All this chilly weather got me thinking about warming up and how best to do that. So besides snuggling up with your favorite cuddle-muffin, or curling up next to the fireplace, how do you warm up with essential oils? Do you know which essential oils are warming?
And doesn’t a nice warming massage with gorgeous essential oils that help heat you up sound great?!!
Here’s a beautiful blend for a lovely warming massage as well as the best carriers to use:
Cistus labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus ): Warming, increases circulation, calming, stress, sleep, mood uplifting, euphoric, meditation, loosens tight muscles, fixative to hold scent of a fragrance.
ginger- always great for warming and strengthening
nutmeg, – very well known as a warming e.o.
black pepper : Very Warming to the body, use with caution, Relaxes tight muscles, also good for: Improves digestion. Flu, Nausea and/or Vomiting, Quinsy, Toothache, Vertigo, Cholera, Catarrh, Colic, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Fevers, Flatulence, Heartburn
Allspice- warming and cheering as well as sense-enhancing
oregano, warming and detoxifying as well as strengthening
cinnamon, very warming, use with caution
carrot seed, warming, drying
Spanish marjoram, warming and medicinal
Please note that capsicum, cinnamon, and black pepper (as well as all of these oils listed) can be dangerous to the skin and burn if not diluted properly. Use only maximum 3-5% dilution in your carrier oils to be safe.
Other warming oils:
Allspice (warming, cheering, sense-enhancing), Cardamom, Cassia, Celery seed, Clove, Capsicum (very hot!) or Chili Seed a.k.a.Cayenne (Capsicum annum) , Cumin, Fennel (warming, invigorating), Oregano, Bay, black pepper, cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), ginger, eucalyptus, pine, rosemary, thyme, peppermint.
Dilution amounts chart:
(use 20-30 dps. of e.o blend per oz of carriers for 3-5 % dilution)
Grapeseed oil, fractionated coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil all work very well for massage; a blend of them is even better.
Grapeseed oil is very light, and won’t stain sheets. Blend the grapeseed with fractionated coconut oil which is also very light and will help the blend feel less greasy, add a little jojoba and you have the perfect light massage blend. If you want a more moisturizing blend use the fract. coconut blended with avocado and apricot kernel oils. 🙂
I love the spicy, sexy, fresh, and sometimes earthy scent of ginger! It’s perfect for the cold winter months, and is such a lovely warming essential oil, I’m sure you’ll find some wonderful uses for it. Read on for more ideas.
It’s a fabulous essential oil to use in perfumery or aromatherapy for a number of reasons. I found lots of great info….(thank you CaFleureBon! and Divine Caroline!)
Ginger is a spice, biting sometimes, fresh and mild if young and tender, hot and fragrant when mature, and quite potent when old. It may be called gingembre in French, gingifere in Old English, even inji ver (Tamil) or by its scientific name Zingiber officinale. Other members of this fragrant family include ginger lily, galangal (Thai ginger), turmeric, and cardamom. Ginger lily rhizomes and flowers both produce fragrant products that may be distilled or extracted for perfumery. There are more than 1000 species in the ginger family from Africa, Asia, and the Americas and many of them are fragrant. All have large rhizomes or underground stems that are fleshy and often spicy. Many are used as ornamental plants having unusual flowers and attractive foliage. The flowers and leaves may also be used in food preparation in addition to the rhizome. From this large family with scented leaves, flowers, seeds, and rhizomes we get a wondrous variety of fragrant products but it is ancient and complex ginger that is most familiar and perhaps most widely used.
Ginger can be used in aromatherapy preparations to reduce nausea, inflammation and help circulation. Ginger is also a very strong antiseptic and antibacterial and is widely used in many countries to prevent or heal colds and just to support the immune system.
The combination of orange (citrus, fresh, and sweet) and ginger (spicy, warm, and radiant) is a harmonious delight, very unique in character and is set apart as one of the best energizing duos of aromatherapy.
