Posts tagged ‘aromatherapy’

May 27, 2011

See what Holistically Haute Editor in Chief, Rachael Pontillo, Thinks of the Essence Aire Diffuser

When the Editor of Holistically Haute, Rachael Pontillo, wanted to do a review of our best selling aromatherapy diffuser, the Essence Aire Diffuser, we were thrilled! What would be better than having a professional aesthetician tell us her true thoughts on our product and if she felt like it was really worth the time and money.

Well, after a couple weeks of taking it home and using it, the results were as expected… SHE LOVED IT! and had a few pretty incredible things to say about it too!

Read the Entire Review at http://holisticallyhaute.blogspot.com/2011/05/product-spotlight-essenceaire-diffuser.html

Or Read on Below to see what she thinks:

By Holistically Haute Writer, Rachel Pontillo

Product Spotlight: EssenceAire Diffuser from TEI Spa

 
 

One of the reasons many women, and an increasing number of men love a day at the spa is because of the much needed feeling of relaxation it provides. This relaxing atmosphere can be achieved in many ways, through soft music, dimmed lighting, aromatherapy, and hydrotherapy.

What are aromatherapy and hydrotherapy?

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes the natural essential oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, and other parts of certain plants to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Each essential oil has specific purposes and is used to treat various conditions. These oils can be used in many ways:

• They can be mixed with a carrier, base, or existing product to for therapeutic purposes depending on the properties of the essential oil
• They can be inhaled on their own for temporary relief of symptoms, stress, or bad moods
• They can enhance hydrotherapy treatments by adding aromatic as well as topical therapeutic benefits
Hydrotherapy uses water in its various states (ice, steam, liquid) at different temperatures to treat various physiological as well as mental conditions. Some examples are:
• Soaking in a hot bath infused with essential oils, muds, or salts to relieve sore muscles
• Using a humidifier in dry rooms or taking a steam shower to relieve respiratory symptoms
• Using hot or cold compresses to relieve pain and inflammation

Combining aromatherapy and hydrotherapy


It is very common in alternative medicine, as well as in spa treatments to combine aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. Often, essential oils are added to therapeutic soaks, mineral body wraps, and steam treatments during facials. Each therapy enhances the effects of the other.

Two of the most commonly used essential oils are lavender and eucalyptus.

Lavender is has positive effects on the mind as well as the physical body. Its scent is relaxing, soothing, mildly sedative, and considered to be pleasant to most people. For these reasons, it has been used to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Lavender also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It is generally well tolerated and non-allergenic, with no side effects. For this reason, it can be used (when mixed with a carrier oil or base) to soothe minor wounds, rashes, and other and skin irritations. In the spa or holistic wellness center, it is not only used aromatherapeutically to promote relaxation, but can also be misted or applied onto the skin to treat skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema/dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Eucalyptus, on the other hand, is antispasmodic, stimulating, and is an effective antiseptic and expectorant. It has many medical and therapeutic uses, and is  used often in aromatherapy and hydrotherapy (steam) spa and wellness treatments to energize and stimulate the mood, as well as to treat respiratory conditions.

Bringing the spa home

I received a gift of an EssenceAire Diffuser from TEI Spa Essentials.

This unique and elegant electrical diffuser offers a misting technology through the vibration of the water and ultrasonic waves that oxygenate and purify the air in whatever room you use it. You can use it for that reason alone, but you also have the option to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a customized aromatherapy/hydrotherapy treatment.
I was sitting at my computer feeling stressed about an upcoming deadline. It got to the point that my mind began to wander and I could not focus on the task at hand. Instead, I began to think about what to cook for dinner, what to write for my next blog post, getting the car inspected, etc. just to avoid the stress of completing my deadline. I decided to try some lavender essential oil in my diffuser. I added just a few drops, and set the timer to 30 minutes, and it immediately started working. And I have to admit…I began to relax and feel better and was able to concentrate on my deadline.

What makes the EssenceAire Diffuser different from others?

My favorite feature, and what is most unique about the EssenceAire Diffuser is that I was able to control the strength of the fragrance. There is nothing more annoying than turning on a typical diffuser or lighting a heavily-scented candle or traditional oil burner and being overcome with the fragrance to the point that you have to leave the room. Plus, I was able to control the length of time the fragrance stayed in the air. You can set the diffuser to run straight for 30 minutes, then shut off automatically; or you can set it to come on for 15 seconds, then go off for 30 seconds. Once it stops running, the fragrance quickly dissipates, unlike those stinky candles and artificial air fresheners.


I have to admit, I have tried a “poor man’s” version of this…adding drops of essential oil to a regular humidifier. And of course, I ended up clogging and breaking the humidifier. Well this particular diffuser uses disposable cups to hold and separate the oils from the interior of the diffuser to avoid clogging the machine. You choose how much or how little aroma you want by adding more or fewer drops of the essential oil. Plus, unlike typical humidifiers, it has the ultrasonic action which provides cleaner, more oxygenated air.

