It's that time of year again, and the all-important pollen that keeps our beautiful planet thriving has clocked on and started doing its job. Unfortunately as crucial as it is for Bees, Butterflies, plants, flowers, and crops, it brings with it the most annoying cold/non-cold type fever I've ever seen my partner suffer with.
Luckily, my hay fever symptoms aren't bad at all compared. Maybe a sneeze or two here and there, but not even close. He suffers extreme symptoms every year, and they're just starting now.
Extremely blocked nose
Essential oil heros
One thing he's always got on hand here though is nature's most potent medicines - Essential oils. And the one he absolutely swears by is my Soothing Essential Oil Blend containing:
These 3 pure essential oils hold amazing properties to soothe the similar symptoms brought on by colds and Hay fever. If you need a little support and pick me up or a bit of help soothing the senses, have a go with this blend.
how to use essential oils
You can apply a couple of drops to a tissue or cotton wool ball, keep close by and Inhale when needed.
You could keep the bottle to hand and simply inhale from the bottle when needed.
You can use the steam inhalation method by boiling some water, pouring it into a heatproof bowl and adding 2 - 5 drops of oil blend to the water. Set it down on a table with a protective placemat, sit with a towel over your head, and head over the bowl while inhaling the steam deeply for about 5 minutes (with eyes closed to stop the minty vapour stinging).
My partner's favourite - Take your mask, drop a couple of drops onto the mask and wear when needed. Take regular breaks though, as too much inhaling any oil can cause a headache. As they say, less is more. Be aware though, essential oils can stain fabrics and materials.
If you have a fabric mask that has a pocket for a removable filter pad, a couple of drops on a cotton wool pad or tissue placed inside the pocket is another great method.
another great blend for allergies
Another great oil blend to use in the home around the cold and hay fever season is our Cleanse Essential Oil blend containing Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary & Tea Tree essential oils, which can be used in the same way if you choose.
The 4 essential oils in this blend are blessed with natural antiviral, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, so this is a great blend for help with cleansing the air in the home.
For some more amazing Aromatherapy, head to the shop now to get 3 for 2 on all essential oil blends. Simply add 3 blends to your basket and enter the code WELLBEINGME at checkout.