Most people in the Northwest subscribe to the belief that we have four seasons – winter, spring, summer, and fall.
But for many of us, this isn’t really so. We have two – allergy season and non-allergy season. It’s like Mother Nature plays a cruel trick on us up here in the upper left corner. We spend most of the year in the rain and just as the sun begins to peak through (and our world becomes drop dead gorgeous), we start sniffling, sneezing, and itching like crazy.
If you don’t have allergies, you may be thinking, “what gives!?” but think again. Even if you’re one of the few who is fortunate enough to not have seasonal allergies, you are still surrounded by sniffling, sneezing, and snot from others. The worst!
You see, I was once like you, able to float through seasons without a care in the world, taunting my amazing pollen tolerance in your face as I laid on the lawn (without a blanket or towel nonetheless!), oblivious to those of you suffering away. Then I met my husband. That man suffers from seasonal allergies like no one I have ever known. Truth be told, I never really understood the big deal until I experienced spring and summer with him.
That being said, when I heard about essential oils being used to help relieve allergies, I jumped at the chance to put them to the test. So far, so good – sweet relief for us both!
Want to give it a try? Here is what you need to treat your allergies naturally with essential oils:
- Lemon: Smells amazing, helps with relaxation, and helps the immune system.
- Lavender: Has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps the respiratory system.
- Peppermint: Hands down one of my favorite oils! It packs a punch and helps me personally breathe easier in no time.
These three essential oils are included in the Premium Starter Kit that I discuss at the end of this post.
There are multiple ways to apply the oils. I recommend one or more of the following:
Diffuse: Fill water to the fill line of the diffuser and add 2-3 drops of each oil and diffuse away. Diffusing is a great option for the whole family to reap the benefits. It helps clean the air while gently making its way into the respiratory system, and of course it smells delightful.
Apply: Dilute 3 drops of each oil with olive oil or organic cold-pressed coconut oil and apply behind the ears and on the back of the neck. This can be pre-mixed and stored in a glass jar or glass roll-on container.
Ingest: Put 1 drop of each in a spoonful of raw local honey (you can find local honey at farmer’s markets, higher-end grocery stores, or sometimes Costco). This is a great option for kiddos! If you need more help, put 3-5 drops of each oil in a vegetable capsule, fill the rest with olive oil, and swallow.
Glass jars, oil droppers, and roll-ons can be found either on AbundantHealth4U.com’s website or Amazon. It is important to use glass containers because essential oils attack non-organic toxins in plastic and break it down over time.
Remember, not all oils are created equal and these applications are only recommended for use with Young Living Essential Oils.
Are you ready to give essential oils a try to help relieve your seasonal allergy symptoms?
As a special thank you for jumping in and trusting us, when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit from Cate, you will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, a Quick Tip Guide to getting started with essential oils, and access to an exclusive Facebook group with information, ideas, and a community of oilers to encourage you and help you get the most use out of your oils.
Ready to get started? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention Frugal Living NW. Cate will get you all the information you need to get started with essential oils. You can read more about Young Living Essential Oils here.
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