The kids are home for March Break – yay! More quality family time, a break for them, and potentially a relaxing vacation. Except it isn’t always that serene. An uninterrupted week of family time can mean travel, more fighting among the children, and more stress for you.
Don’t let tension ruin a week of potential memory making. Essential oils for stress relief can help you get back to being the parent who appreciates any and all time spent with their family. Here’s how:
- Keep Your House Purified for Less Stress
You know what makes stress among adults and children even worse? Sickness. A bad cold or virus can make even the most mild-mannered person snappish and irritable. Especially if you’re planning on travelling for March Break, make sure your family is prepared by purifying the air in your house and disinfecting surfaces, especially things like doorknobs and TV remotes. We like using eucalyptus essential oil, which is naturally antimicrobial.
- Help Children Stay Calm During Travel
Using essential oils for stress relief isn’t just a grown-up thing. If you’re going on a long plane or car ride and the little ones are acting up, a calming essential oil may be just the thing to help. A drop or two of lavender essential oil (known for its soothing effects) can be put on the car mats. You can also mix it with a carrier oil and rub it onto hands or feet for even more calming relief and sleep help. If you’re doing this, remember to dilute the essential oil well as children’s skin is more sensitive: http://thursdayplantationcanada.ca/essential-oil-uses-for-kids.
- Stay Refreshed
While putting the kids to sleep during a long car ride may be ideal, you still need to stay awake. Peppermint essential oil is refreshing enough that it can provide a quick pick-me-up. Even something as simple as opening the bottle and breathing it in could give you a caffeine-free perk.
- Deodorize a Hotel Room
You know how hotel rooms just never smell like home? You can change that with your trust essential oils. A few drops of your favourite scent — especially a purifying blend such as eucalyptus essential oil — will take away strange smells and help you feel less stressed instantly.
- Relax at Home
Even if you’re not travelling for March Break, essential oils for stress relief are still a great idea for a staycation. With the kids home, it may be tempting to spend every waking moment together as a family, but don’t forget to take some time out for yourself. Whether it’s having your essential oils diffuser running in the background or taking time out in the evening for a soothing soak in the tub with a few drops of lavender essential oil sprinkled in, you’ll be a more patient parent for having done so.
Remember, a March Break vacation with your kids — whether you’re travelling or staying at home — is time you can’t get back. It’s natural for even the calmest parent to feel frazzled and on edge, especially if you’re cooped up inside or going for a long car ride. Luckily, essential oils for stress relief can provide you with the tools you need to continue appreciating this family time and enjoy the break with your loved ones.
Thursday Plantation Canada has all the essential oils for stress relief you need. Our high-quality essential oils are 100% pure and 100% natural.
See them all at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
For most people, it’s common to stress about life’s worries – those things that may cause concern or stress. What’s more, for those who suffer from severe anxiety, the worry or stress can become overwhelming and impact their daily lives. For some, the answer is a chemical treatment to ease stress. For others, a more natural solution works just as well. If you’re curious about that natural alternative, today we’re talking about the basics of using lavender oil for anxiety.
Lavender oil is known to be an effective natural treatment for many ailments including relieving nervousness, restlessness, and insomnia and thus it has become a very common treatment method for those with anxiety. It works by calming and soothing the mind, helping you relax.
Here are a few effective ways for using lavender oil for anxiety:
A great way to use lavender oil for anxiety is with a diffuser. A diffuser disperses the oil’s soothing and healing properties into the air quickly. Bring one to the office and keep it on at your desk, turn one on in the kitchen while you’re cooking, or have one in your bedroom to help calm your mind when you’re ready for bed.
In the morning or before bed, a soothing bath with lavender essential oil is a great way to relax your mind and your body. Just add a few drops to the hot water and soak.
If you know that you get anxious during the day, keep an inhaler on hand – something you can pull out of your pocket or purse, use, then put away. You can find fairly inexpensive refillable essential oil inhalers on Amazon and fill them with lavender oil. Then, whenever you’re feeling stressed, you have your inhaler on hand and can use it discreetly.
