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Aromatherapy Oils: 8 ways to use Essential oils this Spring

8 Essential Oils for Spring: The Perfect Guide

Spring is the ideal time to embrace the vitality of nature with flowers and plants in bloom and brighter longer days filled with sunshine and the buzz of outdoor activity. Spring is also the perfect time to discover Pure essential oils. Essential oils have many useful purposes around the home. Here is a list of 8 ways to introduce aromatherapy oils into your home this Spring: 

1. Using oils in spring is a great way to bring the season into your home. 

Essential oils are typically derived from plants, trees, flowers and fruits. Discover an oil vaporiser with an essential oil blend. This is a great way to naturally scent your home with the subtle aromas of Spring.  Uplifting Spring aromas include Lemon, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Lime, Geranium, Mandarin and Sweet Orange

2. Remove any seasonal pest threats from your home. 

People often find pests in their houses during the Spring season that typically arrive with the warmer weather. You may find your house is more prone to visiting insects such as roaches, spiders, insects and ants that can arrive during Springtime. Warmer weather allows insects to come out of their hiding places and visit parts of your home including your kitchen and linen cupboard. Aromatherapy oils are a gentle way to deter unwanted bugs. Essential oils that can work against pests include Lemongrass or Rosemary essential oils which can be used as a mosquito repellent spray. Lavender, Eucalyptus and Peppermint have also been used to repel bugs.  

3. Reduce your stress levels

Spring can be a time to find replenish lost energy levels and engage in physical activity outside. Combining essential oils into your skincare routine is a perfect way to pep your skin and invigorate your daily shower for a spa experience at home. Try uplifting citrus scents like Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Orange and Lime to elevate your mood. Add a few drops to a full drawn bath or your morning shower to put a spring in your step. 

4. Improve your sleep quality

Topical applications of essential oils are known for their ability to improve sleep and calm the nervous system. There has been evidence to indicate that essential oils may provide anti-inflammatory effects on the skin as well as to reduce stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy enthusiasts take advantage of their air purifying and mood-lifting benefits. Essential oils can be rubbed on the feet, inhaled, or rubbed onto your temples. Experiment with stress relieving oils, that can alleviate tension and encourage relaxation. Remember with topical applications, to always dilute the essential oil to avoid skin irritations. Popular relaxation essential oils are Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender

5. Improve your mood. 

Try Rose essential oil to increase mental acuity and alertness in the early morning hours and helps you be more alert, concentrated, and focused for longer. Give your spirit a lift with Bergamot, the scent that makes you feel joyful and happy. Use a combination blend in your diffuser for immediate results. This is a great way to try a selection of essential oils.

6. Apply essential oils to your skin & hair care products 

Treat yourself to a spa experience at home by adding a few drops of essential oil to your self-care routine. Soak your feet in a spa bath with a few drops of Lavender or Lemongrass. Frankincense oil is a highly restorative essential oil that has been used for centuries. Used for it’s anti aging properties, Frankincense oil can be beneficial in hydrating dry and mature skin. Combine with your moisturiser or add to a carrier facial oil. Remember to always dilute essential oils as they may cause irritation to the skin. Try a patch test first before proceeding. 

7. Fend off the sniffles. 

Scent is a powerful tool to influence your mood. You will be amazed at how effective a subtle shift in room fragrance can affect you.  Eucalyptus: Soothe a stuffy nose and keep you alert with Eucalyptus oil. To improve nasal allergies, add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your diffuser. We like to use Lemon, Lavender, and Orange essential oils because they contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help alleviate the symptoms associated with colds and flu.  

8. Spring cleaning 

Aromatherapy oils provide the perfect opportunity to spring clean your home, de-clutter your belongings and recycle your living space. Celebrate the vitality of Spring with the uplifting aromas of Lemon, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange and Lavender.

Sasy n Savy offer a list of 24 pure essential oils that can be used in and around the home this spring.  Discover the full range of pure essential oils in store today. For our full range of aromatherapy products, visit the our Miranda showroom. We also offer essential oil seminars on site for groups. For a full list of on site workshops, visit Nurtured Tours.

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5 Inspiring Ways To Live Life To The Fullest in 2021

Three women laughing and having a good time together.

Do you wake up tired, cranky, and burnt out each morning? Do you have a vision of how you’d like to live life, but have no idea how to get from point A to B? It is time for you to take control of your life, and live without compromising your happiness and peace of mind.

