Thursday, May 28, 2015

If You Make Soap - This is An Ingredient You Want to Know About!!

If You Make Soap - This is An Ingredient You Want to Know About!!There are a lot of people out there making there own body care products. Perhaps you or even someone you know? One of the most popular products people enjoy being able to make in the comfort of their home is soap. It's great, because it not only saves money but provides people all with a way to keep clean without covering themselves in so many of the commonly used chemicals found in bath and body care.  

So what makes a good soap? Well soap makers and users alike, all agree that a soap needs to clean efficiently, without drying out the skin or leaving a filmy residue.  But what about bonus effects?

If You Make Soap - This is An Ingredient You Want to Know About!!

  • Menthol is often used as an ingredient in bath and skin care products to refresh, revitalize, and enliven the skin. Also, because menthol crystals have antipruritic and anti irritant qualities, they are great for anti itch creams and balms. But in addition to these already wonderful benefits, menthol is able to enhance your health and sense of well being in other ways as well!
  • Menthol contains local anesthetic, antipruritic, analgesic, antispasmodic and anti irritant qualities.  The use of menthol in bath and body products can actually engage the cold sensitive receptors in our skin and provide a cooling sensation. This is very helpful when dealing with sore and stiff muscles. Circulation will increase, causing healing and relief to happen far more rapidly. 
  • Additionally, menthol crystals can be used to alleviate nausea, especially when the nausea is due to motion sickness.  This is because peppermint (which is used in making menthol crystals) is a natural carminative herb, meaning it can settle the digestive system. This is a big benefit for women battling morning sickness or during air travel. 
  • When it comes to chest congestion and upper respiratory issues; menthol can work as a decongestant.  The uses in this category for menthol crystals include: rubs, balms, or salves.  Inhaling the minty aroma of these crystals will also help to alleviate the blockages.

As you can see, no matter what kind of body care product you specialize in making - including soap - menthol crystals are not an ingredient you want to be without. At Eurospa, we've been in the spa and health business for over 30 years and we are proud to provide you with the highest quality of pharmaceutical grade menthol crystals and eucalyptus oil based products - for both home and spa use. Please don't hesitate to contact us for orders and any questions you might have!
Happy soap making!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

6 Easy Natural Remedies for Fast Sunburn Relief!

6 Easy Natural Remedies for Fast Sunburn Relief!Summer is returning and with it comes the risk and pain of sunburn. While we don't want you to avoid the fun of the summer sun, it is important to be cautious and take care of the skin you're in.  You know be preventative with sunscreen but sunburns still happen and it's important to know how to heal them fast. 

At Eurospa, we know skin and we know natural healings. So here are 6 easy natural remedies for fast sunburn relief!

Cool it off
Cool your sunburned skin immediately. Dip into a very cool bath, shower or even splash cool water on affected skin, right after you come in out of the sun. Cooling the burn minimizes damage to skin layers.
Take good care
Spray the burn with diluted lavender oil.  Or, grab our own Eucalyptus Oil Shower Mist .If you choose to go with the lavender, just mix a few drops to a cup of water and pour into a clean spray bottle. Shake well before using. Both lavender and eucalyptus are good for mild (first-degree) burns of any kind.

Loose clothing

Your skin is particularly sensitive right now and the nicest thing you can do for it is to wear loose fitting natural fabrics.  Just say NO to poly blends!  Cotton and hemp fabrics are breathable and soft on the healing skin.  If you want to heal fast, you've got to baby the skin and treat it as gently as possible. 

Treat often

Repeat the above steps.  Before you go to bed and once you get up in the morning, shower again. It will not only feel soothing, but it will steal the heat from the skin, speeding the healing along. Make sure you do another spray down session with your Lavender or Eucalyptus Spray before you go to bed, to really make sure those oils can use the night to penetrate into your skin.

Stay hydrated

Try to moisturize as often as possible each day after you get that blessed sunburn and drink plenty of water. I'm not kidding.  DRINK A LOT OF WATER.  I can't stress that enough. Sunburns dry out the skin immensely. Staying hydrated on the inside and out will keep your many skin layers from dying and peeling.  And we don't want peely skin! We want supple, moist and glowing skin!! 

Enjoy the shade

As long as you have that burn, stay in the shade.  You will only prolong and aggravate the healing process by exposing your skin to more sun.  So stay cool, covered and moisturized!

