Easy Ways to Boost the Health Benefits of Your Sauna Time!

Easy Ways to Boost the Health Benefits of Your Sauna Time!

Health experts everywhere are saying more than ever that using a sauna or steam room regularly benefits your health, increases your immunity and quality of life. So if we told you you could get even more out of the experience, would you want to know more? Of course you would! We at Eurospa, specialize in boosting the immune system with and making a better spa experience with essential oils. And today, we want to share how! 

Saunas are known as fixtures in spas, gyms and even some homes. The benefits range from relaxation   to weight loss and cleansing! If you are considering adding sauna treatments to your health or wellness routine at home, it’s important to know the benefits. 

Here are some easy ways to boost the health benefits of your sauna time!


Easy Ways to Boost the Health Benefits of Your Sauna Time!One health advantage that can only be provided through the heat of saunas is the expectorant effect, when adding a menthol based essential oil to the mix, such as eucalyptus oil. These oils thin and open the mucous membranes in your body, including in your sinuses, throat and lungs. If you suffer chronic congestion or sinus infections, using eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary, can help loosen and clear the mucous from your nose, chest and throat. 

Pain Management
Heat has an analgesic, or pain relieving, effect due to its ability create more effective blood flow. Painful conditions caused by inflammation such as arthritis and fibromyalgia can be temporarily managed through heat treatments like those found in both saunas and steam rooms. Massaging essential oils, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary or even wintergreen, in small amounts and diluted with coconut oil, on to the muscles before and after entering the heat will further your results even more! For managing pain, saunas may be preferable for people who are negatively affected by humidity as are some sufferers of acute rheumatoid arthritis. 

Saunas are said to provide a spectrum of emotional and physical relaxation benefits. Wet and dry heat simulate sedative effects that generate feelings of calmness and relaxation, and some people who suffer emotional or mood disorder may find relief with regular trips to saunas or even steam rooms. Along with a carrier oil, massage lavender, wild orange, ylang ylang or lemon myrtle along your chest, shoulders and back of the neck. This will boost relaxation and allowing the oils to work as a mood balancer with the heat for heightened relaxation. 

The heat of saunas also promote muscle relaxation, which can provide pain relief from muscular injuries such as those from overuse or exercise. As you can see, the heat of saunas and steam rooms can have added benefits when putting different essential oils into the mix. 

At Eurospa, we strive to create and distribute the highest quality eucalyptus products possible for home and spa. Your health is our priority. See how we can help you today!

Get Headache Relief From These Natural Holistic Remedies Now!

Get Headache Relief From These Natural Holistic Remedies Now!

Get headache relief from these natural holistic remedies now!If you suffer from occasional or daily headaches then you’ll be delighted to know that there are some great natural and easy ways to get relief without resorting to medication. (of course, severe chronic pain should be brought to the attention of your doctor)  

The remedies below will increase your life quality and ease tension on a holistic whole body level. 

Get headache relief from these natural holistic remedies now: 

    Get headache relief from these natural holistic remedies now!

  • Hydrate:  Try to Drink 2-3 liters a day. Your brain cells and blood need to be hydrated properly for everything to work smoothly.  Dehydration in the muscles cause tightening, which leads to headaches in the neck and forehead.
  • Sleep:  Aim to get 7-9 hours each night. Be sure that you have a relaxation routine before bed, without media, to help you get pure and restful sleep.
  • Massage:  Gently Massage your middle and index finger along the back of your neck and in small circles at the temples and between the eyebrows.
  • Relax:  We are an over scheduled society that tends to worry about the smallest details in life.  Make time to pause in your day and breathe deeply. 
  • Essential oils: These have proven over and over again to be extremely efficient in healing large and small ailments alike, not to mention relax the whole self. Below are my favorite oils for bodily healing and relaxation.

Eucalyptus Oil: 

Applying eucalyptus oil to your forehead can be incredibly soothing for stress headaches in the same manner as peppermint oil. (see below) Like peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil can soothe, relax muscles and clear nasal passages.  It’s great to inhale as well, because it has anti microbial properties that can help attack germs and viruses that may be causing the headache. Either put a few drops of eucalyptus oil into a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply or take advantage of ourEucalyptus Oil Shower Spray, while enjoy a nice shower or bath!

Peppermint Oil: 

This is a good one to keep in the car!  Store a little bottle of peppermint oil in your glove box for those headaches on the go. Rubbing even a few drops on your temples has proven to relieve the pain of tension headaches. Peppermint oil creates a relaxing cooling sensation once in contact with the skin and helps ease the tension in your head and neck muscles. The scent also has the power to calm your nerves and clear your sinus passages, which can help greatly if your headache is caused by stress or sinus pressure.

