Spring tends to be one of the hardest times for many people. Nature wakes up from winter anxious to bloom, while spreading tiny pollen through the air. Somewhere within the body of an allergy sufferer, their immune system senses the presence of pollen and goes on alert. It fights off the foreign invader, defending the body by rushing antibodies to the site of entrance: the respiratory system where the pollen was inhaled. A surplus of antibodies releases histamines which cause swelling, itching, increased mucus production and dark circles under the eyes.
Why Do People Suffer From Seasonal Discomfort?
The body thinks it’s doing its job, defending you from potential harm, just like it was designed to do. The person with seasonal discomfort probably wouldn’t agree. And there are a lot of those who sufferer out there: Up to 40% of children and 30% of adults (and the numbers are rising although nobody seems to know why).
For some, the runny nose, watery (and/or itchy) eyes, sneezing, and coughing, are a mere annoyance. For others, it leads to more serious complications such as sinus or ear issues or even asthma. Most look to over the counter medications for relief, but those over the counter solutions aren’t very good for your body. Some medications work by releasing antihistamines that block the release of your body’s histamines. A common affect is sleepy and/or drunken-like behavior. Others work by reducing inflammation with the use of steroids. Some of these ‘safe’ medications encourage all sorts of complications in the body and shouldn’t be used for extended periods of time. Some are even known to have some cancer-causing properties in them.
Natural Seasonal Support
There is some good news, though. Essential oils can help support the body naturally when seasonal discomfort is about to hit. Many people find relief through three common essential oils, mixed together in equal parts: Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. Safe enough for a child to administer to themselves.
- Drop a drop or two directly on your tongue whenever you feel a need – when pollen is bugging you.
- Drop a drop or two in a small amount of water and drink all at once.
- Drop a drop of two into your hand, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your mouth and nose and breathe in deeply.
- Put a few drops in a diffuser (the kind that DOESN’T heat up) and use it in the room you’re hanging out in.
Because there is no risk of overdose, you can use any or all of the methods above as often as needed. (Small doses at regular intervals are best.) Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint might just become the best friend to those who suffer seasonal discomfort.
Also, remember, unless you’re using Pure Essential Oils, read the labels. Most essential oils out there aren’t of pure therapeutic grade and therefore not safe to take internally.
If mixing your own blend feels like too much of a hassle, you’re in luck. There is a product for you a Seasonal Discomfort Blend that contains all three of these oils in one vegetable caplet for easy swallowing. Use the “Contact Us” tab at the bottom of this page.
Another oil blend that some find helpful is a Respiratory Blend, which is formulated to help support the body in ways that help it open airways and allow for easier breathing. This blend contains laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, melaleuca alternaifolia, lemon, and ravensara and is already mixed together and ready to use.
Going Beyond Symptoms
While the above oil solutions will help you deal with symptoms of seasonal (and animal, etc.) discomfort, often there’s a reason besides the obvious (pollen, pet hair) that your body is reacting to. To attack the problem at the root of the issue, another great help are good nutritional supplements. We have a pack of multi-vitamins, minerals, essential oils, omega fats is formulated to support the body in proper nutrition and functioning. Often, once the body gets what it needs, all sorts of symptoms disappear.
The nutritional supplements works so well for people, the company actually has a 30-day money back guarantee. If you take them for 30 days and don’t feel better, they’ll give you your money back. 100%. No questions asked. (Use the “Contact Us” tab at the bottom of this page for more information)
If you suffer from seasonal discomfort, there are natural solutions! Try them. And let us know how they work for you.