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Tea tree oil is well-known as a powerful natural acne fighter, and this week we thought we’d change it up a bit with a few different DIY methods for using this amazing essential oil to say bye-bye to blemishes!
Tea tree oil works for acne because it contains terpinen-4, an antimicrobial agent which destroys the bacteria that causes acne. Its powerful antiseptic and antifungal properties don’t hurt either. Together these make it the perfect alternative to those other chemical-filled options. Additionally, instead of stripping those oils from your skin as the chemical treatments do, tea tree oil helps to balance skin’s natural oil production. It penetrates deep into the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores, and dry out blemishes.
Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatments
- One of the best ways to add tea tree oil to your acne-fighting routine is by adding it to your regular cleanser and moisturizer. Simply add 2-6 drops to your favourite products and use as you normally would.
- For a natural spot treatment, place a few drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cotton ball (to dilute the tea tree oil), then gently dab onto pimples or spots. This will help to reduce redness and swelling and clear up the blemishes.
- Another great way to open up those pores and loosen the bacteria, allowing your cleaner to strip it away, is with a tea tree oil stream. Start by boiling a pot of water and pouring the water into a large bowl. Add 5 drops of tea tree oil into the bowl and blend. Drape a towel over your head and lean into the steam for 5 minutes. Repeat on a weekly basis.
- For a great soothing recipe, mix a few drops of tea tree oil and two teaspoons aloe vera gel and apply to the affected areas of your face before bed. In the morning, rinse with water and pat dry.
- For breakouts, mix equal portions of grape seed and jojoba oils and then add a few drops of tea tree oil in a small bowl. Spread the oil mask all over your face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse.
When it comes to natural acne fighters, tea tree oil packs a powerful punch, and these simple DIY acne treatment recipes are really effective.
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Lavender oil is often called the most versatile essential oil in the world, and the uses for it are seemingly endless. If you only choose one essential oil, lavender oil is the best. It has so many benefits and uses – everything from healing to cleaning.
Here are just a few of our favourite lavender oil uses:
As a sleep aid. When you’re having trouble shutting your brain off at night, avoid those chemical sleep aids and turn to lavender oil; it can really help. It calms and relaxes the mind, giving you the ability to close your eyes and drift away without having to worry about feeling groggy in the morning or becoming dependent. A great way to use it to help get a better night’s sleep is by placing a few drops on a tissue and placing the tissue under your pillow.
To soothe aching muscles. Whether you’re sore because of an intense workout or because of a health condition such as arthritis, lavender oil is a great way to reduce the pain. Get relief by filling the tub with warm water and adding some oil and Epsom salts and soak away the tension.
Keep mosquitoes at bay. Lucky for us, these annoying insects hate the smell of lavender, which makes it the perfect natural insect repellant. A spritz of lavender oil mixed with water before heading outside will help prevent bites, as will soaking a cotton ball in the oil and leaving it on a plate on your windowsill inside to keep bugs out. Lavender oil can also help reduce the itch and swelling caused by insect bites. Just dab it on neat.
Headache relief. The soothing and refreshing scent of lavender oil is very effective at treating a headache. For best results, place a few drops of lavender on a cold cloth and place it on your forehead. You can also try massaging a few drops into the forehead, temples and the back of your neck when you’re out on the go.
Natural household cleaner. If you are looking to decrease the chemicals you use when cleaning your home, lavender oil is a great place to turn. Make an all-purpose household cleaner using just vinegar, lavender oil and water. Simply blend 2 cups of white vinegar, 2 cups of distilled water and 20 drops of lavender oil in a clean glass bottle and add a spray nozzle.
At Thursday Plantation, we pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils. When it comes to these great lavender oil uses, only the best will do.
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In Australia, tea tree oil is often celebrated as the natural cure-all for a variety of ailments. In Canada, we may not be quite there yet, but the popularity of tea tree oil, especially as a natural antiseptic, is growing rapidly, and for good reason. More and more families are recognizing the advantages of clearing out the family medicine cabinet and relying on tea tree oil for a vast array of first aid uses.
First of all, why are we talking tea tree oil as part of the first aid kit? An essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil has been widely used throughout Australia for centuries because of its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and, of course, antiseptic properties. Thanks to these properties, tea tree oil is the perfect all-natural medicine.
What can tea tree oil be used for? Here is a short (yes, this is short) list of the uses of this versatile essential oil:
- Abrasions and minor cuts and scrapes
- Bacterial infections
- Cold sores
- Congestion and respiratory tract infections
- Dry cuticles
- Fungal infections (especially Candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus)
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Ingrown hairs
- Insect bites
- Muscle aches and pains
As you can see, the list of healing uses for tea tree oil is impressive. We were not exaggerating when we said it is celebrated as nature’s cure-all!
If you’re looking for ways to use tea tree oil for some of its healing powers, check out how others use it at http://thursdayplantationcanada.ca/100uses/.
If you’re looking to ditch your chemical-based antiseptics, why not grab some tea tree oil? It covers so many different things that you’ll be shocked how often you come to rely on it! You may even find yourself branching out to other household uses, such as all-natural cleaning! It really is good for so many things.
At Thursday Plantation, our tea tree essential oil is of the highest-quality, meaning you get the most benefits of this multipurpose natural resource.
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