It is recommended to use glass jars/bottles instead of plastic with essential oils, because they might hurt the plastic ones. I use however my old plastic bottles, so I’m not too concerned about that. This washing liquid is naturally chemical and fragrance free.
- 1/5 of the bottle doTerra’s cleaning concentrate/ dr Bronner’s baby castile soap/ liquid Marseille soap
- fill rest of the bottle with water
- depending of your bottle size, put 10-20 drops of lemon and tea tree oil (lemon disinfects and teatree oil is antiseptic)
Shake always before use.
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How many of us suffer from pollen allergy? Quite many! I had no idea what pollen allergy even was few years back until it started getting worse and worse . Sometimes I’ll get an easier year with the rains. Who gets tired with allergy meds? Probably quite many, especially if you are expected to eat those every day with the bad season. Essential oils have good options for pollen allergy. One of them even increases energy!
- Peppermint Diffused peppermint opens clogged nose and helps with throat. Peppermint helps with allergies, colds, cuffs and asthma (be careful with kids with asthma). You can take two drops of doTerra’s peppermint oil internally couple of times a day (I mix mine with a drink of smoothie, some people put it under their tongue).
- Basil helps with body’s inflammation. I have been happy with basil oil fighting pollen allergy with my small son lately. I’ll put a drop to coconut oil and onto his spine couple of times a day. I’ll put two drops for myself. Basil supports adrenal glands, that produce 50 different hormones in our body. Basil supports our bodies against viruses and bacteria while helping with inflammation and fatigue.
- Eucalyptus helps to open lungs and airways. Eucalyptus activates blood stream and therefore helps with allergy symptoms. Eucalyptus reduces inflammation and detoxes body from toxins and bad micro organisms that work as allergens. You can diffuse eucalyptus or put two drops to carrier oil and put it on to your body. Don’t use internally!
- Lemon supports lymphatic system and therefore helps with colds. Lemon kills bacteria from air, which is good if somebody in the family has caught a cold. The research shows that lemon oil reduces bacteria growth and supports immune system. It also helps balance body’s pH level. I drink hot lemon water everyday first thing in the morning. Lemon oil supports liver and helps detoxify body’s toxins. You can diffuse lemon oil, add two drops to your drink or add two drops to a carrier oil and put it onto your body. If you put it onto your skin, be careful with the sun!
- Tea tree oil helps purify air from germs. Diffusing tea tree oil, it will kill bacteria and mole. Tea tree oil is antiseptic (works well with cuts and mosquito bites) and reduces inflammation. doTerra’s tea tree oil (Melaleuca) can also be internally consumed (two drops to a drink or under your tongue)
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Animals react as well to essential oils as humans. Essential oils have an effect on emotions and stress.We all know how smells influence straight away on our emotions. If we smell something gross or something wonderful. If we smell something uplifting or something delicious. Are memory of all the smells is extremely large and those memories makes us feel things. People who compete in dressage will use calming essential oils like chamomile or lavender just before the contest with their horses (DoTerra also has an oil blend called Serenity).
You can also use aromatherapy for your animals just as well as for yourself when treating cuts, calming them when travelling or other stressful situations and taking care of their skin. Just make sure that your animal doesn’t need immediate care from your vet.
Treating cuts and taking care of your animal’s skin and your own
Good oil for treating cuts is Melaleuca. It cleans the wound and reduces the infection. It’s good one to try at first, when the wound is fresh. If the cut is longer you can take two drops of essential oil and dilute it to some carrier oil. Lavender works great also to skin irritation. It calms irritated, burnt or damaged skin. If you want more antiseptic care, frankincense is your oil. Helichrysum doesn’t let your wound become septic.
Calming an animal in stressful situation
Lavender calms addition to adults and children also your stressful pet. Valeriana and vetiver are calming too. They mimic the naturally calming GABA transmitter. You can put your essential oil to the steamer or put a drop to your own fingers and let your animal smell it. If it’s a larger animal, you can rub a drop on top of their nose.