Ginger essential oil is used in perfumery to add spice and depth to Oriental or spice blends. It’s also valuable for incense or gourmand fragrances and a tiny bit will add interest to florals. When fresh ginger is distilled it keeps a light, lemony and fresh ginger note that is lovely with citruses and tropical florals. Fresh ginger essential oil has a true zingy ginger odor highlighted by a lemony topnote while the other has a deep, spicy, woody scent sometimes accompanied by a hint of earthiness. Fresh ginger essential oil adds an interesting unique vibrancy to oriental perfumes. While it is often compared to black pepper or cinnamon bark, its spice is fresh and uplifting. Fresh ginger is unexpected and original and adds freshness, heat and spice to floral blends. It blends well with amber, bitter orange, petitgrain and pink lotus. It is worth seeking out a truly great fresh ginger as many ginger essential oils on the market can have a “cooked” note and lack the vibrancy that a good quality fresh ginger oil possesses.Two types of essential oil are produced from ginger, one from the dried rhizome and one from the fresh rhizome. There are three main components, zingerone, shogaols,and gingerols that make up about 1 – 3 percent of the weight and give the characteristic odor and flavor.
Ginger can stimulate the circulatory system and warm the body, all influences that may contribute to its effects as an aphrodisiac. It also increases the heart rate and circulation. Perhaps the spicy rich fragrance is also a signal for romance and passion. Avicenna, the ancient Arab physician credited ginger with increasing lustful yearnings and as a cure for impotence. The French Courtesan, Madame du Barry, who was mistress to Louis XV, was said to feed ginger to her lovers to make them completely submissive to her desires. The Kama Sutra mentions it as an enhancement for love making. In Senegal women have worn belts containing ginger roots to enhance their partner’s desire and it has been used in love rituals throughout Asia and the South Pacific. Sometimes known as the plant of burning desire, ginger has spice, it has a sweet richness, it has complexity and a sharp tang. Keep a bit of ginger around as an important ingredient in the formula of love.
Ginger for Stomach Upsets and Pregnancy Morning Sickness
It is believed that ginger (zingiber officinale) was brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century to be used as a condiment. It has been used for medicinal purposes since the ancient times and is recorded specifically in both Chinese and Sanskrit writings. It is also mentioned in the classic literature from the Greeks and was used in the sybaritic sanctuaries of the Romans. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the ginger root.
Ginger has been revered for thousands of years as a universal medicine, especially in countries such as China and India. The Spanish introduced ginger to the West Indies in the 16th century, and today it is renowned for its healing properties and recognized as a popular spice. Ginger root is well known as a culinary herb used in Asian cooking, but in aromatherapy, ginger essential oil kicks a punch for many different aliments, especially fast relief for easing an upset stomach.
It may be inhaled from a tissue to alleviate indigestion and morning sickness during pregnancy. Ginger oil is a nice addition to your massage oil or body scrub, as it can ease minor aches and pains. The warming properties of ginger oil makes it a wonderful choice for a soothing yet invigorating bath and will help improve circulation.
For treating bruises and sores on the skin, ginger is one of the best oils and rubbing it on the affected areas should speed the healing process, and ease the pain associated with the injury. In steam inhalations, it is helpful for colds and flu, and its germicidal properties make it an excellent choice to combat infections. As one of the more odoriferous oils, ginger should be used in moderation, but as you can see, the affinity with orange is unmistakable.
The emphasis when blending essential oils is on the final aroma, not its therapeutic properties. Orange and ginger together create a beautiful fragrant bouquet, with the added bonus being that they also work really well therapeutically.
Orange and Ginger Massage Blend
Add three drops of orange and two drops ginger to your favorite carrier oil. The best carrier oils to use when making a massage blend are jojoba oil and sesame seed oil. Jojoba oil has a very similar chemical makeup to our own skin’s composition, plus during massage, it keeps the skin lubricated to prevent damage. Sesame seed oil plays a vital role because it penetrates into the skin readily and helps remove toxins. A basic massage blends consist of four to five drops of essential oils and one cup of carrier oil. Shake to mix well. Read the rest of divine carolines’s article here.
More about Ginger in PerfumeryFor those who love fragrances with ginger notes, recommended:
1. Midnight Poison by Dior
2. Elle by Yves St Laurent
3. DKNY Delicious Night by Donna Karan
Also; ginger is lovely with any citrus and floral essential oils such as jasmine, neroli, pink lotus, and lots of others. Have fun with it!
