Each and every week we try to decide on which essential oil uses to highlight to give you the greatest knowledge of how to take advantage of these amazing little liquids. There are so many amazing uses that we can never narrow it down, and we all too often find ourselves saying “oh, but what about this.”
This week, we thought we’d take a different approach. Thursday Plantation has such a great website, filled to the brim with a fantastic array of uses, all provided by actual TP users – what better way is there to get an idea of how to use tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus oil than by hearing how others use them?
Want to know how to use tea tree oil for acne, or eucalyptus oil for a cough, or lavender oil for cleaning? We’ve got 100s of amazing essential oil uses in an easily searchable format – just entre your search term and we can bet there’ll be an oil for that.
Check out the Thursday Planation library of uses by visiting thursdayplantationcanada.ca/100uses today!
Thursday Plantation Canada wishes you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy holiday season and all the best for the New Year!
We’ve all heard it before: eucalyptus oil is awesome for the winter – but have you ever actually taken a moment and looked at how or why? If not, we’ve got you covered this week with a blog full of eucalyptus oil uses for the winter.
First off, why is eucalyptus oil so amazing when the weather turns cold and so many of us inevitably turn sniffly and congested? Eucalyptus oil comes from the eucalyptus tree, a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. There are more than 700 different species of eucalyptus in the world, of which at least 500 produce some type of essential oil. The oil is distilled from the dried leaves of the tree, resulting in a colourless liquid with a strong woodsy, fresh, sweet smell. It is well know as a decongestant and for relieving pain and inflammation of the respiratory tract mucous membranes, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, sinus pain and inflammation, and respiratory infections. It is also used as an antiseptic, insect repellent, and treatment option for wounds, burns, and ulcer.
So, what are all of those great eucalyptus oil uses for the winter that we keep talking about? Here are just a few:
- In a diffuser: add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a diffuser and place it in your bedroom. Since we often get stuffed up while sleeping, this can help reduce congestion resulting in a great sleep.
- Quick nasal fix: add a drop or two to a cotton ball and sniff it when your nose is feeling extra stuffy.
- For a soothing bath before bed: blend 7 drops of eucalyptus oil to ¼ cup of Epsom salts. Use this in the bath for a quick soak for sore muscles.
- Steam inhalation: boil some water in the kettle and pour into a bowl or in a pot over the stove, add several drops of eucalyptus and place your head over the bowl/pot with a towel covering it. Breathe deeply.
- As a soothing chest rub: at bedtime, or really whenever you need a relief from the mucus buildup, apply eucalyptus oil to your chest, neck, temples and back. If this is too strong, mix with a carrier oil before application. The strong scent of the oil acts as a vapour that, when inhaled, relieves chest congestion.
- In a mist to soothe sinuses: mix 6 drops of eucalyptus oil and 6 drops of lavender into ½ ounce of water in a small spray bottle for an easy breathing mist.
This winter, when that annual cold hits, be ready. Rely on eucalyptus oil to relieve stubborn sinus and chest congestion naturally.
Want more eucalyptus oil uses to get you through the winter, or all year round?
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Most of us start our days the same way, with a beauty routine we’ve kept for a while, for a variety of reasons. We do certain things because they work for us, often not even considering a change. But have you considered making a change? Have you considered how tea tree oil can have a big impact with very little effort? Adding tea tree oil to your regular beauty routine has a number of impressive benefits.
Tea tree oil for moisture: Tea tree oil is great for moisturizing dry and cracked skin. Mix one or two drops of tea tree oil with one tablespoon of almond or coconut oil and gently massage it into the areas that could use a little extra attention, especially your knees, elbows and heels for lasting relief from dry skin.
Tea tree oil for acne: we’ve all heard it before – tea tree oil is great for acne. A 5% tea tree oil solution is as effective as a 5% solution of benzoyl peroxide, without the harsh chemical impacts. Next time you wake up with a blemish, try something as simple as a small dab of tea tree oil on the spot to dry it out and clear it up.
Tea tree oil for hair: tea tree oil is also great for your hair. Mixing a few drops of tea tree oil into your regular shampoo and massaging it into your scalp will unclog your hair follicles. This helps to nourish the roots and strengthen your tresses, inducing hair growth. This can also help to get rid of dandruff.
Tea tree oil for lips: add one or two drops of tea tree oil to your regular lip balm and use it to fight chapped lips.
Tea tree oil for your mouth: tea tree oil is an effective mouthwash thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Dilute 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it. Remember, don’t swallow!
Tea tree oil for makeup brushes: add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to a clean spray bottle full of water. Mix well. Spray your brushes with this antibacterial treatment (between your brush washes), to neutralize the bacteria that can clog your pores and cause blemishes.
Tea tree oil is great for so many things – switch up a few things in your beauty routine today and see the results.
Get pure tea tree essential oil today by visiting Thursday Planation at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.