You’ve got your Tea Tree oil, but now what? How exactly do you use it to experience the popular benefits of this renowned essential oil? Here are some simple tips to rock your tea tree oil use for a healthier, more holistic lifestyle.
Remember: Tea Tree oil is a powerful, potent oil. Just a few drops will go a long way in providing symptomatic relief. Because of its strength, however, Tea Tree oil should usually be mixed with a carrier oil to avoid side effects. This doesn’t dilute the power of the essential oil; it simply protects the contact area.
Scalp Treatment: If you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp, Tea Tree oil will remove dead skin cells and moisturize the affected areas. Simply add 3-4 drops of Tea Tree oil into your favorite natural shampoo to defeat dandruff. This will soothe the itchy skin and promote healthy hair growth.
Cleaning: To make your own natural cleaning spray, mix a few drops of Tea Tree oil with hot water or distilled white vinegar. This will disinfect the areas you spray, plus deodorize your room with the warm, astringent scent. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your washing machine to thoroughly disinfect laundry.
Acne: If you are prone to breakouts, Tea Tree oil may be the remedy you need. Using a Q-tip or cotton applicator, carefully dab a bit of the oil straight onto the acne. Since Tea Tree oil is very strong, which can cause severe dryness, dilute the oil by first dipping your Q-tip in water.
Wounds/Scars: Tea Tree oil is the perfect addition to your first aid kit. In fact, it’s been hailed as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.” It can minimize itching, disinfect wounds, and soothe the redness of sunburns, bug bites, and minor scrapes. It can even promote healing of scars by helping to reduce inflammation. Add 1-2 drops of Tea Tree oil to a healing carrier oil such as Macadamia Nut oil and apply it to the affected area. Or you can use it “neat” (without a carrier oil) directly on the area.
Steam Shower: When you are suffering from allergies or sinus blockage, Tea Tree oil can act as a decongestant. Inhaling the scent will open up your nasal passageways, allowing you to breathe easier. The best way to experience the aromatherapeutic benefits is during your shower. Our Tea Tree Infused Pure Eucalpytus Oil ShowerMist, which combines Tea Tree oil with 100% pure Eucalyptus Oil, works with the steam to open up a stuffy nose.
Diffuser: An essential oil diffuser can allow you to breathe in the purifying benefits of the warm, clarifying scent of Tea Tree oil. Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil to the water tank in your diffuser to help you breathe better, remove bad odors, purify the air, create a lovely smelling ambiance for your room, and uplift your mood.
How else do you use Tea Tree oil? With these ideas, we know you’ll be ready to rock your Tea Tree oil and fully experience the benefits of this amazing essential oil.
With spring around the corner, so are seasonal allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that it sometimes feels as though you can’t get away from them no matter what you try. One of our favorite ways to combat this problem is with natural essential oils – many of which have been shown to be just as effective as conventional medicine!
If you’re looking for a natural way to defeat your seasonal allergies, here are four of our favorite essential oils to try:
Eucalyptus is one of our favorite essential oils because it can help with a variety of problems, and allergy symptoms are one of them! Because it is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature, this essential oil is great to have in your toolkit during allergy season. One of our favorite ways to get the benefits of this oil is by running a hot shower and spritzing a few sprays of our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the steam.
One side effect of seasonal allergies can be feeling lethargic – like you just don’t have the same amount of energy as you normally do. Citrus oils like orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime are proven to be energizing and to boost alertness. All of these oils can be found in our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. Add this simple step to your morning shower and get that boost of energy that you’ve been looking for! In a clinical study, lemon oil was also shown to be a comparable alternative for conventional medicine when treating seasonal allergies.
If you’re looking for help to breathe a little easier, Peppermint can help. This essential oil is anti-inflammatory and can also help to bring more alertness and energy, so it’s a win-win! Try sniffing Peppermint straight from the bottle or adding it to your diffuser. Simply fill your diffuser with water, add a few sprays of Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, and you can breathe in those benefits while you’re going about your day.
Lavender essential oil is one of the more popular oils because of both it’s soothing smell and it’s great benefits. Lavender can help with your allergy symptoms specifically because it has been proven to reduce inflammation and aids as a natural antihistamine. That means that it will help your body fight the allergens and reduce your symptoms. Because Lavender also encourages deep sleep, you can get a better night’s rest, which helps speed up healing as well. Before you go to sleep, try spraying some Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist on your pillow as a pillow spray.
Have you tried using essential oils to help with your seasonal allergies?
What are some of your favorite ways to use them?
The health benefits of Eucalyptus Oil are incredible and varied. This oil can (and should!) be used all year round, but many of its properties are especially useful and necessary during the fall season when the kids are back in school, the weather starts to change, and the inevitable cold and flu season begins.
Today we’re sharing three reasons why fall is the best time to use Eucalyptus Oil.
Treating Seasonal Allergies
As soon as the seasons begin to change, many people deal with bouts of seasonal allergies that don’t seem to go away no matter what they try to do to beat them.
