Spring with Essential Oils

Our immune systems are certainly being put to the test this spring. The beginning of the month felt like summer with temperatures reaching the high 80s and even low 90s here in New Jersey. Air conditioners were cranking for the first time since last summer, children were running through sprinklers, turtles were sunbathing at the lake, and head tension was high from the heat and humidity!

The trees and flowers were finally in bloom! While on some walks with my girls, we admired the magnolia trees around town with their gorgeous pink saucer flowers. It is truly a magnificent site, only lasting a week or two before the flowers begin to fall. If only there were a magnolia oil that bottled up the smell of those fragrant flowers all year long!

With the falling flowers came a week of pollen showers. Pollen rained down on everything. Literally, EVERYTHING! Cars, outdoor furniture and playhouses, porches, strollers, the Amazon boxes arriving on my doorstep; you get it. Bring on the *a hem *a hem!

Now, we are at the tail end of a full week of rain. Thankfully, most of the pollen has washed away, but it was a dark, chilly, gloomy, muggy week. It’s no wonder we’re all feeling under the weather!

I’m here to share my essential oil starting lineup for spring: EUCALYPTUS, LEMON, PEPPERMINT, AND KIDSCENTS SNIFFLEEASE.

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According to the Essential Oils Pocket Reference 7th Edition, studies have found that essential oils (particularly peppermint alone and in combination with eucalyptus) are effective in blocking pain for head tension. Additionally, according to the Young Living site, lemon “supports the immune system”.

Spring Blends:

  • Peppermint or Eucalyptus: diffuse and/or apply topically with carrier oil.
    • Read bottle label for directions and cautions!
  • Lemon: add to hot tea with honey.
    • Read bottle label for directions and cautions!
  • KidScents SniffleEaze (for children 2 years +): diffuse or apply topically to desired area.
    • Diffuse in children’s bedrooms at night or during naptimes.
    • Create essential oil-infused tissues. Remove tissues from their box. Pour 3–4 drops of SniffleEase onto a cotton ball, and seal the cotton ball with your tissues in an airtight container for 24 hours. Remove tissues from airtight container and replace in box. Repeat as needed to refresh scent.
    • Source: KidScents Oil Flyer
    • Read bottle label for directions and cautions!
    • As always, contact your pediatrician or health care provider before using essential oils on your children. 

I hope this was helpful! As always, if you have any questions, or want to order, feel free to reach out!

Happy oiling! 🙂

XO,

Kate

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

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