Of course, life is unpredictable. You will be faced with new challenges every day. However, knowing how to handle yourself during these trying times without compromising your wellness is the key to living life to the fullest. Remember, you alone are responsible for your happiness. If you want to feel good, try to maintain a positive attitude instead of being pulled down by life’s unexpected struggles.

We have put together a list of ways to empower you and help you live life to the fullest. Consider this your daily reminder!

1. Learn New Skills

Life can feel extremely monotonous, especially if you continue to follow the same routine for years at an end. To live life to the fullest, you need to take control of your surroundings instead of passively getting by.

Learning new skills is a great way to empower yourself. It keeps your mind engaged and active and looking forward to new things. You gain new knowledge and start to look at the world from a different perspective. Soon, you will start to feel good about yourself as you gain more experience and explore the world. Just like food nourishes our body, new memories and knowledge nourish our brain.

2. Indulge in Time Spent with Others or Alone

Of course, you might be spending time with people each day. Whether it is meeting people at the coffee shop each morning as you run to work or interacting with coworkers, social interaction helps to elevate your connection with your community or tribe. Never underestimate the value of connecting with people, sharing experiences, acknowledging mindsets, or imparting and receiving knowledge. This will help keep your mind engaged, and evolving.

Striking a balance between the social and solitary is also important. Take control of your day by scheduling alone time for yourself to self reflect and find your calm. Research proves that people who spend time with themselves are more likely to manage their stress better and feel good about themselves. Try to take out time to do absolutely nothing. Take a long bath with some calming essential oils and read a book. Never underestimate the powerful essence of aromatherapy!

3. Local Travel

Often, we get so busy in our lives and surroundings that we forget to appreciate the beauty around us. As human beings, we tend to take these things for granted.

However, to live life to the fullest, it is essential to keep exploring new things. Learn to appreciate the beauty around you. This also helps you stay more mindful and attentive. Local travel is more sustainable and eco-friendly and is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.

As you travel around your neighbourhood, you will feel more connected as you interact with locals. You may also realize how fortunate you are as you identify better with your surroundings.!

4. Buy Local Produce

Studies prove that excessive animal consumption is having a detrimental impact on the planet. Where possible feed your body with locally produced and seasonal produce helps keep it nourished while keeping your mind active.

5. Be a Good Champion to Others

A champion is someone who is intrinsically motivated rather than looking for motivation elsewhere. Living life to the fullest means that you must be able to inspire yourself instead of hoping for the people around you to make you feel better. The trick is not to be dependent on anyone else but yourself.

Having a clear goal, learning new skills, eating healthy, and being able to interact with those around you will help you gain popularity among strangers, as well as friends. After all, people can recognize a champion almost instantly.

Discover the Sasy n Savy range of face & body spritzers from the Enjoy LIFE collection. Choose from Inspire, Feel Good and Empower fragrance sprays available in 125ml and handy travel or hand bag 30ml sizes.

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How to Maintain Your Health and Mental Wellness

Mental wellness

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been used as a holistic treatment method for centuries to assist with physical and mental ailments. Essential oils are derived from plants or flowers, and are either absorbed through the skin or inhaled via steam inhalation to ease physical discomfort and promote mental wellbeing.

While the success rate of this therapy treatment varies greatly from person to person, studies do suggest that essential oils help minimize certain symptoms of mental illnesses. Here is a detailed guide to various essential oils that help users including how to use aromatherapy with kids to assist with focus or relaxation techniques:

Essential Oils that Help You Focus

Lemon Essential Oil

In addition to being an excellent purifier and cleaner and promoting joy, lemon essential oil is also a gentle but extremely powerful and effective mental stimulant. Lemon essential oil is often used to boost memory and concentration. Moreover, the fresh, zesty scent of this oil is very invigorating.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has multi-purpose benefits. You can use it aromatically or topically to elevate your mood and focus. Peppermint essential oil is known to effectively improve memory, relieve headaches and nausea.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is ideal for individuals looking to improve focus and concentration. Rosemary is a stimulant that is known to help combat mental fatigue and enliven the senses. This oil has been used for a long period of time to treat memory loss due to its mood stimulating and memory enhancing properties.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is a meditative oil popular for its calming effects. It is a great choice to enhance concentration and focus as its woody aroma may relieve mental hyperactivity, and its calming and soothing properties enable users to relieve tension and improve mental clarity.

