Tea tee oil is well known for its healing properties – especially when it comes to treating acne. There are many great ways to use tea tree oil for acne, we can’t help but want to share them all with you.
Check out this quick video with one of the easiest ways to use this wondrous essential oil to treat those pesky breakouts:
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Many of us use essential oils for ourselves, but don’t know about using them on kids – the right types to use, the right dilution, or even what to use them for. This week, back by popular demand, we are talking again about the top 5 essential oil uses for kids.
- Before bed. Just before bed, give your child a massage with lavender oil. Mix 1- 2 drops of lavender oil with 2 tablespoons carrier oil and rub all along the arms, legs, back, tummy, feet, ears. The massage alone is relaxing, and when coupled with the fragrance of the oil it will set the tone for a calm and peaceful night’s sleep – for both you and your little one.
- In the bath. Lavender oil is also great at bath time to help get children ready for bed. Place 6 drops of the essential oil in a baby bath tub or 30 drops for a full-sized tub. Mix well and bath as normal.
- On sports equipment. Kids can get stinky – there really is no way around it, especially when they sweat. For a DIY deodorizing sports equipment spray, mix together 40 drops of tea tree essential oil and 40 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a 4 oz. spray bottle. Then add 1 oz. of witch hazel an 2 oz. of water. Shake well and spray away the stink and the bacteria that causes it.
- In the laundry. Essential oils are also great for cleaning when it comes to the kids – and not just the kids themselves. For a deep clean, especially for heavily soiled laundry such as cloth diapers, add 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil to the wash. The powerful antifungal properties of tea tree oil will help prevent bacterial and fungal infections.
- For a cough. Skip the vapour-rub and mix eucalyptus oil into a non-scented lotion or carrier oil and rub on the bottom of the feet and onto the chest. The will help open the airways and relieve a persistent cough.
Just remember to dilute. Our children’s skin is different from our own, and usually more sensitive, so be sure to dilute the oils before use.
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You’ve probably heard about the benefits of lavender oil for sleep – it is fairly well known – but we’ve recently come across a wealth of information regarding lavender oil for anxiety and we thought it would be helpful to share. If you’re stressed or dealing with anxiety, lavender oil may be able to help.
Check out this article from Medical Daily. Discussed within it are several ways that you can use various essential oils to help ease anxiety: http://www.medicaldaily.com/lavender-and-5-other-best-essential-oils-anxiety-relief-healing-power-smell-397410.
According to the article, lavender oil “can kill pathogens in the air and in nasal sinuses and respiratory airways. Lyons states lavender is also a nerve tonic and an antidepressant, boosting our spirits as well as helping to beat “the blues” that accompany immune stress and illness.”
Sometimes, something as simple as a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser or on your pillow at night can really make a difference.
Additionally, last year the Huffington Post posted an article about essential oils, including lavender oil, for anxiety, stating one study which found that “lavender oil aromatherapy calmed the nervous system — lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature as well as changing brain waves to a more relaxed state.”
Why does lavender oil work? The article notes that “the scent of lavender stimulates brain pathways, including our limbic system, which is connected to our emotional response and memories. Studies using electroencephalography (EEG), which measures brain waves, and brain imaging using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) show significant changes during lavender aromatherapy consistent with its relaxing effects.” Pretty impressive, we know.
Check out the Huffington Post article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlynn-wei-md-jd/6-aromatherapy-essential-_b_9805630.html.
If you want to try something new, lavender oil for anxiety might be a great place to start.
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When we think about essential oil uses, we are often drawn to a few common uses – tea tree oil for acne, eucalyptus oil for colds, even lavender oil for a better night’s sleep. But what about the uses that are great for not just the top of your body, but the bottom as well? This week we cover essential oil uses for your feet. Our feet often take a beating – essential oils can help soothe them.
Many of us spend a good portion of our day on our feet. Give them some relief with a soothing foot bath. In a large bucket, add 2 tsps. of eucalyptus oil and fill it with water. Then add 4 golf balls (yep, golf balls). Put your feet in the water and gently roll the golf balls around the soles of your feet (you can do one foot at a time if that works better). Soak for at least 10-15 minutes. Dry your feet briskly with a towel and massage them with your favourite lavender oil lotion.
Are your feet dry, cracked or irritated? Try an inti-inflammatory food oil massage. Mix 6 drops of tea tree oil and 6 drops of lavender oil with 30 mL of olive oil. Gently rub the oil blend onto your feet before putting on your socks, or going to bed.
If Athlete’s Foot is a problem, essential oils may be the solution. Oils such as tea tree and lavender have anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antiseptic healing and soothing properties and work wonders on this fungal issue. Combine equal amounts of tea tree and lavender oil with a carrier oil (olive oil is a good one, and usually readily available) and put on the affected area 3-4 times a day. Be sure to really get in-between the toes.
What about the gear for your feet? Your shoes and boots get smelly, and no one wants to deal with that. Any sports equipment, really, benefits from a good spray every so often. Simply add a few drops of 100% pure tea tree oil to water in a spray bottle, shake, then spray on your footwear and sports gear, such as shin pads and cleats, helmets, pads and gloves. Let it dry.
We often explore the world on our feet – don’t ignore them. Give them the treatment they deserve.
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