Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday Plantation Essential Oils

I have never really worked with essential oils before. I have used products that have them in their formula, of course. I just have not picked up a bottle of the actual oils themselves.When I was sent three bottles from Thursday Plantation, I was excited to experiment! I was given lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus oils. And in this post, I will talk about a few of the ways that I have been enjoying using these specific oils. I have had them over two months now and I keep finding new uses! The hashtag for this campaign is #100usesfortp and I believe it!

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Cleaning
  • Add lavender oil to water and vinegar in a spray bottle and it will act as a disinfectant spray and smells amazing at the same time! 
  • Using a mix of water, distilled vinegar, and eucalyptus (tea tree or lavender oil also work!), soak your hair brushes and combs for up to 20 minutes. Then, rinse and let them dry.
  • Use baking soda and lavender oil on your mattress and vacuum it off after an hour to freshen it up. I saw that one on a Rachael Ray episode with Peter Walsh (one of my favorite organizers).
  • Do you have stuffed animals around the house that could use some cleaning up? Take a drop of tea tree oil (or lavender or eucalyptus) with some baking soda, put the mixture and the stuffed animal in a freezer bag and shake it together. Place it in the freezer for around 30 minutes.
Beauty and Health
  • Mix lavender oil with coconut oil to create hair mask. It fights dandruff and is supposed to stimulate new hair growth. Tea tree oil is also supposed to fight dandruff.
  • Put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow to help you sleep at night and calm down anxiety. I have used lavender sprays on my pillows for years and swear by this method. 
  • Mix a large bowl of water, epsom salt, and lavender oil to create a soothing foot soak.
  • Add tea tree oil (with another oil like coconut, if you have sensitive skin) to a pimple. The redness will go down and it will heal faster. My personal favorite use for tea tree oil! 
  • Mix tea tree oil with coconut oil as a moisturizer after shaving to help prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Lavender oil and tea tree oil are both great at taking the itch out of bug bites. Both saved me many times with the mosquitoes this year.
  • Add a few drops of tea tree oil to hot water to breathe in while you have a stuffy nose.
  • Add a drop of lavender oil to your mascara to rejuvenate the formula and strengthen your eyelashes.
  • Lavender oil with coconut oil and epsom salt creates an awesome salt scrub to exfoliate your skin.
That is just a few ways that I have experimented. If you are familiar with essential oils, I would love to hear some ways that you use yours or even about some of your favorite oils in your collection. Teach me your ways! 

**These oils were sent to me for testing and reviewing purposes. The pictures and thoughts are my own and there are no affiliate links in this post.

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