Essential Oils that Help You Relax

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a popular choice in aromatherapy used to promote relaxation and relieve insomnia. Lavender works as a sedative and an anxiolytic i.e. an anxiety reliever to help bring about sleep and increase calmness. Lavender promotes relaxation, helps to relieve restlessness and mental anxiety.

Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is a versatile essential oil in aromatherapy that may relieve depression, anxiety, headaches, migraines and hormonal symptoms. Rose essential oil is also used to promote calm and relaxation and decrease blood pressure. Furthermore, rose essential oil is said to relieve anxiety, sharpen memory, stimulate circulation, elevate mood and enhance libido.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil is an effective essential oil in promoting relaxation, relieving irritation or mental anxiety. This sedating essential oil may help to alleviate mental stress by lowering blood pressure and decreasing the heart rate.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

When Clary Sage essential oil is applied topically (in dilution) it may help soothe irritated skin. Clary essential oil is regarded as a natural antidepressant and it may help to promote feelings of relaxation and restore mental calm. Additionally, a soothing massage of Clary Sage essential oil may help to relieve menstrual cramps and hormonal symptoms.

Essential Oils for Kids (Home Schooling)

Grapefruit Essential Oil

When homeschooling kids, it can get quite difficult to resolve tantrum challenges and mood swings. Grapefruit essential oil may be effective in balancing mood and relieving anxiety which may have uplifting benefits for kids.

Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil has calming effects similar to lavender oil. It is a great night time alternative for kids who experience irritation by more overpowering scents. The sweet scent of orange may help promote restful sleep, have relaxing effects and encourage positive mood.

Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil is a refreshing fruity oil, which can be blended with other essential oils. It has stimulating qualities which may elevate mood. It is popular in skin formulations to regulate hormonal skin and hair imbalances including acne and dandruff.

The opinions presented in this article are expressed by our writing team and staff only. Essential oils can be highly beneficial when used appropriately. However, it is important to check contraindications before using essential oil. Essential oils should not be applied directly onto the skin. Always refer to instructions provided by a manufacturer on use. Keep away from children and always store away from directly sunlight.

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Antibacterial Essential Oils to use around the Home

Antibacterial essential oils

Antibacterial Essential Oils to use around the Home

Antibacterial essential oils have also been used for centuries to alleviate physical and mental ailments. So, which antibacterial oils are popular and how can you use them for aromatherapy use at home?

Influenza is a respiratory disease that is not only contagious but in some cases, it can also be life-threatening. It is a common illness that mainly affects the lungs, throat, and nose. With the recent pandemic of COVID-19, we are well aware of the fact that flu viruses are rapidly evolving to create pandemic alerts across the globe making them very difficult to treat with potentially fatal consequences. While medications are widely used to relieve flu symptoms the current COVID-19 scare is currently without a cure or vaccination leaving us all at the potential risk of infection.

While alternative therapies including aromatherapy may offer no direct cure to the current pandemic, people are reaching out to aromatherapy remedies to alleviate mental health symptoms to provide relief. 

While there is little evidence to suggest that antibacterial essential oils can fight virus exclusively, clinical tests have indicated a list of essential oils that have been able to inhibit certain types of bacteria and fungi. These popular anti bacterial oils include eucalyptus, geranium, lemongrass, orange, peppermint patchouli and lemongrass.

Self-care practices such as aromatherapy are popular because they are non-invasive but helpful in shifting your mood and alleviating anxiety which may help alleviate your physical and mental symptoms. Essential oils as part of aromatherapy can be used in several ways. Anyone who has tried a steam inhalation with eucalyptus or applied in dilution as part of a topical rub may discover their symptoms can often improve. Here is a mini-guide to some of the most popular antibacterial essential oils available on the market that you can try at home:

Benefits of Antibacterial Essential Oils

The benefits that antibacterial essential oils provide greatly depend on the type of oil and its application. For instance, the cooling effects and menthol of peppermint oil may be more effective when rubbed on chest directly rather than when used with a diffuser.

