Natural Fast Relief to Kick Sudden Nausea and Stomach Upset!

Natural Fast Relief to Kick Sudden Nausea and Stomach Upset!

You’re going throughout your day and everything is fine and then suddenly – you have a slight tinge of cramping and nausea hits! Then what? You’re left not knowing if you should get up and move, push past it or nurture it! Well we at Eurospa Aromatics have just the tips you can use to get natural fast relief for that sudden and annoying nausea.

First of all, make sure that it’s not dangerous. If your cramping is severe, localized or accompanied by any other strange or sudden symptoms, please do the right thing and see your doctor. This isn’t an area to play around with and you want to be safe.

But if what you feel is minor cramping and minor nausea, then there are some things you can do. In the case of minor situations, it’s usually due to a block in your intestinal system, a virus, bacteria or even stress.

In the case of it being a block in your system, (or any of the above reasons for that matter), try a gentle yoga sequence for digestion. This one is very helpful. The key is not to push yourself, but to twist, cleanse, bring in oxygen and move things along.

For a virus or bacteria, it’s about remaining comfortable as you wait it out and help the toxins to leave your body efficiently. One way to do this is to take activated charcoal. Talk to your local supplement specialist, Chinese medicine/Ayurvedic/Natural Medicine Practitioner for amount and frequencies. But the way it works, is that the charcoal attaches to the poison and escorts it out of your body.

As for stress, you’d be surprised at how many stomach issues are related to stress. The key here is to get still and quiet as you breathe deeply, bringing more oxygen and calm to your digestive system and blood. Try to take at least 10 slow, medium to deep breathes, aiming to stay as relaxed as possible.

Thankfully, there’s also a way to bring comfort and relief to your body and symptoms regardless of why they are there. This is through eucalyptus, heat and cooling. Here’s how:

We have formulated a eucalyptus oil shower spray that penetrates the skin and circulate throughout the body in a matter of minutes simply using steam to do so. And if you’re suffering from stomach ailments or nausea, this will come as a relief, as you likely can’t handle anything orally anyway.

All you have to do is run a hot bath or shower and add a few sprays of our ShowerMist into the actual steam, or even onto the walls of your shower area. Our Mint-Infused and Menthol-Infused ShowerMists work best for nausea. The little essential oil molecules with be activated and inhaled by you, quickly easing your pain and discomfort.  So simple and no gross syrups to drink either!

At Eurospa Aromatics, we have been providing the finest quality of eucalyptus oil products to both homes and spas alike, for over 30 years. This means that you, too, can have the same high quality of eucalyptus oil that the 5-star hotels use right in the comfort of your home. If you’re tired of using less than helpful products to feel better and are ready to experience true health and vitality, start with a powerful small step.

Get a bottle of Eucalyptus oil shower spray today. Your whole body will thank you. And in the meantime, try to rest and not stress. Stress will only make symptoms worse. Instead, trust in your body’s ability to do what it needs to do and support it along the way.

Going Somewhere? Have Your Skin GLOWING in Less than an Hour!

Going Somewhere? Have Your Skin GLOWING in Less than an Hour!

get youthful and glowing skin in under an hour!  perfect ideas before a date, wedding, party, interview, fashion shoot, runway

Grabbed your attention with that one, didn’t I?  That’s because you deserve to look incredible at any age, for any occasion. When you have a big event or are going somewhere, being told that your skin can be glowing in less than an hour can seem far fetched but it’s entirely possible and true!
It’s so easy to be discouraged when we know we need to (or want to) look our best but see an image far from youthful or glowing in the mirror. From our diets and stressors to locations and energy levels, life can really take a toll on your skin.

We can all agree to that when we first wake up and take a look in the mirror with the drooping skin reminding us of both gravity and the progression of time.

But can we beat this natural progression…..naturally?

I am happy to say that while we may not be able to beat it entirely, we can slow it down with these simple and easy to implement tools and habits.  Choose them all or the ones that feel right and watch your metamorphosis take place!

Ready?  Let’s do this.

1. Water :  I can’t stress this aspect enough.  You know that feeling that overcomes you around 3 or 4pm when you just feel like a wilted flower?  Well, logic tells us that when a flower wilts, there is a need for some serious hydration.  You can have all the sun you want, but in the end, it’s the water that provides the supple life vibrancy in plants, animals and humans.  Try to get 60 to 80 ounces a day for best results.  Pound down some H2O and watch the dark circles get lighter and skin get tighter.  Drink to your health.

