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5 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil You Never Knew About

One of the things we love best about working with essential oils is getting to discover all the potential uses. Essential oils are so versatile we’re always learning some new life hack or trick that makes life easier and more enjoyable. And when it comes to versatility, peppermint essential oil is one of the best out there.

There are so many benefits of peppermint oil, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Peppermint essential oil:

  • Soothes cough & cold.
  • Is great for relief of digestive discomfort, upset stomach or nausea.
  • Has Nervine/Calmative to relax and destress.
  • Relieves joint & muscle pain associated with sprain, strain and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Can be used topically, as inhalant, in bath, or diffuser.
  • Is all natural, plant-based medicine.

Since we began carrying peppermint essential oil, it’s quickly become one of our favourites. Whether you already know all about the benefits of peppermint oil, or are looking to add it to your repertoire, here are five little-known uses for peppermint essential oil you can start using today.

  1. Keep Vermin Out

Soak a few cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and place in your pantry or areas where mice or insects (especially spiders) tend to frequent. The smell should keep them at bay.

  1. Neutralize Paint Odour

Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a fresh carton of paint to minimize the smell.

  1. Help Your Plants

Put your essential oil diffuser near a houseplant infested with mites or aphids and diffuse some peppermint essential oil to get rid of the pests.

  1. De-Slug Your Garden

Mix five drops of peppermint oil into one cup of water and spray a ring around any plants in your garden affected by slugs.

  1. Relieve a Headache

Peppermint oil is naturally cooling and can help get rid of a headache or migraine. Place a few drops on your temples or into a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam.

When you’re choosing a peppermint essential oil, make sure that the oil you pick contains Mentha x piperita, not the much cheaper M. c.Tispa.

Thursday Plantation Canada has 100% pure, 100% natural peppermint essential oil.

Learn more about it at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

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We know lavender essential oil is a great natural sleep aid, and now so do Cityline viewers!

Lifestyle expert Sabrina Maddeaux appeared on Cityline on April 13, 2018 sharing “6 travel bag beauty products for a flawless face straight off a flight.” And Thursday Plantation Canada’s lavender essential oil was one of her picks!

Sabrina shared how she gets a good rest while flying — an eye mask, silk pillowcase, and essential oil.

“I like to add a few drops of lavender oil to the pillowcase because it’s an aroma that helps you relax and sleep,” Sabrina said, when talking about bringing a silk pillowcase with her on the plane and for use later in the hotel.

“Thursday Plantation’s a great brand because they’re pharmaceutical grade. That means no synthetics, no fillers, it’s 100% of the good stuff, and that’s something you really want to see on a label.”

We’ve written before about the benefits of lavender essential oil for sleep. Next time you travel, take some with you!

Watch the full Cityline segment with Sabrina Maddeaux here: https://www.cityline.tv/video/6-travel-bag-beauty-products-for-a-flawless-face-straight-off-a-flight/

Have you ever used lavender essential oil when travelling? Let us know on social media. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Want to get your own lavender essential oil for travel or otherwise?

Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca to shop online.

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Spring time often brings to mind pictures of playing in the garden, planting flowers, and spending time outdoors with your loved ones. It’s a dream longed for during the cold days of winter, but as anyone with spring allergies knows that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare.

While the weather is getting warmer and plants are blooming again, that also means pollen, ragweed, and other common offenders are back with a vengeance. It’s enough to make a spring allergies sufferer want to go right back inside and hibernate until, well, winter.

We say enough with the stuffed noses. Reclaim your spring and clear your sinuses naturally using essential oils.

The best essential oils for allergy relief are those with decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can clear the sinuses, helping you breathe better without having to rely on antihistamines. Our preferred essential oils for allergy relief are eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree essential oil. Both have power anti-inflammatory benefits and are proven to help with breathing.

If you suffer from spring allergies, try these tips to ease your pain and get your garden back:

  1. Keep Allergens Out

The best offense is a good defense. Keeping the air pure inside will help your sinuses stay clear for when you do venture outdoors. Try using eucalyptus essential oil in your essential oils diffuser for a sinus-relieving boost that will also spread anti-bacterial properties through your home.

  1. Clear Your Sinuses

Once sinuses become clogged, allergies can feel that much worse. Try to be proactive by using methods to clear out your sinuses, such as a neti pot or nasal bottle. You can create a hydrosol rinse that includes tea tree essential oil or even lavender essential oil.

