Spring is in the air, which means so too is the pollen! Tree blossom can cause havoc this time of year, so if you are someone who is typically affected then read on.
Essential oils can offer incredible support to those who suffer with seasonal symptoms. Why? Because they support our bodies at a cellular level. There are many single oils and oil blends that support the respiratory system and the immune system, two systems which are so often aggravated by seasonal changes. Although essential oils cannot cure, they can massively support the symptoms you experience.
You can enjoy the benefits of essential oils by inhaling them (aromatherapy) or applying them with carrier oil (topically) or ingesting them (internally)*. Just one drop of essential oil contains 400 million trillion molecules. These molecules are so tiny and so powerful that once inhaled or absorbed, they will cover every single cell in your body within 20 minutes. They can even cross the blood/brain barrier into the thinking/feeling part of your brain known as the limbic system. This is why essential oils are so effective in supporting our emotions and mental well being.
So which essential oils support seasonal changes?
This essential oil is soothing and calming to the respiratory tract and also the skin. Apply topically with carrier oil to the chest or neck to ease any seasonal discomfort.
Lemon is detoxifying, cleansing and supports lymphatic drainage. This oil is also highly mood boosting. Diffuse with Peppermint for the ultimate morning pick me up combo.
The menthol in this oil is incredibly powerful for awakening the senses and opening the airways. One drop on the back of the neck supports breathing and head discomfort. You can also use Peppermint+ in your water for a refreshing drink that soothes and supports.
Also known as Respiratory Care, this blend of three eucalyptus plants and lavender is a must to support breathing. Diffuse at night to support a restful sleep or mix with coconut oil to make a chest/foot rub.
Dust and spores can cause problems for allergy sufferers, so use Purification to cleanse the air in your home. This blend contains rosemary, tea tree, citronella, lemongrass, lavandin and myrtle. Diffuse throughout the season alone or with lemon for a fresh, clean fragrance in your home.
There are many more, but these are the key essential oils we recommend. I take my seasonal roller bottle with me everywhere this time of the year so I can get all the oily goodness on the go!
Seasonal Support roller
Lavender EO 5 drops
Lemon EO 5 drops
Peppermint EO 5 drops
Purification EO 5 drops
add to a 5ml Roller Bottle and top up with carrier oil
You can get a free Young Living account and buy individual essential oils at 24% off, or you can grab a Premium Starter Kit which includes all the above oils plus eight more, a medical grade diffuser and more! Click here to select membership with or without a Premium Starter Kit.
For more information on seasonal support or to get hold of these essential oils, please get in touch.
*Please note, that Young Living are the only company to have a line of essential oils known as Plus Oils (UK) and Vitality Oils (US) for internal use that pass the stringent regulations.