The winds are changing and seasons are in transition, which is prime time for germs and colds to abound. It’s so important to support your immune system to avoid getting taken over. But, if you still manage to end up with the dreaded seasonal cold, there are ways to kick it fast and we’re here to tell you how.
At Eurospa Aromatics, we are dedicated to your health in the most natural ways possible. So please enjoy these natural and simple home remedies for faster healing!
This is definitely the most popular method that relieves sinus inflammation, clears nasal congestion and soothes respiratory blockages as well. For doing this, you need to fill a small tub or a large bowl to about 3/4th of its capacity with hot water. Next, add some eucalyptus oil, either a few drops or a few sprays of Eucalyptus Shower Mist, to the water. Now, bow your head above the tub/pot of fragrant water and drape a towel over your head to create a smaller space for the steam to be trapped in near your face. Keep your mouth closed and breathe in deep so that the eucalyptus essence-laden steam reaches deep inside the nose and the upper respiratory tract. This method is very effective in providing relief from inflammation of the sinuses and blood vessels inside the nasal cavity, soothing nasal congestion and sinus headache.
Hot Lemon Tea
This one is simple. Warm a mug of hot water and add the juice of 1/2 a lemon to it. Add honey, stevia or agave to taste, to balance the bitter with some sweet. Stay away from sugar to sweeten, as this will feed any potential infection and you are trying to get rid of it! Lastly, add about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper to the mix for a spicy kick. You can always add more if you like more spice, but add it little by little. It builds up fast! The cayenne increases blood flow, reduces pain and strengthens the immune system.
Licorice tea has been a reliable source of relief for a long time. Don’t be confused, this dependable herb is far from the candy you may know it to be. An often underestimated herb, licorice is quite potent and has been used to treat ailments from tendonitis and ulcers to HIV and fungal infections. With that said, it’s not a surprise that this powerful herb can kill infection while offering quick (and delicious) sore throat relief! Go to any store that sells tea and you are sure to find it easily!
Grab a bottle of peppermint or eucalyptus oil and simply inhale. You’ll be surprised at how fast your sinuses will clear! Additionally, both essential oils have anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, so inhaling their constituents will also help to heal you. But keep reading to find out even more ways to use the healing power of eucalyptus!
These short tips are sure to bring you a much more comfortable night and a faster road to recovery for your sore throat. Eurospa stands behind the quality of our products and we are happy to serve you in the same way we’ve served homes and spas all over for the last 30 years! Let us know today how we can make your life healthier and better!
School is about to be back in session, and it’s important that your family’s immune system is prepared for it. And school is about learning, not spending your days wasting away and nursing a cold. Germs are inevitable, but you can do your best to fight them. Here’s how:
Back to School Immune Boosting Tips
Americans are chronically low in magnesium. The signs are everywhere with all of the road rage, abuse, high blood pressure, and stress that people live with on a daily basis. It’s most well known as the calming nutrient because of its ability to relax muscles, help us sleep, regulate hormones, relax blood vessels, and relieve depression. Aren’t you calmer just reading about it? Magnesium moves dietary calcium into the bones, decalcifies arteries, helps prevent blood clotting, and improves mental disorders like anxiety, hyperactivity, and depression. This helps your immune system function properly, get better sleep, decreases growing pains, and increases focus at school.
The following foods are extremely beneficial for your overall health and strength of your immune system. Be sure to get a balanced amount of each:
- Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchee, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, etc.
- Raw, organic eggs from free-ranging chickens
- Coconuts and coconut oil
- Locally grown fruits and vegetables
- Mushrooms, especially Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake, which contain beta glucans (which have immune-enhancing properties)
- Garlic, a potent antimicrobial that kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi
- Herbs and spices with high ORAC scores: Turmeric, oregano, cinnamon, cloves
Send nutritious snacks to school with your children. Chopped veggies to dip in hummus, sauteed vegetables, and brown rice with protein is a great energizing lunch, both for the mind and immune system.
Keeping hydrated allows the body to both function efficiently and flush toxins and bacteria from your system. Water is essential for the optimal function of every system in your body. Keeping kids hydrated isn’t always easy when they’re at school. Send them with water bottles and require them to drink a glass of water before each meal to get into good habits at home. Without enough water, a flower wilts. Our minds and bodies are the same.
The body loves a chance to release stored toxins in the skin and other organs. For adults, either create a good steaming shower and add our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to the mix or do the same in a quality sauna or steam room. This will also fight bronchial infections, respiratory struggles, growing pains, improve circulation, and alleviate pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis. For children, run a bath for them with just one spray onto the tub walls for the same, yet lighter effect.
Encourage tea drinking at all ages. Choose herbal teas and tonics. Dandelion with a little nut milk and honey not only tastes delicious but detoxes the liver (a key immune system player). Chamomile and lavender are great at night before bed. Your options are open.