Bringing the spa anywhere…

I am lucky enough to work from home, but I think the EssenceAire Diffuser is something people should use in their offices as well. Many office buildings have high levels of indoor air pollution which can lead to health problems. The air purifying feature of the EssenceAire could help improve the quality air you breathe at work. Adding certain essential oils to the cup could also help you stay focused, reduce stress, and keep your mood positive.

The EssenceAire Diffuser comes in two sizes, a large and a small. The small one is small enough to fit onto any crowded desk or bookshelf, and is powerful enough to get the job done. The fact that the fragrance fades quickly once you shut it off is great for the office as well, in case someone drops in who doesn’t like the scent.

Whether you need to de-stress after a meeting at the office, or just want help getting to sleep at home, the EssenceAire Diffuser allows you to experience the many positive health benefits of aromatherapy and hydrotherapy on your terms.

Article first published as Product Review: EssenceAire Diffuser from TEI Spa on Blogcritics.

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April 13, 2011

Why We Love AromaTherapy!

BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY

 Aromatherapy is an increasingly popular natural treatment used to promote physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing with few, if any, side effects. Aromatherapy uses the benefits of essential oils for therapeutic purposes to alleviate stress and improve moods. Recent studies have also show that aromatherapy may be a successful treatment for many minor disorders in which gentle solutions are not available.

 As an increasingly popular holistic treatment, aromatherapy has been used since prehistoric times to promote good health. The psychological benefits of Aromatherapy are spirit stimulation, mental clarity, stress relief and mood improvement. Furthermore, essential oils can help the circulatory system, support the immune system, regulate human hormones and aid skin regeneration.

                                                                    

 How Does Aromatherapy Work?

 To understand the process of aromatherapy it is important to first know how the body processes smells. As a scent is inhaled it travels into the nose and across the olfactory nerves where nerve cells are activated. This sequence sends impulses that stimulate the brain and release endorphins, neurotransmitters and other happy-hormones and feel-good chemicals. Essential oil substances, then, are drawn into the lungs and absorbed into the bloodstream thereby producing therapeutic benefits. In essence, smells have a gentle power of effecting your mind and emotions.

                                                                                    

The Benefits of Aromatherapy:

  • Promotes relaxation while melting away stress
  • Results in enhanced mood and well being
  • Relieves minor discomforts
  • Boosts the immune, respiratory and circulatory systems

 The Benefits of Essential Oils:

  • Decrease Sinus and Lung Congestion
  • Energize the body
  • Relaxation of mind and muscles
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve sleep
  • Aid in digestion
  • Relive tension heads and increase blood circulation

 Lavender Aromatherapy Benefits:

 Lavender is considered the most useful of all essential oils. Known to aid in the relief of headaches, insomnia, tension and stress, lavender’s therapeutic properties have been well chronicled around the world. The essential oil of lavender is widely used for various illnesses and medical problems.

The flowery fragrance of lavender make it the most versatile and useful essential oil. Essential oil of lavender is used in aromatherapy practices to rid of depression, fight tiredness and enhance relaxation. It has strong disinfectant properties and has been used to prevent infection and relieve pain. A drop of lavender oil used in an aromatherapy diffuser will relieve headaches, decrease body pain and help with insomnia.

Lavender essential oil has also been known to help reduce anger and frustration, while improving self esteem. Lavender is found to increase the emotion of happiness through its calming and sedating effects. Lavender oils may also be used by adding lavender droplets to a bath.

 Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Benefits:

 The health benefits of eucalyptus oil can be attributed to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal properties. The numerous benefits of eucalyptus essential oils include, but are not limited to, the treatment of respiratory problems, relief of muscle pain, releasing of mental exhaustion and the treatment of skin infections.

 Eucalyptus essential oil has a unique aroma that makes it a potential antibacterial and antiviral oil. It may also aid in blood oxygenation and promoting in the repair of blood cells while improving circulation. In addition, eucalyptus therapy aids in the reduction of mucous deposition and helps with a variety of breathing and respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, nasal congestion and sinusitis.

The TEI Spa Difference

TEI Spa misting technology allows you to enjoy the benefits of hydro and aromatherapy anywhere. The unique EssenceAire Diffuser offers an aroma misting technology through the vibration of water and ultrasonic waves allowing you to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy in one.

 Unlike essential oil burners, the TEI Spa EssenceAire electric aromatherapy diffuser does not use any flames, so it’s very safe. The EssenceAire diffuser permeates a fine mist of your favorite essential oil through the air and one session may last up to an hour while the TEI Spa Essential Oils scents may last an entire day. 

The TEI Spa UltraSonic Diffuser is used to diffuse the scented oil into the water filled diffuser resulting in the release of mist into your living space. TEI Spa Technology allows for the electric aromatherapy oil diffuser to conveniently switch off automatically when the water level gets below a certain height.

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