New Year = New Pain: Eucalyptus Relief

The beginning of the year makes me think of two things: New Year’s Resolutions and Cold/Flu Season! If you fall into the category of “Starting out the New Year with a BANG!!!” then that means that resolutions are formed and action is in full force! This also means that you are probably feeling all the hard work, all over your body! Turn to a natural solution for those muscle aches and pains.

eucalyptusIf you fall into the category of “I just coughed so hard that I think I lost a lung” then, oh you poor thing!!! I hate coughing all night and not being able to sleep, but even worse than that is that I hate listening to my kids cough all night and not be able to sleep. If you are like me, then you don’t like giving your children more medicine than absolutely necessary. There are so many words that I can’t even pronounce on the label and why on Earth are there maximum dosage restrictions???? Turn to a natural solution that you can use as much as needed with no side effects. As soon as you open Eucalyptus Essential Oil you will either immediately think of a very common chest rub for coughs and colds or you will be drawn to the sweet relief of that creamy, muscle pain relieving substances that can bring you to tears if it gets too close to your eyes. That is because Eucalyptus is found in both of these store bought items.

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When applied directly to the muscles, Eucalyptus can aid in relief and repair of sore muscles. Use your Eucalyptus on the bottom of the feet (then put socks on) or on the chest to break up mucus and relieve that naggy cough. Eucalyptus is also amazing in the diffuser during the day and especially at night to help aide in rebuilding a healthy respiratory system.

“Arthritis Good-bye- tis” Roller Blend

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops Birch essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Rosemary essential oil

Combine oils into 10mL roller bottle and fill remainder with carrier oil. Apply to joints as needed to relieve pain and inflammation.

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“Congestion Relief” Roller blend

  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops Melaleuca essential oil
  • 1 drop Lemon essential oil

Combine oils into 10mL roller bottle and fill remainder with carrier oil. Apply to chest or add oils and water to diffuser for aromatic support.Image result for congestion woman

“Cold Away” Shower Melt

  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • 20 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 20 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon Witch Hazel
  • 3+ tablespoons water

Image result for person with coldMix cornstarch, essential oils and witch hazel in a medium size-mixing bowl. It will be powdery and clumpy. Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix. Add a couple drops at a time and mix until consistency is just past crumbly. If you accidentally make it too wet, add a little bit more cornstarch. Spoon into ice cube tray or silicone mold and gently tap to get the bubbles out. Freeze for at least an hour and then store in a cool dry place or keep in the freezer until needed. Place in a hot shower and allow the deep aroma clear away the gunk!

 

“Post Work-Out” Roller Blend

  • 9 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops Clove essential oil
  • 9 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 6 drops Ginger essential oil

 

Image result for sore muscles womanCombine oils into 10mL roller bottle and fill remainder with carrier oil. Apply as needed to sore muscles. and gently massage the area in need.

 

 

Find relief this year with Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and visit our shop to stop up on all your Essential needs this year!

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Ravintsara Essential Oil

Ravintsara Cinnamomum Camphora

Ravintsara is a pale yellow or colourless essential oil, that originates from Madagascar. It is extracted from the dark green and waxy leaves of the large Cinnamomum Camphora tree in the Lauraceae family. Its name actually means “good leaf” in Madagascar. Ravintsara has a fresh smell that is similar to Eucalyptus or Camphor. 
Over the years it has been recognized as having strong antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti fungal, antiseptic, disinfectant, expectorant, and relaxant properties as well as being an excellent nerve tonic. It is considered to have respiratory and immune-boosting properties and is also used widely for meditation, skin cleansing, muscular pain, stress, depression, and to help promote better sleep. Other known uses are; to help with colds & flu, pain relief, coughs, skin conditions, viral infections, headaches, toothaches, and inflammation. 
Ravintsara is generally used aromatically and topically and blends well with many oils such as; Citrus oils, Wild Orange, Neroli, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Lavender, Jasmine, Basil, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Sweet Marjoram, Helichrysum, and Eucalyptus. 

A few ideas for possible use:

  • Apply 3 drops of oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil to your chest to relieve breathing troubles. 
  • Diffuse or inhale directly from the bottle. Apply topically to your temples and back of neck to relieve anxiety. 
  • Add a few drops of Ravintsara to a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage it into your muscles and joints. 

Sinus Relief Recipe

  • 7 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Ravintsara Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Combine in 10ml roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply around sinus area *avoid eyes.

