Though we are all excited about the stirrings of spring, with this change of season comes … the pollen.
For Sylla, that means lots of sneezing, a runny nose, and red eyes. After a day of thinking she might be coming down with a cold, the increasing green and warmth reminds her that it’s probably just allergies. Sound familiar?
That’s why she made some aromatic honey for allergy season a few weeks ago.
Not only do the oils help us control our symptoms from the increasing pollen of the spring season, but local, seasonal honey is a great way to treat this issue as well.
Watch our video to find out:
- Why local, raw, honey helps allergies
- How to make your own aromatic honey
- Plus 3 more ways essential oils can put allergy symptoms at bay
Aromatic Honey Blend
8-10 drops Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) -or- replace with another Melaleuca species like Tea Tree
2 drops Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
1 drop Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
The therapeutic effects of these oils result in a honey that is anti-infectious, a decongestant, and anti-inflammatory. It’s perfect for easing inflamed sinuses and sore throats, and it allows for much better breathing.
We recommend making a big batch so you can use it in an inhaler and oil blend as well!
After watching, comment below and tell us:
- How do you prefer your honey? On a toothpick, in your tea? What other creative ways can we use it?
- What other oils might be good in some aromatic honey and why? (Think of other therapeutic actions you’d like to utilize internally … We use this thinking process to help our students become more confident and creative aromatherapists.)
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