If you suffer from migraines, you know what it is like to deal with the debilitating pain, the nausea, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, and the general feeling of needing to lock yourself away in a dark room to get even a little relief. Migraine sufferers the world over try, on a daily basis, to find natural migraine relief in an effort to ease symptoms and combat what is often described as a vice-grip on your skull.
What causes a migraine? Each sufferer is different, and often the causes differ. Check out this interesting infographic from healthcentral.com which describes the 10 most common migraine triggers and a few ways to get natural migraine relief.
Another source for natural migraine relief that is growing in popularity is lavender oil. This essential oil, derived from the lavender plant (obviously), has been used for thousands of years for various different natural health applications – the migraine headache being one of them.
How to use it to relieve migraines:
- Have a warm bath and add a few drops of lavender – breathing in the vapours can help relieve symptoms.
- Place a few drops on a cloth or tissue and place it under your pillow. Not only will the scent help with your migraine, it will also help you sleep – which in turn will help get rid of the migraine!
- Use a diffuser and sit quietly and let the scent wash away your migraine blues.
Lavender oil is great for a number of different uses, from household cleaning and reducing stress, to sleep improvement and natural migraine relief. It is the little miracle cure-all in a bottle. Find some today by visiting Thursday Plantation at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Breathe it in, that fresh scent that clears the sinuses and makes you think about traipsing through a forest of green. Eucalyptus oil is well known for its antiseptic properties and its use as an aid in treating cold and flu symptoms and for remedying sinus issues, as it eases mucus, thereby clearing the head of any stuffiness. But that is not all it is used for. While you may be familiar with the scent when you’re feeling under the weather, you may be less familiar with its ability for natural pain relief.
Eucalyptus trees originated in Australia and Tasmania, but they are now found in subtropical regions all over the world. They are one of the tallest and fastest growing trees, and there are more than 650 species across the globe. The eucalyptus tree’s thick, long, bluish-green leaves are distilled to provide this essential oil that is used in everything from antiseptics to cleaning products.
When it comes to natural pain relief, eucalyptus oil doesn’t fail to represent. Whether you suffer from arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, or just general body aches and pains, this essential oil can work wonders as an alternative to prescription medications.
For natural pain relief, mix 5 drops (1/4ml) eucalyptus oil with 10ml of vegetable oil in an airtight spray bottle (for easy storage and helps it to keep). Just be sure not to apply it without diluting it. Vegetable oil works because eucalyptus evaporates quickly and the vegetable oil helps to stabilize it. Shake it well to ensure the oils mix properly.
Massage the mixture into the affected areas until it is fully absorbed. This will help the oil penetrate and soothe sore muscles and joints. Use it before bed or after a strenuous work out to get almost immediate relief.
Why does it work? The oil works naturally to increase blood flow that in turn brings more oxygen to the brain to improve the healing process. When coupled with massage, it can help alleviate tension and increase circulation.
If you are suffering from body pain, but don’t want to have to stick to a pharmaceutical routine, eucalyptus oil from Thursday Plantation may just be the solution. As far as natural pain relief, this little bottle goes a long way! Find it here: www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Sleep – are you getting enough? On average, we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping – but if you are one of the many Canadians who get in bed at night and when it is time to turn everything off your brain decides it is time to get to work, you may find this number a bit skewed.
Think your lack of sleep isn’t such a big deal? Check out this great infographic on the importance of sleep. It also has some great tips to help improve your sleep – and we are talking natural sleep aid stuff, not a drug to knock you out!
As you can see, getting enough sleep is pretty crucial when it comes to functioning at highest potential – and with some small changes you can help turn your brain off.
As noted, lavender essential oil is a great way to help relax the brain, decrease tension and just give you an overall break from the stress that keeps you up at night. Here are some tips on how to use lavender essential oil as a natural sleep aid:
- Sprinkle a few drops on a tissue or cloth and place it under your pillow at night.
- Use lavender oil in an aromatherapy diffuser.
- Put a few drops in a warm bath before bed – this is a double whopper as the warm bath and lavender are actually both great for helping with sleep!
- Add a few drops to your regular unscented lotion and apply before bed.
Using lavender essential oil before bed is a great way to relax and destress, giving you the ability to close your mind and get a restful night’s sleep. Thursday Plantation has you covered. Find out more by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
It is time to clean out that first aid kit – time to get rid of the 100 different bottles of lotions, sprays, creams, etc. – the ones filled with chemicals and all the warning labels – that are usually only good for treating one or two things. Stop wasting time and money – tea tree oil is nature’s antiseptic powerhouse! It is all you need.
We’ve all heard of tea tree oil, probably as a natural acne treatment, but this powerful little oil is great for any number of things. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries in Australia, but in more recent years has moved internationally as it has grown in popularity – the primary uses having historically capitalized on the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions of the oil.
Did you know that many of the very common first aid maladies you treat at home, and might normally treat with a chemical antiseptic, can be handled with this all-natural alternative? Well, it is true!
Tea tree oil is a very powerful, all natural antiseptic which inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi. It is tolerated well by the skin and doesn’t harm the growth of normal cells. Thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it is the perfect solution to many of your everyday first aid needs.
Want to know what it is good for? We’ll tell you! Here is just a short list of the many first aid issues which can be covered by this one amazing product:
- Heal and soothe sunburns and reduce blisters and peeling
- Relieve itchiness and reduce rashes
- Clear Athlete’s foot and toenail fungus
- Soothe insect bites and stings and can help prevent scarring
- Treat ringworm
- Help relieve psoriasis and other skin conditions
- Naturally clean, protect and heal all types of minor cuts and scrapes
- Help heal uncomfortable and unsightly cold sores
- Soothe and heals tinea and jock itch
Again, this is just a short list of the many ways tea tree oil can be used as a natural antiseptic, but it just goes to show you the many areas covered by this powerhouse little oil.
Want to start getting back to nature and getting rid of all the chemicals – the ones not necessary for healing? Tea tree oil lets you do that.
Thursday Plantation has 100% natural tea tree oil – great for all your first aid needs. Visit us today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.