Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

If You Deal with Daily Stress, These Aromatherapy Secrets May Be Your Solution!

If You Deal with Daily Stress, These Aromatherapy Secrets May Be Your Solution!Aromatherapy has been shown to carry many benefits in terms of wellness and stress relief. For example, one study showed that aromatherapy does indeed have an effect on brain waves, and can alter behavior. But not all scents are created equal, nor do they affect human physiology and behavior in the same ways. Below, we at Eurospa want to share with you some of the top scents used in aromatherapy, to relieve stress and enhance better health; not to mention, some great ways to use them. 

If you deal with daily stress, these aromatherapy secrets may be your solution!

Lavender is associated with feelings contentment, improved cognitive performance (some measures) and mood as well, and has also shown other mild sedative and calming effects. It’s also been shown to reduce cortisol levels . It can soothe babies and new mothers alike, promote positive mother-infant interactions, and promote sleep in infants, and promote deep sleep in men and women, as well. This can be a great choice for anyone trying to relax for sleep or feel more calm and relaxed during the day.

Eucalyptus and Rosemary
I put these here together as they work off each other for an even more enhanced effect. Eucalyptus is known to be clearing and cleansing. Rosemary is associated with feelings of contentment. Both have been shown to have positive affects on performance and mood and have demonstrated the ability to reduce cortisol levels. Add rosemary to your diffuser. Spray eucalyptus oil shower spray into the steam of your shower or just around the home! These oils are great choices for de-stressing during the day when there is still work to be done.

Peppermint aromatherapy has been found to increase memory and alertness, which can provide a great pick-me-up for too-tired, too-busy people, stressed students, and the overworked.

So much research has shown that citrus oils, such as lemon, wild orange and lime, possess anti-depressant-type effects, making it a good choice for stress relief and mood enhancement as well.  Place a few drops on the palms of your hands and rub along your chest and shoulders.  The oil is not only antibacterial by nature, but increases feelings of lightness and joy!

Eurospa wants to make your life better, which is why we specialize in top quality products for home and spa! We hope you have enjoyed these tips toward less stress and better health.  Contact us today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kick Your Cold Sore / Herpes Blister FAST with These Natural Home Remedies!

Oral herpes are so common at this point that statistics say around 80% - 90% of the population at least has been in contact with the herpes virus. So it's only fair that those of us with natural solutions in our toolbox, would be excited to share just how to kick your cold sores faster and get on with your life! 

Kick Your Cold Sore / Herpes Blister FAST with These Natural Home Remedies!For starters, if you are prone to cold sores, cut down on nuts. Cold sores (herpes) are sensitive to the amino acid, arginine, which nuts have high amounts of. The opposite of arginine, is the amino acid, Lysine. Look familiar?

Lysine is a really useful preventative and symptomatic tool to fight the sores. Taken on a regular basis, lysine helps to defend your weaker cells against susceptibility to the viruses response. 

For immediate relief, apply an ice cube to the sore. This will bring down the swelling and reduce the redness. Repeat as needed.

There are some great essential oils that are able to help both prevent and heal the herpes cold sores. 
  • Oregano - Studies have show that this powerful plant has been able to at least cause the virus to go dormant. Some argue that the virus has even been eliminated from the body, but we can't be so sure. If you'd like to try this remedy, you'll simply need to get a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil and place a few drops of the oil on your lower spine and massage it in. Do this twice per day. The oil is said to penetrate into the vertabrae, where the virus hides, and destroy it.  (Oregano is a hot oil, and caution is to be taken, as to not get it in your eyes or on the skin without dilution.)
  • Peppermint & Lemon - Used as a treatment, when the cold sore arrives, put a small drop of each oil on the location. Repeat as desired. Cold sores are a hot / wet virus, which means it will be healed by drying and cooling remedies, which lemon and peppermint are. Many people say Tea Tree or Melaleuca are good, but on the contrary, they are hot oils and are more likely to aggravate the condition. 
  • Eucalyptus - I love this remedy because it feels so good. In the shower, spray eucalyptus oil shower spray into the steam.  Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic and is particularly good at destroying viruses. Another way to do it is to spray it on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore. *For genital herpes, use the cotton ball method as well, with a carrier oil applied first*
Herpes is not an easy condition to live with, but can be managed with the above and many other natural tips. 

Eurospa is always researching new healing uses for eucalyptus oil and ways to share them with our clients. We strive to create healthier homes and spas with our high quality products and hope that you will contact us today!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

6 Ways Eucalyptus Oil Can Benefit Your Body's Health!

6 Ways Eucalyptus Oil Can Benefit Your Body's Health!Eucalyptus oil is the most commonly used oil for aromatherapy. It has a strong camphor like scent and especially powerful germicidal properties. Do you know all the ways Eucalyptus can benefit your body's health?  And there are just as many ways to use the oil as there are benefits! For example, if you place a just a few drops in an aromatherapy diffuse, you will kill 70 percent of staphylococcus bacteria in a room. In addition, researchers in India found eucalyptus to be effective against several strains of E. coli.  All of this is due to eucalyptus oil being anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, expectorant, febrifuge, vermifuge, immune-stimulant, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic, and cephalic (aids concentration). How many essential oils (or over the counter medicines for that matter) can both cool the body in summer and protect the body in winter? This is why Eurospa is so dedicated to making the finest eucalyptus oil product available to you for both home and spa.

