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.
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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.
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