Seasons come and go, each with their own challenges. As new blossoms emerge on the trees, lawns are mowed, gardens are planted, and pollen is released into the air, the seasonal discomfort of allergies may become a regular occurrence. You may experience itchy, watery eyes, congestion, a runny nose, or sneezes and sniffles. You may also experience coughing, difficulty breathing, or even that dreaded mucus! Seasonal allergies are caused by the body's inability to adapt to changes in the environment. While some of us may thrive with the change of seasons, it is also known for bringing on an array of issues and much discomfort for those who do not adapt as easily. (When we have an overload of toxins in our systems, it makes it harder for tour body to function properly. Learn more about toxins)
Doctor visits and allergy medicine are expensive and most insurance doesn’t cover over-the-counter medication. Plus, have you ever looked at the side effects on those boxes? It was enough to scare me away! Fortunately with a little help from nature, there is no reason to suffer through the season.
GET NATURAL RELIEF WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
The anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and anti-allergenic healing properties of some essential oils can be extremely helpful in reducing the uncomfortable symptoms.
Make Your Own Powerful All-Natural Seasonal Relief
Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oils can create a powerful all-natural antihistamine. When combined, these oils are known for their ability to maintain clear breathing, and to promote a healthy respiratory system and immune response. It is very important to use only the highest quality of essential oils with these recipes. Otherwise you may not get the consistent results you need. I only use essential oils that are rigorously tested multiple times both by third parties and in-house, and they are safe enough to take internally. Want to know what I use? Click HERE
Helpful Seasonal Relief Recipes:
Method 1: Place 2 drops of each of the oils in a shot glass with water or juice. Swish them around in your mouth and then swallow
Method 2: Place 2 - 4 drops of each of the oils in a veggie capsule and then just swallow the whole capsule
Method 3: Place 2 drops of each of the oils in a spoonful of raw honey (bonus: raw honey, especially local, is amazing for seasonal allergies) and swallow back. Great for kids and those who have trouble swallowing capsules
Method 4: Place 10 drops of each into a 10ml roller bottle then fill rest with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Use on soles of feet, across sinuses, or under nose. This is perfect for quick relief on the go!
EASY OPTIONAL: Take a capsule of TriEase that has all these oils blended in a soft gel! No mixing and no capsules needed!
Here are more DIY Recipes
SPRINGTIME CLEAN AIR DIFFUSER BLEND RECIPE
• 3 drops Purify the Cleansing Blend
• 1 drop Geranium Essential Oil
• 1 drop Wild Orange Essential Oil
This unique blend will give you the aroma of a garden amidst a fir-filled forest.
If this aroma is not appealing to you, consider an herby, floral, with a hint of citrus aroma that will still give you the same support.
CLEAN AIRWAYS DIFFUSER BLEND RECIPE
• 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 1 drop Rosemary Essential Oil
• 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil
Another great way to give your body support against seasonal irritants is by topical application of Essential Oils with this
BEAT THE SEASONS ROLLER BLEND RECIPE
• 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 4 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
• 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Add Essential Oils to a 10ml roller bottle and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Roll behind ears, back of neck, or bottoms of feet for relief.
HOMEMADE DECONGESTANT RUB RECIPE
• 1/4 c. Organic Coconut Oil
• 1/4 c. Shea Butter
• 1 tbsp. Beeswax
• 10 drops Breathe Respiratory Blend
Mix all ingredients (except Essential Oils) together in a saucepan over low heat.
Stir constantly until completely melted. Take off heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Pour mixture into a glass container with a lid (do not use plastic). Add Essential Oils and stir well. Let sit for 60 minutes or place in fridge for 20 minutes until mixture stiffens. Apply rub to chest or neck as needed. For small children, cut recipe in half, and apply to feet and spine.
OPEN UP THE AIRWAYS DIFFUSER RECIPE
• 2 drops Serenity the Restful Blend
• 2 drops Breathe the Respiratory Blend
• 2 drops Lime Essential Oil
You can also take a hot shower with an
ESSENTIAL OIL INFUSED SHOWER DISC
• 1 c. Baking Soda
• 1/3 c. Water
• Muffin Tin
• Cupcake Liners
• Thyme Essential Oil
• Lemon Essential Oil
• Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin with cupcake liners or use a silicone mold. Mix baking soda and water to form a paste. Fill cupcake liners half way with mixture and bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely, and then add three drops of each Essential Oil onto the top of each disc. To use, place on the shower floor and use the steam to diffuse the oils as you shower
Have any questions? Want to learn more about getting started on this 'Oily" adventure with me?
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Blessings for Health, Joy & Laughter,
References: www.aromaticscience.com, Dr. David Hill, Dr. Malcolm Taw, assistant clinical professor of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, International Immunopharmacology, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, University of Maryland Medical Center