Here are 6 ways Eucalyptus oil can benefit your body's health today!

Wounds and infections - Eucalyptus is a traditional treatment for malaria. (The trees are planted in swamps in North Africa to prevent the spread of malaria as well.) It is effective against other insects' bites and stings as well. Its germicidal properties provide antiseptic protection to wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, and ulcers. It promotes healing in slow healing wounds, helping new tissue form where needed. Eucalyptus has a history of effective use against childhood illnesses and infections such as cholera, measles, scarlet fever, mumps, tuberculosis, and typhoid. Combine with chamomile and lavender in baths for chicken pox. Also useful against UTIs and candida, herpes simplex virus, and shingles blisters. Add eucalyptus oil to a cold compress to help bring down fever. It tonifies the thymus gland, boosting immunity.

Pain Relief - Eucalyptus is effective against muscle and joint pain. From migraines to rheumatism, lumbago to sprained ligaments and tendons, and fibrositis to general aches and pains; eucalyptus is an effective, local pain killer. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory nature can even relieve nerve pain. Massage the oil in a circular motion on the affected area.

Manage disease - Eucalyptus oil is effective at lowering blood sugar (diabetes) and relieving pain (fibromyalgia). It is one of several essential oils found to have comparable action to traditional antibiotics against disease-causing hospital pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureusStreptococcus C and D, various species of ProteusKlebsiella spp., Salmonella typhi, Haemophilus influenza, and more.

Mental stimulant - Most ill people are down - depressed, experience brain fog and are fatigued. Eucalyptus stimulates the mind, aids concentration, and relieves mental exhaustion. It has a cooling effect upon strong emotions, rejuvenating the spirit and relieving stress. It leaves you refreshed and more balanced. Effective treatment for convalescence. A combination of eucalyptus and peppermint applied topically to forehead and temples was shown in a double blind study to relieve headaches better than acetaminophen and aspirin. It was found to increase intellectual capacities and logical thought processes.

Personal hygiene - Eucalyptus benefits skin, hair, and teeth. From acne and blemishes to dandruff, sunburn to repelling insects, eucalyptus has many uses in the personal care area. It is useful against cavities, gingivitis, and other dental infections as well.

Household uses - Add eucalyptus to homemade soaps. It is often found in toothpastes, detergents, and mouthwash. Use it for pet care, such as a flea deterrent for dogs. Add eucalyptus oil to saunas, spas, and bathtubs to disinfect and refresh. Use to disinfect and deodorize rooms. Remove tar from clothes or skin harmlessly with this oil as well. (naturalnews.com)

There are so many ways that you can benefit from keeping and using Eucalyptus oil in your home, including our Eucalyptus oil spray! Please visit us at Eurospa and see the ways our products can improve your health!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

How to Heal Muscle Pain: Hot or Cold

How to Heal Muscle Pain: Hot or ColdMany people wonder whether to use heat or cold to treat muscle soreness. Some people say to apply heat and others say that icing is best. At Eurospa, we have helped many sore and tired bodies and we have learned that when it comes to healing muscle pain, you need both heat and cold. 
What does cold treatment do? First, it numbs the local pain neurons, so the sense of relief is immediate. It also reduces the local tissue temperature, causing to to ease inflammation and swelling. This works through vasoconstriction, which causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the blood flow and release of inflammatory mediators into the site of injury. This is especially useful for serious tissue injury and muscle strains, as you will want to reduce swelling and inflammation. (If you get a shooting pain during or immediately after an exercise -you have a muscle strain).
When you exercise, your blood vessels expand and stay that way for at least an hour afterward. Soreness occurs when lactic acid settles in your muscles through dilation of the vessels.
However, using cold alone, isn't enough for the healing process. Too much cold will hinder the muscle's ability to relax. This is where heat comes in. Heat relaxes the muscle, and thus contributes to faster relief of the soreness. Whether you are sore from a workout or are dealing with chronic pain, you still want to make sure you are keeping the muscle relaxed. When it comes to injuries, the muscle will be inflamed, so be sure to be using more cold than heat to make sure you don't add to the inflammation.
Are saunas really helpful for sore muscles?

The best suggestion? Actively sauna or steam room, being sure to take breaks to stand in a cold shower or sit in an ice pool. Alternating hot and cold will reduce inflammation and induce muscle relaxation for deeper healing. Adding the healing benefits of essential oils, such as our eucalyptus oil spray, will add cooling to the cells while the heat of the sauna or steam room efficiently relaxes. 
Eurospa is committed to your health and over all wellness.  We are happy to have provided you with natural solutions for muscle pain and healing. Get your own bottle of Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray and start experiencing better health today!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Best Essential Oils for a Better, More Beautiful Valentine's Day!

