With summer quickly approaching, many of us have a vacation or weekend getaway planned. Did you know that you can use essential oils to improve your experience? Essential oils can be used for multitudes of reasons, from helping with sicknesses to repelling bugs. What’s not to love?
Here are a few essential oils that get help with your travel experience:
Peppermint is a very popular essential oil because it has a wide array of uses. Peppermint can help tremendously with nausea. If you are feeling motion sickness, sea sick, or ate something that didn’t agree with you, sniffing Peppermint directly from the bottle can greatly improve how you feel. You can also use our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist as a pillow mist to help ease your nausea while you rest, or while you take a hot shower.
Tea Tree is a great essential oil for bug bites, bumps, or scratches because of its healing and purifying properties. It can be applied directly to the skin to help with any healing wounds and bug bites (avoid applying to open wounds or bites — it will burn).
If you are feeling a cough coming on that you don’t want to ruin your vacation, use our Tea Tree-Infused Pure Eucalytpus ShowerMist with a hot shower for a clarifying and purifying experience. The antibacterial and antiviral properties will help immensely to make you feel better.
If you are going camping, hiking, or to any destination that has bugs, you will want to have Eucalyptus oil in your arsenal. Bugs can’t stand the smell, so they stay away when it comes to Eucalyptus! Spray our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist around the area that you want to keep bug-free. A little goes a long way. Additionally, you can spray directly onto yourself.
If you’re traveling somewhere across the globe, you’ll have to deal with jet lag, which is never fun, but not something that you can avoid. When you’re trying to get some sleep in the middle of the day, make sure that you have Lavender on hand to help promote deeper and better quality sleep.
You can use our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist as a pillow spray so you’re breathing in the benefits while you snooze. You could also spritz it into a steaming hot shower to relax you as well.
All of these essential oils make it easy to have the best time while you’re traveling. Will you be bringing any of these on your next trip? Let us know in the comments!
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.
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!
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?
With spring around the corner, so are seasonal allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that it sometimes feels as though you can’t get away from them no matter what you try. One of our favorite ways to combat this problem is with natural essential oils – many of which have been shown to be just as effective as conventional medicine!
If you’re looking for a natural way to defeat your seasonal allergies, here are four of our favorite essential oils to try:
Eucalyptus is one of our favorite essential oils because it can help with a variety of problems, and allergy symptoms are one of them! Because it is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature, this essential oil is great to have in your toolkit during allergy season. One of our favorite ways to get the benefits of this oil is by running a hot shower and spritzing a few sprays of our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the steam.
One side effect of seasonal allergies can be feeling lethargic – like you just don’t have the same amount of energy as you normally do. Citrus oils like orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime are proven to be energizing and to boost alertness. All of these oils can be found in our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. Add this simple step to your morning shower and get that boost of energy that you’ve been looking for! In a clinical study, lemon oil was also shown to be a comparable alternative for conventional medicine when treating seasonal allergies.
If you’re looking for help to breathe a little easier, Peppermint can help. This essential oil is anti-inflammatory and can also help to bring more alertness and energy, so it’s a win-win! Try sniffing Peppermint straight from the bottle or adding it to your diffuser. Simply fill your diffuser with water, add a few sprays of Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, and you can breathe in those benefits while you’re going about your day.
Lavender essential oil is one of the more popular oils because of both it’s soothing smell and it’s great benefits. Lavender can help with your allergy symptoms specifically because it has been proven to reduce inflammation and aids as a natural antihistamine. That means that it will help your body fight the allergens and reduce your symptoms. Because Lavender also encourages deep sleep, you can get a better night’s rest, which helps speed up healing as well. Before you go to sleep, try spraying some Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist on your pillow as a pillow spray.
Have you tried using essential oils to help with your seasonal allergies?
What are some of your favorite ways to use them?
The holidays are right around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about gift-giving if you haven’t already! We all have people on our lists that are hard to buy for – either because they haven’t given you any ideas, already have everything they need or are just plain picky. One unique and timeless gift that most everyone could use a little more, but probably wouldn’t ask for, is aromatherapy.
By giving the people in your life products that don’t just smell nice, but have actual health benefits, you’re showing them that you really care about them and their well-being. There are not many better ways to say “I love you” than that!
Here are a few of our favorite products that have aromatherapy benefits that are great for gifting this holiday season:
Fragrance Warmer & Menthol Crystal Set
Our Menthol Crystals are colorless and clear, and a natural byproduct of steam-distilled peppermint essential oil. Peppermint is the perfect home remedy for nausea, headaches, and stress, but can also be used a just an everyday pick-me-up when your brain is feeling foggy. Peppermint stimulates the mind and increases focus. We could all use a little bit more of that, right?
Our Fragrance Warmer is not only easy to use but also beautiful. The soft light really sets the mood in a room and you can also use it for wax melts too, if you have them. These two products combined are a game-changer and a perfect gift set!
Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner
The yogi in your life will love this yoga mat cleaner. It’s something that they probably wouldn’t have thought to ask for, but really need! This Eucalyptus-based cleaner utilizes plant-based oils and enzymatic action to remove makeup, perspiration, dirt, and body oils from yoga mats without compromising the non-slip surface.
The Lavender scent has a calming effect, which is perfect for a yoga practice and Eucalyptus is antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and exhilarating. It’s great all around!
GIve the gift of an aromatherapeutic steam room this holiday season! Our ShowerMists are a great self-care tool and also have amazing health benefits. They turn a regular shower into an experience when they are spritzed into the steam from a hot shower.
There are several varieties to choose from, depending on what kind of benefits the person you are buying for wants, including citrus-infused, menthol-infused, lavender-infused, and more. If you aren’t sure, might as well buy a couple different kinds to be safe.
If you still aren’t sure what to choose, grab a gift card and let your loved one shop for themselves!
Are you giving the gift of aromatherapy this season?
The health benefits of Eucalyptus Oil are incredible and varied. This oil can (and should!) be used all year round, but many of its properties are especially useful and necessary during the fall season when the kids are back in school, the weather starts to change, and the inevitable cold and flu season begins.
Today we’re sharing three reasons why fall is the best time to use Eucalyptus Oil.
Treating Seasonal Allergies
As soon as the seasons begin to change, many people deal with bouts of seasonal allergies that don’t seem to go away no matter what they try to do to beat them.
One of the worst parts of seasonal allergies is the sinus congestion. Taking a long, hot, steamy shower can help get some relief, but adding a spritz of our Eucalyptus ShowerMist will clear your inflamed airways and help you to breathe a little easier. You can also add a few drops of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil to your chest for all-day relief.
Preventing Cold & Flu
Cold and flu season is inevitable no matter where you live, but you can take steps to prevent you and your family from being downed by sickness.
Eucalyptus Oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis because it is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature. Not only will it help you if you already have a cold, but if you’re using our Eucalyptus ShowerMist regularly, you can better avoid sickness altogether.
Beating Back to School Germs
It may be exciting to have the kids back in school and therefore back in a regular routine, but it’s not exciting that they are exposed to more germs and carry those germs home with them. Not fun at all – especially in this season that is usually very busy for most families!
One easy and cost-effective way to keep your house clean during this germy time of year is to fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil and use it for cleaning windows, sinks, toilets, you name it!
The vinegar cuts through grease and kills bacteria, yeast, and mold. The Eucalyptus Oil not only smells fresh and clean but is antibacterial and antifungal.
Do you have any ways you’ll be using eucalyptus this fall? Let us know in the comments!