Decongestant Diffuser Blend

  • 3 Drops Ravintsara
  • 2 Drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 Drops Peppermint

Add oils to diffuser and enjoy the refreshing aroma

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Ahh-Choo … How To Tackle Allergy Season Before It Tackles You

Over 60 Million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies and inflammation. An allergy defined, is the body’s immune system over-reacting to normally harmless substances known as allergens. Allergies can also develop from exposure to toxins in every day products. When it comes to combating allergies and relieving symptoms, using Spark Naturals essential oils may help you avoid the side effects that are sometimes associated with allergy medications, and may help boost your overall health without the side effects.

L.L.P. Blend is a proprietary blend of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint CP PharmaGrade essential oils blended together to create an all-natural antihistamine.

L.L.P. was designed to be accessible, and ready to go wherever and whenever. All of our L.L.P. products are convenient and easy to apply. 

To Use: Apply to bottom of the feet, inside of your writsts, on your chest throughout the day as needed. Can also be rolled on palm of hands and sniffed cupping hands over nose.  

Relief – Headache Blend

A symptom caused by allergies is headaches. To try to assist this problem we have managed to create a blend that will help alleviate tension and discomfort that headaches can bring.

Relief, is a proprietary blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Rosemary, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum and Vetiver. As we created this blend we picked only the best essential oils to help calm the discomfort and tension that come with every headache. Use this blend at the first signs of a headache for best results.This blend contains NO carrier oil, dilute as needed.

Relief Blend Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically 
Can be used on the body topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin)

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Top 10 diffuser blend

It’s the weekend! Why not get the day started off right. The following blends are meant to be used in a cold-air diffuser. The type of diffusers I use require a small amount of water to which the oils are added. I generally use 6-8 drops of oil per “batch.” If you don’t have one of the components, you can still try the recipe without it. Enjoy these and maybe share your favorites with us.

1. The Wake Up Blend

This is a much-loved combo, and for good reason! It’s perfect to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up:
3 drops Wild Orange EO 
3 drops Peppermint EO


2. Fresh and Clean

This blend is wonderful for creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. It’s bright and fresh: 2 drops Lavender 
2 drops Lemon 
2 drops Rosemary 

3. Odor Eliminator

We are animal-people, and we’ve had our fair share of “incidences” in our house. Whenever this happens, I like to diffuse this blend. It freshens up the air in no time: 2 drops Lemon 
1 drop Melaleuca 
1 drop Lime 
1 drop White Fir 
1 drop of Cilantro 

4. Seasonal Support

These three oils together are spectacular for helping to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response. I use this blend especially during the spring and summer months: 2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon 
2 drops Peppermint 

5. Citrus Explosion

I love diffusing citrus blends when we have company coming over. It makes my house smell happy and clean. 1 drop Lemon 
1 drop Lime 
1 drop Wild Orange 
1 drop Grapefruit 
1 drop Bergamot 

6. Take a Deep Breath Blend

I tend to be a very high-energy person. The good part of that? I get a lot done. The bad part? I have a hard time settling down sometimes…
I adore this blend for the evenings when I’m trying to slow my brain down, and I also like to diffuse it in the bedroom as I fall asleep: 1 drop Bergamot 
1 drop Lavender 
1 drop Patchouli 
1 drop Ylang Ylang 

7.Respiratory Blend

Use this blend to boost respiratory function–especially during cold and flu season. 1 drop Lemon 
1 drop Lime 
1 drop Peppermint 
1 drop Rosemary 
1 drop Eucalyptus 

8. Flower Garden Blend

Want your home to smell like a flower garden in full bloom? Try this one: 2 drop Clary Sage 
2 drop Geranium 
2 drop Lavender 
2 drop Roman Chamomile 

9. The Man-Cave Blend

I think this combo smells very masculine and woodsy…. 2 drops White Fir 
2 drops Cypress 
2 drops Wintergreen

10. Bug Repellent Blend

This combo isn’t one that I’d necessarily wear as perfume, but it contains a collection of oils that most creepy-crawlies dislike: 1 drop Lemongrass 
1 drop Melaleuca 
1 drop Thyme 
1 drop Eucalyptus 
1 drop Rosemary

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Our Wellness Starter Kit for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Spark Natural’s Get well starter kit is essential during cold and flu season. Be ready for whatever this winter season brings. This kit can help boost your family’s immune system, purify the air, disinfect surfaces, and help relieve cold symptoms.