When doing research for the best essential oils to use that will benefit the organ systems of the body, I came across a wonderful site Dr. Fosters Essentials, who, in my humble opinion, is one of the best out there. I wanted to share some important and very helpful information with those of you who may be interested in learning about the awesome powers of flowers, plants, resins, roots, berries, barks, and the amazing miracles essential oils can perform when used correctly.
From all the work, trials and experimentation I’ve done with essential oils, I have also found these to be true, Read on for some great information:
Essential Oils that benefit many organs & organ systems :from Dr. Fosters Essentials
Brain: Frankincense, Migra-Stop (Ingredients: Peppermint, Marjoram, Cajeput, Basil and other essential oils for enhancement.), Grounding oil blend (Cedarwood, Vetiver, Lavender and other supportive herbs) Rosemary, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Lavender, Cedar, Vetiver, Brain Regain Formula
Sinuses: Germ Shield (Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint, Melaleuca alternifolia and other essential oils in Jojoba oil) , Myrtle, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Fir, Clove, Cedarwood, Breathe Again Formula
Essential oils were used in ancient Egypt, Sumeria and in earlier times. In this truly holistic therapy the mind and body are inseparable. Plato is to have said that the source of most illness has its roots in the soul. There may be no better way to influence the mind and spirit, than through a physical medium that includes nature’s essences; essential oils provide this.
Scent has a special impact on living organisms. Scientific research into the human sense of smell finds it to be10,000 times more powerful than taste. Scent travels rapidly to the brain, and is shown to have a direct effect on the limbic system. The limbic system communicates with the autonomic nervous system. This is the known connection in the brain to the hypothalamus, emotion, memory, and some visceral (gut) reactions. Since the 1980’s olfactory research has promoted the psychological benefit of essential oils used in aromatherapy.
“The profound and complete therapeutic effects of essential oils derive from more than their pleasant fragrance. They have vital electromagnetic properties and vibrational energies that invigorate the mind, the soul, the body’s energy, and thus their functioning.” Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.
The most common treatment applications using pure essential oils are inhalation and application through the skin.
Certain essential oils, for example, offer different psychological effects:
Citrus, ylang ylang, geranium, jasmine, orange, sandalwood, lemon, lemon verbena, mandarin, and many more
basil, peppermint, rosemary (rosemary shows a positive effect in Alzheimer’s) as well as other essential oils
neroli, petigrain, cedarwood, chamomile, melissa, valerian, just to name a few
Studies dating from the 1920s report the following benefits of selected essential oils:
relaxing, circulation, meditative along with hundreds of other attributes
Strengthening, stabilizing and much more
anorexia, relieving hopelessness, just to name two
fatigue, general nerve tonic, anti-depressant, soporific, confusion, melancholy, mental clarity and concentration, reduces anxiety. (careful use prevents over-stimulation), along with many other things
anti-hysteric, sedative, hypotensive, and more
sedative for anxiety and antidepressant, stimulates appetite, and alot more
calming, hyperactivity, good for use with children, as well as a list of other attributes
sedative and nervine for insomnia, paranoia, panic, and hysteria, along with pms, and much more
anxiety, confusion, cellulite, and many more properties
grounding increases dream activity, heals quickly, this oils has tons of properties for healing and more
apathy, paranoia, confusion, anxiety, nervous trembling and paralysis, diuretic, allergies, etc.
grief, insomnia, alert, and much more
grounding, meditative and so much more
To be truly effective, essential oils must be absolutely pure. Synthetic or adulterated oils, although less expensive, will not give you the effects you desire and may even have adverse effects. To in sure quality, you may want to choose only oils that are guaranteed to be organic or ethically wild crafted, properly distilled or extracted, originating from a reliable source and priced accordingly. It is essential that the oils are species specific.
Caution: certain essential oils are not recommend for use during pregnancy, and may be skin irritants if not properly administered.
8 -10 drops.
10-20 drops in 1 ounce of oil.
2-5 drops on a tissue or cotton ball.
use pure oils only.
15-20 drops in 1 ounce of lotion.
4 ounces of distilled water with 40-60 drops of pure essential oil, shake before using
Note: glass or PET bottles are essential oil safe.
