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January 25, 2017

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter ft. Thursday Plantation

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

Is winter taking a toll on your body and spirit? Have no fear - essential oils are here! When this thoughtful care package arrived from Thursday Plantation*, I knew I would put these oils to good use. After educating myself on the power of mother nature years ago, I've been a fan of essentials oils in my skin care, but it isn't until recently that I've come to appreciate their many other uses.

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

I'll be breaking down the many ways you can incorporate essential oils into your day in the colder months, featuring these three gems from Thursday Plantation: Eucalyptus Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil.

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

Eucalyptus Oil:

Eucalyptus leaves aren't just good for koalas (aka their main food source)! In its extracted oil form, one of its most well-known uses is to relieve cold and flu symptoms:

- Place a few drops into water and soak your dry, tired feet for instant relief
- Add a few drops to your bath for a soothing effect
- Mix a few drops with water and spritz on your pillow before bed or in the air for easier breathing and a better sleep
- Make your own vapour rub by adding a few drops to coconut oil to treat bronchitis, dry cough and asthma
- Sprinkle a couple of drops into a towel and inhale to clear a stuffy nose
- Boost your immune system by adding a few drops to a diffuser and inhaling deeply
- Make your own hand sanitizer spray by adding a few drops to distilled water to kill germs

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

Tea Tree Oil:

You may have heard of tea tree oil, especially if you deal with breakouts like me since it is commonly used in acne treatments. But did you know that this oil can be used in more than just your skincare?

- Add a drop to a glass of water, gargle and spit out to relieve a sore throat
- Add a couple of drops to your bath with some epsom salt to soothe aches and pains related to the cold and flu
- Massage a few drops into your scalp to help get rid of dry scalp and dandruff
- Add a drop to a bowl of hot water and place a towel over your head and breathe the steam in to relieve sinus infections
- Have a cold sore? Massage the oil directly on it 3-4 times throughout the day to treat it
- To heal dry cough, add a few drops to a bowl of water and leave it at your bedside overnight to help you breathe more easily
- Massage a few drops onto your forehead to get rid of a headache or migraine

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

Lavender Oil:

Ever since I visited a lavender farm a few summers ago, I have been obsessed with using lavender facial spray as a refresher. Known for its calming properties, lavender oil can be used in many different ways:

- Add a few drops to your night cream for a good night's sleep
- Have a fever? Add a drop or two to lukewarm water and use it to wash your body to bring it down
- Add a couple of drops to your bath for complete relaxation
- Mix it with a carrier oil and use it instead of a conventional lip balm to soothe dry, chapped lips
- Rub a drop behind your ears or on your navel to treat nausea
- Massage a drop or two on your temples to alleviate stress and anxiety
- Dry eyes? Apply a drop near the bridge of your nose to stimulate tear production

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

You can purchase Thursday Plantation products online through Abundance Naturally and, at major retailers in Canada such as Walmart, Rexall and Whole Foods Market as well as at select health food stores.

Have you tried any of these DIYs before? Let me know what you plan on trying in the comments!

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  1. Tea tree oil and lavender oil are the two must haves if your still starting out. Appreciate reading anything about essential oils. So much still to learn.

  2. I've been doing lots of reading on essential oils lately and it's definitely something I want to incorporate into my life.

  3. Love these Ideas! I've used all three of these oils for years and you've given my some new things to try with them.

  4. Great tips on essential oils...I used them daily! Love lavender it's amazing!

  5. Gosh I'm so in love with essential oils ! :-) I didn't know the trick against nausea, I'll make sure to keep it in mind, thank you !

  6. I've heard amazing things about using essential oils! The only one I've used so far is tea tree oil and I love it. Lavender oil sounds like it'll be the next one I pick up :)

  7. This is really nice. I love essential oils because they have so many uses! It's nice that you can do so much with them during the winter!

  8. I've used Lavender Oil before to help me with my sleep. I'm still a novice when it comes to essential oils but I'm learning more all the time and I really like the benefits you can get from different ones.

  9. I use lavender to help me sleep! These are great tips. My MIL uses oils all of the time, so she will appreciate this so.

  10. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenJanuary 26, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    I love essential oils! A former coworker told me about them. Peppermint oil is one of the only ways to help with my migraines. It's a lifesaver.

  11. I have been buying lavender for butter and other recipes, I need to buy it in oil form. I didn't know it was good for so many things.

  12. I had no idea essential oils had so many uses. My rough winter skin could really use some healing. I will have to give these ideas a try. I didn't realize they could help boost immune systems. Amazing!

  13. wow.. what a nice tips! i use essential oils whenever i had a headache!

  14. I love essential oils, but don't always think to use them. I have a peppermint roller balm that is great for headaches. It works really well!

  15. I love essential oils. Lavender is my favorite. I also love the citrus blends, while peppermint oil is my go to choice for headaches and sinus congestion.

  16. I've seen this brand before but haven't tried them yet. I like all the scents of these essential oils but my most go to is the eucalyptus oil. It smells so relaxing and therapeutic. I'll check this brand the next time I'm at Walmart. Great post!

  17. First for me would be the eucalyptus oil due to is refreshing smell, next would be the lavender then the tea tree oil. Thanks for this very informative post.

  18. I am a massage therapist and i use Lavender Oil on a regular basis I think it really does wonders and helps you sleep through the night


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