Aug 21, 2019 | Aromatherapy, Body & Beauty, Health & Wellness, House & Home
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.
Jul 24, 2019 | Health & Wellness, House & Home
A dorm room is a small space with a big purpose: to provide the safety and comfort of home. In that one area, you will be sleeping, eating, studying, and socializing — a lot happens in this small space. Our suggestion? Use essential oils to maximize the impact of your home-away-from-home.
With a few basic essentials, you can make sure your dorm room is one that is clean and tidy, keeps you alert when it’s time to focus, promotes peace and rest for optimal self-care, and fosters healing when you’re feeling sick.
A Diffuser: Time to Hit the Books
The best cram sessions take place in college dorm rooms. It’s an easy place to gather friends, grab your notes, and hit the books. Since candles are usually not allowed, a diffuser is a great option to release rousing essential oils into the air. This way, you can enjoy the aromatic benefits without an overwhelming scent. Try spritzing a few sprays of our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the water in your diffuser. Peppermint provides an invigorating smell that can provide the alertness you need to soak up the material. Eucalyptus is also a good option when you’ve been studying for a while. It’s healing properties can be refreshing to achy muscles or a tense mind.
Yoga Mat Cleaner: Time to Find Your Peace
Whether its an assignment’s due date or an upcoming final, college is stressful. Promote peace and self-care by staying active. After yoga or another gentle exercise, use our Lavender-Infused Yoga Mat Cleaner to wipe down your mat. (Another tip: you can also bring the 2oz travel-sized bottle with you to the gym to clean all kinds of equipment before and after use.) Our Yoga Mat Cleaner is made with pure eucalyptus oil. The plant base and enzymatic action will effectively remove makeup, perspiration, body oils, and dirt without degrading your mat. Our cleaner is yoga practitioner tested and approved! You can also continue using lavender as part of your bedtime routine. It’s known to have calming, sleep-inducing effects that will promote quality sleep.
A Spray Bottle: Time to Freshen Up
Despite balancing classes, homework, and your social life, you’re also responsible for keeping your dorm room clean. But it’s easy (and cost-effective!) to make your own all-purpose cleaner. For a natural way to keep your dorm room germ free, simply fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Use it wipe down your door handles, your toilet, windows, and most any other hard surface. This will keep germs away and smell fresh too!
Menthol Crystals: Time to Stay Healthy
Bring the steam room to your dorm room! Our Menthol Crystals are clear and all-natural and can give any dorm room a spa-like vibe. These crystals are a product of steam-distilled peppermint essential oil. When heated, the crystals melt and release that wonderful, healing peppermint scent into the air. It can be a natural remedy to common ailments associated with cough, cold, and flu symptoms, as well as headaches, inflammation, and even itching. It’s also a fantastic study aid, as it gives you both respiratory and mental clarity. Having menthol crystals in your dorm room will be a step toward staying healthy all semester.
What other natural essentials do you think are a must for college students living in a dorm room?
Apr 3, 2019 | Aromatherapy, Health & Wellness, House & Home
If you are searching for natural solutions to a common problem like disrupted sleep, one suggestion you may see is pillow mists or linen sprays that contain ingredients that may promote better sleep, like lavender. Are they actually as great as they sound? Here are some of the pros and cons (and a better alternative — in our opinion!):
Pros of Using Pillow Mists
Easy to use. It doesn’t get much easier than taking the lid off a spray bottle and misting your pillow a few times! The whole process from start to finish adds just a handful of seconds to your evening routine.
Smells great. Sleep sprays are meant to smell nice. You wouldn’t be falling asleep very easily if they had a yucky scent, right? Usually, they will have calming scents like lavender.
Location is optimal for aromatherapy benefits. By using a pillow mists directly on your pillow while you’re sleeping, the scent is entering your system without having to do any work. It’s just right there. There’s no need to hold anything up to your nose or do a balancing act to be hands-free.