Two blends that have worked well are as follows:
This blend will relax the nervous system, ease tension, and bring emotional equilibrium.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Petitgrain
· 4 drops Roman Chamomile
This blend will profoundly relax the individual, induce sleep, and bring calm to an active mind that is preventing the correct emotional balance and total relaxation.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Basil
· 3 drops Neroli
The precious oils of plants enable us to use the art of aromatherapy to enhance well being and open a new door to healing the spirit.
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When suffering from allergies, it often feels like nothing will make you feel better. Medications can treat your symptoms but can’t provide you with an overall feeling of relief.
Your airways feel stuffy and you have a constant headache from the invisible irritants that cause you untold misery.
Many people do not look outside conventional medicine and so do not consider essential oil options that can provide wonderful allergy relief. Applying the right types of essential oils can help you to feel better and to breathe easier around allergy season.
Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.
Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.
Essential Oils for Allergy Relief:
A synergistic blend of essential oils is often more effective in helping to promote the relief of symptoms and healing of any single essential oil.
The following essential oils are used for relief of allergies :
Blue tansy,(Tanacetum annum True Moroccan blue Chamomile)
all Chamomiles,(Roman, German, and Moroccan – Ormensis multicaulis)
Melissa / lemon balm,
NOTE: about Chamomiles:
Some types of chamomiles:
Roman chamomile- Anthemis nobilis- light color and best for children/elderly or sensitive
German chamomile, Matricaria recutita;- blue blue high content of chamazulene
Beyond these three basic chamomile types, German chamomile can also be called Hungarian or blue chamomile, while another species of chamomile called Moroccan is actually a different variety (Ormensis multicaulis) that is grown in Morocco. Ormensis multicaulis does not have the ink-blue color of the true Moroccan chamomile that is Tanacetum annuum, also called blue tansy.
Each chamomile is a different variety, however they all have similar constituents as well as some likenesses in appearance. –
Moroccan chamomile is a member of the Tansy botanical family and is like German chamomile due to the fact that they both produce a deep, ink-blue color when in the form of an essential oil. Out of the two varieties, Moroccan chamomile has the highest levels of chamazulene; however there are some chamomiles that have the name Moroccan Chamomile that are not blue in color. They are called Moroccan chamomile because they are a variety of chamomile that is grown in Morocco.
True Tanacetum annuum is blue and contains the highest levels of chamazulene; however, there is some concern with Tanacetum annum, also called blue tansy oil. Tansy oil has been purported to have some toxicity and should not be used directly on the skin. On the other hand, there are aromatherapists who rave about the wonderful effects of Tanacetum annuum. Research on Tanacetum annuum’s constituents and general actions is incomplete and there is not enough clinical data recorded to make any conclusions about safety or effectiveness. See more at: http://www.massagemag.com/chamomile-oil-which-chamomile-is-which-1885/#sthash.lbEhKAAE.dpuf
More about some of the essential oils for allergies:
BLUE tansy (Tanacetum annum ~ true Moroccan Blue Chamomile) – Blue Tansy delicious scent is warmly herbaceous with a complex sweetness reminds me of apples with a touch of spice. Everyone always loves the friendliness and welcoming smell of Blue Tansy! Highest in chamazulene, Blue Tansy is a natural antihistamine, anti-allergic properties. Research shows Blue Tansy be particularly effective for relieving allergies. It is often used in blends for asthma and emphysema due to bronchial dilation and effect. Strong analgesic properties help to reduce any swelling or itching associated with allergies calm, and its anti-inflammatory rapid immediately the nervous system.
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) – A tranquilizer and relative of valerian Nardelli was the most powerful sedative action and is useful in aromatherapy to calm the mind and relieve anxiety and stress. Spikenard sedatives to help calm the allergic reaction and reduces tissue inflammation. Its regular activities can help promote free breathing, breathing easier.
Rosemary, cineole (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Cineol) – A new and clean scent recalls strong aroma of Eucalyptus and herbaceous. Rosemary cineole smell is highly penetrating to the senses. Rosemary Cineol stimulates blood circulation, has a clear and energizing by inhalation and is useful for the treatment of respiratory diseases, including allergies. Inhalation of rosemary in moderation is unblock sinus and nasal congestion and nasal congestion.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) – A pleasant smell of fresh lemon, Lemongrass has a tonic action and helps regulate the body. It is a natural vasodilator, anti-inflammatory and sedative, relieves congestion, promotes free and easier breathing, and relieves inflammation of the bronchi and sinuses.
