The setting: An open field with rolling green hills. Fog hangs over the mountains in the distance. The air is quiet. Too quiet. A chill creeps down your spine. Something bad is coming… something evil.
Suddenly, you see them. Hundreds, no thousands, of people swarming over the hills towards you. Their eyes are glazed, their mouths open so they appear to be relaxed, their arms out in front of them. It’s a zombie attack! And they’re moaning something. You know you should run, but you strain to hear. You make it out: they’re all saying, “essential oil diffusers.”
Okay, so maybe we’ve been watching a little too much of The Walking Dead. But anyone who’s ever used an essential oil diffuser knows what it’s like — once you start misting, regular air just doesn’t make you feel as good. After all, normal air is just oxygen whereas diffused air is oxygen plus a calming, stress reducing, even invigorating and healing essential oil!
There are tons of great ways to use your essential oils — a diffuser is just one option. But there are a lot of benefits to going the diffuser route.
- It spreads the essential oil goodness through a larger area.
When you’re using a diffuser, the scent spreads more than just placing a couple drops on a surface. Whether you want the scent more or less concentrated depends on what effect you’re going for, but if you’re at home and want to feel the essential oil benefits no matter what room you go into, a diffuser might be for you.
- Can help ward off illness.
Some essential oils, such as eucalyptus essential oil, are naturally anti-microbial and anti-viral. Using these oils in a diffuser can actually help stop airborne bugs from spreading. You still need to wipe down surfaces and the like, but cleaning the air has never been easier than with an essential oil diffuser.
- Helps you breathe easier.
Come allergy season — or because the dusting has been left a day (okay, maybe a week) too late — your nose can feel like it’s constantly stuffed up. A diffuser can help like that. Certain essential oils, such as eucalyptus essential oil, are natural decongestants. Having it in the air around you can help keep your sinuses clear — and give you some much-needed relief.
- Safer alternative to candles and incense.
Diffusers are safer than scented candles, not only because of the fire risk with candles and incense, but also because of the materials used in candles. Some candles are made with synthetic wax and lead-core wicks, which can actually release parabens and heavy metals into the air around you. Which we believe is the opposite of relaxing!
There are tons more benefits to essential oils and diffusers — we’ve really only scratched the surface — but we suggest you find those out by giving it a try at home! Pretty soon you might be one of those diffuser zombies — but when essential oils can make you feel this good, we saw bring on the walking dead.
Thursday Plantation Canada can help you fill your essential oil and essential oil diffuser needs. Visit us at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca for more.
Winter boots are great for staying warm — but not so great for keeping your feet smelling fresh. Lucky for you, we have your stinky feet remedy: essential oils.
Thursday Plantation Canada user Sidonia uses tea tree essential oil as her stinky feet remedy.
“I always pour a capful into the bath when I have my shower,” Sidonia says. “It helps when you have your shower head above the bath tub! Doing this keeps my feet free from any fungal infections on my nails and also smelling great. Thank you.”
Sidonia is making the perfect choice. Tea tree oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral and great for natural skin care. It can also help cure athlete’s foot.
Replace foot sprays with toxic chemicals. Lavender essential oil smells great and can take the stink away. You can turn it into a spray and spritz it on your feet or inside your boots.
For deodorizing and destressing, try making a foot soak. Fill a foot tub (or your bath tub) with hot water, then mix in ½ cup of Epsom salts with 10 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Stir until dissolved. Add ¼ cup of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and soak away! Try soaking for 15 minutes up to three times a week.
Make a foot power with baking soda. Get a cheese shaker and fill it with baking soda. Add 10 drops of tea tree essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Mix well and shake into your shoes. Leave it in overnight and then in the morning, dust the powder off. Your shoes have never smelled better!
Other tips that can help:
- Rub a couple drops of lavender essential oil into your feet before bed and sleep in socks.
- Peppermint oil can help provide relief to inflammation caused by athlete’s foot.
- Lavender oil can help provide relaxation, improve stress relief, and help with skin conditions caused by athlete’s foot.
- Eucalyptus essential oil is antibacterial. It can help to hydrate and replenish skin when fighting athlete’s foot.
