Having a healthy respiratory system is key to defending your body against seasonal threats.
Essential Oils have helped our family tremendously.
These days I look to natural solutions to support my respiratory system and protect against seasonal and environmental elements. The benefits? Clear breathing and a healthy inflammatory response.
Here are the strategies I use to help when traveling, attending outdoor events, or when seasonal or environmental elements are particularly high.
(Note: I am not a doctor or healthcare provider. These recipes are simply what has worked for our family. When I speak of ingesting essential oils I am only referring to pure oils. Please do not ingest oils without thorough research into the purity.)
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Essential Oils for Allergies
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Peppermint
Option 1: Mix the oils together and place in the palms of hands. Inhale deeply.
Option 2: Place oils in a diffuser and diffuse.
Essential Oils to Help the Body Combat Seasonal and Environmental Factors
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Protective Blend
5 drops Peppermint
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces warm filtered water
Place in Neti pot and do nasal irrigation.
Breath Easy Steam Blend for Clear Breathing
6 drops Melaleuca
2 drop Rosemary
4 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Cypress
Mix oils in a 5ml bottle with office reducer.
To do a steam, bring water to a boil and carefully pour into a ceramic bowl. Add 1 drop of the blend to steaming (but not boiling) water. Close your eyes and lean over the bowl to breathe in the oil. It is helpful to place a towel over your head. Steam for 5 to 15 minutes.
My Breathe Easy Inhaler
5 drops Cypress
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Melaleuca
5 drops Lavender
1 aromatherapy inhaler
Place essential oils in a small bowl.
Pick up the white cotton element with tweezers and place in the oil. Allow to saturate.
Place the cotton over the upside down inhaler tube and drop the cotton in. Put the “butt” on the bottom of the inhaler and push, so it is fully inserted and prevents the cotton from coming out.
Use as needed, typically at least three times a day.