Posts Tagged ‘allergies’

Why We Love Ravintsara for Allergy Relief!

March 24th, 2015

Essential oils are a great, natural way to combat seasonal allergies. Cinnamomun Camphora, more commonly known as Ravintsara, is recognized for its curative, strengthening and clarifying properties.

 

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Here are 5 reasons why this essential oil is great for allergies.

1. It gives your immune system a boost to fight against allergy build up and sinus infections.

2. Ravintsara helps to remove excess mucus from the respiratory system.

3. This oil is both antibacterial and anti-infectious. These attributes make it great to use in a diffuser because it will help kill and prevent the spread of germs in the air.

4. It is a decongestant that has anti-inflammatory properties also making it effective in clearing the sinuses.

5. Many claim it’s one of the best essential oils for healing chronic long-term allergies.

 

Allergy Fighting Benefits of Bee Pollen

March 12th, 2015

There are millions of people who suffer from plant allergies each spring. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a natural and effective way to alleviate those itchy eyes and runny noses? Bee pollen could be a game-changer, helping you take control of your allergy symptoms without the use of pharmaceuticals.

 

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Facts:

– Bee pollen is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals and healthy fats.

– It’s made up of about 40% protein, making it a natural superfood.

– It cannot be synthesized/replicated in a laboratory.

– Bee pollen is safe to ingest in small doses.

– Pollen can be extracted from a hive without harming the bees.

 

Ingesting and Investing:

1. Ingesting small amounts of bee pollen can help drastically reduce the histamine directly caused by allergen build-ups in the body. This will result in a decrease in allergy-related symptoms, such as runny noses, swollen itchy eyes or throat.

2. When treating allergies start by taking about 1/2 teaspoon daily, and after about a month, slowly up your daily dose to about 1-3 tablespoons. Adding bee pollen to a smoothie (check out our anti-allergy cleansing smoothie recipe) or yogurt is a great and easy way to transition bee pollen into your diet.

3. When purchasing bee pollen, it’s important to buy local to ensure that you’re building an immunity to local pollen and plants in your community/region. Also, it’s recommended to select pollen with a wide range of different colors because it contains more plant varieties.

4. Be sure to keep refrigerated, and your supply can last up to a year.

 

Safety: 

To ensure that you don’t have any negative reactions from the bee pollen, it’s advised to test a few pieces on your tongue for a couple of minutes. If you remain symptom-free after that time has passed, chew slowly and swallow the pollen. Be sure to wait at least a day before consuming larger quantities.

If you are highly allergic to bees stings, pregnant, breasting feeding or are taking any type of blood thinners, consult with your physician before using bee pollen.

 

 

 

 

Ask Cary: Multiple Blends + Allergies

June 20th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know that at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!

 

This week: Multiple blends + Allergies

 

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Question: Can I apply more than one blend at a time?

Answer: Yes, you may layer them freely! I always use the analogy of eating fruits and vegetables: your body utilizes the phytonutrients it needs from all of the pure essential oils in the blends. They each have their characteristic functions that work synergistically together, so you’re all good to go. However, I don’t recommend using Invigorate or Focus two hours before bedtime- especially if you will be using Sleep, as these would conflict in their intended use.

 

Question: I need something for my sinus problems. I have a runny nose, watery eyes, etc. It is probably allergies. Do you have drops for this sort of problem?

Answer: Based on your symptoms, I recommend the Decongest blend. I created this blend with eucalyptus and black pepper oil to help clear the congestion that comes from allergies, sinus infections and colds. As far as preventing sinus problems in the future, the Immunity blend helps ward off cold and flu germs that may also be causing your symptoms!

 

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