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Are you tired of sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes? Essential oils can give you safe, natural relief from seasonal threats without any of the nasty side effects from conventional medicines.
Do you feel like walking around with a gas mask to avoid the gunk in the air this time of year? Between pollen, grass, weeds, and all the other junk, lots of people are just plain miserable right now.
It’s easy to spot those who are suffering because they’ll spontaneously burst into sneezes and have itchy, watery eyes. That can really ruin your day (not to mention your makeup).
How do seasonal threats happen?
If your body identifies pollen, pet dander, mold, or other allergens as a threat, histamines are released so the white blood cells can take down the invader.
The problem is that those histamines cause an immediate inflammatory response. Your eyes itch, sinuses drain, nose runs…you know how it goes.
Synthetic medicines for this are called antihistamines, because they prevent the body’s response to the histamine release. They can cause drowsiness, dry mouth, and stomach problems, and they’re most effective when taken before symptoms hit.
So how do you keep the histamine reaction away, without wearing a gas mask or medicating yourself all the time and feeling miserable?
Essential Oils for Seasonal Threats
Important reminder: I am not a doctor (and I don’t play one on TV). Do your own research and make an informed decision about using essential oils or any natural remedy.
All you need are these three natural, pure essential oils. When used together, they support healthy respiratory function and relief from seasonal discomfort.
Lavender essential oil is soothing
Lemon essential oil thins mucus
Peppermint essential oil opens up airways
Using Essential Oils
Because essential oils are assimilated into the body quickly, you can use these oils every few hours.
Aromatically: mix one drop of each oil in your hand. Rub hands together, cup over your nose and mouth, and inhale. You can also use one of these cool nasal inhaler gizmos (useful for kids who can’t have oils at school).
Topically: combine one drop of each in your hand. Rub on the back of the neck and on temples, avoiding eye area.
Yes, the kids can use this oil combo too! Rub along their back or on the soles of their feet in the morning and before bed.
If the whole family has problems with seasonal discomfort, diffuse Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint to give everyone relief.
Need stronger relief?
If these three oils aren’t quite doing the job, add 1 drop of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) to your combo.