TOP 10 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SPRING TO REFRESH, UPLIFT, & BOOST IMMUNITY TOP 10 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SPRING TO REFRESH, UPLIFT, & BOOST IMMUNITY


TOP 10 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SPRING TO REFRESH, UPLIFT, & BOOST IMMUNITY

March 27, 2019    
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BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Seasonal allergies impact millions of people and can be experienced seasonally at the onset of spring or autumn, during the summer, or even in the winter. Conversely, they can be chronic allergies with symptoms that last all year. Allergies can be triggered by a range of allergens, such as dust, mold, pollen, food, dander, insect bites, specific materials. They are often associated with inflammation, itching, and redness, sneezing, coughing, congestion, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. Allergies may also be experienced topically in the form of hives, eczema, or dermatitis.

Although allergies do not have any cures, there are ways to help keep their symptoms under control, and Essential Oils may offer respite when used to complement traditional allergy treatments. Essential Oils can be valuable year-round, not only for their scents – especially those with bright, cheerful, and invigorating fragrances – but also for the anti-bacterial property that many are reputed to exhibit, which helps to facilitate recovery from seasonal complaints. Furthermore, many of them are known to help ease stiffness, body aches, and spasms that may arise.

Popular Essential Oils for seasonal allergies include citrus oils, which have calming scents that are said to have mood-boosting and uplifting effects on the mind, thus helping to decrease the sense of emotional stress that comes with physical suffering. Oils with cooling qualities, such as Eucalyptus and Peppermint, are commonly used to address other common symptoms of allergies, as they have clarifying, expectorant, energizing, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities that are reputed to reduce respiratory discomforts and body aches.

The following list suggests Essential Oils that may help achieve an environment that is more conducive to improved health, both physical and mental, an atmosphere in which the mind feels refreshed and uplifted and immunity is supported or enhanced. Some Essential Oils are also reputed to help support the body’s elimination of toxins. Read on to discover the ideal Essential Oils for those suffering from seasonal allergies…



 

TOP 10 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SPRING ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

RECOMMENDED OIL REPUTED BENEFITS

1

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Encourages feeling of relaxation
  • Calms pain, inflammation, and muscular spasms/contractions
  • Eases feelings of stress and negative sentiments, such as anxiety
  • Helps to reduce nasal congestion, ease coughs, and promote easy breathing

2

Frankincense Essential Oil

  • Calms inflammation, pain, bloating, and cramping
  • Eases feelings of stress and negative sentiments, such as anxiety
  • Supports and enhances immune function
  • Encourages feeling of relaxation
  • Supports wound healing
  • Diminishes the appearance of scars
  • Eases respiratory discomfort, such as inflamed nasal passages, coughing, and difficulty breathing
  • Eases feelings of nausea and symptoms of digestive discomfort
  • Stimulates and boosts circulation

3

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Radiata)

  • Eases respiratory discomfort, such as inflamed nasal passages, coughing, and difficulty breathing
  • Calms inflammation and pain
  • Reduces headache discomfort
  • Eases fatigue/mental exhaustion
  • Strengthens compromised immunity
  • Enhances mental clarity

4

Lemon Essential Oil

  • Protects against harmful bacteria to reduce the risk of infection
  • Supports the body’s elimination of toxins
  • Regulates the body’s negative reaction to allergens
  • Disinfects surfaces
  • Eases respiratory discomfort, such as inflamed nasal passages, coughing, and difficulty breathing
  • Uplifts the mood
  • Refreshes the skin
  • Energizes the mind
  • Promotes sense of determination when feeling sluggish

5

Lavender Essential Oil

  • Calms inflammation, pain, and irritation
  • Eases feelings of stress and negative sentiments, such as anxiety
  • Encourages restful sleep
  • Supports wound healing
  • Comforts headache pain
  • Promotes easier breathing

6

Tea Tree Essential Oil

  • Protects against harmful bacteria to reduce the risk of infection, fungus, and viruses
  • Calms inflammation
  • Eliminates airborne mold particles to reduce the risk of allergic reactions

7

Chamomile Essential Oil

  • Calms inflammation, irritation, pain, spasms, and tension
  • Supports skin health
  • Eases respiratory discomfort, such as inflamed nasal passages, coughing, and difficulty breathing
  • Encourages feeling of relaxation
  • Supports digestive function and comforts nausea, stomach aches, as well as upset stomach
  • Sedative property encourages restful sleep
  • Comforts joint aches

8

Thyme Essential Oil

  • Calms and reduces risk of inflammation
  • Protects against harmful bacteria to reduce the risk of infection, fungus, and viruses
  • Eases respiratory discomfort and promotes easy breathing

9

Basil Essential Oil

  • Protects against harmful bacteria to reduce the risk of infection, fungus, and viruses
  • Calms inflammation
  • Eases digestive and respiratory discomfort
  • Comforts headache pain
  • Eliminates airborne mold and yeast particles to reduce the risk of allergic reactions

10

Oregano Essential Oil

  • Supports and strengthens immune function
  • Protects against harmful bacteria to reduce the risk of infection, fungus, and viruses
  • Reduces respiratory discomfort and promotes easy breathing
  • Addresses symptoms of colds and the flu

 

While the use of individual Essential Oils is the traditional, classic manner of applying them, their beneficial properties are known to be heightened when they are used in combination with one or more other beneficial Essential Oils, which can help to supplement the positive effects – individual experimentation is encouraged! The final mix will exude a different scent than the original oils on their own would, but the resulting effects will be undoubtedly enhanced. NDA also offers the following ready-to-use blends comprised of 100% pure Essential Oils. These blends are also known as Synergy Blends and contain oils that are energizing, uplifting, refreshing, and that support immune function to address various symptoms of seasonal complaints, both physical and emotional:

Breathe Easy Synergy Blend: Made up of Ravensara, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, and Cardamom oils.

