Here’s the Secret to Naturally Healthy, Vibrant Hair!

Here’s the Secret to Naturally Healthy, Vibrant Hair!

Whether you’ve suffered a bad cut or are just ready to have more flowing locks, it’s common to want long healthy hair as fast as possible! While there are no guaranteed paths to hair perfection, there are some tried and true home remedies that help move the job along. Keep in mind that if your hair is breaking, thinning or growing slower than average, other factors may be contributing to the process such as the weather, your age, what foods you eat, living habits and general overall health.

That being said, there are still many natural ways to hurry along hair growth that are easy and great for your health!

Use a mask
A lot of people believe that this tip concerning how to make your hair grow faster doesn’t work well, but egg whites have been known for their healing properties and their ability to replenish hair and restore its softness and shine! Just crack open a few eggs, strain out the yolks, and make an egg white mask for your hair. Your hair will look ten times healthier instantly and will feel a lot stronger as well — which, ultimately, will allow your hair to grow faster!

Eat and drink well
Eat a diet high in Omega 3, 6 and 9 nutrients for not only healthy hair but also for better brain function, healthy bones and ligaments. This means your joints, your mind, teeth and nails benefit too! Find omegas in flax seed, salmon and in supplement form at any natural grocer. Water helps the body to process and flush out toxins faster, which makes it a quick and easy natural method that will make your hair grow a lot faster. If you drink about 8 cups of water a day, not only will your body feel better, but your hair will get stronger. The stronger the hair, the faster that it grows. Drinking water also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is happy hair because, when dry, your hair is much more likely to break.

Stay away from heat!
Try to stay away from blow dryers and heated tools, as they burn the hair. If you MUST use them, be sure to use a heat protecting spray or cream first, before styling. Keep in mind that the sun damages hair as well. In warm weather, or intense sunlight (even in the snow) keep a hat on to protect your hair from over drying and burning. Like pulling it back? Spend the next 2 months with your hair tied back to give it a damage break!

Boost circulation
Get into a sauna, steam room or even your shower, one to two times a week and spray eucalyptus oil shower spray near your head, about arms length away; never onto the head directly. The circulation promoting plant oils will penetrate through your open pores, waking up the follicles. Add to this a gentle scalp massage and you’ll have one happy head!

Of course, in addition to all this, be sure to get your hair trimmed regularly so it has a chance to grow and be healthy without putting its energy into dead pieces. And of course, use only the best products along the way, including the use of essential oils.

Eurospa Aromatics is dedicated to your health inside and out. And health is definitely beautiful! We specialize in Eucalyptus products for both home and commercial spa use.

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Dreading the Holidays? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Enjoy Them & Recover!

Dreading the Holidays? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Enjoy Them & Recover!

Being around family isn’t easy. Some people love it, some people hate it and others just do it because they’re supposed to. If it’s a torture to you, we want to give you an idea for recovering from it that you’ll love. And if you’d like to enjoy it, we’ve got some tips to share there too.

Have a better holiday than the years before and come out feeling good about it. Here’s how:

Remember the truth: This time is temporary and this is your family. You didn’t choose them, but here they are. Love the good inside them and don’t waste your time arguing. You’re not likely to change anyone’s opinions so don’t bother. If they need to think or act differently that’s their own growth to go through. They’ll grow much faster if you sit back and love them.

Simple Conversation: Avoid talking about major issues, family grudges, politics and personal choices. Talk about simple things like music, the books you’re reading, family vacations or the latest movies. And if the complex topics arise, refer to the last point. Don’t waste your time trying to prove something to anyone. It’s always a dead end or painful experience.

Find Kindness: Look for ways to be kind. Compliment people. Listen carefully and attentively to the other person. (If you’re not bothering to argue or convince them of anything, this should be easy to do, and good practice for your communication skills!) Take it further and look for opportunities to tell people why you appreciate them and what you admire about them. This is sure to up-level the mood in the air.

Recover: It’s no easy task handling family. When you’re done, you want to go home, fall on the couch and put your feet up. So do it. But upgrade the experience. All that effort and conversation (and avoiding arguments) can make you tense and tired. So make sure you have a couple bottles of our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, because this will calm your muscles, nerves and mood down so fast. Run a hot shower and spritz a couple sprays into the steam. Get in and just stand there. Breathe. Aromatherapy at this level will work wonders for you. And when you’re done – relax. Put on a movie, read a book or go to bed. You’ve done well.