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Refresh: Cleansing Blend

With the invasion of chemicals in our homes, more and more people are moving back toward less toxic cleansing agents. Refresh is Spark Naturals proprietary blend of 100% pure essential oils of Citronella, Cilantro, Melaleuca, White Fir, Lemon, Lime & Wild Orange, with no added carrier oils.  It is designed to eliminate contaminates from coughs, sneezes, dirty hands, bug bites or even food germs naturally from the air or any cleanable surface.  Refresh has a cleansing aroma which will quickly take care of any unpleasant odors naturally.

Reviews

“This is my go to blend if I want a clean and refreshing scent in the room. I take this along with my oil diffuser whenever I travel. For a more calming effect, I mix a couple drops of Lavender.”-Mari

Posts about Refresh Blend

Why Refresh Blend?

10 MORE Ways to us Refresh

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Respire: Respiratory Blend

Spark Naturals Respire blend is a great source of protection during flu season and congestion in general. The cold winter months force most of us indoors where we live work and socialize in close proximity with others who may have cold and flu germs. This blend of Peppermint, Melaleuca, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon and Clove may help in protecting against common germs. In addition to helping with Cold & Flu symptoms, this blend was formulated and may help with the common respiratory issues such as congestion.

Reviews

“I have been using this oil for over a year now and I still love it. My whole family is now using it. It works great to relieve sinus pressure and some headaches that are associated with sinus pressure. It works similar to Vicks vapor rub, but I think this works better. I just put a drop under my nose and it works instantly. I actually carry it in my purse because I use it so often. Wonderful product.”-Christina

“I ordered this oil because I had the Doterra “Breath” that was gifted to me as a gift. These oils are so similar and work for my asthma attacks. I like the price and no commitment that Sparks Naturals have. I love the smell of this oil. I also like it in the respire stick. I have both products.”-Naddie

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Melaleuca

During World War II, soldiers and sailors were issued Melaleuca essential oil as part of their kit, to treat topical infections and infected wounds. “Tea Tree” oil has over 92 different compounds and many, many uses. Melaleuca is highly purifying and can aid in clear breathing as well as clear and healthy complexion. It is one of the most powerful immune stimulant oils and helps fight infections of all kinds. Melaleuca has a strong effect on environmental threats because of its purifying qualities and is often used on skin irritations to soothe the skin. Melaleuca can also clear abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athlete’s foot, cold sores, blemishes, deeper rash, sunburn and infected wounds.

 

Reviews

“I or someone in the house can start to get sick and I immediately start drinking this in my water and diffusing it in the air. I myself don’t become sick. Works every time.”-Texas Pam

Posts about Melaleuca

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

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Shield: Protective Blend

These days protecting yourself and your family is more important than ever. Spark Naturals is pleased to present this ancient blend. Legend has it that in 15th century England during the time of the great plague, grave robbers and thieves developed their own blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary to protect them while robbing the plague victims. This potent blend only contains the essential oils and no carrier oil, so be sure to dilute before topical use.

Reviews

“If you use oils, this one is a must have for your arsenal. This shield essential oil blend is meant to keep you healthy even when cold and flu germs are all around you.….. I’ve used it diluted in some coconut oil with a few drops of the shield essential oil blend and dabbed it on my neck and arms. No reaction of any kind.”-Amanda M.

“We love Shield! The blend smells amazing and is great for so many things. I love to diffuse it during the fall and winter months. It’s also good for sore throats, colds, and illness-prevention. Excellent choice for your natural medicine cabinet.”-Jessica

Posts about Shield Blend

Top 5 Ways to Shield Your Family

Shield Yourself: DIY Hand Sanitizer

OnGuard & Shield? See the Difference

Precautions for all oils

Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity-dilute and check blend ingredients before use. If pregnant or nursing, please consult with your physician before using. Always avoid contact with eyes.

~The Spark Team~

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Pampered Holiday DIY

It’s that time of year again! Shorter days and longer nights means more time together indoors. Emotions run high (or low) and tight quarters breeds germ city. Last year we shared a calming play dough and diffuser decor DIY, so this year we thought we’d add a few DIY gift ideas to the list! With all the craziness the holidays and colder weather can bring, take time to breath, meditate, and spend time together in harmony with these following suggestions-but first, a little bit about the essential oils used. We chose these specific oils not only for their scents, but for their calming, uplifting, and/or immunity properties.

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Calming

Bliss Blend a proprietary blend of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vanilla used to ease stress and anxiety as well as to help calm the body enough to sleep.