2. Baking Soda Scrub:  It’s crunch time and the day has taken it’s toll on your skin.  If you’ve worn makeup, massage a little olive oil to remove it, and then sprinkle some baking soda onto your finger tips.  Massage *gently* in small circular motions, avoiding the more sensitive eye areas.  Rinse with warm water and then splash your face a few times with the cold stuff.  Your circulation will thank you and your skin will be silky soft!

3. Egg White Mask:  This tip is one of my favorites.   What you will need: a little bowl or dish a fork, 1 egg white and a lemon wedge.  Put the white in the bowl and add the lemon wedge juice, whipping it gently with a fork until the vitamin C creates little foam bubbles.  With your fingers or a paint brush, gently spread the mix along the tops of your cheeks, chin, nose, jaw and across your forehead, avoiding the eyes entirely, as lemon juice is not a friend to our eyes!  It may begin to itch or feel tight.  It could run a little.  I suggest laying down in a hot bath as it sets and dries.  After about 10-15 minutes, take a wet cloth and wipe off the mask, starting at the top and working your way down.  Add your favorite moisturizer and presto! You look incredible.

5. Steam: Go traditional and simply add our eucalyptus shower spray to one pint of steaming water in a large bowl or pot. Lean over the container, covering your head with a towel and allow your face to take in the steam for 5-10 minutes. (Alternatively, while your in the bath, add it to the bath water) This supports the skin’s natural self cleansing functions, opening pores and reducing buildup and eruptions.

You are now fully equipped with some natural remedies to revive that youthful glow that loves to shine through you!  To enhance your experience further, please visit us at Eurospa to find out more about our menthol crystals and eucalyptus products for home and spa!  We look forward to serving you! 

6 Natural Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning!

6 Natural Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning!

I rarely go to the supermarket for anything more than food these days.  Of course I buy certain staples like toilet paper but when it comes to cleaning supplies, you may be surprised as to what I buy, where I buy it and how I use it.

Cleaning your house is pretty counter productive if you spend all this time killing germs but allowing chemicals to infiltrate your lungs in the process. The chemical ingredients found in most household cleaners are simply dangerous to your health and I urge you to take a moment and read about some great alternatives!

Here are 6 basic ingredients every cleaning cupboard should keep:

Vinegar: One bottle of distilled white vinegar is a healthy home’s perfect companion. Use it anywhere and everywhere. Whether cleaning windows, toilets, drains, sinks etc., it is the active ingredient to cut through grease and kill certain types of bacteria, yeast and mould. You can simply fill a spray bottle with vinegar and add a couple of drops of an essential oil like tea tree or eucalyptus for a safe and efficient do-it-yourself surface cleaner!
Baking soda: Not only a very versatile cleaner, though that’s what we’re focusing on, but it’s also great as a face and body scrub! (But love your skin and still be gentle!) Useful as a mild abrasive and a disinfectant, it’s great for all that needed scrubbing.  Just combine it with the above white vinegar and you’ll be able to clean just about anything. I like to mix baking soda with vinegar to clean my kitchen sink, shower, bathroom sink and toilet (also adding a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil). 
Eucalyptus oil: I’m sure you noticed from the above, my mention of Eucalyptus Oil.  This miracle oil is a great addition to your self made cleaning products as it not only smells wonderful and fresh, but also adds anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to your already hard working concoctions! Spray and wipe down the kitchen and bathroom benches to disinfect and deodorize as well.  As a bonus, you can also use eucalyptus oil in spray form, to both freshen up the room or by adding it to the steam in your shower; great for the home and for your health! 
Castile soap: A great natural cleaner. Castile soap can be used on your body and your home. It comes in concentrated form, so you don’t need much each time you use it.  Can be used for laundry, dishes and even on the baby!  No worries here, just squeaky clean living!
Lemon juice: This fruit is so useful, safe and fragrant. The citric acid in lemon is one of nature’s best cleaners. It breaks down oils and also dead skin.  You can easily add this too baking soda and *gently* massage it in to your skin … leave it on for no more than 5 minutes and then use a little castile soap for the final rinse!  You’ll love how your skin glows afterwards!
Clove oil:  Great for mould infested areas.  Simply dilute 2ml of clove oil in 1 liter of water and spray on to problem areas. 
See?  Not so bad!  Unfortunately, in the name of convenience, we tend to carelessly buy the cheapest products on the market and it’s time we changed our mentality!  
These mixes are easy to make and tend to last far longer than your common store bought products.  Imagine how wonderful it will feel to know that when you are cleaning with these natural ingredients, that you are also creating a healthier home environment for yourself and the ones you love.  
Stop on by to Euro Spa and see what we can do for you!  Your health is our priority. Please feel free to leave a comment below about YOUR favorite DIY cleaning solutions! 
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By: Navae Fiona
How Can Eucalyptus Help Your Hair??

