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Eucalyptus Oil to the Sticky Residue Rescue

Frustrated by the sticky residue left from labels or stickers – that annoying residue that doesn’t seem to come off no matter what you do? Don’t fret – eucalyptus oil to the rescue – the sticky residue rescue.

Here’s how to use eucalyptus oil to remove sticky residue:

Want to stock up on eucalyptus oil to make removing sticky residue easy – or for any of the amazing uses of this amazingly versatile essential oil? Thursday Plantation has you covered.

Find out more at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

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rsz_essential_oils_for_coldsCold and flu season is just around the corner, and that means no matter where you go – work, school, the grocery store, the movies – you can be fairly certain that you’ll come in contact with a number of those bothersome cold and flu germs. No matter how many times we wash our hands, how many oranges we eat, or how many vitamins we take every morning, many of us still end up dealing with a cold by the end of the long winter season.  This week, we’ve got some tips on how to breathe easy using essential oils for cold when that bug takes up residence.

Our favourite essential oils, the ones that can do pretty much everything, are eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil and lavender oil – and these three cover all the bases when it comes to fighting cold and flu symptoms.

Perhaps the most well know essential oil for colds in eucalyptus oil. We will start there.

Eucalyptus oil for colds

  • Skin application: apply a small amount of the oil to your chest, neck, temples and back. The strong aroma will help relieve congestion.
  • Steam inhalation: fill a bowl with boiling hot water and add a few drops of the oil. Place your face over the bowl and cover your head with a towel. As you breathe in the hot mist, the mucus in your nasal passages moistens and becomes thinner. This allows for the mucus to pass through your nose and be eliminated from your body.

Tea tree oil for colds

  • Sore throat remedy: when the tingling starts, add a few drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water. Gargle, then spit. Do not swallow. Do this every few hours to help keep the pain away.
  • In the bath: the antiviral properties in tea tree oil can give your body a great immunity boost and can help relax sore muscles. Place 10-20 drops in a warm bath and soak for as long as you’d like.

Lavender oil for colds

  • To help you sleep: add a few drops to a cloth and place it under your pillow before bed, or just in a diffuser to help your mind and body relax.
  • To soother a fever: rub lavender oil on the soles of your feet, massaging it in well. Cover your feet with socks and leave on overnight or during the day.

Most of the time, with a common cold, the only real cure is time – the virus usually just has to run its course. However, that does not mean that we have to suffer without any form of relief, nor does it mean we have to pump our body full of chemicals. Essential oils for colds provide relief from various symptoms – all naturally.

Want to get yourself prepared before cold and flu season hits? Fill your medicine cabinet today by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

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rsz_eyelashes_growthWe all know that our bodies are havens for germs and bacteria. Both inside and out, our bodies play host to a million different types of micro-organisms, the bulk of which we like to pretend don’t actually exist; we can’t see them, so it is safe to say they are not there. Fortunately, although it isn’t true that they don’t exist, most perform necessary functions that keep up healthy.

However, did you know that our lashes are not immune to these tiny bacteria? Who cares? Really, those mites are just like any other micro organism on the body right? Well, sure, they are probably not going to cause many problems – but an infestation can cause eyelashes to fall out! As far as we’re concerned, that is a problem.

Additionally, according to a study done on microbial contamination associated with mascara use, the application of mascara to eyelashes often results in the transfer of those microbes into the mascara tube. Here they grow and breed…

You can read on this study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18922495.

A great way to not only help to clean out your mascara, extending its life, but also boosting natural eyelash growth, is lavender oil. A few drops added to your mascara tube will help to break down that bacteria and help lashes look their best.

Lavender oil – the ultimate beauty hack – who knew!

Want to stock up on lavender oil – an amazing natural eyelash growth serum?

Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca today!

 

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tea-tree-oil-oral-care-smJust in case you didn’t already know, your mouth is super important. Ok, bit of a broad statement there, we get it, but what so many people ‘know’ but often forget about, is how crucial it is to take care of our mouths properly. Sure, we all brush our teeth (at least we hope that is the case), many of us floss, even keep to the semi-annual dental cleanings that keep our teeth and gums in good shape. But how often do you stray outside this routine? How often do you seriously consider your overall oral health and the impact it can have on other parts of your body? This week we talk tea tree oil for oral care and why it is so important.

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. It is a well-known natural disinfectant that has been used for centuries because of its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It is thanks to these properties that tea tree oil is an ideal candidate for oral health care.

Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Plaque prevention – plaque is gross, there is no way around that fact. It can also be dangerous to your oral health. Tea tree oil fights infectious microorganisms present in plaque that destroy tissues in the mouth, cause plaque, receding gums and tartar deposits.
  • Eliminating bad breath bacteria – tea tree oil eliminated odor-causing bacteria and sweetens bad breath. Tea tree oil chewing sticks are great for this particular purpose.
  • Combating gum disease – gum disease is caused by plaque buildup creating inflammation of the gums, redness, swelling, and bleeding. Tea tree oil is great for helping to prevent gum disease -here are a few ways to use it:
    • Swollen and sore gums can be rubbed directly with tea tree oil.
    • Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to small glass of water and swish around mouth twice daily. Do not swallow.
    • Apply several drops directly onto toothpaste, and brush for at least 2 minutes. Floss and gargle with a tea tree oil mouthwash.
  • Dealing with toothache pain – rinse your teeth with a gargle mixture consisting of 3-5 drops of tea tree oil added to a small glass of mouthwash. A small amount of aloe vera can be rubbed directly onto infected tooth.
  • Mouth sores or canker sores and cold sores– Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to a small glass of water and gargle this solution twice daily. A tea tree oil cold sore medication can also be applied for relief of pain and itch.

When it comes to your mouth, keeping it happy is crucial. Tea tree oil can keep that smile in place.

Find pure tea tree essential oil from Thursday Planation today by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

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