No woman likes the monthly cramps their sentenced to. They come at the worst time and have a way of slowing your day and keeping you parked on the couch. All you want is relief and to get back to your life. But you have the right to find relief faster and without the extra drugs. Not all women are aware of how much power they have over their body’s health and wellness. We’re here to help you because you deserve it.
3 Tips for Reducing Your Menstrual Pain:
- Reduce Your Caffeine: Everybody is different, and sometimes a warm cup of coffee does just the trick. But too much caffeine is dehydrating to your body, causing circulation to slow and pain to persist. Caffeine constricts your blood levels and raises tension: so when you’re suffering from cramps, it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking water and herbal tea instead will not only keep your flow hydrated but will also help relieve any bloating that may occur.
- Use Heat. Run a hot shower. Let the steam add up. And spray some of our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist into the steam. The cleansing effects of the oil will be heightened in the stream and permeate your bronchial passages, resulting in relaxation and a further detoxified system. The lavender acts as an anti-depressant and will release the stress you’ve built up. If you don’t have the time or energy for the hot shower, grab a hot water bottle or heating pad. They may seem old-fashioned, but they will help warm and relax the muscles in your lower abdomen. The heat relaxes the tension around your pain and helps the flow move more fluidly. If heat overwhelms you, use the oil combination mentioned below.
- Massage. Once the area has been warmed, take some time for a gentle massage. Use cooling massage oil, if you can. You can make your own with a blend of peppermint, ginger, lavender and fractionated coconut oil. Lavender will relax and calm you, cinnamon aids in circulation (bringing comfort), and peppermint with ginger are an excellent topical anti-inflammatory.
You may not find your menstrual pain disappearing altogether, but you will be able to function more comfortably and happily, without taking any drugs.
Did you find these tips successful in relieving your pain? If so, let us know in the comments, and help other women experience relief by sharing!
If you’re used to getting sinus problems, then we have a solution for you.
Sinus problems hurt, happen inconveniently, and leave you feeling frustrated and desperate for anything that works.
A solution? Eucalyptus oil. In particular, using Eucalyptus in the home shower or in a steam room regularly will help not only the immediate symptoms but also the condition on a long-term basis.
Eucalyptus oil is a steam distilled from the Eucalyptus tree. The oil is taken from the tree’s leaves and extracted for medicinal, pharmaceutical, repellent, flavorings, fragrance, antiseptic, and other uses. Eucalyptus trees and bushes grow in South Africa, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Chile, and Swaziland.
Eucalyptus is high in an oxide 1,8-cineol (or eucalyptol). Oxides are a compound that has oxygen (technical wording: “a binary compound of an element or a radical with oxygen”). Cineol is the most prevalent of the oxides, meaning Eucalyptus is great as an anesthetic (loss of sensation), antiseptic (reduce the possibility of infection), as well as a strong mucolytic (gets rid of mucus). It thins the mucus in the respiratory tract infections, making it a miracle worker for sinus problems.
Eucalyptus is analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal, and expectorant. This means that eucalyptus may help with acne, bronchitis, ear inflammation, flu, hay fever, high blood pressure, nasal problems such as sinus infections, coughs, congestion, vaginitis, as well as insect repellent.
The benefits are extensive, so making the decision to keep it in your home is an easy one. So stop feeling hopeless and know that you can feel better. See for yourself, with our Eucalyptus ShowerMist and other health improving products!
Oral herpes are so common at this point that statistics say around 80% – 90% of the population at least has been in contact with the herpes virus. So it’s only fair that those of us with natural solutions in our toolbox, would be excited to share just how to kick your cold sores faster and get on with your life!
For starters, if you are prone to cold sores, cut down on nuts. Cold sores (herpes) are sensitive to the amino acid, arginine, which nuts have high amounts of. The opposite of arginine, is the amino acid, Lysine. Look familiar?
Lysine is a really useful preventative and symptomatic tool to fight the sores. Taken on a regular basis, lysine helps to defend your weaker cells against susceptibility to the viruses response.
For immediate relief, apply an ice cube to the sore. This will bring down the swelling and reduce the redness. Repeat as needed.
There are some great essential oils that are able to help both prevent and heal the herpes cold sores.
- Oregano – Studies have show that this powerful plant has been able to at least cause the virus to go dormant. Some argue that the virus has even been eliminated from the body, but we can’t be so sure. If you’d like to try this remedy, you’ll simply need to get a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil and place a few drops of the oil on your lower spine and massage it in. Do this twice per day. The oil is said to penetrate into the vertabrae, where the virus hides, and destroy it. (Oregano is a hot oil, and caution is to be taken, as to not get it in your eyes or on the skin without dilution.)
- Peppermint & Lemon – Used as a treatment, when the cold sore arrives, put a small drop of each oil on the location. Repeat as desired. Cold sores are a hot / wet virus, which means it will be healed by drying and cooling remedies, which lemon and peppermint are. Many people say Tea Tree or Melaleuca are good, but on the contrary, they are hot oils and are more likely to aggravate the condition.
