Why Your Steam Room Should Diffuse Eucalyptus Oil this Winter

Why Your Steam Room Should Diffuse Eucalyptus Oil this Winter

Winter is a wonderful time of year. The air feels crisp, the holiday season is around the corner, and (depending on where you live) you might even have a beautiful blanket of snow outside! One downside of the winter season, though, is that cold and flu viruses are being passed around like wildfire. As a spa owner/operator, you can be proactive against these germs by diffusing eucalyptus oil in your steam room or sauna. Not only will the refreshing scent be pleasing to your clients, but they’ll love the benefits too.

Here are just a few reasons why you should diffuse eucalyptus oil in your steam room this winter:

It is antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral
Cold and flu season is a great time to diffuse eucalyptus because of its healing properties. In a season where it feels like everyone is sick (or at least has the sniffles), eucalyptus can help prevent sickness as well as help those who have fallen under the weather.

It helps get rid of sinus inflammation
Congestion is a thing of the past when using eucalyptus! Combined with the moisture of the steam room, eucalyptus is a powerhouse when it comes to sinus congestion. It is proven to decongest and reduce inflammation. Try our Menthol-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist for a clean, crisp, and minty steam room experience, while also getting all the health benefits.

It is refreshing and energizing
The scent of eucalyptus is variously described as woody-sweet, cooling, refreshing, energizing, fresh, pleasing and revitalizing. In a time of year where many people feel cooped up and tend to have low energy, using a scent that feels refreshing can make your guests feel the same way!

Eucalyptus is a hardworking plant, that’s for certain. We especially love eucalyptus for its natural antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, exhilarating, decongestant, and expectorant properties. You can fall in love with eucalyptus, too! Try our aromatherapy diffuser set, our invigorating 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, or our 100% pure eucalyptus oil today!

Top 4 Benefits of Diffusing Eucalyptus in Your Steam Room

Top 4 Benefits of Diffusing Eucalyptus in Your Steam Room

As a spa owner/operator, you’ve more than likely experienced at least one of the amazing health benefits of your steam room or sauna like reduced nerve tension, healthier and more radiant skin, improved circulation, relaxed muscles, and more. Steam rooms have amazing benefits on their own, but diffusing eucalyptus in your steam room can be even more beneficial to your clients’ overall health.

For centuries, eucalyptus has been known and used for antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. The benefits of Eucalyptus Oil have been known for centuries. From the times of the Ancient Egyptians throughout the Middle Ages and into the Modern Era, inhalation therapy using Eucalyptus Oil has been used to benefit respiration, skin vitality, and general energy level. Wow! Why wouldn’t you want eucalyptus in your spa?

Here are four benefits from diffusing eucalyptus in your steam room:

Eucalyptus prevents mold and cleans while it diffuses

As a spa owner or operator, you’re always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. By diffusing eucalyptus in your steam room, you put it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties to work. One great thing about steam is that it gets everywhere. If you’re using steam to help clean your sauna, the eucalyptus diffusing in the steam will also get everywhere.

Eucalyptus provides great aromatherapy benefits

Eucalyptus is powerful in treating respiratory issues. It also has cooling properties, so it’s deodorizing and helps fight migraines and fevers. This cooling effect also helps with muscle aches and pains. This is just the tip of the iceberg!

Diffusing our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist is cost-effective

When using our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to diffuse all the amazing benefits of eucalyptus in your steam room or sauna, you’re also getting the most for your dollar. An 8-ounce bottle will yield about 1,600 sprays, which is very cost-effective.

It creates a positive experience in your spa

Scents have the amazing ability to enhance the guest experience, create a bond with your brand, persuade people to linger longer (and get those powerful steam room benefits!), and positively influence buying behavior. Read more about scent marketing in this blog post.

3 Ways to Use Scent Marketing for a Better Client Experience in Your Fitness Center or Spa

3 Ways to Use Scent Marketing for a Better Client Experience in Your Fitness Center or Spa

Have you ever gone into a retail store just because of the lovely, enticing smell wafting out of it? Have you ever lingered in a shop that smells great and just felt happy to be in there? Retailers are catching on to what spa owners and operators have known for a long time: scents can enhance the guest experience, create a bond with a brand, persuade people to linger longer, and even positively influence buying behavior.