One of the worst parts of seasonal allergies is the sinus congestion. Taking a long, hot, steamy shower can help get some relief, but adding a spritz of our Eucalyptus ShowerMist will clear your inflamed airways and help you to breathe a little easier. You can also add a few drops of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil to your chest for all-day relief.
Preventing Cold & Flu
Cold and flu season is inevitable no matter where you live, but you can take steps to prevent you and your family from being downed by sickness.
Eucalyptus Oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis because it is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature. Not only will it help you if you already have a cold, but if you’re using our Eucalyptus ShowerMist regularly, you can better avoid sickness altogether.
Beating Back to School Germs
It may be exciting to have the kids back in school and therefore back in a regular routine, but it’s not exciting that they are exposed to more germs and carry those germs home with them. Not fun at all – especially in this season that is usually very busy for most families!
One easy and cost-effective way to keep your house clean during this germy time of year is to fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil and use it for cleaning windows, sinks, toilets, you name it!
The vinegar cuts through grease and kills bacteria, yeast, and mold. The Eucalyptus Oil not only smells fresh and clean but is antibacterial and antifungal.
Do you have any ways you’ll be using eucalyptus this fall? Let us know in the comments!
If you’ve ever used cough drops or nasal inhalers, you’ve experienced the congestion-clearing powers of eucalyptus oil. Essential oil extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, a type of evergreen native to Australia, has long been used in cough drops and cold medications as well as in mouthwashes, toothpaste, detergents, and liniments for arthritis pain.
It qualifies perfectly as “cheap insurance,” as my dad would say: not only is it the least expensive essential oil available today, it is simple to use, effective at relieving congestion, and can also provide protection against respiratory infections.
There are an ever-increasing number of drugs available to deal with chest congestion but the side effects associated with the use of these drugs is a concern for many of you.
Home remedies for congestion are free from side effects and can provide instant relief.
Why not use simple easy to use remedies first?
Eucalyptus can encourage better breathing and help to open clogged nasal and bronchial passages. To relieve congestion, it can also be used by placing a few drops on a handkerchief or adding 10 to 15 drops to a vaporizer or some boiling water on the stove. Also, eucalyptus oil makes a soothing chest rub for congestion and mucus buildup when diluted with olive oil. In addition to clearing the air passages, inhaling eucalyptus has been shown to cause an increase in the uptake of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. This is great news for for anyone struggling with bronchial or respiratory problems.
As easy as a pot on the stove filled with steaming water plus a towel for a tent, steam inhalation therapy is quick but nonetheless effective. By inhaling the steam for approximately 10 minutes, one can often notice a difference immediately. Due to steam inhalation, the accumulated mucus in the respiratory tract loosens up, which helps break down and clear chest congestion.
A hot shower or bath can also contribute to ease the discomfort associated with chest congestion. Inhaling steam that has built up in the bathroom will moisten the air passages and thin out the mucus.
Those are the most efficient remedies out there for dealing with and kicking that stubborn, weekend ruining chest congestion we all love to hate. So why not try it today and see how much faster you find relief!
Check out our Eucalyptus and Menthol-based products for both home and spa for more information on how these can help you when you’re stuffed up.
You’re busy and don’t have time to be shackled down by annoying sneezing, congestion, and headaches. You also care about your health and don’t want to be constantly popping antihistamines all day. You need relief you can count on that supports total body wellness.
We want you to know that you can find relief and it’s surprisingly simple!
For starters, make sure that you’re drinking enough water. Dehydration causes the mucous in your body to become thicker, making it harder to drain. Also, avoid excess fruit as they are higher in natural pollen count. Lastly, make sure your home spaces are cleared of dust and dander as this will aggravate allergic responses.
Tip #1: Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus is the superhero of essential oils. When inhaled, it’s oil can open the respiratory system, reduce inflammation and allow for better breathing. It storms through your bronchial passages to clear the path for more air. Additionally, its anti-microbial properties will not only clear your airways but also cleanse away germs. Use the Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist in your morning/mid-day/evening shower routine, or in a sauna/steam room if you have access to one.
Tip #2: Lavender Oil
Lavender is a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and very calming. It can help reduce irritation and relax your breathing.
Tip #3: Lemon
Lemon improves immunity, relieves respiratory issues, is antibacterial and relieves respiratory inflammation.
Tip #4: Peppermint Oil
This potent plant oil will open those clogged nasal passages and reduce headaches caused by sinus pressure. Here’s a special bonus tip: Mix with a little coconut oil and rub on the top of your forehead, at your temples, and behind your ears. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll be alleviated.
Get the help you need fast!
All the above oils work great when inhaled in the heat of a shower, sauna, or steam room and will work miracles when rubbed onto the head, neck, and chest with a carrier oil. They will all penetrate your skin and airways to both cleanse them of pollen and give you the relief you desperately crave.
It’s time to take your power back and get relief fast. Now that you can finally get it naturally, you can rest and sit in peace knowing you’re going to feel better without any nasty side effects.
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