Zen BlendA masterful grounding blend of spruce, rosewood, blue chamomile and frankincense designed to promote clarity, calmness and an overall feeling of good and peace.

Lavender– Historically been used to clean and help heal wounds and burns, to repel insects, to calm and soothe emotions, to recover from minor illness, to address skin complaints, to relieve headaches, and to wash laundry, as well as in perfumery and cooking.

Holiday Inspired Room Spray

Uplifting

Wild OrangeA favorite among cosmetics, perfumes, soap and detergent manufacturers for its amazing smell, anti-fungal and antidepressant properties. Wild Orange and citrus oils are used in aromatherapy to invite and create feelings that are calming and happy.

Peppermint Great for mental fatigue and depression, renewing the spirit, and stimulating mental agility and improved concentration.

Rise BlendA blend of Tangerine, Lime, and Eucalyptus Essential Oils with a sweet fresh scent.

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Immunity

FrankincenseAids in healthy cellular function, combats major illness, speeds recovery of wounds, aids in feelings of relaxation, and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.

MyrrhCan help with bronchitis, colds and coughs along with meditation and enhancing spiritual mood. It is often mixed with lotions, creams or carrier oils to treat wounds, athlete’s foot, cracked skin, acne or other skin ailments

ShieldLegend has it that in 15th century England, during the time of the great plague, grave robbers and other thieves developed their own blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary to protect them while robbing the plague victims. Today this blend is great to fight off illnesses like colds and flus. 

CloveHas a spicy, pleasant aroma and is valuable for relieving respiratory and digestive problems.

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The Holidays can be stressful, so while making these fun gifts for your family and friends, remember to keep some for yourself. You deserve it.

~The Spark Team~

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Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil

(origanum marjorana)

Description: Marjoram is a plant that is native to the Mediterranean region; it is an amber colored liquid with a woody spicy and camphorus aroma. It has been used extensively in culinary applications and works great for muscular and rheumatic pains such as sprains, bruises or stiff joints.

Properties: Analgesic, Antisexual, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Carminative, Fungicidal, Hypotensive, Laxative, Sedative and Vasodilator

Historical Uses: Marjoram has been used to help relax muscles and balance the mind; it has a warming action, pain killing properties, and is known to help calm emotions.

Possible Uses: Diffuse to help with poor circulation, coughs, headaches, tension and to relieve stress. Use topically to help with sore joints, muscles and nerves. Take orally to aid with digestion or as a diuretic.

Blends Well With: Lavender, Cypress, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Ylang Ylang

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For more recipes and information, check out these other posts: Oil of the Month Feature: Marjoram and DIY Recipes: Marjoram Essential Oil

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Happy Birthday, Spark Naturals!

Can you believe it?! What started out as a small, unknown start-up has rapidly grown and succeeded in bringing quality essential oils and products to thousands of people at an affordable price for the past 5 years.

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Spark Naturals is comprised of a fabulous team of individuals dedicated to exceptional customer support and relations. We created SPARK Naturals to help people bring balance into their lives through the use of essential oil extracts and other high quality health related products.

Today’s modern world surrounds us in a cocoon of toxins, pollutants, and hazardous chemicals. This constant barrage weakens our body’s defense system, reducing our ability to fight illness. At Spark Naturals our focus is finding, creating and developing only products that improve the health and wellness of our consumers.

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Our mission is to provide our customers with pure essential oils and other natural products at an affordable cost. Spark Naturals oils are harvested in their natural habitat in order to improve the health and wellbeing of those who use them. Each oil, whether it is a component of a blend or a pure essential oil, is selected from the best geographic area in the world to cultivate and grow that particular plant or tree. Spark Naturals’ Essential Oil product line is made up of oils from just about every corner of the world. For instance, our lavender comes from France, our Eucalyptus from Australia, our Lemon oil is sourced from Italy, and our Wild Orange is harvested in the Dominican Republic – to name just a few. Spark Naturals oils are the purest Essential Oils available, because we carefully and strategically source them.

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Our goal is to educate and empower those who use these natural resources in their lives. Many people and cultures have used Essential Oils for thousands of years, they are not new! Ancient healers and caretakers used the pure essential part of plants, trees and vegetation to help with stomach ailments to sleep apnea and everything in between. Modern aromatherapists and Naturopaths continue the tradition today.

Thank YOU for sharing our vision and passion for holistic health at affordable prices. None of this would be possible without your support and the wealth of knowledge that you bring to our Spark Naturals Community.

~The Spark Team~

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