Monday, April 29, 2013

Steam Room Plus Eucalyptus Oil in Your Home - Oh Yeah!

Live a Little - Luxury Like This Doesn't Cost a Lot

I've always wanted a home theater.  Room.  You know, the massive TV on the wall, sound system that rocks the foundations, acoustics designed by a master, and chairs that adjust, recline, heat, cool, vibrate, and give me a foot rub.  I have a friend who does these rooms.  $100,000 and up... after the construction. 

But the truth is, I have a great flat screen TV, excellent Bose surround sound, recliner chairs and a massage unit that heats and vibrates.  So, while I can dream of the real thing, I have a "good enough" version.

But a steam room is another thing.  The pleasures and benefits of a good shower are appealing enough, but add in that steam and eucalyptus oil and you might be talking about a slice of what God has planned for us in heaven.

And the really cool thing is that you can modify many existing showers for around $1000, get a full prefab unit for under $2000, do a complete custom job for under $5000, and beat the Ritz for $25,000.  We've done the searching for you and pulled together some of our favorites. 

 You may prefer to build in a custom unit using various combinations of tile, wood, glass, or stainless steel.  Many of the less expensive units also have some plastic components.

Multiple shower heads, large baths with jacuzzi jets, and optional dry sauna can add to the total effect.

For me, I want some music in the steam room, so many of the prefab units do include sound systems, and a custom design can easily accommodate any quality of sound system you may like.

You can now enjoy to luxury of eucalyptus oil in a regular shower, too.  Buy our 8 ounce spray bottle of 100% pure pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil for you home shower or steam room.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

8 Fantastic Reasons to Build a Steam Room in Your Home

Steam Rooms Aren't Just for Gyms and Spas Anymore

You can spend as little as $1000 or as much as $20,000 to create a steam room in your home.  If you're like me, you want to have a pretty good reason to spend even a $1000.  So why would I spend around a $1000 to add a steam room to my current tub/shower, $2000 or so for a prefab steam room, or $5000 or more for a steam room as part of a built in remodel?  Here's ten pretty good reasons.

 1) Increase the value of your home — bathroom remodeling projects return an average of 102% on their investment – Generally only kitchen and bathroom home improvement projects return more than they cost.  And 102% might even be conservative.  Turning an old bathroom into a stylish, state-of-the-art bathroom could easily add $25,000 to the value of a $400,000 house, and $50,000 to the value of a $1,500,000 home.   A steam room component alone should add $10,000 to the value of a $400,000 house and $15,000 to the value of a $1,500,000 home.

2)  A home steam room makes you happier —  Being able to hop into a steam room is a simple pleasure that you will enjoy every day of your life.  And you can find surveys that show that the the Swedes and the Finns are some of the happiest folks on earth.  They know the value of steam baths.

3)  Look better — There are some scientific studies showing the benefits of steam that indicate that it’s good for your skin.  One is stress reduction, because stress is proven to cause breakouts.  Another is cleaning out your pores.  Another study, conducted in Italy, indicated that individuals who steam reduced the # of visibly clogged pores by 40% after just 7 steaming sessions in a two week period.

4)  Impress your friends — I’m not sure how much of a benefit this really is, but it’s a fact:  your friends will be impressed (and a bit jealous) when they see that you have a steam room in your house.
So you can make your house better, improve your quality of life, and make money at the same time.

5)  Health benefits - As noted in and earlier post here, studies indicated that steam is very helpful in fighting off colds and reducing symptoms. 

6)  Relief for sore muscles - Of this we have no doubt.  Every coach or physical therapist will recommend heat for some injuries or sore muscle situations.  And if you've ever tried steam as a way to speed up the recovery time after heavy use of your muscles, you already knew this.

7)  Sell your house faster - There are a few things that just make a house super appealing.  A built in outdoor bbq for the husband, an amazing modern kitchen for the wife.  A steam bath, especially a steam bath in a beautiful master bath, could tip the scales on your home time after time.

