Essential Oils For Spring Wellness

Essential Oils For Spring Wellness
Spring is here!Yay! Warmer sunnier days, green grass and spring flowers! But with all of that  comes things like pollen and other allergens... If you suffer form seasonal discomfort like runny nose, itchy watery  eyes and sneezing when things start growing and the pollen starts flying there are many natural remedies you can use to help you enjoy being outside. Essential oils can be a very helpful and natural option to try for you an your family.

Seasonal Wellness Roll-on

  1. Add essential oils to a 10 ml glass roll-on bottle with a stainless steel roll-on top. 
  2. Fill the rest of the way with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil etc.) 
  3. Shake well to mix and roll on behind ears to help with seasonal discomfort.
* You can add 1 drop of each of these vitality essential oils to a vegetable capsule with olive oil and take internally for seasonal support . 

Need a something with a little more kick?
Extra Strength Seasonal Wellness Roll-on

  1. Add essential oils to a 10 ml glass roll-on bottle with a stainless steel roll-on top. 
  2. Fill the rest of the way with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil etc.) 
  3. Shake well to mix and roll on behind ears to help with seasonal discomfort. 
*Try adding the oils in either roll-on recipe to your diffuser so the entire family can breathe easy.
Wellness Tip
Do you tend to get pain and congestion in your sinuses during the spring? That congestion can be caused by inflammation in your sinuses.
Take a tablespoon of raw local honey with a drop or two of Copaiba Vitality Essential Oil. Try finding it at your local farmers market but you can also find raw honey at Costco. The closer the honey is made to your community the better the effectiveness. 

According to Dr. Axe "Raw honey contains bee pollen, which is known to ward off infections, provide natural allergy relief and boost overall immunity. Honey’s ability to prevent allergies is based on a concept called immunotherapy. The bees in your neighborhood go from flower to flower collecting pollen that causes you to suffer, but when a you consume local raw honey, you also consume that same offending local pollen. After some time, an allergy sufferer may become less sensitive to this pollen that previously caused problems and experience less seasonal allergy symptoms. 

Paring local honey with the power of Copaiba can be very beneficial. Steam distilled from the gum resin of the Brazilian copaiba tree, Copaiba Vitality essential oil has a robust, earthy flavor with notes of honey. When taken internally, it can promote overall wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen. Historically resin from the copaiba tree has been used for inflammation, to support the respiratory system when applied topically and sinusitus. 

Breath Easy
Another great way to help with Seasonal Wellness is to add a few drops of essential oils like R.C. or the oils in the recipes above to a scent stone, pop it in the shower away from the direct stream of water and as the shower steams up it will diffuse the healing benefits of these essential oils into the air so you can breath easy. 

Check out my blog post for the full recipe.

Essential Oils
Let's learn a little more about some of the essential oils in the recipes I shared.

Cypress essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding. Historically the evergreen branches from the cypress tree have been used to support the urinary system, perspiration, menstruation, respiratory support and to support the liver. Try mixing cypress with carrier oil and apply to the chest for support. 

Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil comes from the leaves of an evergreen tree native to Australia. Eucalyptus Radiata oil promotes a stimulating and rejuvenating environment anywhere it’s diffused. The soothing scent makes Eucalyptus Radiata the perfect addition to any bedtime routine when applied to the chest or back. Historically the leave from the eucalyptus plan have been used to support the respiratory system & cough, for wounds to prevent infection, and inflammation of the of nasal mucous membrane to name a few. 

Lavender essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Lavender may help cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations, can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun, may help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and supports aging skin. Historically lavender flowers have been used for allergies, as 
an antihistamine, to reduce inflammation and so many other uses. 

New to Essential Oils? 
Have you been wanting to learn a little more about essential oils?
 Click here for access to my free digital guide Essential Oils 101. 

DIY Hand Sanitizers and Immune Support

DIY Hand Sanitizers and Immune Support
During this troubled time I know many are scared. We have never seen anything like this before. Though the shutdowns at schools, churches, events etc. seam scary it will truly help to slow this virus down. I know we can't shut ourselves inside our homes for the next month so I wanted to share what my family is doing to support our immune systems so our bodies can fight anything that comes our way. I will highlight a few things below but wanted to share our protocol as well. 

