Springtime is fast approaching, and we all know what that means. A-choo! That’s right…allergy season will soon be in full swing. We may welcome the warmer weather, but we are less thrilled with the pollinating flowers and trees. They may look pretty and smell amazing, but they sure can wreak havoc on our allergies.
According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. When the sneezing and watery eyes start, nasal congestion and coughing are sure to follow. If you’re really lucky, you’ll also get a sinus headache. The right combination of essential oils can help support your respiratory and immune systems so your nose doesn’t resemble a firehose this Spring.
Essential oil superstars for Spring
Spring isn’t just about bunnies and flowers and cute fuzzy bees pollinating everything in sight. It also is about choosing the right combination of essential oils for your home and your health. We have some amazing essential oils you must try this Spring. Use them on their own or blend them with some friends to enjoy the benefits of an oily lifestyle. We highly recommend giving one – or all – of these five essential oils a try.
Lavender We can never go wrong with a little Lavender in our essential oil toolkits. It helps support the immune system to help soothe that drippy – or stuffy – nose. Once your allergies are triggered, your body’s natural immune response kicks in. You know the drill from there. Our nasal passages get stuffy and then we can’t breathe. When we can’t breathe, we don’t get a restful night’s sleep. Who needs that? Diffusing a little lavender can soothe nasal passages and help promote better breathing.
Eucalyptus If lavender is not your favorite scent, you can give eucalyptus a try. Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil throughout the day – but especially at bedtime – can create a soothing, cooling sensation in your nasal passages. Not a fan of diffusing? Not a problem! You can enjoy the benefits of eucalyptus with our Breathe Again Roll-On. Massage it into your chest, back, temples, or forehead to get the best results.
Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is popular with the oily crowd because of its versatility. Diffusing tea tree oil can help support your home and your health. Use it alone or blend it with other beneficial essential oils like Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Lemon. Some people are sensitive to tea tree oil, so it is best to do a skin patch test before using it if you plan to apply it directly to the skin.
Peppermint Peppermint can be diffused or applied directly to the skin after dilution with a carrier oil. Some oilers prefer to blend lavender with the next essential oil on our list, lemon. The two combined can provide a one-two punch to help support the respiratory system, soothing irritated nasal passages.
Lemon Lemon benefits the hair and skin and its aroma can help enhance your environment. Young Living uses lemon in many of its products due to its adaptability. Diffuse it or apply it directly to your skin after diluting it with a carrier oil. A word of caution: avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight – including tanning beds – if you are applying lemon essential oil directly to the skin. Lemon and all citrus oils can cause photosensitivity.
Springtime essential oil blends
The five essential oils listed above are great for use on their own. For oilers who want to achieve the best results from their essential oils this Spring, they may wish to try this amazing blend. Combining the collective powers of frankincense, sandalwood, and Ravensara oils helps support the respiratory system and can help soothe overworked sinuses. As a bonus, this amazing blend of essential oils can help promote better sleep. Diffuse it at your bedside or dilute it with a carrier oil for direct application. Sweet almond oil makes an excellent carrier oil and complements the blend nicely.
A spot here, a dab there
While some oilers prefer to diffuse their favorite oils, others choose to apply them directly to the skin after mixing with a carrier oil. Once diluted, essential oils can be gently massaged directly into the temples and across the forehead. You can transform any of our Young Living essential oils into convenient roll-ons with AromaGlide® Fitments. They are designed to fit both 5ml and 15 ml bottles.
If you choose to diffuse any of these essential oils, using 2 to 5 drops for single oils and 1 drop each of blended oils should do the trick. Be careful not to overdo it. A little oily goodness goes a long way.
A final word on essential oils for Springtime
Interested in trying essential oils to support your respiratory and immune systems this Spring but need some help choosing the best products? Consider becoming a member at On Call Essentials. Our members are granted exclusive access to our Oily Education resources. Join today to get started on your oily journey!
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