Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the most versatile out there, and we love discovering new ways to use it. We have five essential oil uses you may not have heard of before — and even if you have heard of them, these tricks may be the reminder you need to incorporate eucalyptus essential oil into your regular routine.
- Make vacuuming fun
We love this tip from Thursday Plantation Canada user, Minna! She puts a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil into the vacuum cleaner filter and then when she vacuums it gives off a “lovely clean and fresh smell.” Having a clean house feels great and adding eucalyptus oil to the mix makes it even better. Dare we say this could even make you excited to vacuum?
- Get a caffeine-free energy boost
It’s one of those days where it’s not even 10 a.m. and you’re already on your fourth shot of espresso and still could go back to bed. Or maybe you’re trying to cut back on caffeine. Or you’ve gone out to lunch, come back to the office, and suddenly find yourself longing for a nap. Hey, we’ve all been there. But you don’t need a steady IV of coffee to keep yourself perked up — all you need is some eucalyptus oil.
Eucalyptus oil’s woodsy scent can help wake you up and — bonus — feel refreshed. And if you’re feeling foggy due to congestion or a stuffy nose, breathing in some eucalyptus scent can help clear your sinuses, which will also give you that much-needed energy boost.
If you don’t have a diffuser handy, try putting a couple drops on the rug around your office desk, or place some into an empty wine glass or brandy snifter. It will evaporate over the day.
- Ultimate stress and joint pain relief
Eucalyptus oil is great for relieving tired/achy joints, especially when warm water is involved. There are many ways to incorporate eucalyptus into your morning/night routine.
If you’re relaxing in the tub, add two to eight drops (0.1ml – 0.4ml) of undiluted eucalyptus oil with the same amount of shampoo or liquid soap before adding it to the bath. Mix the water gently. For maximum benefit, remain in the bath for 10 minutes. Use two drops of undiluted essential oil the first time and increase by one drop per bath up to a maximum of eight drops. Use once daily.
Only have time for a shower? You can still reap the relaxing benefits. Put two to five drops of Eucalyptus oil on the shower floor and the scent will help calm you down (just be careful where you put them and watch your step — falling in the shower is definitely not relaxing!). You can also put the eucalyptus essential oil drops on a cloth and put the cloth on the shower floor — just keep it out of the direct stream of water so it doesn’t volatize too quickly.
- Silence a cough
If there’s a tickle in your throat you just can’t nix, eucalyptus oil could do the trick. For direct inhalation, apply between one to six drops (0.05ml – 0.3ml) of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. You can do so up to three times per day.
You can also use steam inhalation. Add between three to 12 drops (0.15ml – 0.6ml) of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water/facial steamer. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove Stubborn Stickers
Save your manicure! A couple drops of eucalyptus oil on a cloth can remove even the most stuck on of labels. And you don’t have to spend your whole evening standing in the kitchen picking at sticky glue.
Thursday Plantation Canada’s eucalyptus essential oil is free from SLS, parabens, synthetics and fillers. It’s a guaranteed unaltered, pure oil.
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With the cold weather creeping up on us, relaxing in a nice warm bath is probably the relaxation method of choice for many. Not only that, with the flipflops stored away, and the warm, fuzzy slippers a regular fixture on our feet, a relaxing foot soak is a great way to finish off a busy day. We love to treat our tootsies to a little TLC every now and again, and this week we’ve got the perfect recipe to do just that: DIY peppermint oil sugar scrub.
We are big fans of sugar scrubs – they are a great way to exfoliate – and when you bring essential oils into the equation, you reap the many rewards! Plus, with this recipe, we just love the smell of peppermint, so that’s a total bonus.
We came across this great, all-natural DIY peppermint oil sugar scrub from Gimme Some Oven that we just had to share: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/diy/peppermint-sugar-scrub/.
Not only is this recipe super easy and quick to make for yourself, it also makes a great festive gift that could easily become a fan favourite over the holidays! Keep the recipe and make a bunch for personal holiday presents that your friends and family members will love.
