Essential Oil Spotlight: Eucalyptus

As we come into our spring months with mold in the air from the rain and plants beginning to bud, so many North Texans are getting hit with allergies. What if you could find an essential oil that not only helps you breathe, but also aids with headaches, viral infections, cough, muscle pain and inflammation? What if there was an oil that could replace half the items in your medicine cabinet, like over –the-counter vapor rub, pain medication, muscle rub and NSAIDs? That oil happens to be our feature of the month and it couldn’t have come at a better time… meet EUCALYPTUS.

Eucalyptus is one of the most universal and versatile of all essential oils.  It is a diverse type of flowering hardwood trees and shrubs from the myrtle family of plants, called Myrtaceae. Eucalyptus can be found in tropical areas all over the planet, including Australia, the Americas, Africa and China. The Australian species, Eucalyptus regnans, is the tallest flowering plant on Earth. How’s that for impressive?

Eucalyptus has been used for its healing powers in Australia since 1788. During World War I, it was used to control meningitis and influenza. Today the essential oil commonly comes from the Eucaluptus globulus species. It is used in everything from dust mite spray to toothpaste, and continues to be one of the top produced essential oils around the world.

Let nature clear your sinuses and help you welcome spring with our Eucalyptus Essential Oil Massage Special. Your service will be completely infused with the clean scent of Eucalyptus. This oil will be diffused in the massage room as well as incorporated in the massage itself. The aromatic oil will allow you to breathe deeper and relax easier. This massage also includes an additional foot massage with the use of stones and hot towels. Ending in a scalp massage bringing you to an overall balance. You will leave feeling calm and refreshed. You will also receive your own bottle of Eucalyptus essential oil to take home and start incorporating into your daily life.

Add this to your regularly scheduled 60 or 90 minute massage for only $20!

The Chakras

The Chakras

In yoga, reiki, and ayurveda, you often hear mention of the 7 chakras. In western medicine you don’t hear about the chakras very much, so what are they?

The 7 chakras are energy centers in our body that start at the base of our spine and continue to the crown of our head. Each of the chakras are associated with different body parts, illnesses, and emotions. They also have colors, gemstones, and smells.

Root Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
  • Color: Red
  • Location: Base of spine
  • Scent: Patchouli, cloves
  • Gemstone: Bloodstone, hematite, garnet
  • Balanced: Feeling secure, stable, healthy, and safe
  • Unbalanced: Low energy, alienated, and easily angered

Sacral Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Swadhisthana
  • Location: Hips/Pelvic Area
  • Color: Orange
  • Scent: Tangerine, bergamot, orange, neroli
  • Gemstone: carnelian, red and brown aventurine
  • Balanced: grace, flexibility, and creativity
  • Unbalanced: Jealousy, guilt, shame of our body, and possessiveness

Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Manipura
  • Location: 2 inches below the naval
  • Color: Yellow
  • Scent: Lemongrass, coriander, frankincense
  • Gemstone: Topaz, citrine, amber
  • Balanced: Comfortable with oneself, feelings of harmony and protection
  • Unbalanced: Depression and lack of self-confidence

Heart Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Anahata
  • Location: Heart
  • Color: Green
  • Scent: Ylang ylang and rose
  • Gemstone: Jade, green tourmaline, emerald, jade
  • Balanced: joy, love, gratitude, and compassion
  • Unbalanced: jealousy, abandonment, anger, loneliness, and bitterness

Throat Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Vishudda
  • Location: Throat
  • Color: Blue
  • Scent: Lime, sage, cedarwood
  • Gemstone: Turquoise, blue agate, lapis lazuli
  • Balanced: freedom of expression, good communication skills
  • Unbalanced: Lack of self-expression, feelings of powerlessness, and loss of control

Third Eye Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Ajna
  • Location: Middle of the eyebrows
  • Color: Indigo
  • Scent: Lavender, geranium, jasmine
  • Gemstone: Sodalite, blue aventurine, lapis lazuli
  • Balanced: open and focused, find truth in life, and a spiritual connection to the world and people around us
  • Unbalanced: Moodiness, overly daydreaming, distrust

Crown Chakra

  • Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara
  • Location: Top of the head
  • Color: Purple
  • Scent: Sandalwood
  • Gemstone: Amethyst, clear quartz, selenite
  • Balanced: Ability to be present in the moment, trust in inner voice
  • Unbalanced: Depression, inability to learn