Sneezing, Itching & Essential Oils
Springtime irritants are a big deal at our house. Each year as Spring hits, my husband and I have the same disagreement over the open windows. I love to smell the fresh air, and let in the outdoors to feel the gentle breezes, but he has a reaction to the outdoors, and prefers the house to be locked up tight. Everyday, when I sneak in my open window time while he’s away, he always asks me after work if I had the windows open because his body can tell. It’s a loosing battle, as 4 out of the 5 of us have serious seasonal issues with the outdoors. Hundreds of dollars spent on medications, tissues, and indoor activities (movies) to escape the sneezing, itching, watery eyes drama. This year I plan to take a new approach for relief. The Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint recipe bomb. I have read testimony after testimony of these 3 oils working together to bring full relief of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes for others and I am so excited to test it out on my family in a few weeks.
Simply fill a vegetable capsule with 3 drops of each Young Living essential oil and ingest as often as needed. I did some math on the recipe bombs vs. the over the counter meds and here’s what I found:
15 ml bottles of Lavender + Lemon + Peppermint = $74.00 Vegetable capsules = $10.00
For $84 you will have 84 recipe bombs to combat springtime ($1 per capsule)
For most suffers, this cost is approximately equal to what over the counter brands cost. Add in the cost of tissues, eye drops and nasal sprays and it is well worth the investment. The best part about essential oils is that you do not need to worry about over dosing. I often find my meds stop working and I’m wishing I could take two doses during a highly effected week. Most of the testimonies that I have read stated that after a 2 week regimen of recipe bombs, people were able to stop using the essential oils altogether or decrease in frequency. This is good news for sufferers.
And for kiddos who can’t quite swallow a capsule, all of these oils can be applied externally for the same benefits. Swipe lavender inside the cheeks and nostrils to alleviate symptoms. Also try applying the oils to the vita flex points on the bottom of the feet. Oils can be added to a teaspoon of honey to be taken internally, or passed through a diffuser for aromatherapy benefits.
I plan on posting an update in a few months to follow up this post to let you know how it has worked for us. If you would like to stock up your medicine cabinet before the Spring season hits, please consider using Young Living oils. They are the only brand I will endorse for internal usage as they are 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils. As always, feel free to email me with any questions, or to try a sample!