Peppermint oil is often advised for allergic reactions. It can be applied on the throat, back of the neck, crown of the head and the temples esp. for headaches, or sinus headaches. Inhaling a drop of the oil from cupped palms has been known to release tension, headaches and stuffiness within minutes. For stomachaches, queasiness, and other digestive upsets, peppermint is applied directly on the stomach or taken internally in rice/soy milk, water, or in capsules.
Firs, spruce, or even pine essential oils are deeply grounded and may be used to calm allergic reactions. A drop of Douglas fir, spruce, along with blue tansy and peppermint oil applied on the throat or over the thymus gland boosts the immune system and helps create balance in the body’s energy field and make a big difference in allergy attacks and reactions.
NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have beentested and are pesticide free.
Another natural allergy relief methods is NAET, which stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. Dr. Devi Nambudripad is a chiropractor and acupuncturist from California who accidentally discovered how stimulating specific acupuncture meridians while being exposed to the allergens one reacts to can reset the body so that it no longer reacts to those allergens.
Asthma is not often thought of as an allergic reaction but it can be triggered by certain environmental factors. Consider essential oil options for aromatherapy when dealing with asthma. Adding essential oil options for aromatherapy such as chamomiles, peppermint, rose, frankincense, neroli, or clary sage to the water in a dehumidifier can help to open up the airways of an asthma sufferer.
Talk to someone qualified in the field of aromatherapy about different essential oil options for aromatherapy when used to treat allergies or asthma. You may find great relief from the different allergies you suffer when using essential oils. This may help you to use less allergy medication or improve the situation at hand. The best way to treat an allergy is to use a holistic approach that takes into consideration the cause as well as ways to alleviate any symptoms present.
Essential Oil Options For Aromatherapy And Eczema Relief
Some people suffer from eczema and find no relief from medication and other conventional cures. If you suffer from eczema that is caused by an allergic reaction then you might want to explore essential oil options for aromatherapy allergy relief. Chamomile oil when used in a bath can help to ease stress, one possible cause of eczema.
Lavender is another essential oil found effective in treating eczema. The utilization of marjoram essential oil is also effective. To keep the cost of using these essential oils regularly you may want to buy effective essential oils wholesale when treating ongoing allergies.
There are two major oils helpful with allergies in general:
Chamomiles high in chamazoline like Blue Tansy, or German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Melissa (Melissa officinalis) essential oil.
But make sure you are not allergic to any of them. Chamomile seems to be more effective, than Melissa.
The easiest way to use is to put 1-2 drops of oil on a handkerchief or tissue and to sniff whenever it needed during the day.
Facial massage with any of these oils can also be very helpful, it often decreases the severity of the allergic reaction. Never use essential oils undiluted, so mix in 1 teaspoon of olive oil 1 drop of essential oil and do the massage.
If you do not have the time for a massage, a bath with essential oils can also be very soothing. Use in a fullbath 3-4 drops and in a footbath 1-2 drops of essential oils. It is a very pleasent hay fever treatment.
Treatments for Pollen Allergy and Hay Fever
Protect yourself outdoors with a ‘pollen trap’! You can coat the inside of your nose with Vaseline and the sticky layer will trap spores, pollens, dust etc. before you inhale them. It stops immediately the irritation in your nose.
A regular use of nasal irrigation with a neti pot or just the use of saline nasal spray can help a lot fighting hay fever symptoms. You just rinse off all the irritant air-born pollens, fungal spores, dust and animal dander.
Neti pots are great natural allergy remedy that use light dilution of salted water to flush irritants from the sinus passages. One quarter teaspoon of salt is mixed into one cup of warm water and applied to the nostril through the pot. The salted water is allowed to drain from one nostril to the other and then expelled. Best to follow directions in the Neti Pot box.
If you are not allergic to herbs, your irritated allergy eye will find this herbal eyewash very soothing:
Pour 250ml boiling water over the herbs. Cover, and steep for a quarter of an hour. Strain through a coffee filter to remove all herb particles. Use as an eyewash or soak cotton balls in the herbal tea and apply to your eyes at least three times a day for ten minutes.