Immunity Synergy Blend: Made up of Orange, Lemon, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus oils.

Invigorating Synergy Blend: Made up of Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Fir Balsam, Pepper Black, and Lemon oils.

Vitality Synergy Blend: Made up of Lavender, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Patchouli, Geranium Egypt, Ylang Ylang, and Juniper Berry oils.

Relax Synergy Blend: Made up of Blood Orange, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang oils.

Several, if not all, of the oils in these lists are known to improve the mood, promote rest and easy breathing, eliminate allergy-inducing bacteria, as well as comfort aches, inflammation, and irritation. They can be diffused, diluted in a warm bath, used to make a room or fabric freshener, incorporated into a candle formulation, applied as a roll-on personal scent or body spray, or be added to a massage oil blend, among various other applications.



 

HOW TO CREATE ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR TOPICAL USE

To create a small roll-on blend, start by selecting a small number of oils to combine, such as 3 Essential Oils, and 1 Carrier Oil in which to dilute them. For a 10 ml roller bottle, simply add 2 drops of each chosen Essential Oil to the vial and fill the rest of it with the Carrier Oil. Next, cap the bottle and shake it well to ensure that all the oils have been thoroughly combined. To use it, simply stamp or roll a small amount of the blend onto the preferred area of skin, such as the wrist, and allow the fragrance to naturally waft.

To create an oil blend that can also help to target allergy symptoms, consider adding one or several of the abovementioned essential oils to a diffuser blend, roll-on blend, scented bath, or any other application method; however, it is recommended that massages be avoided during an illness, as they are reputed to increase the likelihood of the symptoms becoming aggravated.



 

UPLIFTING ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Use 3-5 drops of up to 4 of the following suggested Essential Oils:

  • Peppermint: try blending it with Orange, Grapefruit, and/or Bergamot
  • Lavender: try blending it with Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, or Cinnamon
  • Lemon: try blending it with Grapefruit, Orange, and/or Lime


 

REFRESHING ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Use 3-5 drops of up to 4 of the following suggested Essential Oils:

  • Eucalyptus: try blending it with Lime, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, or Tea Tree
  • Peppermint: try blending it with Eucalyptus, Lemon, Thyme, and/or Basil
  • Lavender: try blending it with Chamomile, Lemon, and/or Patchouli
  • Lemon: try blending it with Lavender, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Rosemary, or Peppermint


 

IMMUNE SUPPORT ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Use 3-5 drops of up to 4 of the following suggested Essential Oils:

  • Lemon: try blending it with Peppermint and/or Lavender
  • Peppermint: try blending it with Lemon and/or Lavender
  • Lavender: try blending it with Peppermint, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, and/or Ylang Ylang
  • Frankincense: try blending it with Cinnamon, Sandalwood, and/or Bergamot
  • Tea Tree: try blending it with Lavender, Frankincense, Pine, Geranium, or Oregano
  • Oregano: try blending it with Peppermint, Lemon, Tea Tree, and/or Frankincense


 

SPRING ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

To create a Spring Massage Blend, use any of the abovementioned Essential Oils, which are uplifting, refreshing, and immune-enhancing. A recommended dilution is 3-6 drops of a preferred Essential Oil or Essential Oil Blend in 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of a preferred Carrier Oil. A recipe for a full-body massage could take 3 tablespoons or more, subject to the area of skin being massaged as well as the length of the massage. To enhance the soothing quality of the personalized Massage Blend, consider including Essential Oils that have distinctively soft, sedative, reassuring fragrances: Bergamot, Chamomile, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Sweet Basil, and Ylang Ylang.



 

ESSENTIAL OIL SIDE EFFECTS

As with all other New Directions Aromatics products, Essential Oils are for external use only. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using these oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use Essential Oils without the medical advice of a physician, as they may have effects on certain hormone secretions and it is unclear whether these effects are transferable to babies at these stages of development. These oils should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

Those with the following health conditions are especially recommended to be advised by a physician: cancer, heart-related ailments, skin disorders or allergies, hormone-related ailments, or epilepsy. Individuals that are taking prescription drugs, undergoing major surgery, or who are at a greater risk of experiencing strokes, heart attacks, or atherosclerosis are also advised to seek medical consultation prior to use.

Prior to using any Essential Oil, a skin test is recommended. This can be done by diluting 1 drop of the Essential Oil in 4 drops of a Carrier Oil and applying a dime-size amount of this blend to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Essential Oils must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin. Potential side effects of Essential Oils include redness, rash, hives, burning, bleeding disorders, decreased speed of healing, low blood pressure, dizziness, headache, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions, and rapid heartbeat. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the products and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.



IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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