If a neti pot isn’t your thing, another trick that can work well is to put a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil on a wet washcloth and either take it with you into the shower for steam-boosted sinus clearing or put it over your face. Alternatively, you can also put a few drops of essential oils in a bowl of boiling water, lean over it with a towel over your head, and breathe it in for steam inhalation.

  1. Bring the Aromatics Outdoors

When you do go outside, even if you’ve been proactive inside, you could be entering into the prime allergy zone. In this case, you may want to carry a spring allergy combatant with you. Try putting a cotton ball in plastic zip-top bag and placing a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil or tea tree essential oil on the cotton. When you feel yourself getting stuffed up, inhale the scent from the bag.

  1. Treat Topical Allergies

So far we’ve been focusing on the sinuses, but depending on your body you may have different allergic reactions, for example, hives, rashes, or even bug bites — especially if you’re spending lots of time in the garden. Tea tree essential oil can be an effective way to treat these seasonal allergies. Just put a few drops on a cotton ball and apply it to topically to the affected area. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to mix it with a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba, before application.

Spring allergies don’t have to send you running for the antihistamines. Using essential oils for allergy relief can provide natural treatment that leaves you feeling healthy and able to do the activities you love.

Thursday Plantation Canada has 100% pure and 100% natural essential oils that are idea for allergy relief. Eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree essential oil are our specialities.

Shop our products at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

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Meditation and essential oils go together like hummus and carrots. They both work nicely on their own, but together they create something even more powerful.

Essential oils for meditation can purify the air, helping you breathe better, and calm your nervous system, putting you more at ease for getting into a Zen state.

If you’re cultivating a regular yoga or meditation practice, you’ll want to try these essential oil mists for even better breathing.

Essential Oil Mist for Purifying

  • Amber spray bottle
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tbsp witch hazel
  • 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Essential Oil Mist for Refreshing

  • Amber spray bottle
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tbsp witch hazel
  • 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Essential Oil Mist for Relaxing

  • Amber spray bottle
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tbsp witch hazel
  • 7 drops lavender essential oil

You can also use any of these mists to clean your yoga mat and carry the scent with you through your practice and beyond.

Thursday Plantation Canada has 100% pure and 100% natural essential oils for meditation and more.

See them all at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

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Quality over quantity is a cliché for a reason. As any savvy consumer knows, the quality of an item can make a major difference in how it works for you and the benefits it provides. The same is true of pure essential oils.

Many essential oil providers like to say their products are pure essential oils but what does that actually mean? And how can you be sure they’re telling the truth?

We can’t speak for other providers, but here’s how you know you can trust Thursday Plantation Canada to have the best essential oils on the market.

  • All Thursday Plantation oils are GC/MS (gas chromatography over mixed standard) tested and chiral tested in a 28-day finished product test to guarantee a quality, pure unadulterated oil.
  • The original tea tree oil: Thursday Plantation is the first commercial tea tree plantation in the world. It’s the native source for melaleuca alternifolia shrubs you are purchasing directly from the farm.
  • Thursday Plantation sets its own benchmark for the germicidal component in tea tree essential oil, Terpinen-4-ol, as no less than 40%, surpassing the British Pharmacopeia Standards (30%) and ISO Standards (35%).
  • Thursday Plantation is the tea tree essential oil used in clinical studies, so if you find any clinical study that has provided evidence to tea tree oil as an antiseptic or antibacterial for acne, you can confidently assume that the tea tree oil used was Thursday Plantation.
  • In Canada, all of our oils have NPNs, which means Health Canada has reviewed and approved our oils as attested to the NNHPD (Natural & Non-Prescription Health Products Directory). This enforces strict import and quality control regulations and standard operating procedures for Canadian consumer safety. Unfortunately, there are many oils sold in Canada that do not have NPNs.

If you’re not sure whether a brand is truly carrying a pure essential oil, looking at the labels or at the product information on the company’s website could help.

Lavender essential oil, for example, is commonly adulterated — meaning many brands aren’t pure. Often, providers will add lavandin oil. This can be recognized by high levels of camphor and 1,8-cineole. Basically, if the price is cheap, the oil is adulterated.

Peppermint essential oil is another one that is easily adulterated. Deliberate substitution of medicinal herbs by inferior and cheaper herbs happens frequently with peppermint essential oil. Often, peppermint products do not contain Mentha x piperita but the much cheaper M. c.Tispa. Check your labels and, again, if the price is cheap, the oil is likely adulterated.

At Thursday Plantation Canada, all our products are rigorously tested and sourced so we can confidently say they are 100% pure essential oils.

Shop all our products online at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

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