Get headache relief from these natural holistic remedies now!Lavender Oil: 

Lavender’s scent has an incredibly strong effect on the nervous system, including relieving problems such as sleep issues, anxiety and stress, which can all contribute to headaches. Some evidence suggests that lavender can even help relieve the pain of even the migraines! Simply place a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow, create a spray by diluting the oil in water and spray into the room around you, create a lavender sachet or brew a cup of lavender tea to take full advantage of this natural headache reliever. 

Take charge of your health with the power of natural medicine!  We love doing what we can to help which is why we began Eurospa in the first place.  Come visit us and see how we can make your world a healthier place!

Muscle Pain? Get Relief With Menthol Crystals, From These Recipes You Can Make At Home!

Menthol Crystals offer temporary pain relief for sore muscles, providing a local anesthetic with a cool numbing sensation as it penetrates the skin.  But how do you use them?
Well, first, a little history.  These crystals generally come from India and are extracted from mint leaves with a gentle freezing process.
The properties are so concentrated that just a few crystals are needed  to create very powerful effects. *Just beware. It’s important that due to their strength, you may want to wear protective eye wear, gloves and keep the space you are working in well ventilated.  They are easy to inhale in small quantities in steam, but when you are creating a recipe, you’ll be working with larger amounts in a dry environment.*
We were blessed to stumble upon these great recipes from Abby Brown Soaps and are now sharing them with you!
Cooling Foot Soak
*Please use gloves when handling Menthol Crystals – as to not transfer from hands to eyes or other sensitive parts of your body.
  • 4 oz Epsom Salt
  • 4 oz Fine Dead Sea Salt
  • .20 oz Menthol Crystals
  • 40 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 40 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Add all the ingredients above into a food processor. Mix or pulse until all ingredients are fine ground. Store in jar or zip lock bag. Clean Food Processor thoroughly.
Please note that the amount of menthol crystals in this recipe are the perfect amount for a foot soak, but will be too strong to be used as a body soak. We recommend 1% or less of menthol crystals in body soaks, as to not irritate or cause discomfort on sensitive areas.
  • Soothing Menthol Muscle Salve
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil =1oz
  • 2 tablespoon shea butter = 1oz
  • 2 tablespoon beeswax= 1oz
  • 4 tablespoons almond oil = 2oz
  • 1.2 teaspoon menthol crystals= .2oz
  • 40 drops sweet birch essential oil
  • 30 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
1) Start by measuring your coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax into a small container and melting the oils on low heat.
2) When the oils have melted, remove from heat and stir in the menthol crystals until dissolved. Be sure to keep your face away from the mixture as to not irritate your eyes or nose.
3) When the crystals are dissolved, stir in the almond oil, followed by your essential oil.
4) Pour your mixture into a container with a lid for storage, but allow to cool before capping. Keep in refrigerator to maintain texture and shelf-life.
Massage a small amount onto sore muscles and joints for soothing relief. Wash your hands after and avoid face, eyes, and other sensitive areas. This recipe makes a mild salve that should be suitable for most skin types, even sensitive skin. You may increase the percentage of menthol crystals for stronger potency, but increase slowly to ensure your skin’s tolerance. We have encountered recipes ranging from 3%-20% menthol crystals, this recipe starts at 4%.
Want more?  Order your own Menthol Crystals! Happy health to you!
Fast Natural Pain Relief for the Evil Cramps that Attack During Your Period.

Fast Natural Pain Relief for the Evil Cramps that Attack During Your Period.

Fast Natural Pain Relief for the Evil Cramps that Attack During Your Period.
The cramps that accompany getting your period can put a real damper on your day and plans.   

So it’s no surprise that when that time of the month rolls around, women sometimes feel the need to wear a neon sign that reads, ‘approach with caution’.   

Women have a super power of being able to be in pain and get on with life anyway. 

But do you know how to relieve the pain naturally without heading straight for the pain meds?  Not many women do but it would make things much healthier in the end if they did.

The truth is, women’s reproductive systems and overall health are requesting (begging) for a better way.

So, I have compiled a small yet helpful list of natural home remedies to ease that pesky menstrual pain.

Hot shower.  

Not just any hot shower.  Turn up the heat as much as you can stand it.  Let the steam add up.  While you’re at it, spray some of Eurospa’s Eucalyptus Shower Spray into the steam.  The cleansing nature of the oil will be heightened in the stream and permeate your bronchial passages, resulting in relaxation and a further detoxified system.   Make sure that while you allow the hot water to really fall on your lower back.  This will relax those aching muscles and give you the chance to, at the same time, massage your lower belly which actually makes the process of ‘release’ more efficient!  Who wouldn’t want that?


