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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday Plantation Essential Oils | Lavender, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus

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The popularity of essential oils is on the rise, and I kind of love it. Granted, I mostly just use peppermint oil to keep racoons out of my garbage (they hate it), but I'm really interested in adding them into my arsenal. They smell great (for the most part, ahem tea tree...) but also have a host of beneficial uses for what ails you. As Thursday Plantation puts it, there are hundreds of ways to use them. I haven't quite gotten to  hundreds, but I've been finding ways to add their Lavender, Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus Oils into my day to day life.



thursday plantation lavender oil

Everyone knows lavender is calming, and it truly is. One of the easiest ways to use the lavender oil is to just take a little sniff. The scent alone can uplift and calm by relieving the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Of course, you can take it one step further by massaging a bit of oil on your temples, which can also aid in reduce headache pain.

Lavender oils is a great add on to beauty routines, as the oil can be added into moisturizers for added scent (and as a natural sleep aid when used before bed.) It can added to your bath, and make an all-natural brush cleanser. A few drops of tea tree oil, lavender oil, and water in a spray bottle makes an easy brush cleanser that is disinfecting and nicely scented. Just spray it on and tissue off for day-to-day spot cleaning.


Tea tree is the one oil I've had some experience with. I've had a bottle of Thursday Plantation on hand since first trying it years ago. As I'm sure many know, tea tree is a great treatment for acne/breakouts as it's a natural antiseptic. As such, it's also a useful first-aid kit item for use on minor burns, scrapes, and cuts. Oh, and bug bites. I am major mosquito bait, and am often covered in bites that turn into crazy itchy welts. A dab of tea tree oil calms the skin, reduces redness, and takes down itching.

While tea tree does have a distinct, earthy scent, it can be used as an all natural alternative to deodorant when dabbed on bits prone to sweaty-ness (aka arm pits.) Tea tree oil is able to remove bacteria and odors and can also be used to deodorize by mixing a few drops with water in a spray bottle. It's said to be great for smelly shoes and stubborn odors in fabrics.


Eucalyptus oil is an oil that has more specific uses, and as such, I haven't used if for much just yet. I know I'll be reaching for it whenever I get my next cold, as it's said to be really great when sick. A few drops in a bowl of hot water makes for an easy decongestant treatemtn (head over bowl, towel over head and relax) and can also be added to a hot bath, or sprinkled on bedding.

Interestingly, eucalyptus also works well for stain removal (who knew?) a few drops of eucalyptus oil on clothing before it goes in the wash does the trick. With summer barbeques and corn on the cob season upon us (hello, butter!) this could be the most useful use.

All of Thursday Plantation oils are 100% pure. Free from SLS, parabens, synthetics and fillers, guaranteeing an unaltered, pure oils that are safe for all uses. I love that the lavender oil has a dropper-style stopper in the cap (to prevent over pouring) but would be happier if the other oils did as well. I always feel like I'll end up pouring it everywhere....

Overall, I'm really happy to have these oils on hand. I know I'll get the most use of the tea tree oil, but am working on incorporating uses for the lavender and eucalyptus too. In Canada, Thursday Plantation products are available in many independent health food stores, most Loblaws locations, Well.ca (a personal favourite), Whole Foods, Rexall, Walmart, Goodness Me, and Nature's Emporium stores. What do you think- are you an essential oil user? What do you use them for?