Roll-ons are also popular. You can use a roll-on on your wrists, the back of your neck, the soles of your feet, even your temples. If you make your own, make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil. Like an inhaler, this is an easy on-the-go solution that you can use anywhere. This is also good for motion sickness or if you’re a nervous flyer.
If your anxiety is bad at night and keeps you from sleeping, place a few drops of lavender oil on a cloth and slide it in your pillowcase.
If you suffer from anxiety, but are looking for an alternative to drugs, lavender oil may just be the answer. Try one or all of these methods for effective relief.
At Thursday Plantation, we carry only the highest quality essential oils, including lavender oil for anxiety.
Find yours today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Last week we were happy to share the spotlight with Marilyn Dennis on the Marilyn Dennis Show! The segment was the perfect summer info session on using essential oils for sunburn relief and other summer skin problems! We’re big believers in going ‘au naturale’ for the summer – and our TV spot should help you discover just how easy it is to do so.
Here are some tips from the show for bug bites, sunburns and poison ivy!
Bug bite prevention:
- wear light-coloured long pants and long sleeves
- skip the scents – perfumes or lotions, even your shampoo, will just attract the pests
To soothe bug bites:
- smooth on some raw, local honey
- make an Epsom salt compress by mixing 2 cups of Epsom salts with enough water to dissolve. Soak a face cloth in the mixture and dab onto bites
- try some peppermint, tea tree, or lavender essential oil
- we all know these ones – sunscreen, long pants and sleeves, and a wide-brimmed hat
To soothe a sunburn:
- aloe vera gel
- vitamin E
- lavender oil mixed with a carrier oil
Poison ivy or poison oak prevention:
- learn how to identify the plants, then avoid them
- wear protective clothing
To soothe a rash:
- oatmeal – cook some, and when cooled, apply to the affected area
- apple cider vinegar – apply directly to the affected area or make a warm compress
- baking soda – in the bath or applied as a paste
To view the segment and find out more about natural summer skin care, check out http://www.marilyn.ca/Health/Articles/July-2017/Natural-solutions-to-summer-bug-bites-and-more.
This summer, when common skin conditions get you down, consider the natural route to relief.
At Thursday Plantation, we provide only the highest quality oils. You deserve the best!
Find out more by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca
We all know that our bodies are havens for germs and bacteria. Both inside and out, our bodies play host to a million different types of micro-organisms, the bulk of which we like to pretend don’t actually exist; we can’t see them, so it is safe to say they are not there. Fortunately, although it isn’t true that they don’t exist, most perform necessary functions that keep up healthy.
However, did you know that our lashes are not immune to these tiny bacteria? Who cares? Really, those mites are just like any other micro organism on the body right? Well, sure, they are probably not going to cause many problems – but an infestation can cause eyelashes to fall out! As far as we’re concerned, that is a problem.
Additionally, according to a study done on microbial contamination associated with mascara use, the application of mascara to eyelashes often results in the transfer of those microbes into the mascara tube. Here they grow and breed…
You can read on this study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18922495.
A great way to not only help to clean out your mascara, extending its life, but also boosting natural eyelash growth, is lavender oil. A few drops added to your mascara tube will help to break down that bacteria and help lashes look their best.
Lavender oil – the ultimate beauty hack – who knew!
Want to stock up on lavender oil – an amazing natural eyelash growth serum?
Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca today!
There are so many amazing uses for lavender oil, and we know, we’re biased, but Thursday Plantation truly is the best. Whether to help you get a better night’s sleep, in the laundry for a soothing scent booster, on bug bites to soothe the itch or even just in a diffuser to give your home a relaxing calming vibe, lavender oil is so versatile that we think it is pretty fair to say it’s a big miracle in a little bottle.
Why is it so powerful? It’s all about the properties: lavender essential oil is analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, and can act as a mild sedative.
