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Happy Canada Day! Celebrating 150 years!

Happy Birthday Canada! 150 years strong.

Thursday Plantation is happy to celebrate this momentous occasion! Cheers!

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Thursday Plantation Canada wishes you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy holiday season and all the best for the New Year!

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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!

 

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abunda2Pregnancy, for almost every woman, is a whirlwind experience of emotions and symptoms. So much is happening to your body while your baby develops, and those things can really take a toll on your body and mind. Everything from morning sickness to lack of sleep can leave you irritable, but these feelings are often countered by the fact that that little human growing inside you is going to be well worth it.

Essential oils during pregnancy seem to be a controversial topic. While some expectant parents are adamant that all should be avoided, others believe that certain oils can work well at alleviating some of the things we talked about above.

This week we are covering some of the dos and don’ts with regard to the use of essential oils during pregnancy. Just remember, while we stand by this advice, it is always a good idea to speak with your family physician/midwife first.

Let’s start with the don’ts. Most doctors tend to agree that essential oil usage should be avoided during the first trimester. While there are many oils that are safe for use in the second and third trimesters, when baby is more developed, they too should be kept on the shelf during those first, super important months.

Also, ingestion should be avoided during pregnancy and while nursing. There are several ways to use essential oils when pregnant, but ingestion should not be on the list.

When used topically especially, dilution is important.

When using a diffuser, don’t let is run for long periods of time.

We believe the safest approach is less is more – women’s bodies are more sensitive when pregnant, so too much of a good thing can be not so good.

Ok, so which oils are a no and which are a go?

Here is a short list of some of the oils to avoid, throughout your entire pregnancy:

Arnica Basil Birch (sweet)
Bitter almond Buchu Calamus
Camphor (brown or yellow) Cassia Cedarwood
Cinnamon Clove Deertongue
Elecampane Fennel Horseradish
Hyssop Jaborandi leaf Juniper berry
Melilotus Origanum Parsley (large doses)
Pennyroyal Pine (dwarf) Rosemary
Rue Sassafras Savin
Savory (summer) Tansy Thyme red (large doses)
Tonka Wintergreen Wormwood

 

Here are some of the most popular oils that are safe to use during the second and third trimesters:

Bergamot Roman chamomile Eucalyptus
Geranium Ginger Grapefruit
Lavender Lemon Lemongrass
Lime Mandarin Neroli
Patchouli Rosewood Sandalwood
Sweet Orange Tea Tree Ylang ylang

 

How to use them? The safest ways to use essential oils when pregnant is aromatically– in a diffuser, but for short periods of time, and topically – diluted in a carrier oil/lotion.

In the end, our best advice is to take care and be cautious. When in doubt, just check with your healthcare professional before use.

Want to stock up on those essential oils that are safe to use during pregnancy – or to save to use once baby is born?

Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca today. 

 

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tp2We often write blogs about the many uses for tea tree oil, both for your body and for your home, and even we have to admit that we sometimes get tired of hearing our own voice. With that in mind, this week we thought we’d take a different approach! A few weeks ago our friend Catherine Sugrue, contributor for the blog Do The Daniel, posted a great blog and we just had to share. In it, she shares some of her favourite uses for tea tree oil – some well known and others not so common knowledge. That being said, all are uses that we love!

Check out the full blog here: https://dothedaniel.com/health-nutrition/health-nutrition-a-holistic-nutritionists-guide-to-using-tea-tree-oil/.

One of our favourites, and one of those less well known uses we mentioned earlier, is tea tree oil for yeast infections. Lady bits, as Catherine so names them, are sensitive – usually in a good way, but sometimes in a bad way, and when bacterial vaginosis gets to growing down there, is can be a sign of something bigger going on with your body. Luckily, tea tree oil has been shown to combat a yeast infection – your all natural fixer.

Why tea tree oil works: tea tree oil contains compounds called terpenoids, which have antifungal properties. These compounds kill Candida, the yeast responsible for vaginal infection, effectively ridding your body of this painful and irritating condition.

How can it be used? There are several ways in which tea tree oil can be used to cure a yeast infection. We found a great resource that explains several of them over at Livestrong.com: http://www.livestrong.com/article/361191-how-to-use-tea-tree-oil-for-yeast-infections/.

What other great uses did Catherine share? Everything from a household cleaner and natural air freshener, to skin cleaning and cut and wound healing.

We’ve always known tea tree oil is great for so any things, but it is always nice to see that others agree!

Want to stock up, whatever you plan on using tea tree oil for?

Find yours at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

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