The holidays are a perfect time for us to be better people. It’s not easy and definitely takes practice, but you can do it. And when you’re done exercising this muscle, you get sweet relief.

From all of us at Eurospa Aromatics, have a beautiful holiday.

How to Get Rid of Headaches and Migraines Using Eucalyptus Oil

How to Get Rid of Headaches and Migraines Using Eucalyptus Oil

As soon as a headache starts to make its way around your eyes and ears, you know you’re in for a battle, and the battle could knock you out all day. Not only do you want to have a dependency on strong pain killers, but your stomach can’t handle them. They’re harsh and toxic and can lead to serious illness. Instead, it’s important to treat the problem naturally as well as try to treat the root of the problem.

Migraines and headaches are most commonly the result of extreme tension in the neck, shoulders and back. They can also be the side effect of dietary or other allergic sensitivities and illnesses, so don’t rule those out if you haven’t already checked with your doctor. But since most are tension related, I want to share some ways to alleviate the pain quickly and naturally, as well as maintain your body to avoid more pain in the future.

First of all, remember that all the muscles, nerves and bones in your body are interconnected. If you’re having a headache on the left side of your head, it could be a result of tightness in the right hip, because the muscles cross over and intertwine all over the body. So when you start to feel a headache, begin to stretch from toe to head – yes, in that direction.

Start by standing tall and rolling your feet and ankles. Move to stretching your hamstrings and lower back by bending forward. Twist right and left a few times while bent over. Alternate arching your spine forward and outward and then roll back up into standing. From there, roll your shoulders backwards and stretch your arms up and out, while rotating your hands up, down, in and out. You should feel this in your forearms especially. Then move to your neck. First straighten your spine, imagining making your neck extra long. Once you’ve elongated your neck, lean it to the right, then to the left and then down with your chin to your chest.

From there, gently take your hand and add a little bit of pressure to your head in the direction of your stretch to take it a little further.

Take as much time as you need on each area of the body. Spend more time on areas that have more resistance or tension – but don’t force or strain anything.

To really get the most out of this, add a few sprays of our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus Oil Shower Mist to your hot shower (with the bathroom door shut to trap the heat) or add it to a steam room or sauna, and then do the stretches. The heat will relax your muscles while the eucalyptus reduces the inflammation and increases circulation.

This method is incredibly beneficial and helpful. So if you are one that suffers from migraines, headaches, be sure to grab a bottle of our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to experience calming, natural relief.

American Independence Day, 4th of July Trivia Quiz with Answers

American Independence Day, 4th of July Trivia Quiz with Answers

 

How many of the following 4th of July trivia questions can you get right?

Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1.    Two of the first five Presidents of the United States died on the same day. Which presidents and what date?

2.    When did the 4th of July become a national holiday:
a.    1776
b.    1812
c.    1901
d.    1938

3.    Is there something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?
a.    Yes. A treasure map
b.    No. Don’t be silly. That was a movie.
c.    Yes. But it is invisible
d.    Yes. Some kind of seal.

4.    Who was John Hancock?

a.    A big time insurance broker in 1776
b.    The President of the Continental Congress
c.    The first signer of the Declaration
d.    All of the above
e.    None of the above
f.    Only b and c

5.    Who signed the Declaration on July 4, 1776?
a.    Nobody
b.    Only John Hancock
c.    All the members of the Continental Congress
d.    Your guess is as good as the historians

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1.    John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4,1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing. James Monroe also died on the 4th of July, but in 1831.

2. (D) It wasn’t until 1938 that the 4th of July became a national holiday.

3. (D) Written upside down at the bottom of the signed document is: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” It’s not known who wrote it or when. Since parchment was usually rolled up during the Revolutionary War years, it’s thought this memo served as a label.

4. (F) John Hancock was both the President of the Continental Congress and the first to sign on July 4th.

5. (D)  There is a huge historical dispute about who signed and when. Some say Hancock and one other signed on the 4th, with all the others on August 2nd. Some others say 34 of the 57 signed on the 4th. Yet others say only John Hancock signed that historic day.

The Shocking Secret that Keeps you Healthy and Stress Free…. is Right Here!

