Kids are accident prone – all parents know this. With the summer in full swing, and kids out playing in the part, riding their bikes, or having fun at their favourite sport, it is more than likely they’ll come home with cuts and scrapes at least once over the course of the season.
If you’re looking for a first aid alternative to heal cuts and scrapes naturally, turn to tea tree oil. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory healing powers make it the first aid wonder of the essential oil world!
Here’s how to use it:
Want to stock up on tea tree oil to help heal cuts and scrapes naturally – or to find out more about the many amazing uses of this versatile essential oil? Thursday Plantation has you covered.
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As the popularity of essential oils grows, so too does our knowledge of what constitutes quality. With the wealth of available essential oil products out there, it is never surprising when we receive inquiries regarding how to determine quality. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of standards and ingredients they should watch out for as essential oil quality indicators and how to be sure the oils they are using are the best.
As our most popular brand of essential oil, we receive a significant number of inquiries regarding tea tree oil, so we wanted to take an opportunity to discuss just how important tea tree essential oil quality is and how to judge it.
Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The concentration of the Terpine-4-oL component in the oil has a strong correlation to the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil, and thus it should be something you look at when determining quality. The highest quality tea tree oil will meet or exceed the European Pharmacopeia and ISO standards. To be most effective and safe, your tea tree needs to be high quality.
Another good indication of quality is the amount of 1-8 cineole in the oil. This has been associated with skin irritations and so a very low limit for it, as well as the content of p-cymene, should be set. High p-cymene in a tea tree oil is a strong indication that the TTO has degraded. A limit significantly lower than the upper limit in both the European and ISO standard ensures a product is of the highest quality at release and remains so until the end of its shelf life.
When searching for quality, with tea tree oil or any other essential oil, be sure to look for oils that are 100% pure. Additionally, be sure that oils are tested for purity to ensure they’ve not been altered or standardized.
Also, make sure the oils are packaged in dark amber glass bottles. This ensure the oil’s properties remain intact. Most essential oils oxidize quickly when exposed to light, causing them to lose their medicinal components, so the amber glass is important. Furthermore, the solvent properties of some oils like tea tree and eucalyptus can break down plastic packaging which would leach the resin into the oil.
At Thursday Plantation, we strive to provide only the highest quality essential oils. Our entire process – from start to finish – has been refined to ensure that our oils remain pure and to the highest standards. We go above and beyond regulatory standards, offering only the best.
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Tea tree oil is well-known as a powerful natural acne fighter, and this week we thought we’d change it up a bit with a few different DIY methods for using this amazing essential oil to say bye-bye to blemishes!
Tea tree oil works for acne because it contains terpinen-4, an antimicrobial agent which destroys the bacteria that causes acne. Its powerful antiseptic and antifungal properties don’t hurt either. Together these make it the perfect alternative to those other chemical-filled options. Additionally, instead of stripping those oils from your skin as the chemical treatments do, tea tree oil helps to balance skin’s natural oil production. It penetrates deep into the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores, and dry out blemishes.
Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatments
- One of the best ways to add tea tree oil to your acne-fighting routine is by adding it to your regular cleanser and moisturizer. Simply add 2-6 drops to your favourite products and use as you normally would.
- For a natural spot treatment, place a few drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cotton ball (to dilute the tea tree oil), then gently dab onto pimples or spots. This will help to reduce redness and swelling and clear up the blemishes.
- Another great way to open up those pores and loosen the bacteria, allowing your cleaner to strip it away, is with a tea tree oil stream. Start by boiling a pot of water and pouring the water into a large bowl. Add 5 drops of tea tree oil into the bowl and blend. Drape a towel over your head and lean into the steam for 5 minutes. Repeat on a weekly basis.
- For a great soothing recipe, mix a few drops of tea tree oil and two teaspoons aloe vera gel and apply to the affected areas of your face before bed. In the morning, rinse with water and pat dry.
- For breakouts, mix equal portions of grape seed and jojoba oils and then add a few drops of tea tree oil in a small bowl. Spread the oil mask all over your face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse.
When it comes to natural acne fighters, tea tree oil packs a powerful punch, and these simple DIY acne treatment recipes are really effective.
Want to ditch those harsh chemicals and start taking advantage of the benefits of tea tree oil for acne? Thursday Plantation Canada has you covered.
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In Australia, tea tree oil is often celebrated as the natural cure-all for a variety of ailments. In Canada, we may not be quite there yet, but the popularity of tea tree oil, especially as a natural antiseptic, is growing rapidly, and for good reason. More and more families are recognizing the advantages of clearing out the family medicine cabinet and relying on tea tree oil for a vast array of first aid uses.
