Because we can’t control everything that happens to us in life, having stressful seasons is just inevitable. But just because it’s inevitable doesn’t mean you just have to lie back and let it consume you. Aromatherapy is a holistic form of treatment using natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being and has been used by humans for thousands of years to deal with things like managing pain, sleeping better, fighting sickness, and – you guessed it! – easing stress.
There are dozens of essential oils that are a great help for easing stress, but here are a few of our favorites:
This is one of the most known and well-loved essential oils for aromatherapy, and for good reason. Lavender calms both the body and mind and that allows anxiety and stress to melt away. Studies have shown that people who used Lavender to combat stress and anxiety had great success in relieving generalized anxiety, disturbed sleep, and restlessness.
Lemon oil (found in our Citrus-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist) has not only also been shown to ease symptoms of stress and depression, but citrus oils also are mood-boosting and uplifting. That’s killing two birds with one stone!
Eucalyptus + Peppermint
When you’re feeling stressed, that often comes with mental fog and just general sluggishness. Eucalyptus and Peppermint are instantly refreshing – bringing mental clarity, boosting your mood, and easing stress.
Now that we know what oils are great for easing stress, there are a few ways that you can integrate them into your life. You can mix oils into a carrier oil like coconut oil and roll them onto your pressure points, inhale them directly from their containers, or – our personal favorite format – in a steamy shower!
There’s no denying the healing powers of a hot shower, but adding one of our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists can bring that healing to the next level by using aromatherapy. All of the oils we’ve talked about in the post can be found in one of our ShowerMists.
To use a ShowerMist, simply run a hot shower and then spritz a few sprays into the steam (away from your face). Breathe in all those healing properties.
What are your favorite ways to use essential oils?
Life is stressful and hectic, so when you come home, you expect to relax and be rejuvenated. Essential oils can help you do that; and the best way to use them is with a diffuser. Diffusers disperse the oils into the air, permeating the room and providing with you their benefits continuously. They’re the best way to help you live a better, healthier life.
So, here are nine perfect reasons you should have an essential oil diffuser:
9 Undeniable Reasons to Have an Essential Oil Diffuser
Sleep prepares you to tackle tomorrow, but you can’t do that if you don’t sleep well. So, run your diffuser throughout the night with essential oils such as lavender to help you fall and stay asleep. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for another day.
2. Freshen the Air
Essential oils are known for their potent, fresh aroma. Just choose the scent you want to fill the air. Diffusers are also healthier alternatives to name brand air fresheners, which fill your home with harmful chemicals. Instead, essential oils bring health benefits and provide long-lasting aromas. Two birds, one stone.
3. Stay Healthy
Keep your home healthy and happy by diffusing essential oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and citrus. These oils purify the air by eating up bacteria, protecting your home from illness, and boosting your immune system.
4. Safer than Candles
Candles can pose a fire hazard if left unattended. Prevent these types of disasters by using an essential oil diffuser instead. And besides being safer, essential oils don’t use chemicals like candles, leaving you with a healthier atmosphere.
5. Mood Enhancing
While essential oils and aromatherapy are known for their relaxing scents, there are also several oils that can be used to boost your mood. Oils like lavender and citrus oils can be diffused to energize a room and give it life, such as an office to help you work, or a weight room to get you ready for a big workout.
6. Mental Focus
If you want to be more productive, diffusing essential oils in the air can improve your cognitive function. In fact, using oils like eucalyptus and peppermint regularly can actually help heal causes of poor mental focus.
7. Prevent Snoring
Another reason to leave a diffuser on overnight is to help your significant other not wake you with their snoring. Eucalyptus oil clears passageways and improves breathing, which will prevent snoring and allow you to sleep better.
8. Allergy Relief
It seems that everyone has some kind of allergy these days. Allergies can cause watering eyes, scratchy throats, congestion, among other things. But diffusing essential oils such as eucalyptus and peppermint can relieve these symptoms with their potent aromas and ability to clear sinuses.
9. Relieves Stress
One of the greatest benefits of a diffuser is creating a stress-free home. Menthol and lavender are two of the best oils to help you relax and decompress after a long day. You can make any room your escape with these oils and a diffuser.
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Weight. Stress. Wrinkled skin. These are all things you, along with countless other people, may struggle with daily. But did you know that using a sauna daily has the power to change all that?
But did you know that using a sauna daily has the power to change all that?
Studies and personal testimonies speak to what even ancient people deemed to be true: heat therapy and sweat can do wonders for an ailing body. So, if you’re ready to live a healthier, more relaxed life, then check out why you should make sauna use a part of your daily routine.
3 Ways Using a Sauna Every Day Will Change Your Life
Continual sauna use can drastically improve your weight loss efforts. Just like during cardio exercise, you’re burning calories in the heat of the sauna. You could sweat off several hundred calories in just one session, which over sustained periods of time could eliminate those stubborn pounds. Using saunas in addition to healthy eating and exercise will help you see results faster and help you live the life you want sooner.