8)  And best of all, add Eucalyptus Oil for Aromatherapy - You can dramatically increase all of the above benefits, plus add even more by adding some pure eucalyptus oil to the steam in your home steam bath.
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9 Surprising Ways Eucalyptus Trees Benefit Humans

In Sherbrooke Forest, Victoria, Australia
In Sherbrooke Forest, Victoria, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Best Friend a Steam Room Ever Had, Eucalyptus Oil, Comes from a Tree that Provides the World with a Long List of Benefits

Everyone loves the scent of eucalyptus oil in the steam room at the local spa or gym.  Many are now finding that they also like to bring it home to their home steam unit or shower.  We know about some of the reported benefits to our skin, olfactory system, respiratory system, and even emotional and spiritual health, but the oil and the tree that creates the oil are amazing on many, many levels.

1.  Biomass is a potential source for generating power around the world.  Biomass can be derived  from renewable, sustainable sources like plants and trees.  While we currently use corn, sugar, and switch grass for biomass applications, better might be fast growing hardwood trees planted and harvested for energy production, but also supplying wood and fiber. 

2.  The eucalyptus tree is one of the fastest growing hardwood trees in the world.  It already represents 8 percent of all planted forests.  Grown in 90 countries, the eucalyptus is easy to grow in many climates.  In 2003, global Eucalyptus pulp demand was 8 million tons and it represented 40 percent of the world’s hardwood pulp market.

3.  Dryland salinity is becoming a serious problem in many parts of the World.   In Australia, almost 50% of the divertible water supply is either undrinkable or marginal because of salinity.   Scientists believe that this may be due to the removal of deep rooted trees to make room for shallow rooted food crops.  The water table moves up, bringing salt that has been in deposit for millennia closer to the surface.  A solution for this has been to plant eucalyptus trees in the farm areas, whose deep roots will then lower the water table.  Early experimentation seems to be showing promising results.

4.  Eucalyptus oils derived from the leaves of some species of eucalyptus provide commercially viable products for cleaning and disinfecting.  The oils are known to be antibacterial and antimicrobial.  Thus eucalyptus oils are used for cleaning virtually any surface and can even be used in the wash.  Great for smelly shoes.

5.  Eucalyptus oils are used in pure form and in combination with other products to produce excellent remedies for colds, flu, dry skin, itchy feet or scalp. 

6.  Essential oils are used in many applications as aromatherapy to sooth the nerves and help with relaxation, either by themselves, or in conjunction with massage, sauna or steam baths. 

7.  There is evidence that merely thinking about the smell of eucalyptus may be helpful in arresting cravings for chocolate or cigarettes.  Good idea for the cigarettes.  Leave my chocolate cravings alone.

8.  Combined with Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus may be effective with Lice and Nits.

9.  Eucalyptus oil has been studied and is being studied at universities around the world, and there is a growing body of evidence that shows multiple medicinal uses, including:  cure for athletes feet, relieve muscle pain, control airway inflamation in COPD patients, prevent staph infections, and more.

May we recommend that you consider our 100% pure, pharmaceutical grade, eucalyptus oil for your commercial steam room or for your home steam bath or regular shower?  Please visit for more information or call 800-395-6478
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Could Eucalyptus Oil Help Curb Chocolate and Cigarette Cravings? Study Says Yes

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Most of us have experienced the irresistible lure of the 3pm chocolate fix - but for some people, cravings lead to more than just a harmless, occasional indulgence.

Those who experience ‘pathological’ cravings find them constant and debilitating and may be at risk of serious health problems, according to new Australian research.
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Stop Chocolate and Cigarette Cravings with Eucalyptus Oil??  New Study Opens Says This Could Be True! 
Psychology researcher Dr. Eva Kemps and colleague Dr. Marika Tiggeman examined the psychology of food cravings and found the use of counter-visualisation - in particular, imagining the scent of Eucalyptus Oil - was highly effective in curbing cravings.

Kemps, from Adelaide’s Flinders University, conducted a series of experiments in which chocolate cravings were induced in participants who were then asked to perform a series of tasks.

When they were asked to imagine the smell of eucalyptus oil, the chocolate cravings disappeared.

“When you are having a craving you are experiencing very vivid and clear mental imagery,” Kemp says.

“People’s mental capacity is limited in size, so if you are using it up to conjure up images of food, it can’t be used for EucLeavescroppedCLEAN1something else. 

