Essential Oils that Will Defeat Allergy Season!

Many of us suffer from allergies. The sneezing, the watery eyes, the runny nose…it’s literally the worst! Luckily, here at Nature’s Flavors, holistic health is naturally embedded into our products. Let’s talk about a few essential oils that will help you conquer allergy season!

Which Essential Oils Should I Use?

The first oil is an oldie but a goodie! It’s literally the one essential oil that we all know and love… lavender! Undoubtedly, lavender is the solution to all of our problems. Well, just kidding, but it is pretty amazing. In addition to allergies, lavender helps with sleeplessness, stress, and even disinfecting! When it comes to allergies, lavender will provide you with relief because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Basically, if lavender was a superpower, I would want it to be mine.

Next up is a dreamy blend of ravensara, sandalwood, and frankincense essential oil. This combination will help your allergy symptoms by relieving those itchy and runny noses. Moreover, these essential oils will unblock stubborn nasal passages and stop the annoying sneezing.

Eucalyptus oil is another anti-inflammatory that is great for allergies! In addition to tea tree, you can use peppermint and lemon essential oil to help you find that allergy relief you’re looking for.

How Do I Use Them?

We have definitely talked about aromatherapy here on the blog before in regard to stress, sleep issues, and even aches and pains. The same method can be used for allergy relief. After reading the list above, pick out a few of those essential oils and throw them in a diffuser with some water. Depending on the size of your diffuser and the size of your room (or house), the diffuser will fill your space with those essential oils. Not only will it smell realllyyyyyy good, but you will be reaping the benefits of the various properties within the essential oils. This is what’s going to ultimately help you feel some allergy relief.

Occasionally, you may want to switch up the way you use your essential oils. No problem! All you have to do is purchase a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba, and add your essential oils to it. This turns your usual diffuser cocktail into a versatile body oil. Furthermore, you can add drops of your essential oils to bath salts, body wash, or even your favorite lotion. This way, you can get some allergy relief in the morning after your shower or when you are winding down with a bath.

The Bottom Line

Essential oils are great for allergy relief! They are all-natural and can provide you with more benefits than just allergy relief. Shop our all-natural and organic essential oils here. 😉

Nature's Flavors all natural bergamot essential oil.

Why You Need Essential Oils For Better Sleep

We’ve all had restless nights. The problem with restless nights is not having an easy solution that gets you to sleep. Luckily, a few essential oils may be the answer you’re looking for.

Surely, there are a wide variety of ways you can use essential oils to help you sleep. For one, you can simply take your essential oil and rub it on your neck, forehead, the bottoms of your feet, and your chest. You can also put your essential oil into a diffuser so that the aroma travels throughout your home. Additionally, you can dilute your essential oil in water to make a spray, or add it to some epsom salts for a nice bath.

Which Essential Oils Should I Use?

  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Peppermint
  • Jasmine

Why Should I Try It?

Essential oils are effective at helping you fall asleep because of your olfactory nerve receptors. Uniquely, they deliver your sensory information to your brain, which ultimately helps you feel the calming effects of essential oils. However, one important thing to remember is that many essential oils are adaptogens, which means they can have different effects on different people. For instance, an essential oil that calms one person may stimulate another. For this reason, you can create a routine with your essential oils so that your brain associates waking up or going to bed with certain aromas.

Tips and Tricks

To broaden the use of your essential oils, you can add them to carrier oils. For example, almond or coconut oil is great for adding essential oils. This will allow you to use them as massage oils and overall extend the use of your essential oils. Moreover, you can add essential oils to lotions, bath salts, or body washes to achieve focus, relaxation, or even pain relief.

Read more about how wonderful essential oils are:

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What In the World Is Gluten Free?

We currently live in a word where labels constantly surround us with all of these weird terms on them. Vegan, gluten free, kosher, all-natural, sugar free, non-GMO, grass-fed… and the list goes on and on. As a matter of fact, you may be thinking to yourself, what do all of these terms mean? Well today, we’re going to be talking about what in the world gluten free is.

Why Does Gluten Free Exist?

This way of eating helps people with certain health conditions. For example, people with Celiac disease eat gluten free because it is harmful to their GI tract. Other reasons for a gluten free diet include having a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. In this case, people usually experience bloating, cramping, and even nausea from consuming gluten. Moreover, gluten consumption has also been linked to depression and weight gain.

Are There Any Benefits of Going GF?

Ultimately, people with Celiac disease, intolerances, or sensitivities will benefit the most from a no gluten diet. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that not everyone will benefit from avoiding gluten. Deciding to go on this diet means avoiding large food groups that contain nutrients we need on a daily basis. To clarify, vital nutrients such as wheat and grains contain calcium, iron, folate, and many others that you would be missing out on when gluten free.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to deciding to go gluten free, the best thing to ask yourself is if you really need it. There are both benefits and drawbacks so all you can really do is decide what is the best option for you and your body. It’s important to keep in mind these key points:

  • What your current gut health is
  • If you have any vitamin deficiencies
  • If you find yourself having a negative reaction when consuming gluten
  • Have you talked to your doctor

If you find yourself wanting to explore the gluten free world, check out our products here!