The Pollen Palooza
By Terri Bonin
Ok, so it’s no joke that this pesky yellow dust that has decided to grace our lives is annoying; I get it. It’s spring and we’re going to get flowers and green trees out of this but I mean COME ON! The stuff is everywhere and while I wish my life right now was more along the lines of “Death by Chocolate”, let’s be real; it’s more like death by pollen.
Stuffy sinuses, runny noses, and swollen eyes all make an appearance in the pollen-parade. It’s pretty awful actually. That’s why…
There’s an oil for that! If you need new artillery for battle, Young Living has got you COVERED. Let’s talk about some of my favorite oily weapons.
When in doubt, just remember LLP: Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.
Lavender is my favorite. As soon as my kids start showing puffy eyes or runny noses we take a drop of lavender vitality internally. It also works well to apply lavender topically by rubbing a drop under your nose as well as putting a drop of vitality on the inside of your cheek. This oil is DEFINITELY one you want this season.
Lemon is great for topical use if you are one that is more prone to skin irritation this season. Just remember it’s photosensitive and dilute if needed.
Peppermint purifies and invigorates. It’s great to diffuse ~ I actually have lavender, lemon, and peppermint diffusing right now ~ and helps to filter out the nasty things that could be circulating in your home right now.
When these oils are used together, they are like a power punch against any pollen. Take three drops of each internally every day this season to help better support your respiratory system in its fight to ward off those icky pollutants.
Listen, a wellness journey is NOT about quick fixes. It’s a lifestyle and no one change you make will suddenly rid you of ever feeling bad again; that’s just not reality. My prayer is that you would see the value and the freedom that comes with living a toxin-free life.
While you’re fighting to navigate itchy eyes and runny noses this season, remember that you don’t have to suffer in silence. Seek theLord, diffuse some oils, take some vitality oils in a capsule, and feel more like yourself amidst the pollen palooza.
Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!
*Disclaimer: The information above is based on my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.