Make sure you dilute the oil when applying it topically to your skin. A good ratio is diluting a few drops of essential oil to an ounce of carrier oil. Other ways to use essential oils include in a bath or for body massage. Here are some essential oils and ways in which they have been used in aromatherapy for their antibacterial properties.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil may:

  • Reduce the symptoms associated with fever
  • Alleviate cough symptoms
  • May remove fetid aromas in your home.
  • Disinfect wounds
  • Help you to breathe more easily
  • Soothe cold sores when applied topically

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil may:

  • Inhibit bacteria and fight infection
  • Be used as a healing treatment due to its antibacterial properties
  • Help eradicate germs in cleaning solution.
  • Kill a range of fungi and yeasts

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil may be used as a nasal decongestant to:

  • Relieve cough
  • Relieve congestion
  • Relieve respiratory tract fluid build-up

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil may have the following properties:

  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiseptic
  • Diuretic

It may also help soothe cough, asthma, a build-up of phlegm, congestion and other respiratory discomforts.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil may offer:

  • Antibacterial properties and help prevent infection
  • Antifungal properties and act as a deterrent against various types of fungi
  • Anti-inflammatory properties and alleviate chronic inflammation
  • Antioxidant properties and help your body fight free radicals
  • Relief from nausea and gastric ulcers

How to Use Antibacterial Essential Oils for Flu

  • The most effective way to use antibacterial essential oils to relieve symptoms associated with flu is through steam inhalation. You can simply sniff the oil bottle directly or add a few drops of oil to a handkerchief to inhale it. Adding drops to a bowl of water may be an effective way to relieve congestion. This method helps you breathe better by clearing your nasal passage.
  • Dilute essential oils and apply them to the skin in massage is highly effective.
  • Diffuse essential oils in an aromatherapy diffuser. Burning oils in a vaporizer is an effective way to improve room aromas and shift your mood especially when you are housebound.
  • Always choose pure essential oils over fragrant oils to ensure the integrity and potency of the oils that you are using.

For Internal Usage

  • Make sure you check the label to know the suitable dosage for internal use.
  • Consult a qualified doctor, herbalist or aroma therapist to use essential oils internally.
  • Always check essential oils for contraindications especially if you are pregnant or using them around children.

Note: Burning essential oils can cause their chemical structure as well as their therapeutic effectiveness to alter. It is best to keep essential oils in a cool dark place away from sunlight.

Our Final Thoughts

The opinions presented in this article are expressed by our writing team and staff only. Aromatherapy is a natural and holistic approach that may be beneficial around the home. 

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The Benefits of Massage Oils

Massage oils improve circulation, removing toxins from the body

Using massage oils regularly as part of aromatherapy (using oils to improve physical and psychological well being) is a great form of rejuvenation. We provide a whole range of essential oils and massage oils that you can choose from to really enhance your massages. You can opt for an oil from our vast range of pure essential oils, mix your oil choice with a carrier oil, and use it in your massages. Alternatively, you can purchase our special massage oils directly.

Each of our massage oils aims to improve your physical and mental well-being. Here are some of the main benefits of regularly incorporating massage oils into your lives.

1. Massage Oils Are the Perfect Way to Rejuvenate Your Body and Mind

Massages are highly therapeutic. Adding massage oils to the massage only makes it that much more relaxing, healing, and rejuvenating! Massages that involve slow movements across your body with warm oil are one of the greatest ways to relax.

Massage oils provide an additional holistic component to an effective massage; they help untie stress knots in the body (where all your stress accumulates), thereby improving overall health. You can even opt for a particular oil based on your reason for the massage.

If you simply want a body detox, you can opt for our detox massage oil from our range of massage oils.  Made from grapefruit and sweet almond oil, this detox massage oil is particularly meant to detoxify your body, thereby improving the circulation of clean blood.

We even have a rejuvenating massage oil in our range, meant especially for the purpose of body rejuvenation. This oil is made up of ingredients such as coconut oil, rosemary oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil. This incredible mixture of useful oils can work wonders when it comes to relieving stress from your body and also removing harmful toxins so that you’re left feeling refreshed and clam, with clear, glowing skin!

2. Relieve Pain

You may suffer from aches and pains, which can make you feel tired and grumpy overall. Modern lifestyles include challenging work environments that have rendered us incapable of being able to care for our bodies the way that they deserve. Physical work postures have evolved over time and encourage tight muscles, stress knots, and, ultimately, pain.

Many times, stress knots in the shoulder and upper back are responsible for most of the pain you may feel. Massage oils can help loosen up the tight muscles and even relieve the body of stress knots.

3. Better Sleep

Massages before bed can help relax your body, improving your quality of sleep. If you are someone who has difficulty sleeping, our ‘unwind’ massage oil is the right massage oil for you. All of our massage oils comprise of Vitamin E, which is gentle on the skin and will leave your skin clear and glowing!

These were some of the benefits of massage oils. For more information on our ingredients, and the range of massage oils that we offer, visit our official products page.


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