|My Joy is listening to my daughter play her clarinet.|
Hello! So have you also stumbled across essential oils lately? In an effort to find a natural alternative to help with allergies, I came across many posts on essential oils. It has been fascinating to learn about them.
I've been taking allergy medication year-round for a few years. It does help my allergies, but also makes me feel "dull" and after my dose was increased last summer, I feel like my eyes are dry and red most days. I have found relief by mixing 2 drops of Lemon, Peppermint, and Lavender in a teaspoon of local honey. Once in the morning and once before bed. For three weeks, I have not needed my old allergy medicine. And it is pollen season in Charlotte, NC right now.
I love all of the health benefits and I also love the scents. The scents are natural and so much more pleasant than man-made scents that are created in a lab. Essential oils have been carefully distilled from the plants and they are pure (as long as you get good quality oils).
I have never been able to wear perfume because it makes me itch. Just smelling strong perfume bothers me... you should see me dart through the perfume department while holding my breath as I walk through department stores. The natural scent of essential oils does not bother me at all. I can rub a drop on my wrist to wear as perfume, or I can put a few drops in a diffuser and scent a room.
I love Joy. It is a blend of oils. Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose. This is very floral... just a drop on my wrist is enough. It is a very uplifting scent. If I am having a blah day, I can put a few drops of Joy and a drop of Lemon in the diffuser and I feel a little more cheerful.
Have you used essential oils? I would love to her what you have tried! If you are ever interested in getting some, I order mine from Young Living . My member number is 2673389.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am not a doctor and certainly can not diagnose, treat, or heal. I'm just a mama who wants to share my story:)
I hope you all are having a happy weekend! What brings you Joy? Lately, I have enjoyed listening to my daughter practice her clarinet! Makes my heart sing!