Springtime: the season of renewal, rejuvenation and regrowth. With all of its beauty, spring also brings the itchy eyes, sniffles and pesky side effects that many of us suffer from. While some of these newly sprouted plants can cause us to feel less-than-awesome, essential oils derived from these plants can actually support in minimizing our seasonal discomfort. When essential oils are distilled, they contain only the complex molecule of the plant and no pollen, helping to heal seasonal symptoms rather than cause them. Here’s three plant-powered ways to embrace the shift and get ready for the energy of the new season.
Traditionally in aromatherapy, peppermint essential oil has been used as a decongestant and expectorant. Decongestants and expectorants helps to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory track and promote clear air passages. Breathe better, feel better.
Historically, roman chamomile essential oil has been used to help relieve skin rashes and insect bites. For centuries these sweet and fruity daisy-white flowers have been used in teas, breathed in through diffusing and found in healing topical essential oil blends to help restore a sense of calm.
Traditionally in aromatherapy, myrrh essential oil has been used to relieve inflammation in the skin and symptoms related to colds and coughs. As one of the oldest known and longest used essential oils, the power of myrrh has been passed from ancient wisdom to modern day for a variety of topical uses.