A few years ago, if you asked my friends to describe me, they’ll probably say “grandma.” In my early 20’s (yes I feel that old now,) I was the odd one out ordering hot water in restaurants and drinking tea at night, while everyone had great alcohol tolerance and didn’t get stomache pains like I did. I would have Tiger Balms and some kind of Chinese medicine oil in my purse (I still do,) for any ache or illness I’d get on the spot. Now, aromatherapy and essential oils are more widely used and I have no shame in offering my coworker some of my white chrysanthemum oil like offering my snacks. Essential oils have many benefits and I have three types of oils to share from Thursday Plantation: Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, and Eucalyptus Oil!
For spots and blemishes, tea tree oil is one of my go to products. As Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil is 100% pure, it acts as a powerful antiseptic which cleanses the skin. You can use it for bug bites, fungus, or cuts. Here are a few ways how I’ve been using Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil:
- Stinky feet: I am a victim of stinky feet LOL. I have some shoes that just doesn’t look good with socks and my feet will suffer from it. To keep my feet fresh, I have a spray bottle and put a few drops of tea tree oil in it, and I spray my feet before putting on my shoes. It leaves a cool, tingly feeling and kills bacteria that causes odour.
- Cold sores: If you get a cold sore, you know you want to dry it out like a raisin ASAP and bury it like a horrible secret. I like to treat my cold sores by adding a drop of tea tree oil directly on it or dab it with a Vaseline/tea tree oil mix.
- Cleaning Makeup Brushes: I am SUPER lazy in cleaning my makeup brushes. Sometimes I spray my brushes with a mix of tea tree oil + water for a quick clean.
…TMI?…hope you guys don’t think too badly of me…
Thursday Plantation Lavender Oil is pharmaceutical grade and I generally associate lavender with relaxation and soothing. I’m not a huge user of lavender oil as I rarely relax..which probably means I SHOULD start using it to try to calm the eff down. You have no idea how hyper I can get and then have an energy crash in a few hours. And how addicted to caffeine I am. Here are a few ways how I’ve been using Thursday Plantation Lavender Oil:
- Baths: Whether it’s a few drops into the bathtub or mix with salts, lavender scented baths feel pretty darn good after a day of sitting in your office chair. If you need bridal shower gift ideas, bath salts are a pretty good option. To customize it, you can get glass jars from the dollar store, and mix a 1-2 drops of lavender oil into plain epsom salts to create lavender bath salts. You can also add some purple food colouring to tint the salts!
- Headaches: I get neck pain which leads to headaches, and my chiropractor always gotta do that cracking thing. For a quick relief, I like to mix lavender oil with peppermint oil and rub it on temples, behind ears, and on the wrist (so I can sniff myself and feel better.)
I have been a long time fan of using eucalpyptus oil for colds, headaches, and basically whenever I feel like a piece of sh*t. Thursday Plantation Eucalyptus Oil is also pharmaceutical grade and you can use it as a cleanser or on yourself. Here are a few ways how I’ve been using Thursday Plantation Eucalyptus Oil:
- Stuffy cold and sinus reliever: When I was young, I got nosebleeds all the time and my nose was super dry. My mom told me to get a cup of hot water and sit there and inhale the steam and I usually felt a lot better. Now when I’m older, I get headaches from lack of sleep, I’d put a drop in one cup of hot water and sniff it a bit to clear the stuffiness.
- Muscle aches: Mix in a few drops with unscented lotions and apply it to sore muscles.
- Room freshener: Summer makes things smell all shades of wonky. You can take a pouch filled with rice, add in a few drops of eucalyptus and shake the bag. Hang the pouch in your closet or empty it in a bowl and let the fumes disperse!
I’ve listed a few out of more than a 100 ways you can use these three oils in your daily routine. Essential oils will be used with me until I get old and wrinkly; can’t wait to smell like a walking apothecary on transit- take that you bus snobs!
You can purchase Thursday Plantation oils at Walmart, Rexall, Whole Foods Market, Well.ca, Loblaws Supermarkets, and other independent health food stores.
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