Top 3 Benefits of Lavender Oil

Top 3 Benefits of Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in the world. And why wouldn’t it be? It smells like heaven on earth and is so versatile! Here are our top three favorite benefits of this amazing oil:

Lavender Oil has incredible therapeutic properties.

When used aromatically, Lavender Oil has been known to reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. Struggle with insomnia? Lavender Oil can help you with that too! Spritz a little in the shower or diffuse before bedtime to help your body naturally wind down and sink into a deep, relaxed sleep.

Lavender Oil is the perfect match for your beauty routine.

Did you know that Lavender Oil can be added to several of your beauty regimens to boost their effectiveness? Add a few drops to your mascara to naturally lengthen lashes or to your favorite facial moisturizer to bring the glow back to your skin and help reduce acne. You can even massage it into your scalp during a shower to restore hair health.

Lavender Oil is great for pain relief, especially tension headaches.

Many people swear by using Peppermint Oil for headaches and migraines. When applied topically, Peppermint Oil (blended with a carrier oil) gives a cooling effect and stimulates blood flow to the area and reduces inflammation. Adding just a couple drops of Lavender Oil to the Peppermint blend can produce a mild sedative effect, helping muscles and tension relax – which is what may have been causing the headache in the first place.

Do you love Lavender Oil? What’s your favorite way to use it? Tell us in the comments below!

Aromatherapy tips for Lupus Sufferers

Aromatherapy tips for Lupus Sufferers

Autoimmune diseases have become one of the more widely talked about diseases with the advance of modern medicine and also with the internet. Before this, the sufferers of these diseases had no way of knowing what they had and most had to suffer with little to no relief with no answers. Nowadays, one of the more common autoimmune diseases we hear about is Lupus.

So what is Lupus and what makes it an autoimmune disease? In autoimmune diseases, the immune system turns against parts of the body it is designed to protect.  Lupus can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Although people with the disease may have many different symptoms, some of the most common ones include extreme fatigue, painful or swollen joints (arthritis), unexplained fever, skin rashes, and kidney problems.

Even though there is no cure for Lupus, for most people it can be treated with prescriptions and they can lead an active and healthy life. However, when the disease flares, it has the potential to be quite debilitating. Aromatherapy can be used to help give symptomatic relief and enable them to sleep and relax and generally aid their mental well-being.

As May is Lupus Awareness Month, we want to show EuroSpa’s Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist can help. Based on what you are trying to ease, all of our Eucalyptus oil based products have some manner of helpfulness. Here are some common symptoms and the product that should help best!

For pain and stress try our Lavender or Mint Infused Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. Lavender is rich in notes that help give it anti-inflammatory properties and its refreshing scent helps ease stress. Mint gives a cooling sensation and can calm the body which can help relieve sore muscles.

To ease inflammation try our Menthol Infused Eucalyptus Showermist which also has the addition of camphor which aid the menthol’s effectiveness. Menthol brings a cooling sensation which can help trigger your body to think its cold and will help relieve the uncomfortable heat of inflammation. This is why many first aid products use menthol for cooling in place of ice.

And lastly, to aid circulation, give Citrus Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist a try. Citrus is thought of as cleansing and can aid in stimulation which can lead to a clearing of potential lymphatic stagnation. And it’s also refreshing and uplifting – who hasn’t felt perked up by the scent of citrus?

All of these infusions are aided by the invigorating properties of Pure Eucalyptus Oil. It has such a fresh and clean aroma that it helps to open your airways up so you can receive the full benefit of your aromatherapy shower.

So while Lupus and other autoimmune diseases might not have a cure, hopefully a few of these ideas can help the sufferers have a better day which can lead to a better week, better month and better life!

Beat Muscle Pain and Tension the Natural Way With These Useful Tips

Beat Muscle Pain and Tension the Natural Way With These Useful Tips

When you have muscle pain and tension, you need to handle it right away. One reason is because all that tightness can lead to other problems like spreading the pain to other muscles or even migraines. It’s common, when we feel the tension come on, to reach for the nearest pain pill we have. And while that does provide temporary relief, it doesn’t solve the problem and it does leave you with dangerous damage to your intestines, brain and stomach. So if you’d rather find a more natural and still effective alternative, try this method from us at Eurospa Aromatics, where healthy bodies are what we are committed to.

Hot & Cold Therapy
Many people wonder whether to use heat or cold to treat muscle soreness. Some people say to apply heat and others say that icing is best. We say go with both. But the only way for that to truly make sense – is that you have to understand what each temperature does for your body.

What does cold treatment do?
First, it numbs the local pain neurons, so the sense of relief is immediate. It also reduces the local tissue temperature, causing to to ease inflammation and swelling. This works through vasoconstriction, which causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the blood flow and release of inflammatory mediators into the site of injury. This is especially useful for serious tissue injury and muscle strains, as you will want to reduce swelling and inflammation. (If you get a shooting pain during or immediately after an exercise -you have a muscle strain).When you exercise, your blood vessels expand and stay that way for at least an hour afterward. Soreness occurs when lactic acid settles in your muscles through dilation of the vessels. However, using cold alone, isn’t enough for the healing process. Too much cold will hinder the muscle’s ability to relax.