- If your boots have removable inserts, soak the inserts in vinegar, hot water, and add a few drops of essential oil.
Essential oils are the stinky feet remedy you’ve been waiting for. Your skin and home will smell great, and you’ll feel great as a result.
Thursday Plantation Canada is your source for high-quality essential oils. Find out more at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Lavender essential oil has been called the “herb of love,” which makes it the perfect choice this Valentine’s Day.
If you’re looking for unique Valentine’s ideas, look no further. Lavender essential oil can help you set up the perfect mood for romance.
- Forget the candles. Add a few drops of your lavender essential oil to an aromatherapy diffuser to set the mood.
- For a sensual massage, use two ounces of cocoa butter, two ounces of coconut oil, and melt them together on the stove or in the microwave. Add 10 drops of your lavender essential oil, mix, then put it in an airtight container. Store in the fridge and heat in your hands before use. For more massage oil recipes: https://www.theresaneoforthat.com/6-valentines-day-massage-oil-recipes/
- Take a bubble bath together and use lavender essential oils in the tub to relax and… relax.
- Make our own linen spray. Spray your bed with some lavender essential oil to set the mood. Who doesn’t love sliding into clean sheets?
- Place some lavender essential oil around your house or use it and other oils in your cleaning. You’ll feel so much more relaxed and ready for romance if your home is looking and feeling fresh.
- Make a foot scrub using lavender essential oil and have your partner rub your feet.
- Gift ideas. If your partner wants to charm your pants off (literally!) slip them hints about a gift that will really appeal to you: an essential oils kit. Maybe leave the Thursday Plantation Canada site open on your computer?
Thursday Plantation Canada can keep you stocked up in lavender essential oil for all your romance plans, Valentine’s Day or otherwise. Visit www.thursdayplantation.ca.
You’ve landed your dream job, but your boss is turning it into a nightmare. Last-minute demands, yelling and screaming, disregard for your role, a general angry demeanour… any one of those behaviours (and more!) can turn an ideal work place into hell.
But before you hit up the classified section searching for a new job, how about trying to calm your workplace stress the natural way?
It’s a catch-22. When you’re under workplace stress, you’re too, well, stressed to find ways to cope. But doing so is essential to your mental health and wellbeing. After all, the effects of stress are proven to be more than just temporary. Long-term illnesses can stem from prolonged periods of chronic stress.
Aromatherapy and essential oils for anxiety can be a win-win solution. It’s easy to set up and maintain, so it doesn’t add more stress to your day, and it’s effective and low-cost.
Lavender essential oil is one of the top stress-busting essential oils. It can provide stress relief, anxiety relief, and boost short-term memory. Studies have found the scent of lavender stimulates brain pathways that are connected to our brain response and memories.
Try applying a few drops on the palm of your hand and inhale deeply. You can also rub two to three drops into your temples — especially useful if you have a tension headache.
For a quick desk break, you can place a drop of lavender or peppermint oil in your palms and rub them together. Cup your palms over your face and do six or seven breathing inhalations with your eyes closed.
To bring the de-stressing effects to your entire office (so long as it isn’t a scent-free zone), keep a wine glass or brandy snifter on your desk and tap a few drops into the glass. They’ll evaporate gradually, like a passive diffuser. Or you can bring a diffuser to work and keep it on your desk during the day.
Maybe your stress is keeping you awake at night and you find yourself fighting the 3 p.m. slump. Essential oils can help you focus. Try putting a drop of tea tree essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil at the opening of each nostril to clear your breathing passages. You can also put a few drops on the back of your neck.
We like this article from Well + Good that has even more tips: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/keep-calm-using-essential-oils/.
If you’re still doubting the effects of essential oils, doubt no longer — it’s scientifically proven. A group of researchers at UC San Diego sent out “Code Lavender” packages to staff around the university. Each package included a comforting message, lavender essential oil, chocolate, and information about employee health services.
All the participants found the packages helpful and 84% said they would recommend it to others. You could try this at your workplace — maybe make essential oil care packages for your coworkers, or give one to your boss — it could shut his or her stress right down, making your life easier in the process!
Thursday Plantation Canada has pure essential oils that will take away your workplace stress. Visit us today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.