We recently had the opportunity to interview pro skateboarder, Greg Lutzka! We were able to learn more about his story and share some of our favorite tips for using Tea Tree Oil. He was so surprised to learn how Tea Tree Oil could help him keep his sneakers smelling fresh! Keep reading to learn 4 fun facts about Greg and 4 of our Tea Tree Oil recommendations!
Greg moved to California from Wisconsin when he was 17, with two of his closest buddies. His friends both moved back to Wisconsin within a year, leaving him in California alone. He then got homesick for his friends, family and the midwest – but he stuck it out after another friend moved in with him. That friend would become his filmmaker.
Greg’s first trip outside of the US was to Australia to visit one of his first sponsors, Globe Shoes, who’s based there.
Greg started playing acoustic guitar after his musician brother introduced him to it. He loves playing “campfire music” like Pink Floyd, Nirvana and Oasis.
The most important contest Greg ever won was his first pro contest, the World Cup, which he won while still in high school. This contest was actually the catalyst for him to move to California.
Since Greg is constantly at the skate park or on his board, you KNOW his shoes are in need of some TLC. He was so surprised to hear that with the help of some Tea Tree Oil, he could banish odor from his sneakers in just 24 hours!
Here are a few of our favorite Tea Tree Oil tips:
Tea Tree Oil can deodorize stinky sneakers and shoes
If your shoes are smelling ripe, use Tea Tree Oil to create a natural deodorizing powder. Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and 5 drops of tea tree oil. Sprinkle in the footbed of your shoes and leave to soak up overnight.
Tea Tree Oil can be used as a natural acne remedy
If you’re prone to breakouts, reach for the Tea Tree Oil! Using a Q-tip or cotton applicator, dab a bit of the oil straight onto acne. As a warning, it can be fairly drying, so you may want to dilute by dipping your Q-tip in water first.
Tea Tree Oil can help you defeat dandruff
Add 3-4 drops of Tea Tree Oil to your favorite bottle of natural shampoo to treat your dry, itchy scalp. Because this oil is a great moisturizer, it also helps stimulate hair growth! Just remember: don’t apply to your hair on its own. It needs to be blended with shampoo or a carrier oil (like almond or coconut oil) if you’re doing a deep conditioning treatment.
Tea Tree Oil can help cure Athlete’s Foot
Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, Tea Tree Oil is a great choice for healing Athlete’s Foot. Mix 4-5 drops of the oil with a teaspoon of any carrier oil, then apply to the affected area using a cotton round or cotton ball. Leave on for about 20 minutes, then rinse off. Repeat up to twice daily until feet are healed.
Are you a big fan of Tea Tree Oil? Tell us your favorite uses for it in the comments below!
Tea Tree Oil is a beloved essential oil in the natural health community. Not only does it delight the senses with an invigorating scent, but it has so many other amazing uses! Here are three of our favorite things about tea tree oil:
Tea Tree Oil is a great natural sanitizer.
Because of its sanitization properties, tea tree oil is used in many natural cleaner recipes. It can even discourage mold from growing. Spritz a little in your shower for a clean, fresh scent and peace of mind.
Tea Tree Oil can help reduce acne.
Tea tree oil can be used as a natural alternative to harsh acne cleansers and is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide. Mix a few drops of the oil with two teaspoons of raw honey to create your own face wash. Just remember to rinse with water!
Tea Tree Oil is great for the scalp.
Do you suffer from dandruff or a dry, itchy scalp? Tea tree oil is a great remedy and won’t cause excessive drying! Mix a few drops with some coconut milk (add a little lavender oil for a sweet scent) and massage it in while taking a shower.
Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oil are a tough allergen-fighting pair.
Both oils act as a decongestant and can help clear stuffy sinuses. When used together they can reduce inflammation, ease pain, and boost immunity. This shower spray will have you feeling better in minutes.
How do you use Tea Tree Oil? Share your ideas and recipes in the comments below.
If you’re having a long week at the office or feel more stressed than usual, here’s a friendly reminder to make time for self-care.
Self-care is any activity that, when done intentionally, helps you take care of your emotional, mental, and physical health. While self-care preferences vary from person to person, here are a few of our favorite ideas!
Turn your bathroom into a sauna.
Steam up your bathroom by running a hot bath or shower with a spritz of Mint-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist (or Menthol-Infused ShowerMist for a refreshing mojito scent). Lounge around in your favorite robe and let the fresh steam help you relax.
Ditch the screens and read a good book.
When’s the last time that you sat down and read a novel or magazine? If it’s been so long that you don’t remember, this tip is for you! Grab that book you’ve been meaning to finish and read a few chapters.
Wind down with some slow stretches.
Grab your yoga mat and enjoy some gentle stretches like Child’s Pose, Knees to Chest, or Reclined Twist. Use our Eucalyptus + Lavender Yoga Mat cleaning spray after you’re done to keep your mat smelling fresh and clean.
Head to bed early and get some good rest.
