Essential Oils for Spring


A couple of weeks ago we shared our favorite roller call and diffuser blends for spring! The great thing about essential oils is that they aren’t just good for making things smell nice! They actually have a lot of amazing properties that make them great natural supplements and remedies  for lots of health related things! So many of us love springtime because of the beautiful, bright, blue skies and blooming buds and bunnies everywhere. Unfortunately with all of those things we love so much also come allergies which we don’t love so much!

Essential oils can feel overwhelming at first. There are so many with so many different properties and uses—it’s hard to know where it’s hard to know where to start and even where to stop. It’s easy to believe that it’s an expensive habit that you can’t keep up with and that there’s way too much to learn....so much so that a lot of people never get started. So, today we’re keeping it simple and giving you the very basics. Just three oils and only a few ways you can use them for this season (though there are so many more uses for just these three!) A tiny bottles goes a really long way—it really only takes a few drops to accomplish a lot!

Today we’re sharing with you three of the most versatile oils that are also the most affordable and happen to be the most useful and effective for the springtime—especially for allergies!

Lavender
Lemon
Peppermint

That’s it!
All three of these oils are known for their anti inflammatory properties and are all great for breaking up congestion and easing coughs. Lemon and peppermint are great for energizing and great for relaxation and sleep. They can all be used topically or aromatically or internally.

Here are three ways to use these oils in easing allergies!

1. A few deep breaths of peppermint can go a long way for cough and congestion.
You can put a couple of drops on your hands and breath deeply with your hands closed around your mouth, or just inhale directly from the bottle. You can put a few drops in a diffuser, or whip up a quick chest rub to put on before bed. Simply mix 5 drops of peppermint to some coconut oil in your hands, and run on chest before sleeping. (Throw in some eucalyptus if you have any on hand as well!)

2. Anti Allergy Roller Ball Blend
Mix 5-10 drops of each of these with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle. This is great to keep on hand and use throughout the day. Roll on wrists and neck and chest throughout the day to off set allergy symptoms all day long! (You can order roller bottles on amazon prime or find them at your local craft store!)

3. Steamer
Bring a pot of water to boiling. Add a few drops of all three of these oils and allow it to simmer for a a minute or so. Lean over the pot with a towel over your head and breath in deeply for a few minutes. This should do wonders for breaking up congestion and allowing deep breathing. Lemon also has anti bacterial properties and can help clear out any germs making the allergies worse!

There are SO many more amazing things to do with just these oils! We want to share them all, but we also want this post to be simple and digestible—a place for you to begin if you’ve been considering it. If you e been holding out because you’re not sure which to start with, these three are a great opener and happen to be amazing for this season in particular. Always feel free to reach out with questions or help with more uses! We love to learn and grow with you!



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