Alternative to becoming dependent on medication/medicines. One reason you may be looking into a pillow mist in the first place is because you would like to get away from using medication or don’t want to have to resort to medication.
Cons of Using Pillow Mists
Ingredients may not be great. Always be careful to look at the ingredients lists of your pillow or linen mist. While the packaging might say “natural” or “organic,” there may be other harmful chemicals included like alcohol or other diluents.
May not react well with your skin. Just like with any other product that touches your skin — especially on your face — you may have an issue if you have sensitivities. Even truly natural ingredients may not react well with you personally. You should always test products on a small area before using them.
Sleep is not a guarantee. While things like essential oils are great, they don’t always work the same for everyone. While lavender might knock someone out the minute their head hits the pillow, it might not always work for another person.
If you are looking for a natural and safe pillow mist, we recommend trying our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. No synthetics, petro-chemicals, or anything not plant-based are ever used in our ShowerMists. 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.
Another natural alternative to a pillow spray is using a diffuser by your bedside. All you need to do is add a few sprays of a ShowerMist or your favorite essential oil to promote sleep, like lavender. There are some diffusers that have 8-hour settings, so it could run all night while you’re sleeping.
What do you think? Will you be trying a ShowerMist as a pillow spray?
Mar 13, 2019 | All About Eucalyptus, Health & Wellness, House & Home, Seasonal
It may not necessarily feel like spring where you live, but warmer temperatures are just around the corner! Spring is the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, declutter, and clean and sanitize everything that has been trapped inside all winter.
If you are looking to use some non-toxic or all-natural options for your cleaning this year, today we’re sharing some of our favorite tips and tricks to make that happen. If it feels overwhelming to you, try changing to one natural alternative at a time to make it more doable. Small steps make a big difference.
Here are natural spring cleaning tips:
Diffuse your favorite essential oils while you’re cleaning.
Before you even get started with cleaning, get your diffuser going with your favorite essential oils! Not only will it make your house smell great, but essential oils like Peppermint and Citrus oils are known to boost energy and focus.
Make your own all-purpose cleaner.
One of the easiest ways to ditch the cleaning chemicals is to make your own all-purpose cleaner. It’s effective and easy to do, which is a win-win. Simply grab a spray bottle, fill it with distilled white vinegar, and add a few drops of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil. This mixture can be used for virtually everything – counter tops, windows, toilets, floors, you name it. The vinegar works to cut through grease and kill bacteria, yeast, and mold while the Eucalyptus Oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal (and smells great!).
Disinfect while you shower with our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists.
There’s not much that’s better than being able to disinfect your shower while you’re using it to relax. Because we use 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil in our ShowerMists, you gain all the benefits (antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, etc) when you use them. Not only does this benefit your surroundings, but you’re also breathing in all of those (completely safe!) benefits as well.
Disinfect your yoga mat and other workout equipment.
Our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner makes this easy. And just because it has “yoga mat” in the name doesn’t mean you can’t use it on your other exercise equipment! This Eucalyptus-based cleaner utilizes plant-based enzymes to effectively remove dirt, makeup, perspiration, body oils, and dirt from your yoga mat and other equipment without harming them or you. Simply spray liberally onto surfaces and then wipe away with a towel or paper towel.
Keep cold weather clothing smelling fresh while being stored.
Instead of using a synthetic spray to avoid musty odors while your winter clothes are being stored, put a few drops of your favorite essential oil like Lavender, Lemon, or Eucalyptus on a cotton round and add it to the box or tote before you put it away to keep your clothes smelling fresh.
Switching to natural options for cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Taking simple and small steps toward a more natural lifestyle will have great benefits for you and your family!
What are some of your favorite ways to use essential oils in your spring cleaning?
Jan 16, 2019 | All About Eucalyptus, Aromatherapy, Health & Wellness, House & Home
Our ShowerMists are a fan favorite for relaxing, invigorating showers and baths. After all, nothing beats hot steam and aromatherapy! But that’s not all they can be used for. In fact, today we’re sharing five more ideas to help you make the most of your bottle, all around your home.