It’s tempting to stay up late to catch up with your friends on Facebook or the watch the TV shows you missed this week, but why not turn the lights out early and get a few more hours of sleep? Netflix will be there when you wake up – we promise.
What do you like to do to practice self-care?
Tell us in the comments below.
Summertime is the favorite season of many people, and for good reason. Summer vacations, family barbecues, and a sense of community make this time fun. But what if you don’t know what to do with the time you may have off from work and normal life? How do you make the most of your summer? Here are some great tips:
How to have the best summer of your life
Spend time with family & friends
Summertime offers plenty of excuses for family get-togethers. Call up family and friends that live nearby for a weekend barbecue. Come up with a weekly meeting for a time with friends to catch up and doing something fun. And make a point to stick with your plans.
For households, set aside time during the weekends for a family movie or game night. If you have kids, spend time with them to let them know you’re happy they have time off from school.
It’s not more likely than summertime (besides the holidays perhaps) that people will have free time, so make the most of it.
Spend time in nature
Nature has a lot to offer with the warmer weather, so take advantage of sunny days and enjoy the outdoors.
Plan trips to the beach or a lake. Take walks in the sand during sunset. Ride a bike in the woods, or around your neighborhood. Go camping up in the mountains.
There is so much to do in this beautifully designed world. So don’t let it pass you by.
Spend time on yourself
Wherever you are in life, it’s always a good idea to work on improving yourself.
Self-improvement can take many forms. One way is improving your career. This could mean asking for a raise, learning new ways to do your job better, or gaining new experience. You can also improve your perspective on life.
Another way is improving your health. Summer is the perfect time to start new habits to refresh and reinvigorate your body. Start an exercise routine, clean up your diet, or play a sport in a rec league. Or if you’re looking to relax, treat yourself to a home spa with our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus Oil.
Use the summer to work on any aspect of your life that you feel is lacking or needs improvement. There’s no time like now to do it.
Spend time in your community
With the spare time you may find yourself with, why not use it to serve others around you?
There is always someone who needs a helping hand. You could volunteer at a church, serve at a soup kitchen, help clean up a local park or give your time to a local charity.
Giving away your time to others is one of the single most satisfying actions possible. Helping your fellow man and woman is not only a noble gesture but also a unique way to meet new people. And these people could end up being friends for the rest of your life.
Don’t miss out on the best summer of your life
Whatever you do, don’t waste the time you have. Use it wisely and productively. That’s where you’ll find satisfaction in your summer.
How do you spend your time in the summer? Let us know in the comments below, and help others enjoy the season by sharing!
It’s June, which is Men’s Health month, so let’s take some time to consider the fathers, uncles, brothers, and sons in our lives. You probably know some hard working guys that don’t often have time to think about their health. So what can you do to help them take care of themselves? Here are six health-improving Eucalyptus tips they can start using today:
1: Relax in the shower before work
Need a little pick me up before heading off to work? Eucalyptus relaxes and reinvigorates, relieving that morning fog in your mind to alert your senses, getting you ready for the day. Simply spray it on the floor of your shower, and you’ve brought the spa to your home. You can try several different kinds of our ShowerMists depending on your preferences, but our classic Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist is a great energizer by itself.
2: Kill germs in gym showers
If you use the showers at your local gym, then you know they aren’t the cleanliest things in the world. But what you may not know is that the shower floors could be filled with fungus spores and other germs that could make you ill, especially if you shower there barefoot. Any of our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMists will kill germs and make the shower floor a safe and sanitary place to clean your body (as well as remove any foul odors).
3: Remove odors from shoes and feet
Whether from playing sports or a long day at work, shoes usually get pretty smelly. The smell can be embarrassing and ruin the atmosphere of any room. But it doesn’t have to. With our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, you can spray it inside any shoes and leave them overnight. The next morning, you’ll find you have clean shoes that will stay fresh for a long time since Eucalyptus naturally eats odors.
4: Soothe muscle pains
No matter what you do, muscles will get sore and tense from the stress of life. But you can remedy the problem with our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, which has been known to relax muscle tension and remove stress. Eucalyptus has also been known to quicken the healing of muscle tears and strains, as well as relieve pain associated with the injuries.
5: Relieve and flush sinuses
Sinus pressure and pain are common for everyone, especially for men when they wake up in the morning. Want to know how to relieve the pressure within just a few minutes? Spray our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist during a quick shower to clear your sinuses and open them up for the rest of the day. You don’t have to live with congested sinuses anymore.
6: Improve digestion
A long day of work doesn’t often lead to a good day of healthy food choices. Thankfully, there’s a way to combat indigestion and an unsettled stomach. Try this: mix the Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist with Epsom salts and a carrier oil, such as almond oil. Pour it in a bath and allow the mixture to aid your digestive tract and relax your entire body.
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Tell the men you know about these easy, quick ways they can help keep themselves healthy and relax. Remind them that even five minutes every day to take care of themselves can lead to a happier, healthier life!
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