Category: Essential Oils

The Best Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies

Essential oils have been a life saver for me when dealing with seasonal allergies. I have allergies all year round, so in the past I have taken allergy medicine every day. Since trying to switch to a more natural way of life (just trying…and not always doing well) I have been trying different alternatives to the typical antihistamines. I have tried nettle leaf, which does seem to help a bit. Here is my Amazon Affiliate link to the Nettle Leaf I tried:

Some other great alternatives to traditional antihistamines are Fish Oil/Omega 3s, Probiotics, Vitmain A and Zinc.

During days where the allergen count is high I still need to take antihistamine but I enjoy using the oils below to help support my system. When the allergen count in low I can usually get away with just using my essential oil blends.

Allergy Trio Diffuser Blend:
  • 3 Drops Lavender
  • 3 Drops Lemon
  • 3 Drops Peppermint

To diffuse the allergy blend, place 3 drops of each oil into your diffuser and diffuser as needed for allergy relief.

Allergy Trio Roller:
  • 10 ML roller bottle
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 10 drops peppermint
  • Top off with carrier oil of your choice

Once you have mixed up your roller bottle, you can place the oil mix behind your ears, on your forehead, or on your chest to help with allergies. Please note that lemon oil is phototoxic, which means that using this oil and going out into the sun could cause you to sunburn much more easily. Please use caution when using lemon essential oil. Another option would be to use steam distilled lemon essential oil. Due to how it is distilled, the lemon essential oil is no longer phototoxic.

Why these essential oils for allergies?:

Lavender: Lavender essential oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural antihistamine.

Lemon: Lemon essential oils supports your lymphatic system draining and can help overcome respiratory conditions.

Peppermint: Peppermint essential oil can help to unclog a stuffy nose and help with scratchy throat. It also has the power to discharge phlegm and reduce inflammation.

Essential Oils to Add an extra punch:
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • Copaiba Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Essential Oil

My favorite pre-made blend for allergies is a by the wonderful Plant Therapy. This blend is called Sneezy Stop. This is a kid-safe blend that works great for both adults and kids and smells wonderful. I love diffusing this blend during allergy season in my diffuser when I work.

Sneezy Stop Essential Oil Blend – By Plant Therapy
Ingredients:
  • Rosalina
  • Fir Needle
  • Geranium
  • Blue Tansy
  • Rose Absolute

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Summer Diffuser Blends ~ Part 1

With Summer right around the corner I wanted to share a few of my favorite Summer Diffuser Blends. These blends help me to make it feel like summer all year round but they definitely help when the weather starts to change. Summer in Michigan is filled with beach time, beautiful sunsets and a little bit of rain.

If you are interested in any of the essential oils below, there are links to Plant Therapy’s Oils on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Word of Caution: The only diffuser blend in this post that is completely “Kid-Safe” is “Summer Dreams”. Please use caution and do your research before using these around kids.

  • Summer Sunset
    • 3 Drops Juniper Berry
    • 1 Drop Grapefruit
    • 2 Drops Bergamot
    • 1 Drop Ylang Ylang
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  •  Summertime
    • 3 Drops Lemongrass
    • 3 Drops Sweet Orange
    • 2 Drops Peppermint
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  • Rainy Summer Day
    • 1 Drop Lavender
    • 2 Drops Bergamot
    • 2 Drops Clary Sage
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  • Summer Dreams
    • 2 Drops Geranium
    • 3 Drops Lavender
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Let me know what you think about these blends in the comments below and stay tuned for more summer blends in later this summer.

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St. Patrick’s Day Diffuser Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon so I wanted to share my favorite diffuser blends. Growing up St. Patrick’s Day to me was all about making sure I was wearing green and pinching everyone who wasn’t. Once I got to college, St. Patrick’s Day was all about drinking, having a blast with my friends and of course wearing green.  As I have got a bit older I wanted to know what St. Patrick’s Day was really about so I did some research. St. Patrick’s Day first started in the 17th Century as a religious celebration to commemorate the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The 17th of March is believed to be the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death. In the 18th century, Irish immigrants brought the tradition to American and then Saint Patrick became a symbol of Irish heritage and culture.

Why is the color green symbolic? At first the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day was blue but after the Irish Rebellion it was changed to green. The Irish soldiers wore green while fighting the British (in their trademark red) and during the war the Irish sang called the “The Wearing of the Green”.

Below are my favorite diffuser recipes that help me get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Let me know in the comments below what you think.

Recipe 01: Shamrocks
  • 3 Drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Recipe 02: Feeling Lucky
  • 2 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

Recipe 03: Chasing Leprechauns
  • 3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

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Spring Diffuser Recipes

It’s almost spring time here in Michigan so I wanted to create some Spring Essential Oil Diffuser Blends. Springtime to me means airing and cleaning out the house from being stuck inside all winter. It also means that it is time to prep your landscaping for your plants and flowers to start blooming.

Spring Diffuser Recipe 01: Spring Clean:

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil

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Spring Diffuser Recipe 02: Spring Wake-Up:

  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil

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Spring Diffuser Recipe 03: Seasonal Relief:

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

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Spring Diffuser Recipe 04: Spring Morning:

  • 3 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops geranium Egyptian

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