SEASONAL SUPPORT (Non-toxic)

Each year around this time, seasonal support - essential oils for allergies titleChris succumbs to the effects of the season. It usually creeps up on him subtly with a runny nose coupled with congestion, itchy eyes and so forth. After a few days of discomfort, he will recognize that ’tis the season. In an effort to continue our quest of eliminating the synthetic chemicals from our home and bodies, this year we have turned to essential oils for seasonal support. And, man, has it served us well!

LLP (Lavender-Lemon-Peppermint) – The Master Combo for Seasonal Support

To Make LLP:

We are using equal parts of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint oils. I did make a synergy by combining 20 drops of each oil in an empty Peppermint bottle that I had saved. This way Chris can just grab 2 drops from the synergy to use. If in a pinch, he can easily take a drop of each single oil in his hand and apply that way too, but the synergy is the best.

To Use LLP:

When needed, he takes 2-3 drops of the synergy and applies them to his mastoid bone (the bone behind the base of the ear) and then down his jawline. He applies whatever is left in his hand on the back of his neck. Finally, he cups his hands over his nose and mouth and takes in 4-6 deep, slow breaths in order to put the lingering aromatic molecules on his hands to work. This application has worked wonders for him, and he has not needed any further support. If he did, we would also diffuse the combo in the evening after he has showered for bedtime.

A word to the newbies…Essential oils are extremely powerful. Chris and I have been using them for years. If you are just starting out, then I recommend you dilute this synergy before applying. Use just 1 drop of the synergy and 1-2 drops of a carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, etc.). Always start slow and you can add from there. The peppermint has a very cooling sensation on the skin. If it is uncomfortable for you, layer on more carrier oil. Never apply water if an essential oil feels uncomfortable (that will just drive it in faster), instead you want to add a carrier oil to slow the absorption process. Got it? Good!

I love LLP because it is effective. I love LLP because my husband no longer suffers through the season. I love LLP because I can see my husband’s gorgeous smile instead of a tissue. I love LLP because it is just one more instance in which I can reach for essential oilsĀ instead of synthetic chemicals.

Chris' allergies

And if that weren’t enough, it is also fun to have a little word play with it…

LLP…lovely little particles

LLP – life-saving, lemony phytochemicals

LLP – light liquid plant juice

LLP – long lastingĀ preparedness

LLP – liquefied loving perfection

Enough fun! Seriously, we are stunned by its effectiveness and so grateful that we can depend on something that we trust to support our wellness.

Thanks for joining me for another Self Care Sunday!

You down with LLP??? I sure hope so, if you need seasonal support like Chris!

 

 

 

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8 comments on “SEASONAL SUPPORT (Non-toxic)

  1. Wow! The timing of your article is perfect! Like Chris, my husband suffers from seasonal allergies. I have been using peppermint essential oils in the diffuser on a daily basis in hopes of providing him with some relief. I will definitely try your combo and see if it helps the situation even more. Thanks for sharing such valuable information.

    Glad to see that you both will be back on the road shortly. Can’t wait to see the Youtube videos of your travels.

    • So glad to hear that! We can’t wait to get back on the road! We are so excited now that it is so close! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jen,
    Do you have a substitute for lavender oil? Lavender and I do not have a good relationship. It acts like a laxative on me šŸ™
    Candace

    • Hi, Candace! I do not, but maybe just try the other two oils and see how that works for you. I am sorry to hear that about the lavender, since it is such a great oil. Although, I have read that lavender is one of the oils that is misrepresented by a lot of brands – it isn’t actual true lavender, or it is cut with other products. You may want to reconsider your brand.

    • Hi, Sandi! I do…I use Young Living. There is no governing body in the U.S. for purity and effectiveness of essential oils. So, labels of therapuetic-grade, or pure, or anything else are not regulated. Young Living has a Seed to Seal promise, which is what makes them stand out. They are the only company that promises to control the process of making essential oils from the selection of the seed all the way through the distillation process and when that oil is bottled and shipped to your door. You know exactly what you are getting with Young Living. They have been in business for over 20 years, and they are the world leader in essential oils. That is why I chose them, and why they have over 100,000 new members join each month currently! Pretty amazing! I am happy to send you more information if you would like. You can also check out my essential oils page here: http://towanderfreely.com/essential-oils/
      I hope this is helpful, and please feel free to contact me with any questions: towanderfreely@gmail.com

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