How Can Eucalyptus Help Your Hair??

Many people already know that Eucalyptus is a powerfully medicinal tree found in Australia and is widely known to go hand in hand with the adorable koala bear.  However, it’s value reaches far deeper than that.  We love to educate people on it’s anti-microbial properties, antiseptic nature, deodorant, decongestant, anti-inflammatory and even respiratory aid when the eucalyptus oil is added to the healing steam of a sauna or shower.

Maybe you already know all of this.

Maybe you are ready to move on to a new topic.  How CAN Eucalyptus help your hair??

Everyone, whether man or woman, likes to have a head full of clean, healthy and shining hair.  In our modern world full of air conditioning, heating, drastic climates, environmental change, products, straightening and curling, chlorine and even daily washing, we’ve learned that our hair isn’t bullet proof and these factors do affect the quality and sheen of the hair.

About the hair…

Each strand has at the base of it’s shaft, a follicle,  which is comprised of a produced protein substance called keratin and a little moisture.  The strands of hair are moisturized by an oil gland in the follicle that also protects the hair.

So now that we understand the hair itself and the abuse we put it through.. let’s look at some ways to repair the damage done.

About the solution…

First let’s start with massage.  Feel free to directly apply the oil to your scalp and gently massage with your fingers in a circular motion, encouraging hair growth.  Alternatively, you can also mix a few drops of the concentrated oil with a base such as olive or Castor oil.  Warm the mixture at a low temperature and then do the same gentle circular massage with your finger tips. This not only improves your blood circulation, stimulating hair growth, but also makes your hair shine with a healthy glow!

Eucalyptus oil can also help in getting rid of dandruff, which is not only unsightly but also clogs the pores, making it difficult for the hair to grow.  Remember, when aiding our hair in it’s growth, we want to make sure we are getting the stimulation needed and the roadblocks out of the way! When using eucalyptus oil for dandruff,  you simply have to mix 8 to10 drops of the oil into your shampoo and gently massage your scalp for a few minutes (preferably allowing the oil to activate in the steam of the shower so you get the other health benefits as well!  Breathe in that steam!). This method is also beneficial in getting rid of head lice and their eggs, so parents are wise to keep this oil handy and keep the little one’s heads safe against that invasion!

Another benefit of eucalyptus oil is that in can increase the elasticity of your hair.  So many of us know how frustrating it can be when you are trying to grow out your hair in to luxurious locks only to loose your progress to breakage and more split ends. When doing both of the above treatments, you will happily enjoy stronger hair – more resistant to further breakage and split ends.

All in all, it’s an incredible oil from a miraculous plant.

What have YOU got to say?   Do you have a great way that Eucalyptus Oil has done wonders for your hair or simply your life?  Let us know!  We’d love to hear from you!

by: Navae Fiona

Eucalyptus: Good for Mind, Body and Business

Eucalyptus: Good for Mind, Body and Business

You may be surprised to find that Eucalyptus, a plant commonly known for it’s essential oil, is a valuable enhancement to your creativity, personal health and productivity.

Follow me here.  First, let’s dive into some of the main properties of Eucalyptus oil and see why it is such a valuable asset to your life quality and success.

  • antiseptic
  • expectorant 
  • stimulant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-spasmodic
  • decongestant
  • deodorant
  • anti-microbial  

There’s a common thread weaving through that list of characteristics.  Not only does it kill bacteria (and other invaders) but it improves circulation and acts as a bronchiodilator. 

Do you see where this is going?  It’s absolutely amazing!  

The benefit this miracle plant brings to your health is clear.  Think of the opportunities to empower your immune system against the cold season in winter!  On top of that, add it to your first aid kit for your next camping adventure as both an aid in healing and as an anti-inflammatory muscle rub.  

Next up – is the bronchioldilation perk.  This is the substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs.  This not only breaks up congestion but paves the way for deeper breathing; and that’s something we all need much more of.  Studies have shown us that deeper breathing slows the heart rate along with the rate of aggression and the cortisol (stress hormone) that accompanies it.  In addition to decreased stress, deep breathing brings more oxygen to the brain; a necessary ingredient for creative flow and productivity. 

When there is plenty of oxygen in the brain, we are stimulated, have the ability to think more clearly, our senses are heightened and we welcome new ideas with improved motivation. 

Imagine adding a Eucalyptus Spray to your shower or steam room.  Imagine enjoying a few sprays in a room just before you begin your workday, creative process or meditation.  I assure you, the results will be invigorating and your health will benefit as well. 

But don’t simply take my word for it.  Visit us now, at Eurospa and discover just how wonderful the addition of eucalyptus oil to your daily routine can be!  

by: Navae Fiona