applying heat will help your muscles to relax and therefore help with cramps. You can do this by using an inexpensive heating pad from your local drugstore or soaking in a hot bath. Take this time to relax and take your mind off the discomfort that you’re feeling.
Fluctuating hormones during your monthly cycle can cause headaches, nausea, and fatigue, but peppermint oil can help alleviate those symptoms! Peppermint oil can be used in a variety of ways to get relief from these symptoms, but one of our favorite methods is using our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist. Run a hot shower and spritz a few sprays into the steam and away from your face. Breathing in those amazing benefits and relaxing in the hot shower will be sure to help.
Healthy Diet and Hydration
You might be rolling your eyes, but it’s true! Being vigilant about eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean proteins, and whole grains will help you stay healthy. When your body isn’t healthy, any pain or other issues will feel magnified. Hydration is also key. Dehydration can cause muscle cramps, which will make cramps feel even worse. Make sure your drinking that water — it makes a huge difference!
What are some of your favorite tried and true options for natural menstrual pain relief? Let us know in the comments!
When making changes toward a more natural lifestyle, one area that can make a huge difference is your beauty routine. Today, we’re specifically going to be going over how you can use essential oils for healthier, more vibrant hair! Adding these essential oils into your routine will not only make you look and feel better, but it will also reduce the number of chemicals you’re in direct contact with on a regular basis.
Here are some of our favorite essential oils and natural tips for healthy hair and ways that you can add them into your routine:
If you’re looking to promote hair growth, peppermint oil can help with that! You know that tingly feeling when you come in contact with peppermint? That feeling occurs when the oil is promoting blood circulation. Better circulation to your scalp promotes hair growth!
You can utilize peppermint oil by doing a scalp massage. Take your favorite carrier oil like coconut or jojoba and add a couple of drops of peppermint. The next time you take a shower, gently massage the mixture into your scalp. Easy and effective!
You can also use our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist in your shower to get these benefits! Simply run a hot shower and spritz a few sprays away from your face and into the steam and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a remedy for your dry and damaged hair, lavender oil can help! This essential oil is not only moisturizing and calming for your skin, but also your hair as well. Add some lavender to your favorite carrier oil and apply to your hair. Let it sit like a hair mask for 15-20 minutes and then thoroughly rinse. After you’ve washed it out, your hair will feel moisturized and shiny. Win!
Tea Tree Oil
If you use products in your hair on a regular basis, it can be hard to combat the dullness and dirtiness that comes with product buildup in your hair. You might be feeling like no matter how much you wash it, your hair never feels clean. Tea tree oil can help with clarifying your hair! Add a couple of drops to your shampoo and you’ll feel squeaky clean again.
Use a Sauna or Steam Room
Remember when we mentioned that better circulation can promote hair growth? You can also get those benefits by sitting in a steam room or sauna. While you’re there, gently massage your scalp. That helps with circulation as well. It’s a double whammy!
Stay Hydrated & Get Regular Trims
Drinking a ton of water is great for your overall health, which includes your hair! When you’re hydrating consistently, it’s helping your body to flush out toxins and will help your hair health. Along with that, getting regular hair trims really does help. Cutting off dead ends will give more room for growth.
Do you have any natural hair tips? We would love to hear them in the comments!