Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday Plantation's Cold and Flu Emergency Kit #TPWinterRescue ~ Review

Essential oils. We use them in our bath water, we diffuse them into the air for fragrance, we use them to help us relax - but did you know that you can also use them to ward of pesky winter colds and influenza?

There are many different essential oils out there, but today I'm focusing on three powerhouse oils from Thursday Plantation; Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. These three can help you maintain your health and combat colds and flu this winter (and all year round!)

I'm sure you're all familiar with Lavender Oil. It can be found in many different beauty products and is a well known calming therapeutic. We all know that stress can play a negative role on our health. In moments of stress and tension, try diffusing this calming therapeutic into the air. The sweet scent of lavender is sure to help settle the nerves and create a calm environment. If you don't own a diffuser, try placing a few drops in a bowl of water and set the bowl near a radiator or heat vent and voila! A make shift diffuser. Alternately, It can be massaged directly into your temples to help temporarily relieve your symptoms of stress or anxiety. I have been running my new diffuser every evening with a few drops of Lavender Oil and it really helps me to relax.

Did you catch a nasty stomach bug? or maybe you're just feeling a bit nauseated? Place a drop of Lavender Oil behind your ears or around your navel to help alleviate feelings of nausea. If you're feeling up for a bath (wonderful way to relax and soothe achy muscles) add a few drops to your bath water. The vapour will help to clear your head and leave your skin feeling soft. I also like to rub a drop on my lips to keep them feeling hydrated.

One of my personal favourite uses for Lavender Oil is to apply a few drops to my pillow before bed. It brings an air of calmness and helps me fall asleep quicker. If you haven't tried Lavender on your pillow you're missing out. Trust me!

Tea Tree Oil is known for it's anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Heck you can even use it to help ward off head lice! Fun fact (well not so fun- more like useful fact) Tea Tree Oil can be used to ease the discomfort of a sore throat. One of the first signs of a cold is a sore throat and most people don't have throat spray or lozenges on hand (I never do) If you have Tea Tree Oil, try adding a drop to a warm glass of water and gargle with it, but don't swallow!

Adding a few drops to a hot bath filled with epsom salts will help ease aches and pains associated with a cold or flu and as an added bonus the steam will help clear congestion.

I've also heard that Tea Tree Oil can help heal cold sores. I personally don't suffer from them, so I can't say whether or not it works, but it's worth a try if you do!

Eucalyptus Oil. It smells lovely, it can help to boost the immune system and you can clean with it! This multi-tasking oil can be diffused into the air to stimulate the immune system and to help clear the sinuses. This potent (in a good way!) oil also makes a wonderful vapour rub. Just add a few drops to some coconut oil (or any other carrier oil) and you've got yourself a vapour rub. If you're not a vapour rub kind of person, you can always add a few drops to a face cloth and inhale as needed instead.

As I mentioned earlier, you can use Thursday Plantation's Eucalyptus Oil as a disinfectant. Simply add 10-30 drops to distilled water to make a disinfectant spray. You can also mop your floor with it. I use a water-vinegar mix and add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil. The addition of Eucalyptus Oil makes it much more bearable (I really dislike my house smelling like vinegar) and it leaves my hardwood floors gleaming. I definitely recommend doing a test patch before mopping your hardwood with it though. Better to be safe then sorry..

All of Thursday Plantation's Essential Oils are 100% pure and natural. They're free of synthetic parabens, harsh detergents and they're cruelty free. They also have a very long shelf life (the bottles I have are good until 2020).

You can find Thursday Plantation's Essential Oils at Walmart, Rexall, Whole Foods, The Big Carrot, and many other locations (click here for store locator)

To learn more about Thursday Plantation or to find more uses for their essential oils visit their website and be sure to follow the hashtag #TPWinterRescue

#PR samples were sent for my consideration. No affiliate links were used and all opinions are my own!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christine what a fantastic post. These oils sound amazing Have a Wonderful Pretty Lady 💟💗😊