Mental Health can be such a buzz word these days. Most of what we see on the news, is about someone whose mental health is impaired to the point that something has gone wrong. But we as a society don’t focus enough on our day to day mental health. Because of the news media, it can be seen as a stigma to admit that you are not having the best of mental health days. As May is Mental Health and Awareness Month, here are some facts and tips to help you improve your daily mental health.
Life is stressful! From traffic, to work, to family, there are so many factors that can cause your stress levels to rise. That’s why we as a company feel that even five minutes out of the day to take a breath can leave you ready and willing to face life’s little challenges.
Eucalyptus has been a favorite of aromatherapy users for centuries. Who can’t remember that first time when you stepped into a steam room and took a deep breath of that invigorating Eucalyptus aroma! So why limit yourself to a spa or gym? Now you can take that five minutes in the privacy of your own home! Because of its cooling and refreshing effect, Eucalyptus can help remove your exhaustion and mental sluggishness!
And now we offer Eucalyptus infused with a variety of things that can also be used to aid your daily mental well-being.
Lavender is a common aromatherapy scent that you see everywhere. It can help calm your anxiety and emotional stress so that you can rest and get a good’s night sleep for the next day. Just a few sprays in your shower or on your pillow can help keep you relaxed and ready for the next challenge.
Citrus oil isn’t something that most people think of as an aromatherapy benefit. We all know how great it is for your physical health, but its mental health benefits are just as powerful. It has such a clean and uplifting aroma that helps stimulate your mental focus and clarity while also helping you release your fear and stress.
Mint is such a powerful scent that it has been used for many uses over the years. It can help perk you up rather than reaching for that energy drink. But my favorite use? It can help get rid of that 2 P.M. tension headache! Mint has the ability to help improve your circulation and relax those tense muscles. Spraying just a little in your hands and inhaling can hopefully help stave off that headache before it can become worse.
And finally, we come to what we all think of as a stress relief: YOGA! By helping release tension and stress, yoga poses and exercises help keep you free and ready to face your day. It can also be used to help lower your blood pressure and heart rate which just might help resolve anxiety and depression naturally. That’s why we created our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus Yoga Mat Cleaner so that the relaxation you get from your session, doesn’t get ruined by harsh smells as you clean your mat and go about your day.
So remember, take that time, even if it’s just five minutes out of a day, for yourself this month! Breath deep, close your eyes and relax. Because it’s May and time for summer!
We are in a society where we have to be up early and late and go, go, go in between. Sure you need sleep, we both know that that’s the biggest solution. But in the meantime, you want to wake up, be alert and get going with your day and not feel jittery and gross from prescription drugs or chemical energy boosters. We know, and we have a solution. It’s so simple.
What you need: One bottle of 100% Pure, Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist from Eurospa Aromatics. That’s all you need.
Here’s what you do with it. All you need to do is rub your hands together. The key is making sure to first spray a couple of shots of the eucalyptus shower spray onto your hands, and then rub them together for a few seconds very rapidly to create heat, energizing the oil. Now just bring the hands to your nose, and breath in.
The first time you do it, don’t breathe in too deeply. While the first breath can’t hurt you, it might be a bit overwhelming. The essential oil will continue to provide natural stimulation while opening your sinuses, and flow through your respiratory system for a minute or so. Indulge as long as you like. Because this is an oil, not a fragrance, there is no residue, and in a few moments the delicious aroma will dissipate. Feel free to take another hit as often as you like.
This is an incredibly efficient and effective way to wake up. You can do it multiple times throughout the day without messing with your sleep at night or your liver and adrenals for that matter. It’s so effective that you may need to hide the bottle at work, since everyone around you is likely to want their own pick me up.
When Eurospa Aromatics creates a product, we create to deliver results. And this is just another result you can count on. Get your own bottle today!
Do you ever feel like you wake up in the morning and just need to go back to bed. Waking up is hard for many people, so if you have this challenge, you are not alone. But whether or not you are a morning person, you still need to be able to function. So, with that in mind, let’s make the most out of those morning blues with these 7 positive ways to create an energized and productive day!
DON’T DEPEND ON THE SUGAR HIGH!
One, is this predictable urge to reach for sugar to boost our energy levels. However, that is NOT the solution. It may work temporarily at first, but will leave you crashing soon thereafter and in a worse energy depletion! Instead, focus on having a balanced diet including protein rich foods like nuts and lean meats. Avoid large meals mid-day, especially those high in simple carbohydrates like pasta. Instead, go for vegetables, proteins, fats like those in yogurt and fruit for a sweet tooth pick me up.
BE THE SUNSHINE
The sun is going to rise regardless of what side of the bed you choose to wake up on. And, yes I said “choose”. I know you might be tired (maybe go to bed earlier?) or dreading the day ahead but only you can decide how you feel about your day and whether your fears or frustrations will rule you. When you wake up – just smile. Even if you feel stupid and inauthentic, smile anyway and keep it there. While (possibly staging) you grin, think of everything you love and are thankful for. Life can be crazy but it doesn’t mean YOU have to be. So make a different choice. You be the sunshine! Sleep deprivation does funny things to our minds and bodies.
PRAYER and STILLNESS
Find a quiet place in your home (especially helpful for parents) that’s free from distraction, but not in your bed. Turn on some relaxing music, read or just sit in the stillness. Take one, then two, then ten deep breaths. This is your opportunity to set your daily intention for a peaceful and productive day.
The truth is, you’re not at your best when you don’t sleep well. So, be kind to your body and lighten your work load as much as you can. Doing fewer things will allow you to bring more quality to your work without stressing you out. Decide which tasks are *musts* and do those really well. It’s also wise to hold off on making big decisions until after you’ve gotten more rest.
It’s common knowledge that physical activity is important for both your mind and body, but it can be really difficult to find the time to fit it in to our busy schedules. If you can go for a run or stop by the gym first thing in the morning, great! If not, make a plan to implement a small routine into your morning so you at least set a pattern and habit to care for your mind and body which will in turn, not only set up your day with energy but also the rest of your life.
WAKE UP WITH WATER
Inside and out is best! Make sure to drink a glass of water, as the hydration really does wake up your cells and start your day with a metabolic cleansing. Then head to the shower. Turn up the heat and let your muscles both relax and rejuvenate! Add menthol crystals to the shower steam as well to further awaken and even reap the health benefits! Menthol crystals open up your bronchial passage ways, allowing you do breathe deeper and get more oxygen to your brain. More oxygen to the brain means more clarity and mental peace. These crystals will add a great vibrancy to your day!
Some people are morning eaters and some are not. Meet with a nutritionist or do some research and try to hone in on what your particular body type is. Some people are the hot tea and toast type and others are the full spread of fruit, bacon and eggs. Whatever feels best and fuels you for the next couple of hours should be considered your energy spark for the day and committed to. When you take time to eat a balanced meal, you are giving your body the fuel it needs for everything else. Chinese medicine states that the morning meal is the fuel your body pulls from most, the rest of the day. Only the oiled machine can truly perform!