Homework calls, but sleep should call louder. The body needs time to recoup. If there seems to be more homework than time, reevaluate time management and create a more healthy schedule. Waking earlier is better than going to bed later as well. To get the most out of sleep, you need more REM time. To get this, limit eating to no later than 2 hours before bed unless it’s a protein-based, no starch, no sugar snack. Stay away from media, computers, and phones at least an hour before bed.
Help take care of you and your family in the most vulnerable time of the year. Enjoy more of the year healthy instead of sick.
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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!
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.
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!
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!
As the fall and winter months unfold, getting a cold or flu may feel unavoidable to you and your family. But rest assured, there are definitely some natural and simple tips to reduce illness during cold and flu season for you and the whole family.
Vitamin D is the number one prevention and treatment for illness as it is an amazingly effective antimicrobial agent, producing 200 to 300 different antimicrobial peptides in your body that kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. The best source for vitamin D is direct sunlight exposure, but isn’t always available for many or practical during the winter. The next best thing to sunlight is the use of a safe indoor tanning device. If neither natural nor artificial sunlight is an option, then using oral supplements is your best bet.
Healthy food intake
The following foods are extremely beneficial for your overall health and strength of your immune system. Be sure to get a balanced amount of each.
-Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchee, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, etc.
-Raw, organic eggs from free-ranging chickens
-Coconuts and coconut oil
-Locally grown fruits and vegetables
-Mushrooms, especially Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake, which contain beta glucans (which have immune-enhancing properties)
-Garlic, a potent antimicrobial that kills bacteria, viruses AND fungi
-Herbs and spices with high ORAC scores: Turmeric, oregano, cinnamon, cloves
Keeping hydrated allows the body to both function efficiently and to flush toxins and bacteria from your system. Water is essential for the optimal function of every system in your body.
Make sure you are getting an adequate amount sleep. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, or enough restorative sleep, you’ll be at increased risk for a hostile viral takeover.
The body loves a chance to release stored toxins in the skin and other organs. Either create a good steaming shower and add our eucalyptus oil shower spray to the mix or do the same in a quality sauna or steam room. This will also fight bronchial infections, respiratory struggles, improve circulation and alleviate pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis.
At Eurospa, we are committed to your health and the health of the world around you. Please take close care of your immune system this season and talk to us about our other products available for personal and spa use!
These winter days can really get the best of you. Even if you live in a moderate climate, the general feel in the air is that of stillness and stagnation. The chill damp nature of winter leaves our bones begging for sustainable warmth. Investing in life quality should be a priority for anyone really desiring to feel their best in the midst of trying circumstances.
So it seems to make sense to look to how other people around the world deal with these frigid seasons and then try their methods in our own days.
– Turn Down Media. As a whole, our society forgets how important it is to rest our minds from our screen addicted culture. (this I say, while writing from a computer of course) But the point remains. We have a hard time turning off our screens. We likely spend half our day in front of a computer, then go home to watch t.v. and likely watch some youtube or play on our phones before retiring our overworked eyes. So do your health and sanity a favor by turning those screens of at least an hour before bed.
– Slow Down & Say No. It’s ok to say ‘no’ occasionally… maybe even more? We tend to over ‘yes’ people and then find ourselves missing times of relaxation and needed stillness. When we say ‘no’ appropriately, we remind others and ourselves of our personal value and the self respect that should go along with it. You know what’s going to benefit and drain you; it’s ok to set those boundaries.
– Get Outdoors. I know it might be grey and cold outside, but fresh air is so necessary! Get out your rain or snow gear and feel alive. Whether for a brisk walk, run or hike, the strain the cold weather puts on our system is countered by the deep breathing and increased circulation in the fresh air. I know it may be hard, but it’s worth it. Love yourself enough to make it happen.
– Stop Working. No, not entirely. But did you know that in Sweden, it’s against the law to work overtime? It’s not because they don’t want to pay for it. Rather, they know that an employees gives their best when they are happy and healthy. If you are allowed to clock out after 8 hours, please clock out. In the end, your work will be more efficient and you won’t burn out. Live your life, don’t just work it.
– Turn Up the Heat. Leave your thermostat alone; I’m talking about heat therapy. Steam rooms and saunas offer a world of relief, relaxation and detoxification in this season of cold and flu. In many European countries, it’s the norm to have a sauna in your home or apartment building. We haven’t caught up as fast with that one, but it doesn’t mean they are hard to find. Usually your local gym and fitness center will have an option for you. However, if this isn’t an option, take a steam bath or shower at least twice a week to really sink some heat into your bones. An added bonus? Add some Eucalyptus Shower Spray to the steam and cleanse your bronchial passages.
Winter isn’t easy for many people. Your option may include moving to a warmer client, but for many, they just need to adopt some simple practices to maximize the experience to a positive one.
Life is what you make it. If you want to experience better quality in life (even when it’s unpleasant) then increase the quality of your activities and daily practices.
I’d love to hear what you do to better your winter season. What’s your secret? Let us know in the comments below!
by: Navae Fiona