DIY Recipes for Seasonal Relief

Seasonal issues pop up in many forms. From coughing, watery eyes, skin issues, congestion and more. Here a re few DIY recipes with essential oils that will help to give you relief with harmful chemicals that add toxins to your body.

Are you prone to the seasonal sniffles that come around at certain times during the year or when you are outdoors? 
If you constantly need a tissue for your red, sore nose, give it some attention! 
Apply this roller blend to the bottoms of your feet to get some relief from all the running (you know…running from the nose!) 
• 7 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 7 drops Lemon Essential Oil
• 5 drops TEATREE/Melaleuca Essential Oil
Put Essential Oils in a 10 ml roller ball and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil. 
You can also make your own Essential Oil inhaler. Remember, with the inhalers you are inhaling the oil. NEVER place Essential Oils inside your nose. 
• 4 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
• 2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
When making your inhaler, add your Essential Oils to the cotton wick and then place the wick inside the nasal tube. Then, place the inhaler in one nostril while holding the other nostril closed. Breathe in slowly and deeply to gently soothe your nasal passageways. 
For children, cut the recipe in half and dilute the oils by placing some Fractionated Coconut Oil on the wick before adding Essential Oils.
NOTE - When making the Essential Oil Blend for this inhaler, you can recycle your empty Essential Oil bottles by making the blend in them. Then, just place a few drops from the bottle directly onto the wick. This is a great option for diluting for sensitive sinuses and children.

You can give yourself cough relief support from the comfort of your own home!
• 1 tbsp. Raw Local Honey
• 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil
• 1 drop Frankincense Essential Oil
• 1 drop ON GUARD Protective Blend
• 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
Combine the Essential Oils and honey together. Swallow for soothing cough relief. 
You can also receive aid when suffering from a cough by using Essential Oils aromatically. 
To help promote a restful night with respite from coughs, try this comforting diffuser blend:
• 2 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
• 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 1 drop Marjoram Essential Oil
• 1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil

All the coughing can lead to a throat that needs some attention.
Here is a way to relieve any discomfort you may experience.
• 1 c. Warm Water
• 1 tbsp. Raw Honey
• 1 tbsp. Vinegar
• 1 Toothpick Swirl Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
• 1 drop Ginger or Lemon Essential Oil
Combine and sip until gone. 
NOTE -To use a toothpick swirl, dip a toothpick into your Essential Oil bottle, and then swirl toothpick in your warm water. 

Make this eye relief stick recipe to keep handy in your purse, diaper bag, brief case, desk drawer, or in your home! 
NEVER put essential oils into your eyes!
• 2 1/2 tsp. Beeswax Beads
• 1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil
• 1/3 tsp. Carrier Oil (Can use Grapeseed, Almond, Jojoba, or other oil of choice)
• 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• Lip balm tubes
To make sure the wax and coconut oil mix well, use the double boiler method. Place beeswax, coconut oil, and carrier oil in a small pan. Use a slightly larger pan for the base. Pour water in base pan and heat over medium while the smaller pan is nestled over the base pan. 
Once the beeswax and coconut oil melt, remove from heat, add Essential Oils, mixing well, and pour into lip balm tubes. 
Place tubes upright into the refrigerator for a few hours to allow them to harden. 
Apply under your nose or eyes as needed for seasonal support. 
NOTE - Recipe is for two to three sticks, depending on size.

With the weather changes you may find that your skin is drier, itchier or aggravated more than usual.  Enjoy the soothing sensations of Roman Chamomile on your skin in a warm bath. 
• 1 c. Epsom salts
• 15–20 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
• 1 tbsp. dried Roman Chamomile (optional)
• Glass Container
Add half of the Epsom salts to a glass container, add Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, close the container, and shake (or stir). 
Then add dried Roman Chamomile, remaining Epsom salts, and shake (or stir) again.
• Five 4 oz. Glass Jelly Jars
• 1 c. Coconut Oil
• 1 c. Olive Oil
• 4 tbsp. Beeswax Pastilles (be generous with your tablespoons)
Slowly melt the coconut oil, olive oil, and beeswax using the double boiler method, stirring occasionally. 
While waiting for them to melt, line up your jelly jars and choose one or more of the following oil options to add.
• 8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
• 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 8 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
• 15 drops Restful Blend
• 15 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
Only use one option recipe per jar. 
Add Essential Oils to jar before filling. 
Add the melted mixture up to half of an inch below the rim. 
Stir to mix in the essential oils. 
Let cool until salve hardens. 
Secure lid tightly for storage.

Tell me in the comments which recipes you plan to try.

Blessing for Health, Joy & Laughter

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