What does heat do?
Heat relaxes the muscle, and thus contributes to faster relief of the soreness. Whether you are sore from a workout or are dealing with chronic pain, you still want to make sure you are keeping the muscle relaxed. When it comes to injuries, the muscle will be inflamed, so be sure to be using more cold than heat to make sure you don’t add to the inflammation.How do you get both? The best way, in our opinion, is to regularly (once a week is preferred) go to a sauna or steam room, being sure to take breaks to stand in a cold shower or sit in an ice pool. Alternating hot and cold will reduce inflammation and induce muscle relaxation for deeper healing. Adding the healing benefits of essential oils, such as our eucalyptus oil spray, will add cooling to the cells while the heat of the sauna or steam room efficiently relaxes. If you can’t make it to these wellness places, you can mimic the environment by simply creating an enclosed hot shower, turning it to cold and then back to hot again for a few cycles. Have the shower hot enough to raise your body temperature, but not to burn you.

Eurospa Aromatics is committed to your health and overall wellness.  We are happy to have provided you with natural solutions for muscle pain and healing. Get your own bottle of Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and start experiencing better health today!



Get Fast Relief for Stubborn Chest Congestion

Get Fast Relief for Stubborn Chest Congestion

If you’ve ever used cough drops or nasal inhalers, you’ve experienced the congestion-clearing powers of eucalyptus oil. Essential oil extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, a type of evergreen native to Australia, has long been used in cough drops and cold medications as well as in mouthwashes, toothpaste, detergents, and liniments for arthritis pain.

It qualifies perfectly as “cheap insurance,” as my dad would say: not only is it the least expensive essential oil available today, it is simple to use, effective at relieving congestion, and can also provide protection against respiratory infections.

There are an ever-increasing number of drugs available to deal with chest congestion but the side effects associated with the use of these drugs is a concern for many of you.

Home remedies for congestion are free from side effects and can provide instant relief.

Why not use simple easy to use remedies first?

Fast Remedy
Eucalyptus can encourage better breathing and help to open clogged nasal and bronchial passages. To relieve congestion, it can also be used by placing a few drops on a handkerchief or adding 10 to 15 drops to a vaporizer or some boiling water on the stove. Also, eucalyptus oil makes a soothing chest rub for congestion and mucus buildup when diluted with olive oil. In addition to clearing the air passages, inhaling eucalyptus has been shown to cause an increase in the uptake of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. This is great news for for anyone struggling with bronchial or respiratory problems.

As easy as a pot on the stove filled with steaming water plus a towel for a tent, steam inhalation therapy is quick but nonetheless effective. By inhaling the steam for approximately 10 minutes, one can often notice a difference immediately. Due to steam inhalation, the accumulated mucus in the respiratory tract loosens up, which helps break down and clear chest congestion.

A hot shower or bath can also contribute to ease the discomfort associated with chest congestion. Inhaling steam that has built up in the bathroom will moisten the air passages and thin out the mucus.

Those are the most efficient remedies out there for dealing with and kicking that stubborn, weekend ruining chest congestion we all love to hate. So why not try it today and see how much faster you find relief!

Check out our Eucalyptus and Menthol-based products for both home and spa for more information on how these can help you when you’re stuffed up.

How to Get Fast & Natural Relief from Bronchial Ailments

How to Get Fast & Natural Relief from Bronchial Ailments

It’s no news that bronchial infections, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments are some of the most straining health issues out there. Why? Because we’ve got to breathe.  Everything we do from exercise to sleep involves the need for deep and nourishing breath. If you can’t breathe, you can’t fully live.

So we want to offer some fast, safe, and natural ways to get breathing relief during just about any bronchial or respiratory challenge.

Bronchial challenges stem from inflammation of the trachea and bronchial tubes, typically resulting from a viral infection, such as a cold or flu. If you get bronchitis once, you tend to get it again. When essential oils are used at the earliest signs of bronchitis, they can help slow or even stop the cycle of inflammation. So the best way to get fast relief is by reducing inflammation.

Use these tips to reduce and prevent inflammation:

  • Avoid eating mucous-producing foods, such as dairy, white flour products, and all products containing large amounts of white sugar. A diet of fruits and vegetables for a week or two is great for fighting bronchitis.
  • Increase your regular intake of water to at least ½ gallon daily. (On average, you should drink around one gallon)
  • Avoid dry air by using a diffuser and getting into steam as often as possible. Add drops of our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to the diffuser to enhance the effect. Your lungs will open up quickly, and you should experience relief.
  • Stay away from all tobacco or industrial smoke.
  • Generally, avoid cough suppressants, since coughing lifts and eliminate the mucous that is generated by the bronchial inflammation.

Relief from bronchitis is possible without the use of dangerous drugs and chemicals. Using natural means to defeat bronchitis will cure it at the source, not just mask the symptoms.

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