The Best Essential Oils for a Better, More Beautiful Valentine's Day!Valentine's Day is going to be here before you know it!  Make sure you are prepared to indulge and romance your loved one - or either yourself if this year will be spent solo! 

Essential oils are known for their calming and aphrodisiac properties. It's why they are so often the fore running ingredients in common perfumes and fragrances! However, one major thing that sets pure essential oils apart from ordinary fragrances, is their ability to enhance a person's health! 

Our health is our wealth. Without it, our relationships, work life and personal wellness suffers. 

So this Valentine's Day, be sure to have the best of the best in essential oils, making the day one of love for yourself and love for your significant other! In addition to setting the romantic mood, essential oils are beneficial for: 

    The Best Essential Oils for a Better, More Beautiful Valentine's Day!
  • alleviating physical pain
  • reducing stress
  • calming anxiety
  • energizing the body and mind
  • ease depression
  • heighten the senses
  • boost the immune system
  • give clarity
  • promote positivity 
  • kills germs, viruses and bacteria
  • stimulates cell renewal
  • encourages healthy circulation
  • relaxes the muscles

 Here are our top essential oil recommendations for a better, more beautiful Valentine's Day: 

Cinnamon is sweet, spicy and warming. Diffused, it invigorates the senses, calms the nerves and improves circulation. Cinnamon increases desire, creativity, and can improve erectile dysfunction and frigidity. If you choose to apply topically, always dilute with coconut or olive oil as it's too hot to use neat on the skin. 

Jasmine is a sweet, warming, stimulating, rich, sensual and exotic. It is available as an absolute, which is not a pure essential oil. It relieves stress, helps move emotional blocks, calms fear, anxiety, and is mildly euphoric. 

Rose's fragrance is rich, deeply floral, sweet and cooling. It is available as an absolute and can be diffused or applied topically. Rose is associated with physical and spiritual love and a supreme heart opener. Rose is both sensual and romantic and helps heal grief from emotional trauma. Rose helps one feel happier, relieves anger, jealousy and relationship conflicts. 

Ylang ylang means flower of flowers in Malayan language. It is euphoric, relaxes a nervous partner and stimulates the senses. Diffuse or apply topically to calm anger, anxiety, fear, frigidity and improve self-esteem, it helps foster a state of peacefulness. 

An invigorating oil, this one heightens awareness and senses, allowing a person to feel an extra sense of freedom and energy.  This oil, when used as a spray, added to steam or diffused, also supports the respiratory and circulatory system. Great for a romantic spa evening!

Valentine's Day should be a beautiful one for you this year. Treat yourself and your romance with the healing power of essential oils! Eurospa is a leading distributor of eucalyptus oil products for homes and spas all over and is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality possible. 

Give back to yourself this Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Eucalyptus Oil Can Stop Spreading of the Cold and Flu Viruses!

Take control of your health: Eucalyptus Oil Can Stop Spreading of the Cold and Flu Viruses!Eucalyptus is widely known for it's menthol properties and it's ability to bring respiratory comfort, but what's less known is it's power to disinfect living areas and to help prevent the spread of colds and flu.  With its strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, dispursing this oil into the 
environment via spray, diffuser or steam, can quickly eliminate these pathogens from your home or office.

Other Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil
Eucaluptus Oil is also beneficial for the symptoms of colds and flu.  It is an excellent expectorant, helping to clear congestion; and, it is very soothing to the respiratory system, helping to ease coughs.  It works well diffused or inhaled, but can also be applied directly to the chest or throat, either in an ointment or dilution with a carrier oil, such as olive, coconut or jojoba.  A few drops of eucalyptus oil can also be added to a cup of warm water, so you can breathe the vapors.
Take control of your health: Eucalyptus Oil Can Stop Spreading of the Cold and Flu Viruses!Eucalyptus can also be very helpful for asthma and bronchitis.  It is very soothing to the respiratory system, and is quite anti-inflammatory.

Some Medical Research To Consider
One study found that spraying a 2% concentration of eucalyptus oil (mixed with water) into contaminated air was effective at killing 70% of staphylococci bacteria.  There have also been numerous studies into the anti-viral properties of eucalyptus oilEucalyptol, Eucalyptus radiata's primary active constituent, is used in many pharmaceutical preparations, mouthwashes (like Listerine®) and OTC cold and flu remedies; however, a synthetic form is generally used.  Yet, studies have found that thenatural form of eucalyptol is more effective.

As you can see, Eucalyptus oil is an investment into your health that should not be neglected. Beneficial for family and business alike, your family and friends deserve an edge to protect and support your health.  

Eurospa is dedicated to your health and we look forward to hearing from you!