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!
Eucalyptus has long been praised for its antibacterial, antiseptic, and aromatherapeutic properties. Did you know it’s one of the most beloved plants and oils around the world? Eucalyptus isn’t just a plant that is used here in the United States where EuroSpa Aromatics is located, but virtually everywhere. It’s a popular plant, to say the least!
Here are some of the ways that eucalyptus is used on different continents around the world:
Eucalyptus in Australia
There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus and most of them are native to Australia. These species range in size from small plants to towering trees! Australian aboriginal populations are the first to discover amazing the health benefits of eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil is harvested for medicinal purposes or use in aromatherapy, the tree’s bark is used to make paper, and the wood is used for timber. It’s quite the well-rounded plant!
Eucalyptus in Asia
Eucalyptus seeds were first imported to the continent of Asia in the 1860s. Because the eucalyptus tree grows quickly, it is often grown in plantations and used to replace more endangered trees when making furniture, homes, or fuelwood. The leaves can also be used to dye silk.
Eucalyptus trees are commonly grown in Asia to be used for wind protection and shade for other species of plants and crops.
Eucalyptus in Europe
In Italy, eucalyptus trees are used as windbreaks and are well-known for producing aromatic, unique honey. The trees thrive in the southern Italian climate, so they are a very common sight in that area. In Greece, eucalyptus trees are plentiful and their oil is used in many pharmaceutical products and in leather production.
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 one of our infusions today!
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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!
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Many people are talking about the incredible healing power of eucalyptus, but few know the history of this miracle plant. We at Eurospa Aromatics are committed to providing you with the highest quality eucalyptus products available for both home and spa use, and we believe that part of the experience is the knowledge of it. So, from us to you – the history of eucalyptus, nature’s miracle plant.
People have said that the eucalyptus tree is one of the most useful trees in the world. Eucalyptus belongs to the same family as Tea Tree – (myrtacae family), and grows most abundantly in Australia. The word eucalyptus means ‘well-covered’ referring to the little plant cap that covers the flower before it buds. Tall and water-loving, Eucalyptus is one of the fastest growing trees in the world. It grows in damp marshy areas on moist land and clays, most often found in hilly countrysides or moist valleys in deep rich soils.
In Australia, it was considered to be a ‘cure-all’ by the Aborigines, there are over 300 species and 700 varieties of eucalyptus. The trees have been used for everything from paper, to mulch, shade, fuel, hardwoods, wind breaking and malaria fighting. Its extensive root system absorbs vast amounts of water. It is due to this phenomenon that it has been intentionally planted in marshy, malaria infested areas in an attempt to dry up and purify the soil and air. Baron Ferdinand Von Muller, German botanist and explorer, suggested that the fragrance of the trees might even prove be antiseptic. In 1855 that the French government sent seeds to Algeria and consequently many of the disease ridden areas were converted to healthy dry ones. Eucalyptus oil was in huge demand during World War 1, as it was used to control a meningitis outbreak and for the influenza of 1919. Today the major eucalyptus producing countries include China, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Russia, and Chile.
With over 50 pounds of plant material needed for one pound of oil, eucalyptus was first distilled in 1788, when Doctors White and Cossiden used its oil in treating problems of the chest. The first works of the antiseptic and bacterial properties of the oil were published in Germany by Doctors Cole and Homeyer. They classified it as being “sudorific, a stimulant anti-catharral and astringent”. It was prescribed for all respiratory system conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and flu. The original oil introduced to Europe was was called ‘Sydney peppermint’ and quickly became popular. Traditional household remedies use both the leaves and oils for relief from respiratory ailments, feverish conditions, as well as for skin problems like burns, ulcers, and wounds.
Eucalyptus is one of the most universal and versatile of essential oils. Some of its many properties include analgesic, antiseptic, deodorant, expectorant, and vermifuge (anti-parasitic). The active therapeutic and principal constituent of the medicinal oils is 1,8-cineole. Eucalyptus has a predominately stimulating effect on the nervous system and therefore should assist those suffering from depression and lethargy. Known as a ‘stimulating’ expectorant due to its invigorating action on the mucus membranes, it is widely considered an effective remedy for respiratory ills. Additionally eucalyptus is used to relieve muscular aches and pains, in particular those of a ‘cold’ nature such as rheumatic pains. (courtesy Ananda Apothecary)
As you can see, eucalyptus has been widely used and studied by many cultures over the course of time, and the interest and information is only growing. We believe that experiencing Eucalyptus on a regular basis is essential for your physical health and total wellness. For more information on our home and spa products, visit us today at EurospaAromatics.com.
Cover photo: Eucalyptus macrocarpa Hook. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, t. 4275-4344, vol. 73 [ser. 3, vol. 3]: t. 4333 (1847) [W.H. Fitch] Courtesy plantillustrations.org