We love this recipe from Everything Mom and Baby for making your own lavender water using Thursday Planation lavender essential oil. As our blogger-friend Erica notes, “I use it for my burns when cooking, healing cuts when the kids get hurt playing to making Aromatic waters and soothing fevers. You can mist this after a shower, mist it on your clothing, brush through your hair. This is also a lovely mist for kids before bed on their pillow.”
Check out the recipe here: http://www.everythingmomandbaby.com/2016/06/old-fashioned-lavender-water/.
Whether you want to stock up to start making your own lavender water, or to have it on hand for the many other handy uses, visit Thursday Plantation today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
We are super excited to announce that Thursday Plantation lavender oil is now available at Walmart. This amazingly versatile essential oil has so too many uses to list – just take our word for it – you can use it for a ton.
Now, when you want to get a better night’s sleep, relax, sooth sore muscles or even clean naturally, you can conveniently grab a bottle (or 10!) of Thursday Plantation lavender oil at your nearest Walmart!
Lavender oil needs no introduction. We’ve all been introduced to its calming scent at one point or another, or have taken to adding it to certain dishes or as part of our regular cleaning routines. Lavender oil is found in many products, from soap and shampoo to tea. But you don’t need to be buying products containing lavender to reap the benefits of this amazing essential oil. This week we talk lavender oil for the skin – one little bottle of pure lavender oil can do a lot!
Using lavender oil for the skin:
- Acne – Lavender oil is one of the most valuable oils for the treatment of acne. This is because It inhibits the bacteria that causes acne, helps to rebalance the over-secretion of sebum, and reduces scarring. To use it as an acne fighter, just add a few drops to a natural face cream and use as a moisturizer or cleanser.
- Eczema, a general term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated, can also be calmed with lavender oil. To use, add a few drops to a carrier oil and gently apply to dry, itchy skin. Adding a few drops to calamine lotion may also help.
- Minor burns. Whether sunburns or contact burns, lavender oil can help soothe, kill bacteria, and reduce the chances of scarring. To use, put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
- Chapped or sunburnt lips. Sunburnt skin isn’t the only thing to benefit from lavender oil. Simply apply a few drops to dry, chapped lips for soothing, natural relief.
- Scalp care. A dry itchy scalp will benefit from a hot oil treatment containing lavender. To use, mix three parts coconut oil and one part jojoba oil, then add several drops of lavender oil. Wrap your hair in a hot towel for about 10 minutes and rinse well.
- For a general glow, place your face over a bowl of freshly boiled water with a few drops of lavender oil. Drape a towel over your head to trap the steam which acts as a carrier carrying the benefits of the oil to your pores.
Whether you already use lavender oil on a regular basis, for anything from getting a good night’s sleep to soothing sore muscles, or are just starting out, you can now add a number of great uses for lavender oil for the skin to your list.
Want to stock up on pure lavender essential oil? Thursday Plantation has you covered. Find it at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
Sleep – are you getting enough? On average, we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping – but if you are one of the many Canadians who get in bed at night and when it is time to turn everything off your brain decides it is time to get to work, you may find this number a bit skewed.
Think your lack of sleep isn’t such a big deal? Check out this great infographic on the importance of sleep. It also has some great tips to help improve your sleep – and we are talking natural sleep aid stuff, not a drug to knock you out!
As you can see, getting enough sleep is pretty crucial when it comes to functioning at highest potential – and with some small changes you can help turn your brain off.
As noted, lavender essential oil is a great way to help relax the brain, decrease tension and just give you an overall break from the stress that keeps you up at night. Here are some tips on how to use lavender essential oil as a natural sleep aid:
- Sprinkle a few drops on a tissue or cloth and place it under your pillow at night.
- Use lavender oil in an aromatherapy diffuser.
- Put a few drops in a warm bath before bed – this is a double whopper as the warm bath and lavender are actually both great for helping with sleep!
- Add a few drops to your regular unscented lotion and apply before bed.
Using lavender essential oil before bed is a great way to relax and destress, giving you the ability to close your mind and get a restful night’s sleep. Thursday Plantation has you covered. Find out more by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.