First of all, why are we talking tea tree oil as part of the first aid kit? An essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil has been widely used throughout Australia for centuries because of its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and, of course, antiseptic properties. Thanks to these properties, tea tree oil is the perfect all-natural medicine.
What can tea tree oil be used for? Here is a short (yes, this is short) list of the uses of this versatile essential oil:
- Abrasions and minor cuts and scrapes
- Bacterial infections
- Cold sores
- Congestion and respiratory tract infections
- Dry cuticles
- Fungal infections (especially Candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus)
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Ingrown hairs
- Insect bites
- Muscle aches and pains
As you can see, the list of healing uses for tea tree oil is impressive. We were not exaggerating when we said it is celebrated as nature’s cure-all!
If you’re looking for ways to use tea tree oil for some of its healing powers, check out how others use it at http://thursdayplantationcanada.ca/100uses/.
If you’re looking to ditch your chemical-based antiseptics, why not grab some tea tree oil? It covers so many different things that you’ll be shocked how often you come to rely on it! You may even find yourself branching out to other household uses, such as all-natural cleaning! It really is good for so many things.
At Thursday Plantation, our tea tree essential oil is of the highest-quality, meaning you get the most benefits of this multipurpose natural resource.
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Acne: the all too common facial frustration. Most of us have dealt with it at some point in our lives, and unfortunately, for many of us, what we hoped would go away after high school still hasn’t received the message to clear out. Whether you suffer from the occasional breakout, or are constantly looking for something new in the hopes that those blemishes will finally take a hike, the end goal remains the same – no more acne. This week we’re covering moisturizing acne-prone skin to aid the process.
Most individuals who suffer from acne-prone skin have oily skin, however a small percentage suffer from dry skin. Whatever your situation, one thing remains the same – your skin wants moisture. Far too often, those with oily skin assume that adding moisture, especially in the form of a face cream, will further clog pores or increase the oil on the face. As a result, some skip the moisture step altogether. Today we tell you that is the worst thing you can do!
When your face is dry, this leads to the overproduction of oil. More oil = more acne. So, you need to be hydrating your face without clogging your pores. Moisturizing acne-prone skin not only helps to halt that overproduction of oil, it also helps to loosen sebum built up in your pores – that’s what causes acne. This is especially true when you’re using the right moisturizer.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of tea tree oil for acne, so it only makes sense to include a facial moisturizer containing tea tree oil to your routine. Once you’ve cleansed your face with a tea tree oil wash, follow it up with a face cream specially formulated for acne-prone skin.
What to look for: you want to make sure that the moisturizer you choose is lightweight so as not to clog the pores or make the face look greasy. Look for other ingredients such as vitamin E and rosehip oil, along with tea tree oil, to get the perfect balance of essential oils to nourish and clear out the bacteria. This will help restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier in a way that helps soothe the skin while maintaining control over your acne.
At Thursday Plantation we’ve got an entire line of tea tree oil products developed specifically for acne-prone skin. Cleansers, toners, spot treatments, and of course a wonderful tea tree face cream that moisturizes without clogging your pores. When it comes to moisturizing acne-prone skin, Thursday Plantation has you covered.
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We’ve often talked about tea tree oil as the amazing first aid wonder in a bottle. Its antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal properties make it perfect for treating all kinds of ailments. If you’re looking for a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ as far as first aid, look no further – tea tree oil is it.
Tea tree oil can be used at full strength, applied directly to the skin with a cotton swab, or added to a carrier oil or lotion and then applied to the affected areas.
Here are just some of the uses:
- Athlete’s foot
- Insect bites
At bath time, tea tree oil can even help heal cuts and scrapes. Find out how with this quick video:
At Thursday Plantation, we know how easy it is to fill the medicine cabinet with tons of chemical-filled first aid treatments. We also know how much better it is to toss those in favour of tea tree oil.
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Tea tee oil is well known for its healing properties – especially when it comes to treating acne. There are many great ways to use tea tree oil for acne, we can’t help but want to share them all with you.
Check out this quick video with one of the easiest ways to use this wondrous essential oil to treat those pesky breakouts:
Want to find more tips on the many great ways to use tea tree oil for acne? Thursday Plantation has you covered!
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Most of us start our days the same way, with a beauty routine we’ve kept for a while, for a variety of reasons. We do certain things because they work for us, often not even considering a change. But have you considered making a change? Have you considered how tea tree oil can have a big impact with very little effort? Adding tea tree oil to your regular beauty routine has a number of impressive benefits.
Tea tree oil for moisture: Tea tree oil is great for moisturizing dry and cracked skin. Mix one or two drops of tea tree oil with one tablespoon of almond or coconut oil and gently massage it into the areas that could use a little extra attention, especially your knees, elbows and heels for lasting relief from dry skin.