Perhaps as spa owner/operator, you’re not employing scents consciously, but your facilities smell great anyway. What do you think the results would be if there was mindful intention behind what scents and fragrances your guests are experiencing while at your spa?

Fitness center operators may want to consider thinking about how their facilities smell — do you think your clients have a positive connotation when it comes to the smell of your equipment, mats and locker rooms? Think about it: you can be the gym or hot yoga studio that actually smells great and has little to no ick factor!

Clearly, Katy’s been to some great spas that have put the power of Eucalyptus oil to work!

What is Scent Marketing?

Scent marketing, scent branding, and aroma marketing all refer to the sensory marketing that targets the consumer’s sense of smell in order to improve the customer experience, increase sales, develop brand awareness, and nurture brand loyalty and connection.

Research has shown that scent has the ability to evoke an emotional response and is closely linked with memory, more than any of the other senses. Scientists have found that odors that trigger strong, emotional memories more so than visual stimuli. The perfume industry is built around this knowledge, and perfumers have been developing scents for decades to convey and evoke a wide range of emotions. And as many of us know from personal experience, the scent of a perfume or a cologne can bring us right back to a moment in time, whether positive or negative. Smell is a powerful thing.

Aromatherapy is the natural version of perfuming and has become popular both on the home front and in commercial use. Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being as a form of alternative medicine. The inhaled aroma from these essential oils stimulates brain function, as science has shown. Aromatherapy also involves essential oils being absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream to promote whole-body healing. As an alternative medicine, aromatherapy is used for a variety of uses including pain relief, mood enhancement, and increased cognitive function.

Why should you use Scent Marketing in your spa or fitness center?

Savvy spas use aromatherapy as a foundation for their experience and build on it for scent marketing. Our customers use our eucalyptus oil ShowerMist in their steam rooms for a number of benefits, but usually, the main reason is simply to make the steam room smell amazing. Having an amazing-smelling steam room keeps guests lingering for maximum relaxation, and creates fond memories of your facilities.

Practitioners are also starting to use ambient scenting and aromatherapy during treatments both as therapy and alternative medicine but this may not necessarily be scent marketing, just good practice: guests are gently eased further into relaxation with calming scents such as lavender.

Retailers who use ambient scenting, or diffusing a pleasant aroma in a space, do so in order to influence customer behavior — their intention is to create a pleasant atmosphere with a scent that eventually nudges customers towards a purchase. Data has shown that people stay as much as 44% longer in businesses that smell good.

EuroSpa Aromatics Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist & Diffuser

Astute fitness center operators use aromatherapeutic scent marketing to differentiate themselves in the highly-saturated marketplace: they’re the ones whose facilities and equipment smell clean, fresh and energizing, uplifting the moods of their clientele when they work out. How many gyms can say with confidence that they actually smell clean and nice?

In terms of product, research indicates that scent affects the moods of shoppers and a good product with a poor fragrance strategy isn’t likely to go over well with consumers. In today’s crowded marketplace, fragrance changes the game and gives products a distinct edge among others for selection on the store shelves. Fragrance is often a deciding factor, and it is a matter of survival of the nicest smelling when two similar products are offered at similar prices. What would you rather have on your retail shelves: a product that naturally smells fabulous with scents that people love and recognize or one that smells like a perfumy chemical scent not found in nature? Apparently, well-received ambient scents can positively influence purchase behavior if the scent seems to match the products in the store.

A scent’s main role is to make the customer feel comfortable, happy and put them at ease so they will spend more time in the store, spend more money and ultimately make them more likely to return. For spas and fitness centers, this means repeat visits, customer loyalty, and higher spends in the retail areas.

3 Ways to Use Scent Marketing for a better guest experience

1) Spas and fitness centers should always use eucalyptus oil in the steam room.

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.

For aromatherapy, using eucalyptus in the steam room is great as a powerful antidote against mental fatigue, general sluggishness, and bad moods. For an even better guest experience, try one of our ShowerMist infusions to deliver a different aromatherapeutic benefit:

(All of our ShowerMist products are available in commercial sizes and wholesale prices. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, call us to get set up, or register online.)

Make commercial diffusing easy in your steam rooms using our Mystifier Automatic Injection System — no more need for hand-spraying or clumsy bowls that need constant refilling.