Want to stock up and make your own DIY peppermint oil sugar scrub?
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When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? If you haven’t looked at it in a while, it is probably filled with items that are past their expiry date, and it’s time to do a clean out and update. This week, to help make the process easier – and a little more natural – we’ve got a list of essential oils for your first aid kit – oils that will cover almost everything!
Essential oils are well known for their various healing properties, and so it should come as no surprise that such oils are becoming popular in first aid kits. Here is a list of our favourites and what to use them for!
Tea tree oil
- Why it works: Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-viral.
- What can it be used for: Tea tree oil is good for skin irritations, bug bites, athlete’s foot, eczema and psoriasis. It relieves and treats cold sores and dandruff. You can also use it to treat toenail fungus and ringworm, and it is good for minor cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters.
- Why it works: Lavender oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal.
- What can it be used for: Lavender is good for treating burns and cuts, relieving insomnia, reducing stress and anxiety and is a powerful antihistamine. Use it for bug bites or stings, hives, bruises, allergies, inflammation, sunburns, skin irritations, even earaches. It is also great as a natural sleep aid.
- Why it works: Eucalyptus oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.
- What can it be used for: Eucalyptus oil opens airways so it is good for cold relief, chest and sinus congestion. It is also good for fevers, upset stomachs and allergy relief. You can use it for treating the swelling of respiratory tract mucous membranes, coughs, bronchitis, sinus pain and inflammation, asthma and respiratory infections.
- Why it works: Peppermint oil is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
- What can it be used for: Peppermint oil is good for nausea and digestive issues, allergies, menstrual problems, fever. It is great for headaches, colds, colic, and heartburn. Use it to relieve muscular aches, pains, sprains and strains.
Stock that first aid kit with essential oils and get rid of the chemical-based products.
At Thursday Plantation, our essential oils are of the highest quality, 100% pure.
Get natural healing today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a common fungus that thrives in warm, humid conditions. It is called athlete’s foot because it is a common ailment in locker rooms or public swimming areas, and is often spread by going barefoot in damp places. That being said, it is highly contagious and can also thrive in your own home in the shower or bathrooms tiles.
The symptoms of athlete’s foot are characterized by itchy or burning toes/feet, excessive peeling skin on the feet/toes, scaling, and pink or raw skin on the feet. When the blisters burst, this can become quite painful. These symptoms most commonly occur between the toes and on the soles of the feet.
There are, of course, a number of over-the-counter ointments or sprays that you can turn to when your feet start to burn, but tea tree oil is an all-natural solution that works just as well (or better – and faster) than the typical anti-fungal medicines.
To treat athlete’s foot with tea tree oil:
- Place 5 drops of the carrier oil of choice on a cotton ball – almond oil is a good one.
- Add 5 drops of tea tree oil.
- Rub the cotton ball on the affected areas of your feet.
- To protect your feet and help the tea tree oil work its magic, put on a pair of clean cotton socks.
- For best results, repeat the process a few times a day, using a clean pair of socks each time.
To make a batch for easy use, mix equal parts carrier oil and tea tree oil in a dark or amber-coloured glass bottle (to help ensure a long life). When ready to use, shake well and apply as above. Store it in a cool, dark place, such as your bathroom cabinet.
A tea tree oil foot soak is also a good way to not only prevent the fungus but also to speed up the healing process. Fill your foot bath or bathtub (partially) and add 10 drops each of tea tree oil and lavender oil, then soak your feet. Remember to dry your feet well, especially between your toes. Repeat this once daily to speed up healing.
To help prevent athlete’s foot from taking hold, be sure to clean feet well after visiting a public pool, and make sure feet are dry. Also make sure feet are dry before putting on socks, especially during the warm summer months. Consider wearing flip-flops when using public showers. Disinfect any shoes that you think may have come in contact with the fungus.
Stop the painful symptoms of athlete’s foot naturally with tea tree oil. Thursday Plantation has 100% pure, high quality tea tree essential oil to make it easy.
Find it today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.