Just as mentioned above, you can also do a similar massage while laying down.  I suggest getting some massage oil.  A warming oil would be great, but if you only have a regular base, try adding some other essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus and cinnamon to the massage.  Lavender will relax and calm you, the cinnamon aids in circulation (bringing comfort) and the eucalyptus is actually a very good topical anti-inflammatory.  I did this step recently and slept so much better that night.

Hot Water Bottles.  

Yep, I mean the same kind you may (or may not) remember your grandparents using for their back pain. They may seem old-fashioned, but they really, truly help warm and relax the muscles in your lower abdomen. They are an affordable and worthy investment that will bring you relief month after month.  GO get one. 

Just Say NO to Caffeine.  
Don’t freak out… I know it’s an intimidating thought, but eliminating caffeine from your diet could help alleviate a large amount of menstrual pain. Caffeine constricts your blood levels and raises tension: so when you’re suffering from cramps, you want to get the opposite happening. Additionally, caffeine dehydrates you, causing the cleanse to be a slower process. Drinking water and herbal tea instead will not only keep your flow hydrated, but will also help relieve bloating that may occur during your period. 

I’m not saying this will make your reproductive pain disappear all together, but I do believe you will feel more alive and able to function more comfortably and happily. 

It’s a part of life, but it doesn’t need to control you. 

At Eurospa, we enjoy bringing more quality to your life!  Stop by and see what we can do to better your health and daily living!

Got Knee Pain? Get Relief and Healing From the Comfort of Your Home!

Got Knee Pain? Get Relief and Healing From the Comfort of Your Home!

Got Knee Pain? Get Relief and Healing From the Comfort of Your Home!When that moment arrives where you realize your knee pain is limiting your mobility and strength, it can be really frustrating for both general movement and also fitness.
Knee pain is quite common these days, regardless of a person’s age.  There are many contributing factors from diet, to lifestyle and trauma. For a few people knee pain may be so severe that they cannot perform their daily activities. Knees are the most vulnerable joint and does show signs of wear and tear. Knee pain is caused due to Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, muscle strains, tendinitis, serious injuries to cartilage and ligaments. If knee pain is ignored, there can be other problems which you need to face in future. You have a great opportunity to relieve yourself from knee pain through reflexology.Thankfully, acupressure and reflexology can bring some relief and even healing to this uncomfortable condition.  It’s great if you choose to go see a practitioner, as you will get a more thorough and relaxing treatment. However, many of these points are also easily done by yourself and can offer relief and healing from the comfort of your own home. 
Here are some points you can try to get knee relief and healing! 

Got Knee Pain? Get Relief and Healing From the Comfort of Your Home!Knee Reflex Point:

Applying pressure to this point will help in strengthening your knee joint and heal any injuries in this area. You can find the point one inch below the ankle bone, it is located in a small and soft triangular section. Place your thumb on this point and move it up and down with some pressure. Make sure that you massage the points that feel sore and hard for 5 minutes. You will feel relaxed and pain free after regular use. 
Nourishing Valley: 

Got Knee Pain? Get Relief and Healing From the Comfort of Your Home!

This particular point will help alleviate knee pain, abdominal pain and even genital disorders. So, naturally, it’s a great point to be familiar with! Place two fingers on the edge of you knee crease in the hollow between both the tendons. Now move your fingers up and down by applying a little bit of pressure for 5 to 7 minutes. You will notice that by doing this three times a day, you will be free from the tension around the knees.

Shady Side of the Mountain:

This magical reflex point is used to cure and treat a myriad of health conditions. By accessing this point one can find relief from water retention in the body, swelling, knee problems, leg tensions, cramps, varicose veins and edema. This point is found on the inside of the leg, just below the bulge on the head of the shin bone. Place your index and middle finger on this point and press it for 10 minutes. You can release it after every two minutes and hold it again for extra pressure.

Knees need to be treated with extra care. An additional thing you can do to enhance bring more relief to your discomfort, is to get our Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray and spray about 5-10 sprays into a large bowl filled with lukewarm water. Add half cup of Epsom salt and mix it well. Place two small hand towels in this mixture and soak them for 5 to 10 minutes. Now take the towels and remove excess fluid from it. Wrap each towel around your knees. Repeat the process until you find relief in your knees. This is a tried and true method of relief for many.  Simply try it out and see if it helps. All the above reflex points will ease your pain. Be patient and do them regularly for the best results. From all of us at Eurospa, take care of yourself and stay healthy.