Last week we were happy to share the spotlight with Marilyn Dennis on the Marilyn Dennis Show! The segment was the perfect summer info session on using essential oils for sunburn relief and other summer skin problems! We’re big believers in going ‘au naturale’ for the summer – and our TV spot should help you discover just how easy it is to do so.
Here are some tips from the show for bug bites, sunburns and poison ivy!
Bug bite prevention:
- wear light-coloured long pants and long sleeves
- skip the scents – perfumes or lotions, even your shampoo, will just attract the pests
To soothe bug bites:
- smooth on some raw, local honey
- make an Epsom salt compress by mixing 2 cups of Epsom salts with enough water to dissolve. Soak a face cloth in the mixture and dab onto bites
- try some peppermint, tea tree, or lavender essential oil
- we all know these ones – sunscreen, long pants and sleeves, and a wide-brimmed hat
To soothe a sunburn:
- aloe vera gel
- vitamin E
- lavender oil mixed with a carrier oil
Poison ivy or poison oak prevention:
- learn how to identify the plants, then avoid them
- wear protective clothing
To soothe a rash:
- oatmeal – cook some, and when cooled, apply to the affected area
- apple cider vinegar – apply directly to the affected area or make a warm compress
- baking soda – in the bath or applied as a paste
To view the segment and find out more about natural summer skin care, check out http://www.marilyn.ca/Health/Articles/July-2017/Natural-solutions-to-summer-bug-bites-and-more.
This summer, when common skin conditions get you down, consider the natural route to relief.
At Thursday Plantation, we provide only the highest quality oils. You deserve the best!
Find out more by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca
Kids are accident prone – all parents know this. With the summer in full swing, and kids out playing in the part, riding their bikes, or having fun at their favourite sport, it is more than likely they’ll come home with cuts and scrapes at least once over the course of the season.
If you’re looking for a first aid alternative to heal cuts and scrapes naturally, turn to tea tree oil. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory healing powers make it the first aid wonder of the essential oil world!
Here’s how to use it:
Want to stock up on tea tree oil to help heal cuts and scrapes naturally – or to find out more about the many amazing uses of this versatile essential oil? Thursday Plantation has you covered.
Find out more at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
As the popularity of essential oils grows, so too does our knowledge of what constitutes quality. With the wealth of available essential oil products out there, it is never surprising when we receive inquiries regarding how to determine quality. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of standards and ingredients they should watch out for as essential oil quality indicators and how to be sure the oils they are using are the best.
As our most popular brand of essential oil, we receive a significant number of inquiries regarding tea tree oil, so we wanted to take an opportunity to discuss just how important tea tree essential oil quality is and how to judge it.
Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The concentration of the Terpine-4-oL component in the oil has a strong correlation to the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil, and thus it should be something you look at when determining quality. The highest quality tea tree oil will meet or exceed the European Pharmacopeia and ISO standards. To be most effective and safe, your tea tree needs to be high quality.
Another good indication of quality is the amount of 1-8 cineole in the oil. This has been associated with skin irritations and so a very low limit for it, as well as the content of p-cymene, should be set. High p-cymene in a tea tree oil is a strong indication that the TTO has degraded. A limit significantly lower than the upper limit in both the European and ISO standard ensures a product is of the highest quality at release and remains so until the end of its shelf life.
When searching for quality, with tea tree oil or any other essential oil, be sure to look for oils that are 100% pure. Additionally, be sure that oils are tested for purity to ensure they’ve not been altered or standardized.
Also, make sure the oils are packaged in dark amber glass bottles. This ensure the oil’s properties remain intact. Most essential oils oxidize quickly when exposed to light, causing them to lose their medicinal components, so the amber glass is important. Furthermore, the solvent properties of some oils like tea tree and eucalyptus can break down plastic packaging which would leach the resin into the oil.
At Thursday Plantation, we strive to provide only the highest quality essential oils. Our entire process – from start to finish – has been refined to ensure that our oils remain pure and to the highest standards. We go above and beyond regulatory standards, offering only the best.
Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca today.
We are supper excited about the recent launch of Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, and to celebrate we are going to share some of our favourite uses for this amazingly versatile liquid! From natural bug repellant to appetite suppressant, fever reducer to muscle pain reliever, peppermint oil is a great essential oil to keep on hand!
As one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, peppermint oil is well known for its cooling, calming sensations. Derived by steam distillation of the leaves, peppermint is actually a hybrid of spearmint and water mint, with the most active ingredients being menthol and menthone.
The benefits of peppermint oil are numerous. Often used in aromatherapy, it also serves as an effective topical and oral treatment. Common uses include relief of stomach aches, headaches, muscle tension, respiratory congestion relief, as well as improved mental focus and boosted energy levels.
Want to learn about how to use it? Here’s a quick reference guide to help you discover the many ways you can use peppermint oil everyday! Thanks Dr. Axe!
Whether you are looking for an alternative to chemical treatments for these various ailments or just love the scent of peppermint, it makes sense to include it in your medicine cabinet.
At Thursday Plantation, we know how valuable this little oil is.
You can stock up today by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.