Tea tree oil for acne: we’ve all heard it before – tea tree oil is great for acne. A 5% tea tree oil solution is as effective as a 5% solution of benzoyl peroxide, without the harsh chemical impacts. Next time you wake up with a blemish, try something as simple as a small dab of tea tree oil on the spot to dry it out and clear it up.
Tea tree oil for hair: tea tree oil is also great for your hair. Mixing a few drops of tea tree oil into your regular shampoo and massaging it into your scalp will unclog your hair follicles. This helps to nourish the roots and strengthen your tresses, inducing hair growth. This can also help to get rid of dandruff.
Tea tree oil for lips: add one or two drops of tea tree oil to your regular lip balm and use it to fight chapped lips.
Tea tree oil for your mouth: tea tree oil is an effective mouthwash thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Dilute 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it. Remember, don’t swallow!
Tea tree oil for makeup brushes: add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to a clean spray bottle full of water. Mix well. Spray your brushes with this antibacterial treatment (between your brush washes), to neutralize the bacteria that can clog your pores and cause blemishes.
Tea tree oil is great for so many things – switch up a few things in your beauty routine today and see the results.
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Just in case you didn’t already know, your mouth is super important. Ok, bit of a broad statement there, we get it, but what so many people ‘know’ but often forget about, is how crucial it is to take care of our mouths properly. Sure, we all brush our teeth (at least we hope that is the case), many of us floss, even keep to the semi-annual dental cleanings that keep our teeth and gums in good shape. But how often do you stray outside this routine? How often do you seriously consider your overall oral health and the impact it can have on other parts of your body? This week we talk tea tree oil for oral care and why it is so important.
Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. It is a well-known natural disinfectant that has been used for centuries because of its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It is thanks to these properties that tea tree oil is an ideal candidate for oral health care.
Here are a few of the benefits:
- Plaque prevention – plaque is gross, there is no way around that fact. It can also be dangerous to your oral health. Tea tree oil fights infectious microorganisms present in plaque that destroy tissues in the mouth, cause plaque, receding gums and tartar deposits.
- Eliminating bad breath bacteria – tea tree oil eliminated odor-causing bacteria and sweetens bad breath. Tea tree oil chewing sticks are great for this particular purpose.
- Combating gum disease – gum disease is caused by plaque buildup creating inflammation of the gums, redness, swelling, and bleeding. Tea tree oil is great for helping to prevent gum disease -here are a few ways to use it:
- Swollen and sore gums can be rubbed directly with tea tree oil.
- Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to small glass of water and swish around mouth twice daily. Do not swallow.
- Apply several drops directly onto toothpaste, and brush for at least 2 minutes. Floss and gargle with a tea tree oil mouthwash.
- Dealing with toothache pain – rinse your teeth with a gargle mixture consisting of 3-5 drops of tea tree oil added to a small glass of mouthwash. A small amount of aloe vera can be rubbed directly onto infected tooth.
- Mouth sores or canker sores and cold sores– Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to a small glass of water and gargle this solution twice daily. A tea tree oil cold sore medication can also be applied for relief of pain and itch.
When it comes to your mouth, keeping it happy is crucial. Tea tree oil can keep that smile in place.
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Cloth diapering has experienced a resurgence in popularity over the last few years. The decision to go the cloth diaper route depends on a number of factors. The benefits are numerous. Unless you opt for a diaper service (which rents out cloth diapers, washes them, and then delivers clean ones), cloth diapers will save you money — most parents spend, on average, about $300 during a child’s diaper-wearing years, versus the $2,000 spent by those who use disposable baby diapers for the same amount of time. Additionally, there are no dies or gels in cloth diapers.
On the flip side, of course, cloth diapers are messy – this is largely unavoidable, unless you go for the ones with removable liners. They are also less absorbent, which means more frequent changes – but this also means less chance of diaper rash, which is a good thing. The mess and more frequent changes can make for awkward away-from-home changes, and more laundry.
If the pros, for you, outweigh the cons, and you’re a cloth diaper convert, how are you cleaning your cloth diapers? What do you use to ensure those articles closest to baby’s sensitive skin are as clean as possible?
Many suggest regular detergent to wash diapers, but adding tea tree oil is a great way to ensure that all of the bacteria is gone before that diaper goes back on baby’s bottom.
Want to know more about using it? We found this great article that talks about how to use it and in what amounts: http://roberttisserand.com/2012/08/tea-tree-cloth-diapers/.
Since tea tree oil is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial, it is really effective at killing bacteria, and it leaves the diapers smelling fresh and clean.
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