Grab your ShowerMist and get to spritzing in the kitchen, bedroom, mudroom, and more!
Deodorize Sneakers in the Mudroom
At the end of a long school day, give those tired feet a rest! Have your kids kick off their shoes, then spritz a few pumps of Tea Tree-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the soles to kill any lingering sweat and bacteria that was picked up on the playground. Let the shoes air out overnight before wearing again in the morning.
Freshen Up Your Kitchen
No one likes a stinky kitchen! A few quick sprays of our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist can help keep trash can and garbage disposal odors at bay. Simply spritz a little down the drain or in the bin before you place a new trash bag inside. Want another boost of freshness? Peel any overripe, mushy citrus fruits you have laying around, toss a few small pieces into the disposal, and grind up while running some water.
Get a Great Night’s Sleep
Do racing thoughts have you struggling to fall asleep? Hold our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist a few feet away from your bed and lightly spritz your pillows and sheets for a soothing scent that’ll help you wind down. The natural sedative properties of Lavender will have you counting sheep in no time! Bonus: it works for kids too!
Increase Focus in the Study Nook
Did you know that the zing of peppermint isn’t just a great way to freshen your breath, but can help you wake up, too? Spray some Mint-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist around the table while studying, reading, or working on the computer to encourage focus and feelings of alertness. If you’re also looking to ease stress, anxiety, and nervousness while you’re studying, try using our Menthol Crystals and Warmer. Keep working hard and ace that test!
Keep the Laundry Room Free of Mildew
Prevent mildew or musty smells by spritzing your dirty laundry hampers with your favorite ShowerMist. You can also spray a little on towels between uses for a clean, refreshing scent. This also works great for keeping road trip laundry bags fresh or when you’ll be drying a lot of towels and bathing suits in your hotel room.
Do you own one of our ShowerMists?
Which scent is your favorite and how do you like to use it?
Dec 19, 2018 | Aromatherapy, Health & Wellness, House & Home
We talk about diffusing essential oils around the EuroSpa Aromatics blog quite often, and for good reason – there are a ton of benefits that come with diffusing and it’s so easy to do. Simply add water to your diffuser, a few drops of essential oil (or multiple oils) or sprays of our ShowerMists, and turn it on. That’s it! It really is that simple.
Here are some of the benefits of using an essential oil diffuser:
When you run a diffuser, all the benefits of the oils you are using get put in the air around you. You’re constantly breathing in those amazing benefits! There’s no need to remember to take a supplement or roll on your oils throughout the day. Depending on the capacity of your diffuser, you may only need to refill the water and oils once (if that!). Some diffusers can run for 8 hours at a time.
Did you know that many scented candles have chemicals in them? It’s true! When you burn non-natural candles in your home, you’re releasing all those chemicals into the air around you. By using a diffuser instead, you can still have a soft ambiance since most diffusers have a light you can turn on AND you can make your own wonderful-smelling scent combinations.
Many people reap the amazing sleep benefits of Lavender essential oil every night. If you take a shower before bed, let it get steamy and spritz a few sprays of Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist and then set up your diffuser by your bed, add Lavender, and let it run throughout the night. You’ll be inhaling those amazing benefits while you dream!
There are many essential oils that have been proven to purify the air around you, but our favorite is Eucalyptus. This oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory in nature, and when you diffuse it in your home all of those properties are put into the air around you (and it smells great!).
Just like there are many oils that can purify the air around you, there are many that can wake you up and invigorate you. Citrus oils and Peppermint are great for this and they smell delicious combined together. First thing when you wake up, add a couple sprays each of our Citrus-Infused and Mint-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMists to the water in your diffuser and get your day started on a good note. These oils are also great for mental clarity and focus.
Have you started diffusing yet?
It’s so easy and has great benefits!