Fall is in the air. Growing up in New England autumn meant glorious foliage as billions of leaves changed from green to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.
Here in the desert, fall means the temperatures are back in the double digits and the growing season has begun. Flowers are in bloom everywhere, and what little grass we have is finally starting to grow.
The weather is gorgeous. It's the perfect time of year to get outside for walks through the neighborhood, hikes in the hills, or fall gardening.
Dealing with seasonal changes, naturally:
For me, the "ah" of the beauty also comes with an "ah-choo."
It's estimated that roughly 36 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. The runny nose, itchy eyes and sinus congestion can make you miserable.
When suffering from these symptoms, I know I slow down. I find it hard to exercise, and I begin to get off track.
If you are prone to these environmental threats like me, there are a number of ways Essential Oils can help minimize the misery.
We've talked about the benefits of using Lavender oil for sleepless nights and how Lemon oil helps with toxins.
When you add Peppermint to the mix you have an allergy power trio!
One of the most common do-it-yourself blends, simply add 2 drops of each to a veggie capsule or glass of water.
Lemon essential oil (affiliate link) is cleansing to the body's systems and frequently used for respiratory discomfort.*
Lavender essential oil (affiliate link) is renowned for its calming and balancing effects.*
Peppermint essential oil (affiliate link) promotes clear breathing and healthy respiratory function.*
Together they provide the perfect synergism of seasonal protection.
While blending Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint oil is common, it can be messy, and doesn't always allow for on-the-go use.
Learn more about TriEase (affiliate link) from doTERRA:
For convenience doTERRA offers TriEase (affiliate link) Softgels. Take one to two softgels per day as needed. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Peppermint is one of the most versatile Essential Oils in the world!
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Don't let seasonal discomfort keep you from doing the things you love. For proactive support, have these essential oils on hand to take before enjoying your outdoor activities.
Brenda is a licensed esthetician and former small business owner after completing over 15 years of service with the United States military.
She is an essential oil enthusiast and avid home cooking for her husband and their two dogs.
Brenda and her family spend most of their time in the American Southwest, but they also love hitting the road for adventure.
One of her new passions is creating easy, healthy family-friendly freezer meals which can be prepared at home and frozen, and then cooked while traveling the country in their travel trailer.
She looks forward to sharing everything she learns with you here on Simple Nourished Living.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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