Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Eucalyptus Oil Foot Care! See All the Benefits Eurospa Products Have to Offer

One of nature’s most powerful ingredients for moisturizing, soothing, and detoxifying hard-working feet is eucalyptus oil. Its ability to modulate ceramides (lipid component of skin structure) helps the skin’s outer layer to retain moisture. This is extremely important for the feet, which can excrete as much as one pint of moisture every day.

A compound called 1,8-cineole in eucalyptus facilitates the production of hydrating ceramides in the epidermal cells,2 increasing the skin’s softness and suppleness.

Carefully extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and stems of the tallest and fastest growing tree in the world, eucalyptus essential oil contains about 80% 1,8-cineole (its main active ingredient) and other healthy plant essences such as pinene and limonene.3

Not only does eucalyptus oil enhance the water-binding ability of ceramides, it has long been used in therapeutic programs to help cleanse and detoxify the skin.

Eucalyptus oil also has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties4 against a wide range of microorganisms that prosper in moist, dark environments.

Aromatherapy experts have long believed that quality essential oils like eucalyptus oil can also penetrate deeply into the skin and enhance circulation, thus promoting the delivery of oxygen and essential nutrients to the skin’s deepest layers.

Tired feet therefore benefit from the natural soothing properties of eucalyptus, a proven analgesic5 that is one of the best oils known for lessening the discomfort associated with joint and muscle aches.
These numerous benefits of eucalyptus oil make it an essential ingredient in a program designed to hydrate, soothe, and protect the feet.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Study shows Eucalyptus Oil to benefit COPD sufferers

In a German study published in 2009, Eucalyptus Oil (cineole) was found to benefit patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD).  The study of 242 COPD patients found that Eucalyptus Oil actively controlled airway inflammation.

The study was conducted over a 6 month period.  The frequency, severity and duration of worsening symptoms diminished significantly when compared with the group receiving the placebo.  Improvement of lung function, reduction in shortness of breath and general quality of life was statistically significant when compared with the placebo group.

Consider how much your clients will appreciate an improvement in their “general quality of life” every time they visit your steam room or sauna and breathe in the benefits of EuroSpa Eucalyptus Oil Blends!  Your maintenance personnel will thank you for making their job easier too.

Respiratory Research 2009

These collective findings underline that cineole not only reduces exacerbation rate but also provides clinical benefits as manifested by improved airflow obstruction, reduced severity of dyspnea and improvement of health status. Therefore, cineole can provide a useful treatment option for symptomatic patients with COPD in addition to treatment according to the guidelines. These results have to be seen in context with socio-economic aspects. As COPD is an extremely costly disease and a cause of major financial and social burden concomitant therapy with cineole can be recommended, especially due to the lack of relevant side effects and relatively low cost. The results of our study provide good evidence that cineole will show benefits as additional therapeutic regimen in patients with COPD. These findings correspond to the interpretation of the efficacy-study with Carbocysteine but not with Acetylcysteine, because this medication did not show a significant reduction of exacerbations [22,23] .

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Scientific Study: Eucalyptus Oil Proven to Relieve Pain

Eucalyptus Oil Analgesic Effect Not Just a Folk Medicine Approach.  Laboratory Proven to Relieve Pain

Eucalyptus Oil has been demonstrated to have analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties according to an article in the September 1, 2008 issue of “Life Extension” magazine. The conclusion drawn by the scientists conducting the study was that “folk medicine” using Eucalyptus Oil really did help heal wounds and ease aches and pains.

Imagine how much your clients would appreciate the analgesic effects of EuroSpa Eucalyptus Oil Blends as they relax in the steam room or sauna after a tough work out!  EuroSpa helps your maintenance people keep the steam room from smelling like a steam room too!

As cited in the 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 89 (2003) 277–283
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of essential oils of Eucalyptus

"Two different analgesic testing methods were employed in the current investigation with the objective of identifying possible peripheral and central effects of the test sub- stances. Using both acetic acid-induced writhes and hot plate thermal stimulation, it was observed that the essential oils of EC, ET, and EG possessed analgesic effects against both models. This observation indicates that these eucalyptus oils have both peripheral (writhe reduction) and central (thermal reaction time prolongation) effects. Among the oils tested, extracts from EC demonstrated the highest peripheral anti-nociceptive activity, while extracts from ET were the most potent central anti-nociceptive substance. On the other hand, while both of these oil extracts induced moderate effects in reverse manners to the above, the essential oils of EG appeared to be the least effective in both animal models of nociception. Taken together, the data presented demonstrate that the essential oils of eucalyptus induce variable degrees of peripheral and central analgesic effects depending upon the Eucalyptus species where they are obtained from. These observations can provide useful information if a choice is desired to be made regarding the species of eucalyptus as a source of analgesic drugs."

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If you would like to learn more about how you can add Eucalyptus Oil to your commercial steam room for less than $3 a day, just call 1-800-395-6478. 

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Amazing Eucalyptus Oil!

Eucalyptus Oil has many and varied medical applications.  Topical ointments have been in use among many cultures around the world for many years to heal wounds and cure fungal infections.  Teas have been used to reduce fevers.  Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of substances with strong antibacterial properties in Eucalyptus Oil and it was used regularly throughout the 19th century for these very purposes.  As an expectorant, Eucalyptus Oil will loosen phlegm in respiratory passages.  As an antiseptic, it helps to prevent infection.   Topically, tinctures, salves and balms of Eucalyptus Oil have been found to relieve chronic ear infections, treat boils, wounds, sores and even be an effective insect repellent.  

Eucalyptus Oil is an all-natural amazing plant-derived essential oil with numerous uses.  Just think of all the “miracles” EuroSpa Eucalyptus Oil Blends will perform in your steam room and sauna!  Your clients will love it and your maintenance people will thank you for making their job easier!

University of Maryland Medical Center

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Clients LOVE a “eucalyptus-fresh” Steam Room!

Steam rooms tend to acquire an unfriendly odor about them as a normal part of their use; an odor most folks find offensive.  Methods commonly used for reducing these foul smells include the introduction of eucalyptus oil into the steam room embedded in towels, sponges, or open containers.  While effective, these methods are inefficient and cumbersome.

Now, a simple solution makes a eucalyptus-fresh steam room easy and cost effective for club managers.  EuroSpa all-natural Eucalyptus Oil blends and the unique Mystifier Injection System help keep steam rooms pleasant and odor free economically.  As little as one drop of EuroSpa Eucalyptus Oil every two minutes is automatically delivered to the steam room line with no unsightly equipment in the client’s view.

No more mold and mildew smell that clients hate but plenty of natural eucalyptus fragrance that clients love!  Simple.  Affordable.  Effective.