“On the flip side when we got them to do another task, such as imagining the smell of eucalyptus they could not maintain the craving,” says Kemps.

“Engaging in a simple visual task seems to hold real promise as a method for curbing food cravings.”

The research is also relevant for people craving alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine and drugs, Kemp believes.  “Smokers experience the smell of the cigarette,” she says.

She hoped further research would determine whether the technique could be used to modify eating and substance-abuse behaviour.

Source: A Cognitive Experimental Approach to Understanding and Reducing Food Cravings, E. Kemps and M. Tiggemann,  Current Directions in Psychological Science 2010 19: 86.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Steam Room Benefits to Your Health and Well Being

Sauna benches
Sauna benches (Photo credit: Matti Mattila)

Steam Rooms Promote Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness...Even Before You Add Eucalyptus

There may be some who will argue whether or not there are therapeutic benefits to steam rooms.  There are even a few who might try to prove that there may be some dangers with steam rooms.  After exhausting just about every well written (if not necessarily research based) article about steam baths available, and throwing in humidifiers to boot, here is the conclusion:

Steam Rooms May Provide benefits to circulation, detoxification, muscle relaxation, and respiration, or, maybe not.  Here's the dope.

Humans have believed for at least hundreds if not thousands of years that steam is good for the respiratory system, skin, and muscles.  We lay people have observed that dry whether causes chapping of lips, skin, the inside of our noses and even our throats.  We use steam baths, hot showers, facial saunas, and humidifiers (both room and whole-house) in our attempt to balance out nature's dry climates or seasons. 

While science seems to be having difficulty proving one way or the other whether steam might help with chapping, including the chapping of our throats that leads to sore throats and colds, lay observation seems to confirm for us enough relief or benefit to continue to use these methods. 

Open those pores - When we sweat, and sweating is the main activity in a steam room, our pores open wide and we sweat out water.  This process is widely touted as a way to sweat out unwanted toxins and just plain dirt that we don't want clogging up our pores.  Science is mixed on this.  But one might conclude that we would all stop doing it if there was no evidence of effectiveness.

Soothe Aching Muscles - Heating our skin, increases blood circulation.  The body's response is to direct more blood to the skin's surface and the muscles.  With more blood flow, the build up of lactic acid from a muscle that has been worked will be expelled more quickly.  The blood also bring oxygen and nutrients needed to help the muscle heal. 

Clean Out Your Nasal Passages - If you need scientific proof of this effect, you've never been in a steam room.  Your nose will run, and your nasal passages will be clean afterwords.  Does this help prevent colds, reduce cold symptoms, or speed recovery.  Many websites point to a study at the University of Munich that makes multiple claims as to possible benefits related to respiratory issues.  If you can find that original study, please send me an email or give me a link in the comments.  I can find no evidence that the study exists.
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Monday, April 15, 2013

More Studies Showing Eucalyptus Oil Effective As Cure for Common Colds

English: Eucalyptus polybractea, Blue-leaf Mal...
English: Eucalyptus polybractea, Blue-leaf Mallee, leaf and capsules, West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NYU Reports Multiple Scientific Studies Show Benefits of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Oil is getting more and more interest from the medical community.  While eucalyptus and other essential oils, such as mentha arvensis (menthol), have long been used to help with symptoms of colds, now scientists are studying a particular blend of products called Monoterpenes.  Monoterpenes combine cineol from eucalyptus, d-limonene from citrus fruit, and alpha-pinene from pine. 

Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oil Monoterpenes  

Most, though not all, studies indicate that oral use of essential oil monoterpenes can help acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, and sinus infections. 2-7
For example, a double-blind , placebo-controlled trial of 676 people with acute bronchitis found that 2 weeks treatment with essential oil monoterpenes was more effective than placebo and equally effective as antibiotic treatment for reducing symptoms and aiding recovery. 5
Also, a 3-month, double-blind , placebo-controlled trial of 246 people with chronic bronchitis found that regular use of essential oil monoterpenes helped prevent the typical worsening of chronic bronchitis that occurs during the winter. 4
Additionally, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of about 300 people, use of essential oil monoterpenes improved symptoms of acute sinusitis . 2
One study weakly indicates that essential oil monoterpenes may be helpful for colds in children. 1
Essential oil monoterpenes are thought to work by thinning mucus.

