You’ve been bitten by the essential oils bug. You know all about their versatility, usefulness, and are hooked on your ability to save money and live a healthier lifestyle. Only one question remains — where to buy essential oils?
Where to buy essential oils — and where to find essential oils in Canada — can often be confusing for those just starting out. But we have your shopping guide so you’re never left high-and-dry without your eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, or peppermint essential oil.
For those who love to handle a product in-store, this is for you. A large number of big-box retailers sell essential oils in Canada. Our own Thursday Plantation brand is sold across Canada at Walmart and Loblaws locations. In Ontario, Thursday Plantation Canada essential oils are also sold at Rexall, Goodness Me!, Whole Foods, Zehrs Markets, and Fortinos.
For a full list of Thursday Plantation retailers separated by province, visit http://thursdayplantationcanada.ca/thursday-plantation-retailers-in-canada/.
In-store, essential oils products can most often be found in the pharmacy or first-aid section, near where you would find the Band-Aids.
Of course, in today’s world, e-commerce is how many choose to shop. If you prefer ordering with your mouse, rather than your feet, you can find essential oils products online at different retailers. Walmart sells our Thursday Plantation Canada products on its website, as does well.ca. We also have them for sale on our own site, www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Consumer Best Tips
When you’re shopping for essential oils in Canada, you want to make sure you’re buying high-quality blend. But high-quality doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. You want to make sure you’re not buying a fake, though.
- The Look
Pure, unadulterated essential oils don’t play well with water. This can come in handy for spotting hidden nuts, seeds, or vegetable oils. Place a single drop on white printer paper and let it dry. If there’s an oily ring left behind, it may not be pure.
- The Label
Look for essential oils that are labelled as 100% pure and pharmaceutical grade. It should also list the essential oil name in Latin.
- The Bottle
All essential oils must be stored in glass containers, because the chemical compounds break down and react with plastic. What’s more, the glass bottles should be dark blue or amber to protect the oil from degrading ultraviolet radiation.
- The Feel & How It Pours
Pure essential oils have a little slip, but for the most part don’t feel thick or greasy. Heavy, richly coloured essential oils can be the exception.
To buy your 100% pure, pharmaceutical grade essential oils in Canada, Thursday Plantation Canada has you covered.
Visit us at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
With the winter season right around the corner and the cold weather fast approaching, you’re probably prepping for some warm nights curled up by the fire, a toasty hot chocolate or some great snowball fights. You’re probably also prepping for the inevitable first cold of the season. To help you get ready, no matter when that cold hits, today we’re talking about eucalyptus oil for cough and cold relief.
Keeping that common winter ailment – the dreaded cough and cold – at bay means treating your body well: eating right, drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep, taking your daily vitamins. Unfortunately, sometimes, no matter what we do, that cold will come calling and knock you on your butt. Be ready with a bottle of eucalyptus oil.
So many of us are tempted to turn to those over-the-counter medications at the first sign of a cold, but when you’ve got a little bottle of eucalyptus oil in your medicine cabinet, that’s not necessary. There are so many ways to use eucalyptus oil for cough and cold relief.
One of the best ways to use eucalyptus oil to reduce the symptoms of a cold is by massaging it into the soles of your feet. Mix it with some carrier oil and rub it in. The same can be done to the chest to relieve congestion and open the airways, making it easier to breathe.
Steam inhalation is another great way to achieve relief. Simply boil a pot of water on the stove and then add 3-4 drops of oil. Turn off the burner and place a towel over your head and breathe deeply for 10 minutes. The anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties in the eucalyptus oil will treat the cold and open up the breathing passageways in the nose, providing instant relief.
Take a hot bath before bed to help your body relax and to relieve achy, sore muscles. Just run the tub and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil, sit back and breathe deep.
Eucalyptus oil in a diffuser is a great way to get relief at night. Simply turn it on before you’re ready for bed and let the soothing scent clear blocked nasal passages and clear a congested chest. This can significantly improve your sleep – something that’s crucial when you’re fighting a cold!
At Thursday Plantation, we’ve got the good stuff – 100% pure, high quality eucalyptus oil. Trust it for your worst cough and cold symptoms.
Find it today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Pets, hockey bags, that mysterious musty smell that lingers around the washing machine — all can contribute to a home that, well, doesn’t smell as fresh as it could.
But you’re a savvy consumer and you know the answer to fresher air doesn’t lie in spraying harsh chemicals around your house. You want a solution that smells great and is great for you. We have your answer: an essential oil air freshener.
Sure, you’ve probably thought of putting essential oils in a diffuser. And a diffuser is one of our favourite natural living ways to get the scent of essential oils wafting through your home. But if you’re in need of an upgraded diffuser, or just want to try something new, consider these alternatives for a great essential oil air freshener:
- Use a pinecone.
It doesn’t get more natural than a pinecone — straight from Mother Nature herself. And there are plenty outside during the fall in Canada. We love this tip from Bustle: take a few pinecones, put them in a basket, and add a few drops of essential oil. Lavender essential oil is a great choice! You only need one to two drops of oil per pinecone. The benefit of the basket is that you can move it from room to room as needed.
- Make your own essential oil air freshener.
So much easier than buying a spray from the grocery store — and so much better for you, too. If you’re in the market for a natural air freshener, try making an essential oil spritz. Add three to four drops of your favourite essential oil to about a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake it before each use and then give it a spray. Try using our eucalyptus essential oil for a woodsy refresher that can help keep your sinuses clear.
- Deodorize carpets.
Especially if you have pets, you know how smelly the rug can become. But we can save you the time and expense of a steam clean. Lifestyle blogger Jill Nystul recommends mixing borax, baking soda, and essential oils in a bowl. Shake the mixture over your carpet and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Once time is up, vacuum your rug. It’s that simple!
- Secretly keep bathroom smells at bay.
It’s no secret the bathroom is one of the places in the house that could use the most deodorizing. But what is secret is how easily you’ll be able to hide this natural air freshener! Take a cotton swab and dab the end into your favourite essential oil, then tuck the swab into your toilet paper roll. Use more than one swab if a stronger scent is needed.
Thursday Plantation Canada has more tips on using essential oil air fresheners to turn your home into a paradise.
Visit us today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.