A few extra tips

For further aiding in healing, add some vitamin E to your daily regimen both topically and through foods like apricots and cucumbers, which are high in E and also silica - great for skin! 

To keep that youthful glow, stay hydrated, moisturize often and use the essential oil routine regularly. These daily practices will keep nourishing your skin and will continue to protected from normal environmental harm.   

We love your health and want you to feel good.  That's why we at Eurospa do what we do. So let us know what we can do for you!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

15 Powerful Ways Menthol Crystals Can Change the Quality of Your Life!

15 Powerful Ways Menthol Crystals Can Change the Quality of Your Life!

Menthol Crystals are a diamond level cure for so many of your body's ailments and you deserve to know what they are. Do you suffer from muscle pain, allergies, skin conditions, emotional imbalance or respiratory challenges? The information below will show you just how well the power of menthol crystals works to support your body in it's natural process of healing.
Menthol crystals generally come from India and are extracted from mint leaves with a gentle freezing process. The properties are so concentrated that just a few crystals are needed  to create very powerful effects. *Just beware. It's important that due to their strength, you may want to wear protective eye wear, gloves and keep the space you are working in well ventilated.  They are easy to inhale in small quantities in steam, but when you are creating a recipe, you'll be working with larger amounts in a dry environment.*

If you're ready to feel great, here are 15 powerful ways menthol crystals can change the quality of your life!
  • Reduces itching when mixed with a carrier oil or aloe vera gel.
  • Add menthol crystals to your favorite hair oil as a hair growth accelerator! Mix a small amount into the oil and massage on to the scalp before you shower, twice a week !
  • Adding menthol crystals to soap recipes can enhance your soap for any of menthol’s benefits.  Just make sure the crystals are completely dissolved in the soaping oils and stirred well to reduce skin irritations.  
  • Menthol crystals can be used to alleviate nausea, especially when the nausea is due to motion sickness.  This is because peppermint (which is used in making menthol crystals) is a natural carminative herb, meaning it can settle the digestive system.
  • Homemade air fresheners are easy to make, using menthol crystals, as they leave a wonderfully minty scent without toxic ingredients.
  • A natural Pesticide, you can use it in the garden around honeybee hives to deter tracheal mites, moths and other insects. 
  • Calms sunburns when mixed with aloe vera gel
  • Mix with after shave or witch hazel to relieve razor burn.
  • Reduce fever by placing a very small amount on the forehead or bottom of the feet.
  • Reduces inflammation from a soar throat when applied topically all around the neck. Can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes and bruises to reduce inflammation and irritation. 
  • Burning menthol crystals is a great way to reduce the dust mites in your house. It also repels bugs of every kind - one whiff of this stuff and they run for their lives! Put a tablespoon or two in a wax burner and vaporize each room for an hour or two. 
  • DIY Vapor Rub: Many people love making their own vapor rub alternative that is more effective and made of safer ingredients with the same cooling/numbing feeling that also opens up the sinuses. 
  • Helps with the discomfort of tension headaches too. You can apply this mix over the temples, cheek bones, collarbone, and under the nose moments before sleep. Not only will it relax the tension but will also help with minor types of congestion. Due to it's strength, be sure to dilute the crystals in sweet almond, jajoba or other skin-friendly oil and keep away from the eyes!
  • Sinus Clearing: When your sinuses are really stopped up, just the smallest amount in a little very hot water, will send vapors up into your sinus, clearing them and helping you breath. Just keep your eyes closed to protect them from any chill or sting. 
  • Used as aromatherapy, the scent can be used to provide relief of stress, anxiety and nervousness.

Are you sold yet?  It's hard not to be. Most people, after getting their own menthol crystal delivery, are so happy about it and wonder what took them so long! We at Eurospa, believe that all people have the right to good health and feel-good living, which is why we provide such high quality eucalyptus and menthol products, such as our eucalyptus oil shower spray and menthol crystals

We believe in your health. The next step is yours. Get menthol crystals today and see for yourself. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Surprising Natural Relief for Back Pain without the Pharma Costs and Risks!

Surprising Natural Relief for Back Pain without the Pharma Costs and Risks!Whether you've been dealing with back pain for a long time, or the pain is new to you due to trauma or exercise, back pain slows your day down and needs to be alleviated fast!  What's makes the idea of pain relief better than pain relief without drugs, copays or dangerous side affects, than the natural remedies able to be used in your home? We don't think anything compares to that peace of mind and healthy body feeling - which is really why we do what we do! 

