Have Allergies? Try this Super Easy Homemade Recipe Using Essential Oils Posted on 04 Sep 11:40
ESSENTIAL OILS: A QUICK WORD ABOUT THE HERO OF THIS STORY
Essential oils (EOs) are extracts of plants. As such, the stuff of EOs are all around us. Throughout history, essential oils have been used as natural healing aids. Essential oils are an all-natural alternative to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and have been known to help soothe and even alleviate symptoms of allergies along with many other troublesome ailments of both body and mind.
Essential oils have made a strong resurgence recently as people begin to take the important questions of their total health more seriously. It has become common to apply the natural healing benefits of essential oils to create wonderful fragrances, beauty and cleaning products, and of course to improve one’s health. Whether your intent is to moisturize your skin, alleviate a headache, or reduce stress, essential oils provide aromatic and natural alternatives to other, oftentimes harmful or addictive, medications.
BE AWARE: Not all essential oils are created equal. When you’re deciding whether to purchase a specific type or brand of EO, make sure you keep an eye out for terms like “pure essential oil” and “therapeutic grade essential oil”. These premium oils are your safest, healthiest options. They will be more potent and effective than their “fragrance oil” counterparts which are often diluted and include chemical additives. (Healing Solutions’ premium essential oils are tested and verified as pure so that our customers get only the very safest and most potent oils at prices they can afford. LEARN MORE HERE.)
ALLERGIES: THE EVIL VILLAIN
Many people (most?) suffer from allergies of some kind. An allergy is an over-reaction of our bodies to certain foreign substances such as dust, pollen, grain or animal hair, among others. These reactions cause discomfort to our bodies. Symptoms may include a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, headache or even rash. Allergies are often seasonal and can be caused by the body’s inability to adapt appropriately to changes in the environment.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SECRET WEAPONS
So you’re reading this article through a fog of itchy eyes, drippy sinuses and a throbbing headache. What can be done to escape these uncomfortable symptoms? I’m going to give you a recipe that has long been used as a natural remedy for reducing allergy symptoms and headaches. Prepare to meet your new best friend:
The Sinus and Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oil Blend Recipe
- Four teaspoons of sunflower seed oil (can be substituted with coconut, almond, or olive oil)
- 15 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops of myrrh essential oil
- 8 drops of geranium essential oil
Combine all the oils together in a dark glass container. Mix thoroughly to make sure they’re blended together very well. Store them in this same container. (Refrigeration is not necessary.)
Rub the oil below and the sides of your nose. Inhale slowly and deeply.
**This blend may also come in handy during menstrual discomfort; simply rub a few drops of the blend onto the abdomen and massage to ease discomfort and cramps.
THE EPIC BATTLE: GEARING UP
Now it’s time to gather the ingredients detailed above so you can be prepared to battle the onslaught of runny noses and pulsing temples. You may even come to find that the Sinus and Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oil Blend works well enough to completely replace your OTC meds.
To find all the “weapons” you need at your disposal and start finding relief today, please visit the Healing Solutions website and stock up before it’s too late!