My Families Daily Wellness Routine

This is a staple in our home. I have been taking one of these every morning are a preventative measure to keep my immune system supported. For kids take a capsule and poke a pin in one end. Squeeze out a little and rub it down their spines. It will adsorb into their blood stream through the skin providing the same benefit.

*Inner Defense reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, & Thieves to support a healthy immune system.

DIY Immune Supporting Capsule
If you don't have any Inner Defense on hand or if it goes out of stock I have a DIY recipe for you. 
1 drop Thieves Vitality essential oil
1 drop Lemongrass Vitality essential oil
1 drop Thyme Vitality essential oil
1 drop Oregano Vitality essential oil
Clear vegetable capsule (you can get these from YL or your local health food store)
Carrier oil (organic olive oil, avocado oil etc.)

*Add essential oils to a clear vegetable capsule and fill with carrier oil. Close capsule and take immediately. (If you leave the oils in the capsule too long they will dissolve the capsule. You can make a few up in advance just be sure to put them in the freezer in a glass jar.) 

Good Hand Hygiene
Hand sanitizers are a great way to keep the germs at bay when you are out and about. Most conventional hand sanitizers have toxins that you don't want seeping into your skin. YL Makes a great hand sanitizer but I have a DIY recipe for you too if you don't have any on hand or if it goes out of stock.  

*Kills 99.99 percent of germs
*Formulated with powerful essential oils and plantbased ingredients 
*Lightly moisturizes with aloe vera and vegetable glycerin for baby-soft skin 
*Contains no petrochemicals, mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives, or toxic ingredients

DIY Thieves Hand Sanitizer
2/3 cup rubbing alcohol 
1/3 cup Aloe Vera gel*
1 capsule vitamin E (or 1/2 tsp)
15 drops of Thieves essential oil 

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and store in a pump container for easy use. 

* Use 100% Aloe Vera with out a bunch of added ingredients. Try you local health food store of Amazon. 
*Make a hand purifier using vodka instead of rubbing alcohol.  

Another great way to keep things clean and sanitized is Thieves Spray. Spray your hands, surfaces, toilet seats, door knobs etc. 
*Contains naturally derived, plant-based ingredients
*Doesn’t require rinsing after use and has no harsh fumes
*Is easy to throw in a backpack, purse, or luggage with its portable size
*Cleans many different surfaces, such as counters, sinks, toilets, and door handles
*Is safe to use around the whole family, including children and pets

DIY Thieves Spray
Rubbing alcohol
15 drops Thieves essential oil
distilled water (or Aloe juice for more moisture)
1 oz. spray bottle
A few drops of Vitamin E for moisture

Fill bottle 3/4 of the way with rubbing alcohol then add Vitamin E and Thieves essential oils to spray bottle. Top off with distilled water. Shake well before use. Spray on hands, door knobs, and any surfaces. 

*Make a cleansing spray using vodka instead of rubbing alcohol.  

Diffuse to clear the air
While some can work from home others can not. You can keep the air you breathe in clean in your workplace by diffusing Thieves essential oil. Another tip is to add a few drops of thieves to a decorative scarf and breathe in the clean :) Does this virus have you a little stressed out? Diffusing essential oils can help create a calming environment 

Clean and Healthy diffuser recipe
6 drops Thieves
4 drops Citrus Fresh

Healthy and Energized diffuser recipe
6 drops Thieves
2-4 drops Peppermint

Calm and Relaxed diffuser recipe
3 drops Lavender
3 drops  Stress Away

While this may seam like a negative time with noting positive about it, maybe take a minute and try and look for the opportunity it can bring. We can come together as a community and help each other out. This could be through prayer and meditation, donations, watching someones child etc. This can be a time to really reflect on what is truly important and an opportunity to spend quality time with family. Maybe even writing letters to loved ones (who doesn't love an old fashioned hand written letter :) Take a few deep breaths, this will pass. If you need anything I am here to support you any way that I can.

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*These statements are not meant to treat, cure or diagnose any disease. These are things my family does and have had great success with.