Caution: Make sure you are not allergic to any ingredient herbs!
If you do not have the time to make the herbal tea, put just a wet chamomile teabag on your eyes.
Homeopathy for Pollen Allergy and Hay Fever
Homeopathy offers a wide range of remedies helpful in different allergy conditions, like seasonal allergy etc. Most of them needs individualization of symptoms, but there are a few remedies good for hay fever as a general diagnosis.
One of them is Histaminum C30, potentized histamine, which is released in great amount during the allergic reaction. Homeopathic Histaminum is able to decrease the release and the effect of material histamine.
Other useful option is to take your allergen potentized, in a homeopathic form which can desensitize your body (the method is called isopathy).
If you are allergic to pollens, have a pollen allergy, take homeopathic Pollen C30, made from local pollens in your neighborhood. Start taking it 1 month prior the hay fever season (two times a week) and continue during the whole season, taking it daily.
If you are sensitive to dust mites, take regularly homeopathic House Dust Mite C30.
If you are allergic to mold, take the homeopathic remedy Aspergillus niger C30, which is made from the fungi.
If you are sensitive to certain animal hair (cat or dog or horse etc.) than take a remedy made from this special animals fur.
Take this remedies 2-3 times a week, long term.
During the hay fever season you may take:
Histaminum C30 in the morning and
Pollen C30 in the evening.
Let dissolve 2-3 pills under your tongue and do not eat or drink 10 minutes before and after taking the remedy.
General Tips for Pollen Allergy Sufferers
When you have to go out, wear wraparound sunglasses to keep pollens away from your eyes.
Wash your hair before going to bed, so you do not transfer a head full of dust and pollen to your pillow.
Stay indoors and keep the windows closed early in the morning and late in the evening, when pollen concentration is the highest. Shelter indoors during strong wind, since the wind stirs up all the settled pollens.
Fit your car with pollen filter and keep the windows closed when traveling.
Do not dry outdoors your bed-clothes, since they work like a pollen trap.
In the treatment of allergies and hay fever mother nature provides us several natural allergy remedy and herbs to overcome this annoying condition. Allergy medication can be based on all natural remedies and allergy cure is possible with the help of herbs, homeopathy, natural supplements and ayurvedic nasal irrigation.
One of the best allergy remedy is herbal:
Herbal Remedies for Allergy and Hay Fever
Nettle (Urtica dioica)
A very good remedy is Nettle (Urtica dioica), it contains a substance (quercetin) that works as a natural antihistamine. Capsules of freeze-dried leaf are available, take 500mg two or three times a day or half a teaspoon of nettle extract four times a day.
Has become renowned for its memory-boosting properties, but it is an effective allergy fighter and hay fever treatment as well. Take 450 mg a day, but not more. Ginkgo contains ginkgolides, which can inhibit the activity of certain allergy-triggering chemicals (PAF). You may take it long term.
Quercetin is a plant pigment and antioxidant able to inhibit the release of histamine. Foods naturally rich in quercetin include citrus fruits, purple or yellow onion, garlic, buckwheat. Concentrated quercetin is also available in capsules: take 500mg twice a day between meals. It works best when started a month prior to the start of allergy season. Continue taking it throughout the season. (Do not take this if already taking nettle or garlic, as they contain quercetin.)
Garlic has marvelous health-giving properties. Among all this properties it acts as an anti-allergic, due to its high quercetin content. Take 400-600mg daily, but not much more, since garlic is an effective blood thinner and may cause bleeding if overused.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Stir 1 teaspoon of ground Turmeric into 250ml water and drink it. Within 15 minutes the hay fever symptoms must be better. You can take Turmeric capsules as well. You may use it during the whole season.
Emotions: and what kind of Essential Oils to use to either enhance or subdue them;
Emotions are part of who we are as humans. We are emotional beings. And many of our imbalances and things that make us sick are caused from emotional imbalances. In other words, our emotions can make us sick.
Essential oils are natural gifts we have access to that can aid our recoveries and help to bring holistic balance and well-being into our lives. Use this list wisely, and note whenever you are feeling these emotions to add some of the corresponding essential oils into your day, you will definitely feel better!