2)  For the mind-body areas, clean your equipment and facilities using cleansers with natural germ-fighters and aromatherapeutic benefits.

EuroSpa Aromatics Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner

This 2-for-1 deal is good for mind, body and planet — everyone wins. While there are plenty of natural cleaners on the market, very few have been designed with spas and fitness centers in mind.

Our Lavender-Infused Yoga Mat Cleaner ($12 retail for 16oz) was created with yoga mats in mind, but we quickly realized that it actually performs exceptionally well all over any mind-body and fitness areas. Our Yoga Mat Cleaner uses plant-based oils and enzymatic action to effectively remove makeup, perspiration, body oils and dirt without degrading surfaces.

Our Yoga Mat Cleaner infused with pure lavender oil does double-duty in mind-body studios. First, it effectively cleans mats and props naturally, without any danger of degrading surfaces or changing the color of those surfaces. Next, because it’s infused with Lavender oil, it acts as a tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. Lavender’s refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity, so students are calmed as soon as they hit the mat or the Reformer, making for a deeper practice or workout from the start.

Fitness Centers can change the perception of gyms and help their clients love the smell of their facilities. Studio owners know and love our Yoga Mat Cleaner for its ability to freshen up yoga mats. Pilates instructors discovered it was also fantastic on apparatus and equipment like the Reformer and the Wunda Chair. Gyms and Fitness Centers also found that the Lavender-Eucalyptus combo is a powerful antidote to stinky, sweat-covered machines and balance balls. Our Yoga Mat Cleaner can be used anywhere in a fitness facility to get a good anti-microbial, anti-bacterial clean at a very economical and competitive cost.

3) Diffuse in your retail areas to create a better atmosphere that’s conducive to lingering, shopping and pure enjoyment.

While you can use any essential oils to diffuse in a retail space, the aromatherapeutic benefits and effects should be carefully considered before you start pumping out scents. After all, you don’t want to turn people off with scents that aren’t generally appealing or too overpowering.

Our ShowerMists can be added to any water diffusers for a steady stream of eucalyptus-based goodness. You can also melt Menthol Crystals ($13.50 retail for 2oz) in a wax/crystal warmer ($20) for a constant cool, refreshing, minty aroma. But be warned — our Menthol Crystals are pretty potent and the vapors can get strong after a while. So if you use them in a retail space, it’s best to experiment with the amount of time you diffuse to keep things pleasant.

EuroSpa Aromatics Menthol Crystals & Crystal Warmer

If you want a scent that expresses the personality of your brand, consider creating a eucalyptus-based signature scent with us!  Whether herbaceous, floral, woodsy or earthy, there’s an essential oil in each group that combines well with eucalyptus. Some trending combinations we’re seeing these days are:

  • Eucalyptus + Lemon: bright and invigorating
  • Eucalyptus + Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary: revitalizing and calming
  • Eucalyptus + Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Ravensara, Cardamom: minty and refreshing
  • Eucalyptus + Sweet Orange, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Gurjun Balsam, Camphor: calming and blissful
  • Eucalyptus + Peppermint, Lavender, Pine: increases energy, positivity and mental clarity

Think about how you’d like your customers to feel about your brand and being in your space, then choose an essential oil or oil blend to help achieve that: would you like them to feel relaxed in your space? Then lavender, chamomile, bergamot, peppermint, and of course eucalyptus would be good oils to start with. Do your customers seem to always come in wound up, stressed out and irritable? Then try blends with Clary Sage, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang and Citrus to help uplift, ground and soothe.  Would you like to promote a little bliss and positivity in your customers? In addition to a chill and happy music playlist, you could try putting vanilla, a citrus blend and mint into your diffuser to promote positive energy in your space.

Have you tried scent marketing in your facilities? We’d love to hear about it! Comment below or connect with us on Facebook or Instagram. If you’d like to work with us on private label, custom signature scents or scent marketing using the finest eucalyptus oil on the market, then please get in touch with us to get started!

5 Simple, Refreshing Ways to Beautify Your Home with Eucalyptus

5 Simple, Refreshing Ways to Beautify Your Home with Eucalyptus

With its fragrant scent and beneficial aromatherapeutic properties, the eucalyptus plant and eucalyptus oil makes the perfect decorating staple for your healthy home.

Eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries for its many health-boosting properties as an all-natural healing agent, a non-toxic antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agent, beauty product, antiseptic, and so much more.

Bringing eucalyptus into your home can help reduce seasonal allergies, purify the air in your home, and act as an all-natural energizer and stimulant.

Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature.

No wonder this plant and its oil is a beautiful yet healthy addition to your home! As a decorative staple, the plant is versatile, beautiful in both its fresh and dried states. Pair it with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and you’ll have a relaxing, inviting, and nourishing home atmosphere you crave to be in.

How to Decorate Your Home with Eucalyptus

1. As a garland

Eucalyptus branches are an inexpensive yet elegant and calming way to enhance the atmosphere of your home. Arrange a few boughs above your fireplace or down your dining room table and be sure to spritz regularly with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil Mist to keep the scent fragrant for extended periods of time.

2. As a centerpiece in vases around the home

Arrange a few stems of varying heights in small, medium, and large vases throughout your home. Style on tables, counter tops, and bookshelves next to your favorite candles.

3. As a wreath

Eucalyptus is versatile all year round, pairing well with soft pink florals in the spring, muted tones in the winter, and bright, energetic colors in the fall and summer! Use as a wreath in your home or on your front door all year long.

4. In your shower and guest bathrooms

You’ve likely seen dried eucalyptus used in showers and steam rooms, and for good reason! Eucalyptus provides many health benefits for inner healing and improved respiratory function when inhaled. Hang dried eucalyptus branches upside down from your shower head to beautify your bathroom, and be sure to use our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist for a transformative steam room experience right in your own home.

5. Spray, spray, spray!

Be sure to use our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist throughout your home to pull the atmosphere together and create an aromatherapeutic experience every time you step through your door!

Ready to bring the power of eucalyptus into your home?
Purchase a Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist today!

3 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

3 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is a beloved essential oil in the natural health community. Not only does it delight the senses with an invigorating scent, but it has so many other amazing uses! Here are three of our favorite things about tea tree oil:

Tea Tree Oil is a great natural sanitizer.

Because of its sanitization properties, tea tree oil is used in many natural cleaner recipes. It can even discourage mold from growing. Spritz a little in your shower for a clean, fresh scent and peace of mind.

Tea Tree Oil can help reduce acne.

Tea tree oil can be used as a natural alternative to harsh acne cleansers and is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide. Mix a few drops of the oil with two teaspoons of raw honey to create your own face wash. Just remember to rinse with water!

Tea Tree Oil is great for the scalp.

Do you suffer from dandruff or a dry, itchy scalp? Tea tree oil is a great remedy and won’t cause excessive drying! Mix a few drops with some coconut milk (add a little lavender oil for a sweet scent) and massage it in while taking a shower.

Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oil are a tough allergen-fighting pair.

Both oils act as a decongestant and can help clear stuffy sinuses. When used together they can reduce inflammation, ease pain, and boost immunity. This shower spray will have you feeling better in minutes.

How do you use Tea Tree Oil? Share your ideas and recipes in the comments below.

Meet The Newest Members Of Our Family, Tea Tree Oil And Greg Lutzka

Meet The Newest Members Of Our Family, Tea Tree Oil And Greg Lutzka

Our commitment to quality and purity now extends to our brand new…

Tea Tree-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Showermist – The Lutzka Blend.

You may know a thing or two about tea tree oil. Also known as melaleuca, the oil comes from the leaves of a small tree native to Australia, and it’s been used for centuries by the indigenous people of Australia as traditional medicine. They taught us how to inhale it for coughs and colds, and how to apply it directly to skin for a wide variety of germ-killing and healing uses.

Nowadays, tea tree oil is considered to be a “medicine cabinet in a bottle” since the chemicals contained within it have been shown to have antibiotic, antifungal, antiseptic, expectorant and antiviral properties. From hand sanitizer to acne treatments to a household cleaner, tea tree oil is one of those oils that can have a huge positive impact on your daily life when used properly.

We combined it with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil to pack a one-two holistic punch. Both of these powerhouse oils have similar germ-fighting properties and when used together in your shower, mold & mildew stains disappear with a spray that smells clean, fresh and crisp.

