It is something most of us would rather do without, yet is a necessary evil that takes time away from the things we love…we’re talking about cleaning the house. Add to this chore the fact that cleaning supplies can get expensive when you need 25 different kinds to clean the house from top to bottom, coupled with the fact that these cleaners can sometimes be toxic or harmful, and you’ve got a chore that seems mountainous! We’re here to help. Consider making your own natural cleaning products with eucalyptus oil – saving time, money, and worry.
Eucalyptus oil is the distilled oil that comes from the dried leaves of eucalyptus – a colorless liquid with a strong woodsy and sweet smell. With antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and deodorizing properties, eucalyptus oil makes the perfect household cleaner.
In the kitchen:
Eucalyptus oil is an amazing grease buster. To remove grease and grime around cook tops, counter and bench tops, and to clean your microwave and make the kitchen sink shine, add two teaspoons of eucalyptus oil to a spray bottle of water, then add a teaspoon of liquid soap to the bottle and gently shake. The smell doesn’t hurt either!
In the bathroom:
Use eucalyptus oil to clean and disinfect the toilet by mixing 50ml of oil in a litre of water. Or change the amounts (add 20 drops to a bucket of hot water) and you’ve got the perfect natural floor cleaner. Add a few drops to a cup of hot water to get rid of mold, mildew and soap scum in the bathtub.
In the living areas:
Mix 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar into a quart of water, then add 5 to 10 drops of eucalyptus oil. This helps bring about a natural shine on wood or tile floors, while cleaning at the same time – and making the entire house smell fresh.
In the laundry room:
Eucalyptus oil can be used to remove stains from clothing naturally, just make a paste using oil and liquid laundry soap. Rub it on the stain with an old toothbrush, let is sit for 10 minutes, then wash as you normally would. Or, add 25 drops of eucalyptus oil to the wash cycle when washing bedding, linens and towels to get rid of dust mites.
Next time you’re getting ready to clean the house, or shop for cleaning products, consider replacing those chemicals with eucalyptus oil – and use it all around the house. Not only does it smell great, it cleans like a charm.
Thursday Plantation’s 100% natural eucalyptus oil is perfect for all kinds of DIY cleaning – get some today by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
No matter your age, if you suffer from acne you know what it is like to be self-conscious about your skin. The urge to pick or pop, the inability to leave the house without some form of makeup or covering, and the constant threat of a breakout can leave you stressed and seeking help. Well, we’re here to deliver with some tips about how to use tea tree oil for acne for real results.
Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, has long been celebrated as a natural treatment for acne – it is a great alternative to those harsh chemicals and harsh treatments. Derived from the leaves of the tea tree, this essential oil has natural healing properties thanks to its concentration of antibacterial and antimicrobial agents – making it the perfect natural acne treatment.
No harmful irritants. As mentioned, tea tree oil for acne is a great alternative to those over-the-counter products – the ones usually containing benzoyl peroxide – as studies have found that a 5% concentration of tea tree oil is just as effective – with 0% of the side effects.
How to use tea tree oil for acne:
Step 1 – wash. Wash your face using an all-natural, soap free cleanser to gently cleanse the skin without drying it out, removing impurities and the excess build-up of oils to cleanse the pores – while at the same time not removing those necessary oils that help keep the skin nourished.
Step 2 – tone. Once your face is clean, you want to make sure to gently tone and tighten the skin to keep it free from debris without drying. Look for one that contains not only tea tree oil (of course), but also witch hazel, a natural astringent, Aloe Vera to soothe the skin and lavender oil to calm.
Step 3 – moisturize. Once your face is clean, make sure to pump up the moisture volume with a hydrating facial cream to restore skin’s natural moisture balance. Make sure that it is non-comedogenic so that it won’t clog those pores you just cleaned out. Look for one with a blend of natural moisturizers including macadamia nut, rose hip and vitamin E oils.
When you’re on the go and notice a spot appearing but don’t have the time or resources to do your whole 3-step routine (nor should you – remember, over washing can actually make the skin drier, causing it to overproduce oil, leading to breakouts), just use an on-the-go solution, such as a blemish stick. Grab one containing tea tree oil, vitamin E and spearmint.
Tea tree oil for acne has become popular for a reason – it works! Stop hiding your face and get clear skin you can be proud of!
Thursday Planation has an entire line of tea tree oil for acne products that can help you achieve clear skin, naturally. Call 1.888.481.8446 today!