The Shocking Secret that Keeps you Healthy and Stress Free…. is Right Here!

The Shocking Secret that Keeps you Healthy and Stress Free.... is Right Here!Everyone wants feel good and be happy, but what if it’s more in your control than you think? There are many things we can do to support our health naturally, but the shocking secret that keeps you healthy and stress free just might be right at the end of your nose. 

Literally. 

Let’s talk about oxygen for a moment.

Oxygen shortage in the human body has been linked to every major illness category including heart conditions, cancer, digestion and elimination problems, respiratory disease, inflamed, swollen and aching joints, sinus problems, yeast infections and even sexual dysfunction.

Oxygen is our primary source of energy and is the main energy source for our brain function. It calms the mind and stabilizes the nervous system. Without oxygen we cannot absorb important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients our body needs. When our cells lack oxygen they weaken and die. Without oxygen, nothing works very well or at all.

What I’m coming to, is that the old practice of “taking 10 deep breaths” to calm down is totally valid.  The answer really is right under your nose. 

I’d like to challenge you to a very simple practice. Take a few times a day to stop, and let things go. Whatever’s bothering you, has a solution. The stress and anxiety aren’t part of that solution. And whatever the answer is, will come more clearly to you when you slow down, breathe deep and let what’s heavy – go. 

Take it further. To really get that oxygen deep into the lungs, the blood cells, brain and vital organs:

  • exercise: raising your aerobic activity level forces the blood to distribute oxygen throughout the body quickly and efficiently 
  • sauna or steam room: the heat and moisture relax and allow the body to take in more oxygen and release toxins and stress. 
  • essential oils: use lavender and sandlewood to relax and calm down and oils such as rosemary or eucalyptus in the shower or sauna are great for enhancing oxygen absorption and detoxing and cleansing the body of toxins.

At Eurospa, we are dedicated to furthering your health and hope you feel uplifted by this post. Please check out the different products we offer to enhance your health and lifestyle!




3 Steps To More Hydrated Skin the Natural Way!

3 Steps To More Hydrated Skin the Natural Way!

3 Steps To More Hydrated Skin the Natural Way!The change of weather can work a number on our skin, as we go from cold to warm and back again. Our glands have a hard time keeping up, so it’s only fair to support them in the best ways we can. The kind of care that our skin needs is determined by the type of skin we have. There are four types of skin-normal, oily, dry and sensitive and each type of skin has its own complications. 

Having a dry skin means experiencing tightness due to lack of moisture and a need for a proper lubricant to rehydrate it. Many home remedies can help improve your dry flaky skin on face.

Here are 3 Steps To More Hydrated Skin the Natural Way!

Lubricate

Moisture forms a protective layer on the skin keeping it safe by keeping it hydrated. Oils that are easily absorbed by the skin, such as coconut, jojoba and almond, tend to be better at keeping the real moisture in, allowing the skin the best nourishment possible. Coconut oil makes the skin feel softer and removes its previous scaly characteristic by moistening it in a natural way. Coconut oil has sufficient amounts of fatty acid that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin. It works best when left on for an entire night. Apply proper amount before going to sleep and wash it off in the morning; do this every night.Over the counter creams work well in the beginning but only leave a surface layer of hydration.  

Humidify
Winter is not a friend to dry skin. The heating in homes evaporate the water from the air, which makes the air very dry. Humidifiers come in useful at a time like this by adding moisture to the air, and thus benefiting your dry skin. Either humidify the whole room or get a portable humidifier. We definitely recommend adding a few sprays of our eucalyptus oil shower spray to the room to enhance the health and wellness benefits. Eucalyptus in the air will not only open up the bronchial passages for better respiratory health and to cleanse the skin!

Exfoliate
An exfoliating scrub made by concocting lemon juice and sugar leaves your skin soft and glowing. With a circular massage of the skin with this beauty scrub, rough spots on the face become even. The vitamins C in the lemons is a good astringent that lightens the skin tone, removes patches on the skin and encourages cell growth. Mix a teaspoon of sugar and mix it with juice of half a lemon, use cotton balls to scrub all over the face. Put a jar of it on your nightstand and apply it regularly.

Eurospa is dedicated to your health and we can’t wait to hear how these remedies help you!