Who isn’t excited about Spring? I am all excited about this beautiful season with all its beauty: the warmer weather, having fun in the Sun and preparing ourselves for summer.
All great, but some of us need a little help to cope with all these energy filled changes: temperature, pressure and/or hormonal fluctuations. Spring is a typical transitioning season. There is so much energy impacting how we feel and sometimes we get sick because of the hay fever or there is too much wind. Some may feel tightness or cracking in the tendons. While others can feel over –emotional, ranging from frustrations to inability to concentrate.
One way or another, we all feel this transition. The question is how can we cope with all this abundant energy in a more balanced way so that we enjoy it better? I created a table with the most common problems some of us are facing and the solutions offered within BIBI Therapy Practice. You’ll be surprised to find these potent preventative and curative elixirs are also very fragrant and can also be used as natural deodorant while beneficial to the skin microbiota.
If you would like to get a personal consultation from me and learn how to use the essential oils from the table below, you can contact me here. Let’s stay connected!
Table 1. Fragrant solutions to alleviate some spring transitioning discomforts.
|Oil||Botanical Name||Reason to use the oil||How to use|
|Thyme*||Thymus vulgaris||Restores homeostatis of the body diminishing hormonal fluctuations
Supports healthy immune system
Strong antiseptic and antibacterial (2)
Fights fatigue and also helps with rheumatic pain.
|Topical application of diluted (50%)
Not recommended for: people under 18 years, pregnant and breastfeeding, hypertensive and thyroid sufferers
|Peppermint**||Mentha piperita||Reduces hay fever (3)
Improves muscle tonicity
Improves mental concentration
|Diffuser and nasal inhalations|
|Lavender||Lavandula angustifolia||Relaxing aching tendons and/or muscles; (4)
Prevents allergic inflammation stops the enlargement of mucous cells;
Enhances relaxation and improves sleep;
|Topical application on the affected area or behind your neck before going to sleep
|Lemon||Citrus lemon||Natural calmant to help mood swings
Lymphatic system drainage
Diminishes the effects of depression and anxiety (5)
Clears sinuses and reduces congestion, common symptoms of seasonal allergies.
CAUTION: do not expose the skin to sun or tanning beds 12 hours after topical application
* — Caution: Avoid using this oil if you have a problem with estrogen dominance or any condition that would suffer from excess estrogen. If you have a sensitive skin it is recommended to have an allergy test for this oil; this is particularly important if you have an allergenic background ( oregano, catmint). Do no use this oil if you undergo chemotherapy, components of this oil interact with the treatment, consult your doctor before using it.
** — Combine Peppermint, Lavender and Lemon for an effective hay fever control this spring.
To tune your bodymind system with natural energies from nature contact me directly here. and get your first consultation plus a treatment tailored for you for this spring.
Have a fabulous entry into Spring 2018!
If you have a sensitive skin, make sure you conduct a patch test before you splash essential oils on your skin. Furthermore, dilute 2-3 drops with a teaspoon of carrier oil of your choice and remember to check with a medical practitioner who specialises in aromatherapy before attempting to use any essential oil. This is especially important if you are pregnant, nursing or undertaking any special medication including homeopathic medication.
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