With the mild weather we have during the fall, winter and spring months in Austin, we never really have much of a chance to get a break from seasonal allergies. The grasses, flowers and trees seem to always be blooming, and many of us suffer from sneezing, sinus pressure and terrible headaches. Don’t you want to come and visit?
I used to suffer from crazy allergy symptoms. I was simply beautiful to look at and talk to when everything was in full bloom. I’m kidding. In actuality, I thought there was not enough Kleenex in the world to make me tolerable to be around.
But then, two things happened that sort of changed things for me. The first is that I had Emma. I literally have zero idea as to why my allergy symptoms got remarkably better after I gave birth to my second child, but they did. I only have anecdotal evidence to support this, but I think Emma must have had magic powers or something.
The other thing I’ve started doing is using an essential oil blend that I made from Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint Young Living oils (or LLP for short). As soon as I start to fill a twinge of allergy congestion or headache, I swipe my blend across my forehead, under my eyes, across the bridge of my nose, and under my nostrils. You know, like this animated graphic (which really cracks me up):
To make my own blend, I bought a roller bottle and put 20 drops each of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint in it. If I use it on my kids, I put some coconut oil on them before I apply the oil so that the Peppermint doesn’t feel too hot. I like to use empty essential oil bottles with a Young Living roller cap for my roller bottles, but here are some good looking ones with metal rollers on Amazon if you don’t have empty bottles (Amazon affiliate).
I’m not the only one who loves LLP. My new friend Spudly is a big fan, too!
I choose use Young Living oils because of the Seed to Seal promise. These products are genuine and without synthetics. The company carefully monitors every aspect of essential oil production – literally from the each plant seed to each bottle’s seal – so that it can produce essential oils with unmatched purity. I feel confident using them for myself and my family. There are absolutely other oils on the market, including some that you can buy for much cheaper. However, from what I’ve found doing my own research, Young Living essential oils are the only that I personally feel comfortable using.
If you would like more information on Young Living essential oils and how they can help your family with their wellness goals (and ease seasonal allergies!), please reach out to me at Lindsay@MakelyHome.com. I’m always happy to answer questions. Or if you are ready to get started using Young Living essential oils in your home, you can sign up here.
If you sign up as a Young Living Member, you can order a Premium Starter Kit, which is the perfect way to get started using oils. If you become a Young Living member (you can’t order the kit by signing up as a retail customer) and place an order for a Premium Starter Kit in the month of April through this link, I will send you a personal gift to help you get started with your essential oils. I am certain that you will be pleased to have it, as I use mine nearly daily! 😉
Here’s to having fewer seasonal allergy symptoms!