The NYU story above is just one of many that are showing the amazing benefits of eucalyptus.  While these studies deal with a specific combination of products, other studies have shown eucalyptus oil itself to be effective in helping with respiratory issues.

1 Benefits were seen in such symptoms as nasal congestion, headache, and overall malaise. Because the participants in this study suffered, in particular, from sinus symptoms, this study has been used to indicate that cineol may be helpful for viral sinusitis . Few significant side effects were seen in this study, but the product used was of pharmaceutical grade,... (emphasis added)
Note here that the NYU article above specifically points to pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil.  Now it is possible for owners of managers of commercial steam rooms to add pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil directly into the steam through the use of the Mystifier Automatic Injection System offered by Eurospa Aromatics.  For as little as $750 and a few dollars per day, spa and gym owners can add the deliciously fragrant aroma of eucalyptus to their steam rooms, and simultaneously provide their guest with multiple, scientifically proven, health benefits. 

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NYU Reports several studies showing benefits of Eucalyptus Oil for Common Cold - Now EO available for home shower use

Now you can get these benefits at home in your regular shower.  Eurospa Aromatics is now offering a 16 ounce spray bottle of pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil for use in home steam baths or in your regular shower.  Create the same mood in your master bath as you can achieve in the most exclusive spa on the Riviera. 

Call today for more information if you'd like to have the healing benefits for your guests in a commercial spa or gym, or if you'd like to try a bottle for home use.   1-800-395-6478
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Add a Steam Room in Your Home and a Dash of Eucalyptus. Live Forever

For Just $600 Up, You Can Get the  Health Benefits of a Steam Room in Your Home
Here is an example of an inexpensive ready-to-go steam room

I love a steam bath.  Others prefer Sauna.  It isn't that I don't like a sauna, but I do prefer the cooler, wetter, effect of steam.  Do you know how cheap and easy it is to add a steam room to your home? You can do it as a stand alone or part of a remodel.  On another day, we'll look at the sauna or even a combination.

I know a little bit about steam rooms, since I once had one built into my home.  It was a combination double tub with concentrated jets, twin shower heads, and a dry or wet rock pile for sauna or steam.  This was all enclosed in a tiled room about ten-by-ten.  It was beautiful, fun, and great for skin, and the respiratory system .  The cost of all that was a lot less than you might think.

I'm thinking about putting a steam room in my new home.  The master bath has a full sized tub, glass sliding doors, and is quite separate from the rest of the room.  I can easily add to the top of the glass slider enclosure and create a decent seal.  Or I could take out the sliders and replace with a unit that would completely seal that side.  The other three sides are all tile.  For under $1000, I can buy a steam generator, and Voila, I have a steam room.

Alternatively, I could take out the tub (there are other tubs in the house), and buy an enclosed unit that is all prefab and ready to install.  And those start at around $1400 or you can spend $5000 for a really elegant unit. For around $3000 you can buy a very nice one.  Depending on the spot you want to place the unit, you may have some plumbing expense and then you have some minor construction costs

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Adding a Steam Room with Eucalyptus Oil to Your Home Will Give you Enhanced Physical and Emotional Health

Maybe you are aware of the huge benefits to your skin, olfactory system, and mood that have now been proven to come from a steam bath.  But if you add eucalyptus oil to your steam bath, now you have multiplied the proven health benefits.   The combination of steam and eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries to promote health and well being.  Besides the experience would be worth the cost even if there weren't all the side benefits.

You can now enjoy to luxury of eucalyptus oil in a regular shower, too.  Buy our 8 ounce spray bottle of 100% pure pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil for you home shower or steam room.
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Friday, April 5, 2013

Science Is Proving Folk Remedies About Eucalyptus Oil to be True

Eucalyptus in Steam Rooms Have Been Curing Folks for Centuries

If folk remedies didn't work on some level, folks would stop using them and calling them remedies.  In the case of essential oils like eucalyptus oil, the curative power has been known and in use for centuries.  And no place was the eucalyptus plant more ubiquitous than in the steam rooms of Northern Europe

Now a half century of scientific evidence is backing up what the "folks" have known intuitively and by their own observation:  Eucalyptus oil is an extremely powerful essential oil that can provide wellness on many levels. 

