January Feature Product - Cold Buster Shower Steamers
Our favourite product this month is the Cold Buster Shower Steamer. This baby has gotten both myself and my fiancé threw cold after cold this season. Thankfully neither of us stayed sick for long this winter. However, the cold that is going around is a knock-out. Even with both of us getting a flu shot this year we both got it. Let me tell you... I HAVE NEVER EVER felt so grateful for a working nose in my life. I lived off of these shower steamers to clear any nasal congestion and soothe my cough.
These shower steamers are the most popular shower steamers we have on offer. Using a powerful blend of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cinnamon essential oil. These shower steamers are by fair our best selling steamer.
First... How to use these steamers. Start your shower with hot water to get the steam building. Make sure you close the bathroom door to keep the steam in! Once there is steam you can place the steamer on the shower floor close to the drain when you get in. After that all you need to do is let the steam do its thing! When the hot water hits the floor and the steam is released it will carry the essential oils right to you to breathe. Breathe through your nose as much as possible! I know that is easier said then done sometimes!
Peppermint Essential Oil has many benefits found to assist with colds especially when it comes to congestion because it naturally contains menthol which is a key ingredient to combat inflammation. It is often included as a key ingredient for natural anti-contestants. “The main volatile components of the essential oil are menthol and menthone. In vitro, peppermint has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities, strong antioxidant and antitumor actions, and some antiallergenic potential.” (1). This means that peppermint essential oil may even also have potential to help with allergies beyond just helping to lessen congestion it also may have anti-inflammatory properties to help with inflamed airways. Peppermint truly is an essential oil that EVERYONE should have in their home and we have combined it here in a convenient delivery method with two other amazing essential oils.
The next key essential oil in these steamers is Eucalyptus essential oil. “Eucalyptus is a traditional medicinal plant to treat cold, flue, fever, diabetics and bronchial infections or to prevent and control other pathogenic diseases. Eucalyptus oil based products are used as topically applied medication to relieve muscular pain and as solvent/sealer in dentistry and as disinfectant. The bioactive components identified from eucalyptus essential oils may develop new classes of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs.” (2)
This of course is exciting news and helps even more with what we have designed this specific blend to do! So next time your sick grab a convenient, natural remedy for those annoying cold, flus and allergies!
- Diane L. McKay Jeffrey B. Blumberg
First published: 12 June 2006 https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1936
(2) Chemistry and bioactivity of Eucalyptus essential oils
JINBIAO ZHANG*1, MIN AN1, HANWEN WU1,2, REX STANTON1 and DEIRDRE LEMERLE1
Test Centre, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, China.
(Received in revised form: November 23, 2009)