We experience unprecedented stress levels in today’s society. Thus, it’s even more vital to take time for stress relief. Using a sauna can do just that. Sauna use promotes the release of endorphins and other chemicals in the brain that counteracts the harmful spikes of adrenaline you may experience during the day. Besides the science behind it, quietly sitting in a wooden, warm room is an experience everyone deserves to enjoy.
As a result of stress, your skin can wrinkle and sag. If you hate it just as much as the next person, then you need to use a sauna. Sweating can rejuvenate your skin by flushing out toxins and promoting your collagen. By reinvigorating your collagen structure and levels, your skin will be left feeling fuller and younger. Sauna use will tighten your skin, eliminating the wrinkles and lines in your face.
Start Using Saunas Today
Saunas are great, but the benefits are limited on their own. So, to enhance your experience, check out our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMists. Spray these onto the floor of the sauna and you’ll experience a refreshing aroma. The Eucalyptus oil will open up your lungs and improve your circulation, augmenting the above benefits.
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Being around family isn’t easy. Some people love it, some people hate it and others just do it because they’re supposed to. If it’s a torture to you, we want to give you an idea for recovering from it that you’ll love. And if you’d like to enjoy it, we’ve got some tips to share there too.
Have a better holiday than the years before and come out feeling good about it. Here’s how:
Remember the truth: This time is temporary and this is your family. You didn’t choose them, but here they are. Love the good inside them and don’t waste your time arguing. You’re not likely to change anyone’s opinions so don’t bother. If they need to think or act differently that’s their own growth to go through. They’ll grow much faster if you sit back and love them.
Simple Conversation: Avoid talking about major issues, family grudges, politics and personal choices. Talk about simple things like music, the books you’re reading, family vacations or the latest movies. And if the complex topics arise, refer to the last point. Don’t waste your time trying to prove something to anyone. It’s always a dead end or painful experience.
Find Kindness: Look for ways to be kind. Compliment people. Listen carefully and attentively to the other person. (If you’re not bothering to argue or convince them of anything, this should be easy to do, and good practice for your communication skills!) Take it further and look for opportunities to tell people why you appreciate them and what you admire about them. This is sure to up-level the mood in the air.
Recover: It’s no easy task handling family. When you’re done, you want to go home, fall on the couch and put your feet up. So do it. But upgrade the experience. All that effort and conversation (and avoiding arguments) can make you tense and tired. So make sure you have a couple bottles of our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, because this will calm your muscles, nerves and mood down so fast. Run a hot shower and spritz a couple sprays into the steam. Get in and just stand there. Breathe. Aromatherapy at this level will work wonders for you. And when you’re done – relax. Put on a movie, read a book or go to bed. You’ve done well.
The holidays are a perfect time for us to be better people. It’s not easy and definitely takes practice, but you can do it. And when you’re done exercising this muscle, you get sweet relief.
From all of us at Eurospa Aromatics, have a beautiful holiday.
Everyone wants feel good and be happy, but what if it’s more in your control than you think? There are many things we can do to support our health naturally, but the shocking secret that keeps you healthy and stress free just might be right at the end of your nose.
Let’s talk about oxygen for a moment.
Oxygen shortage in the human body has been linked to every major illness category including heart conditions, cancer, digestion and elimination problems, respiratory disease, inflamed, swollen and aching joints, sinus problems, yeast infections and even sexual dysfunction.
Oxygen is our primary source of energy and is the main energy source for our brain function. It calms the mind and stabilizes the nervous system. Without oxygen we cannot absorb important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients our body needs. When our cells lack oxygen they weaken and die. Without oxygen, nothing works very well or at all.
What I’m coming to, is that the old practice of “taking 10 deep breaths” to calm down is totally valid. The answer really is right under your nose.
I’d like to challenge you to a very simple practice. Take a few times a day to stop, and let things go. Whatever’s bothering you, has a solution. The stress and anxiety aren’t part of that solution. And whatever the answer is, will come more clearly to you when you slow down, breathe deep and let what’s heavy – go.
Take it further. To really get that oxygen deep into the lungs, the blood cells, brain and vital organs:
- exercise: raising your aerobic activity level forces the blood to distribute oxygen throughout the body quickly and efficiently
- sauna or steam room: the heat and moisture relax and allow the body to take in more oxygen and release toxins and stress.
- essential oils: use lavender and sandlewood to relax and calm down and oils such as rosemary or eucalyptus in the shower or sauna are great for enhancing oxygen absorption and detoxing and cleansing the body of toxins.
At Eurospa, we are dedicated to furthering your health and hope you feel uplifted by this post. Please check out the different products we offer to enhance your health and lifestyle!