Eucalyptus Oil Controls Mold and Mildew in Steam Rooms

Mildew and mold and their associated smell are frowned upon as part of the spa experience. Steam born eucalyptus oil wipes out bacteria and microbes before they can get a foothold in your steam room.

It is widely reported that essential plant oils including and/or especially eucalyptus oils have outstanding anti bacterial, anti microbial, and anti fungal properties. According to a report from the Cornell University Department of Animal science: The essential oil from the fruit, buds, and branches contain from 15-57% 1,8-cineole. Activities attributed (ed) to this compound include: anesthetic, antibronchitic, anticatarrh, antilaryngitic, antipharyngitic, antiseptic, antitussive, cns-stimulant, choleretic, counterirritant, dentifrice, expectorant, fungicide, hepatotonic, herbicide, hypotensive, pesticide, and sedative. for the details

One such study concluded:

Conclusions: The eucalyptus extracts and three compounds from E. maculata were found to be effective against micro-organisms that cause food poisoning, acne and athlete's foot. Significance and Impact of the Study: This study shows potential uses of extracts from E. globulus, E. maculata and E. viminalis, and antimicrobial compounds isolated from E. maculata. for the details

You want your steam rooms to be clean, free from microbes, infectious matter, or bacteria that might result in guest contracting athletes foot or other infections. Moreover, in any moist environment, the potential for unpleasant odors is a constant threat. While the delightful and uplifting scent of eucalyptus can mask odors quite well, the real benefit is that this essential oil actually kills such steam room enemies on contact.

If you would like to learn how easy and inexpensive it is to add eucalyptus to your stream rooms, go here.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Does Eucalyptus Oil Cause Allergies in Steam Rooms

No Allergic Connection to Eucalyptus Oil in Steam Rooms

Eric Snyder at Eurospa Aromatics explains that their 100% natural eucalyptus oils do not cause allergies or sensitivities. Its medicinal and therapeutic uses go back to ancient Egypt. 

There may be some steam rooms that are not using the 100% oils available from Eurospa Aromatics.  These products are cheaper to produce because the pure oil is diluted with other chemicals.  These chemicals reduce the benefits and might, in some cases, cause irritation. 

The cost of pure Eucalyptus Oil is under $3 per day.  It is penny wise and pound foolish to use products that might save pennies per day, but which reduce the benefits intended by the product.  Moreover, some of the chemicals used will definitely damage pumping equipment and reduce the lifespan of the pumps, resulting in higher costs of repair and replacement. 

You might like to watch a video with more details about how the Mystifier Automatic Injection System works to keep your steam room smelling great, eliminate mold and mildew, and contribute to the wellness of your guests.  See the post and video here.
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Monday, April 1, 2013

Eucalyptus Oil in Steam Room Strengthens the Immunity System

Turn Your Spa's Steam Room into a Wellness Center

You can generate more income for you spa or fitness center by pointing out the health benefits of your steam room.  And nothing promotes health in the steam room like injecting Pure Eucalyptus Oil into the steam.  Tell your clients about your use of Eucalyptus Oil and how you only use 100% pure oil.  Tell them why.  Use signs and brochures to promote the use of the steam room. 

Throughout this blog you will find many posts that give very thorough details about the amazing studies showing eucalyptus to promote physical, emotional, and even spiritual health.  You might try this one next:

You can now enjoy to luxury of eucalyptus oil in a regular shower, too.  Buy our 8 ounce spray bottle of 100% pure pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil for you home shower or steam room.

Amazing Eucalyptus Oil

In the video above Eric Snyder at Eurospa Aromatics tells us how scientists at the University of Rome have found that eucalyptus oils help boost the immune system.  This is just one of many studies proving scientifically what has been well known for centuries.

If you don't already have a Mystifier Automatic Eucalyptus Oil Injection System in your steam rooms, you will certainly want to join the over 500 and growing number of Luxury Hotels, Spas, and Fitness Centers throughout the US that are saving money and making guests happy with the universally loved smell of eucalyptus in their steam rooms.  

Under $750 to Purchase, Less than $3 a Day for the Oil.  Installs in 45 Minutes.

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