Natural Relief of Seasonal Discomfort

Our family loves to spend time outdoors
riding horses, hunting, fishing, and of course, Creek’s endless hours on his bike.
As much as we love spending our time in the fresh air,
sometimes it can make us seriously uncomfortable!
Sneezing, itching, runny nose….no fun.

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My husband seems to suffer the worst,
but hates taking any kind of medication.
Unfortunately, Creek got his Daddy’s sinuses.

Since I try to avoid giving a lot of medication and 
I can’t stand to watch them suffer, 
I started looking for some natural alternatives.
After tons of research, I decided to try essential oils.
I’ll admit I was totally skeptical but after lots of 
reading it seemed that most people had benefited from using them.

I started by ordering the Family Essentials Kit from doTERRA.
It’s a great basic package with oils that are super versatile.

 

The blend for the relief of symptoms of seasonal discomfort consists of equal parts lavender, lemon, and peppermint oils.

You can use these particular oils three ways:

Aromatically– Essential oils can support healthy respiratory function by inhalation.  Add a few drops of each oil to a high-quality diffuser and top off with water.

Topically– Essential oils are lipid soluble, making them easily absorbed through the skin.  You can increase the absorption by using light massage and a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.  A carrier oil will also decrease any chance of skin sensitivity, especially in young children.  For the relief of seasonal discomfort, essential oils can be applied to the chest and bottoms of feet.

Internally– **I only suggest the use of doTERRA essential oils for internal use due to their rigorous quality testing and purity**
Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint can be taken internally by adding a few drops of each into a veggie capsule, then take 1-2 capsules per day as needed. 
You can find the empty capsules at most health food stores and online, but doTERRA now makes a softgel of these three oils already mixed to save you time and work.  I’m all about convenience!  The TrieEase capsules can be purchased online here.

For my little man, I added a couple of drops of each oil
to a 10ml roller bottle (like this one) and topped it off with fractionated coconut oil.
The coconut oil dilutes it and makes it safer to use on his sensitive skin.
I rub the blend onto the bottoms of his feet at night and the difference is amazing!

 If you’d like more information on essential oils,
click the link below to browse my personal site and contact me!

 

 Have any of you used essential oils?
Share your experience in the comments section below!

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