- Eucalyptus – I love this remedy because it feels so good. In the shower, spray eucalyptus oil shower spray into the steam. Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic and is particularly good at destroying viruses. Another way to do it is to spray it on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore. *For genital herpes, use the cotton ball method as well, with a carrier oil applied first*
Herpes is not an easy condition to live with, but can be managed with the above and many other natural tips.
Eurospa is always researching new healing uses for eucalyptus oil and ways to share them with our clients. We strive to create healthier homes and spas with our high quality products and hope that you will contact us today!
People that suffer from sinusitis know that the congestion, head aches and fatigue that
come with it are no small hindrance to life quality. Over the counter medications are a gamble as many of them have such a strong anti-histamine that often, the only result is one of overly drowsy and cloudy head. So, if I tell you that there is a way to heal sinusitis fast, with a trusted natural home remedy, your ears are sure to perk up.
Heal the problem, don’t just cover up the problem! But before we go into the remedy, let’s understand the condition.
Sinusitis is a common upper respiratory condition marked by swelling and overproduction of mucus in one or more sinuses. Typical symptoms of sinusitis include nasal stuffiness and pressure and pain in the head, especially with motion or when bending forward. Sinusitis can be caused by allergy, or bacterial or viral infection. Treatment typically includes antihistamines, decongestants, and antibiotics. Though frequently prescribed, antibiotics are not effective against viral sinusitis.
Eucalyptus has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and decongestant properties, and has been used traditionally to treat asthma, nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, and sinusitis. The oil from eucalyptus is antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral, and has been used topically to treat skin and dental infections, and to prevent cavities. Medicinal herbs containing what are known as “volatile” oils have strong and distinctive aromas; these herbs and their oils are generally antiseptic, relaxing to muscles and nerves, and decongest the mucous membranes.
Getting back to your relief, here are the top two ways by which you can take advantage of the therapeutic properties of eucalyptus oil for treating sinusitis and it’s related symptoms:
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.
Dilution and Application
This method is a more direct way of using eucalyptus oil for sinus headache and facial discomfort caused by inflamed sinuses. Simply dilute the eucalyptus with a carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil. Once diluted, it can be applied directly to the aching and congested areas without risking any kind of skin irritation or rashes. This method is great for treating sinusitis in people who have sensitive skin but don’t have enough time to go through the steam inhalation method.
Don’t let sinusitis get you down. You can get relief without the toxic risks associated with over the counter medications. At Eurospa, your health is our priority. Stop by today to check out the other ways we are committed to giving you the best life quality possible!
It’s back-to-school time and for most parents, that means germs, colds and sick days! It doesn’t have to
be that way though. In addition to time tested habits like hand washing and covering your coughs and sneezes, we have some simple tricks to share with you on how to fight back-to-school germs with this easy home remedy list. We know you are too busy to be dragged down by sickness, so be sure to heed these helpful tips!
If your child isn’t getting enough of this vitamin through food sources, you can consider any number of vitamin D3 supplements which contribute to bone health by creating optimum conditions for bone formation, in addition to supporting proper function of the immune and nervous systems.* For younger children, liquid D is a great option as it can be dropped right on the tongue or mixed in with foods or beverages.
The aloe vera plant contains over 200 biologically active components, and has been used for centuries in folk natural medicine and as a product ingredient. Its constituents are used in many forms, including it’s juice which enhances healthy immune function, digestion and gums. It’s incredibly detoxifying but the flavor can be strong to some. If adding it to food, you may want to try an already strong flavor combination like apple, mango and banana.
In topical form, it’s often used for soothing skin and is even a common ingredient in hand sanitizers. Having it on hand means that, in addition to using it on its own, you can make your own customized version.
Essential oils not only scent your hand sanitizers, but also add increased amounts of antibacterial properties! One of the most versatile plant essential oils, lavender’s name is derived from the Latin word “lavera,” which means to wash. It’s both gentle and effective in balancing the skin, and has a soothing and calming effect. You need only add a tiny amount to your recipe.
Eucalyptus oil is also a great option. Steam distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus plant, this oil is known for its cooling, soothing effects. As well, it’s anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, not only killing germs but can be used symptomatically as well. Use this shower mist
both to clean surfaces of germs and bacteria and in the shower to open bronchial passages and clear the sinuses!
Peppermint, like Eucalyptus, contains menthol and menthone, as well as rosmarinic acid and flavonoids such as hesperidin and luteolin. Again, a little essential oil goes a long way. Steam distill this or make a tea. The effects are cooling, soothing and will help those stuffy noses feel much lighter and clearer!
Your health is our priority at Eurospa. We hope you find these tips helpful and would love to hear from you. Let us know how we can make your life even better!