At Eurospa, we provide the highest quality of pharmaceutical grade Eucalyptus oil available, without the pharmaceutical costs and risks but with safe and pain relieving results. Maybe the benefits and power of Eucalyptus is new to you? If so, here's what's important to know:

When eucalyptus essential oil is of a high quality and not processed or diluted, (like our pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus) it has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that make it a great option when treating sore or over-exercised muscles. Eucalyptus oil can help relax stiff muscles, allowing for pain relief and ease in range of motion and muscle movement. 

Next question, of course, is how to soothe your muscle aches with eucalyptus oil, right?

Here are a few ways: 

1. Add 3-5 drops of straight (neat) eucalyptus oil directly onto sore muscles. Slowly massage into skin. (It's a strong oil thought and it may be best to dilute with coconut oil first, until you know how your body responds)
2. Add 15-50 drops of eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. Combined with the benefits of the oil, the heat of the water encourages muscles to relax and helps reduce next-day stiffness. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well. 
3. The easiest and our favorite option, is to get our Top Grade Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray and simply spray into the hot steam of your shower - or even into the warmth of any sauna or steam room. You'll not only enjoy the relaxation in your muscles, but you'll be breathing in the anti-inflammatory properties of the eucalyptus, along with every molecule of oxygen that enters your body. 

Remember, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when supported well through lifestyle and proper healthy habits. Pain in the body is also a sign of something else going on, so in addition to getting relief naturally, be sure to investigate the cause with your doctor or natural medicine practitioner. 

Eurospa is dedicated to your health on the inside and out. As always, contact us with any questions as we want you on the road to body freedom as joyously as possible!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Get Healthier, Stronger Hair, Much Faster with This Lesser Known Natural Remedy!

Get Healthier, Stronger Hair, Much Faster with This Lesser Known Natural Remedy!When it comes to hair, so many people are looking for ways to help it grow longer, stronger and faster! So many pills out on the market promise to give you unbelievable results. The problem is that most of their results are unbelievable. And those that believe it, do out of sheer determination to find something that delivers the results they are looking for. We've all been there at some point, if not with hair products, with some other quick fix. 

The truth is, quick fixes, even if they do provide a fast result, don't often provide a result that lasts. The best fixes are foundational, long term, sustainable fixes. 

At Eurospa, we believe in natural healing and health through the power of foods, lifestyle and the plants around us. Why? Because all three of these 'fixes' has shown themselves to be dependable resources for long term change. And if you're looking for long term help with the health and growth of your hair - we want to share with you our best tips that not only last, but are healthy, affordable and show visible results faster than you think!

Eucalyptus oil is going to be the theme in this post, as it's uses are many as well as it's benefits. Eucalyptus is a plant native to Asia but thrives in similar climates. It's got a high menthol count which increases circulation, breaks down mucous blocks, improves cell regeneration and furthers oxygen delivery throughout the body. 

But here's what Eucalyptus can do for your hair:

Eucalyptus oil can also help in getting rid of dandruff, which is not only unsightly but also clogs the pores, making it difficult for the hair to grow.  Remember, when aiding our hair in it's growth, we want to make sure we are getting the stimulation needed and the roadblocks out of the way! When using eucalyptus oil for dandruff, simply wet your hair to open the pores, then spray Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray onto the scalp about 8 inches from the head and gently massage your scalp for a few minutes. Allow the oil to sit for a few moments in order to be activated in the steam of the shower. Breathe in the steam as well, for the added boost to your immune system and respiratory health! This method is also beneficial in getting rid of head lice and their eggs, so parents are wise to keep this oil handy and keep the little one's heads safe against that invasion!

Another benefit of eucalyptus oil is that in can increase the elasticity of your hair.  So many of us know how frustrating it can be when you are trying to grow out your hair in to luxurious locks only to loose your progress to breakage and more split ends. When doing both of the above treatments, you will happily enjoy stronger hair - more resistant to further breakage and split ends.

All in all, it's an incredible oil from a miraculous plant that delivers multiple health benefits at once. We are proud to provide such a quality product to you and would love to hear of your results. Get your own bottle and share your experience with us, at Eurospa!