For many women, the pain that comes along with their menstrual cycle can be truly debilitating. Sometimes it feels like there isn’t much that will work to relieve some of that pain other than strong painkillers, but there are some natural options that have proven to be helpful for many. Essential oils and other natural practices can be game-changing!
Here are a few natural options for natural menstrual pain relief:
When you have your monthly period, the uterus and surrounding blood vessels become inflamed, which can cause quite a bit of pain. Instead of powering through it or popping some pills one after another, lavender oil can help to take the edge off. Lavender is known for its calming properties, both on the mind and the muscles. Run a hot shower and use our Lavender-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist to make this happen!
Sometimes the most simple of remedies can have the biggest impact! Applying heat will help your muscles to relax and therefore help with cramps. You can do this by using an inexpensive heating pad from your local drugstore or soaking in a hot bath. Take this time to relax and take your mind off the discomfort that you’re feeling.
Fluctuating hormones during your monthly cycle can cause headaches, nausea, and fatigue, but peppermint oil can help alleviate those symptoms! Peppermint oil can be used in a variety of ways to get relief from these symptoms, but one of our favorite methods is using our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist. Run a hot shower and spritz a few sprays into the steam and away from your face. Breathing in those amazing benefits and relaxing in the hot shower will be sure to help.
Healthy Diet and Hydration
You might be rolling your eyes, but it’s true! Being vigilant about eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean proteins, and whole grains will help you stay healthy. When your body isn’t healthy, any pain or other issues will feel magnified. Hydration is also key. Dehydration can cause muscle cramps, which will make cramps feel even worse. Make sure your drinking that water — it makes a huge difference!
What are some of your favorite tried and true options for natural menstrual pain relief? Let us know in the comments!
You’re not alone if you’re on the quest for younger-looking, glowing skin. You’re also not alone if you’d like to make that happen with natural ingredients or practices, not synthetic ones. Well, you’re in luck! One of our favorite ways to improve our skin’s quality is by using essential oils and other natural practices.
Not sure where to start? Here are some easy changes you can make to your daily routine that will help you get naturally-glowing skin without much work:
Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils when it comes to skincare. You’ll find many products on the market that have lavender included in the ingredients and for good reason! One of the best ways to keep your skin looking youthful is to also keep it hydrated, which is where lavender comes in. Lavender is dry skin’s best friend! One way to get these benefits onto your skin is by putting a drop of lavender essential oil into your daily moisturizer and rub it in. Always test it on a small patch before you cover your entire face, though. Just because a product is natural doesn’t mean that you aren’t allergic to it!
Tea Tree oil has been used to treat blemishes for years and years. It is antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial. If you have a spot on your face, try putting a little dab of tea tree oil directly on it, but remember… a little goes a long way! You can also add a few drops to some raw honey and put an even layer of the mixture on your face few a few minutes as a natural face mask. It’s a little messy, but great for your skin!
Eucalyptus oil is also an incredible addition to your skincare routine. Not only does it have an invigorating scent, but will invigorate your skin by improving circulation. More blood flow means that your skin cells will repair more quickly, leading to a glowing complexion. Our favorite way to use eucalyptus is with our 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. Simply run a hot shower and spritz a few sprays away from your face and into the steam, and relax while you’re skin thanks you!
Anytime skincare is discussed, someone will always bring up drinking a lot of water to improve your skin’s health and appearance, and they’re right! Staying hydrated and flushing out toxins by drinking a lot of water will highly improve your skin’s appearance. If drinking a lot of water is hard for you, maybe treat yourself to a new water bottle for so motivation or download an app on your phone that will let you track your water intake and also remind you when it’s been a while since your last glass.
Keep Your Pillowcase and Towels Clean
Another easy way to make sure your skin is at its best is to wash your pillowcase more often. If you don’t, you’re basically rubbing your face with bacteria, dirt, and sweat while you sleep, which doesn’t help improve your skin. Same goes with your face towels. If you’re using the same towel to dry your face for a week or more, it won’t do your skin any favors.
How about you? Do you have any natural skin care tips that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!
With summer quickly approaching, many of us have a vacation or weekend getaway planned. Did you know that you can use essential oils to improve your experience? Essential oils can be used for multitudes of reasons, from helping with sicknesses to repelling bugs. What’s not to love?
Here are a few essential oils that get help with your travel experience:
Peppermint is a very popular essential oil because it has a wide array of uses. Peppermint can help tremendously with nausea. If you are feeling motion sickness, sea sick, or ate something that didn’t agree with you, sniffing Peppermint directly from the bottle can greatly improve how you feel. You can also use our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist as a pillow mist to help ease your nausea while you rest, or while you take a hot shower.
Tea Tree is a great essential oil for bug bites, bumps, or scratches because of its healing and purifying properties. It can be applied directly to the skin to help with any healing wounds and bug bites (avoid applying to open wounds or bites — it will burn).
If you are feeling a cough coming on that you don’t want to ruin your vacation, use our Tea Tree-Infused Pure Eucalytpus ShowerMist with a hot shower for a clarifying and purifying experience. The antibacterial and antiviral properties will help immensely to make you feel better.
If you are going camping, hiking, or to any destination that has bugs, you will want to have Eucalyptus oil in your arsenal. Bugs can’t stand the smell, so they stay away when it comes to Eucalyptus! Spray our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist around the area that you want to keep bug-free. A little goes a long way. Additionally, you can spray directly onto yourself.
If you’re traveling somewhere across the globe, you’ll have to deal with jet lag, which is never fun, but not something that you can avoid. When you’re trying to get some sleep in the middle of the day, make sure that you have Lavender on hand to help promote deeper and better quality sleep.
You can use our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist as a pillow spray so you’re breathing in the benefits while you snooze. You could also spritz it into a steaming hot shower to relax you as well.
All of these essential oils make it easy to have the best time while you’re traveling. Will you be bringing any of these on your next trip? Let us know in the comments!
Menthol Crystals are small but mighty when it comes to natural remedies to common ailments. These crystals are made as a natural by-product of steam-distilled peppermint essential oil. The refreshing aroma and cooling sensation will remind you of products that use menthols, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, or pain relief liniments. There are several ways to use these crystals and a wide variety of benefits.
Here are five benefits of using Menthol Crystals:
The cooling sensation of Menthol can dramatically reduce itchiness caused by a skin reaction or other irritation. Simply mix a small amount of the crystals in with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil or aloe vera and apply topically to the itchy area and get relief instantly.
In the same way, some Menthol Crystals mixed with aloe vera provides significant relief when applied to a sunburn.
If you have a bruise or scrape, Menthol Crystals can be applied directly to the area to reduce inflammation. If you have a sore, inflamed throat, apply topically around your neck and it will help with that too!
Perhaps one of the most popular ways to use Menthol Crystals is for congestion relief. Simply add a small amount of crystals to an empty saucepan and then pour in some boiling water. This creates an all-natural, menthol-infused vapor you can inhale for relief.
Add some Menthol Crystals to your favorite hair oil and massage it into your scalp before you shower twice a week and it will act as a hair growth accelerant.
These are just a handful of ways you can use Menthol Crystals to help alleviate everyday ailments. Are there any other ways that you use Menthol Crystals that have been helpful to you?
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!