We have to admit though that the creation of this blend came about a little differently than our other infusions. EuroSpa Aromatics is always developing new infusions, but in this case, tea tree came to us via pro skateboarder, Greg Lutzka.

Now, we realize that you may not know a thing or two about Greg, or why we’d be partnering with a skate pro for a Eucalyptus Oil infusion. Greg sat down with us to help explain how this all came about.


Greg Lutzka Quick Facts:
  • 2-time Gold medalist at X-Games
  • Only skater to date to have won 3 times at Tampa Pro, “The grand old dame of professional skate contests”
  • Started pro career when he was first sponsored at the age of 15
  • Career includes 22 Gold Medals in pro skateboarding contests
  • Enjoying life in Southern California after moving there at age 18 to pursue a pro career
  • Currently has over 1 million followers across his @greglutzka Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube profiles


EA: How did you come to know and love EuroSpa Aromatics ShowerMist?

GL: I was going to the sauna at the gym, and people used eucalyptus sprays in the gym and basically I really liked the smell of eucalyptus. So I went on Amazon and typed in “eucalyptus sprays” and EuroSpa came up as number one with five-star reviews. So I reached out to them and that’s how I got connected to them.

EA: So you’re an essential oil fan — how and why did you start using oils?

GL: I kind of started using them because of going to the gym where people had them and used them. For Christmas, my mom got me a diffuser for my house and I just like the smell of it in my house. I really like the smell of the essential oils and the effects that they give, and the way your body reacts to them. And eucalyptus is a natural disinfectant, which I think is pretty cool too.

EA: How do essential oils fit into your lifestyle?

GL: I mainly use it in the shower in the morning. It wakes you up and gets you going.  Now with EuroSpa’s lavender blend, I’ll spray that in my room at night that does work to help me sleep. When I go to the sauna and steam room at the gym, I use the Pure [Eucalyptus Oil] and now the Tea Tree infusion. It kind of smells weird in there so every time I go in there I spray the ShowerMist. It doesn’t take much, just two or three sprays and it just cleans it up in there. And you can just see that people are really happy when I come in there with the spray. I also have Eucalyptus candles because I’m just a big fan of Eucalyptus and I really like the smell.

EA: There are a few different Eucalyptus Oil brands out there on the market and in spas and fitness centers, so why is EuroSpa your favorite?

GL: I went to Mother’s Market [for the oils] and originally I made my own mix and the sprayer got all clogged up. They were too thick and didn’t work too well with that sprayer. So I went to Amazon and looked up Eucalyptus Oil spray. I found EuroSpa and they had five stars. Then I went to Instagram and saw they were promoting pretty much every day and very active on social, which I thought was pretty cool. And then the product is awesome. I don’t know how they do it exactly, but it’s not super thick so it sprays really nice. Then when I met them, they were really nice people and it was just really cool to sit down and talk with them about the eucalyptus sprays.

EA: How did creating this blend come about?

GL: The signature blend came about because they didn’t have a Tea Tree version yet. I really like Tea Tree. And I really like the smell of Eucalyptus. We thought that this signature blend would be a great way for me to promote my experience and the difference it’s made in my life.  

EA: In creating this blend with EuroSpa, what do you hope your fans and followers will learn or take away from it? What’s your message when it comes to using Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oils in everyday life?

GL: For me, what I’m getting from it, is that the sauna helped change my life to the point where I got one in my house now. The essential oils help in the sauna to clean it out and after the sauna, I feel the difference in my body, on my skin, the way I sleep. My mind feels clear, I let go of everything from the day, all the stress, and it just regenerates you. The sprays also help wake me up in the morning and help me sleep better at night.

What I want to give others is the experience that I get from using the sauna and the sprays, and seeing what I do and how they help me. I think that’s the most important thing for me. My friend and roommate recommended the sauna to me and said it would change my life. If he never told me about it, I would have never gone and experienced it. I saw too that this made a huge difference for guys that I look up to. And if it made a huge difference for them and is a great experience for me, I think that it’s worth promoting and everyone should know about it.

Our Tea Tree-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist – The Lutzka Blend is now available in our store and on Amazon, in both 8oz and gym bag-size 2oz spray bottles.