3 Tips for Seasonal Support!!

3 Tips for Seasonal Support

Nobody, and I mean, NOBODY, wants to be caught sneezing or sniffling in public these days!  

My husband and I took a walk last weekend on a rare warm and spring-ish day in May. ( We had snow a few days later!!) It was beautiful along the inlet, lots of trees blossoming and it was joyful to hear birds chirping and see ducks swimming.  And then…

My nose began to itch and twitch and I was trying not to touch my face, so I wrangled around to rub on my shoulder.  I know you can see this, cuz you’ve all been there.  My mask, which I was respectfully wearing when other people approached, was now stupidly dangling from my ear.  

I could feel it coming...and I knew I couldn’t stop it!  


The sneeze that could be heard around the world was released. I sheepishly looked around, hopeful nobody was near.  I spotted one family heading in our direction that paused and opted to take the other path...we are living in tricky times! 

Typically I prepare for walks like that by carrying my #1 support item.  

#1 Immuni-tea
Green tea is an antioxidant rich in quercetin - a plant compound that promotes anti-inflammatory protection against allergens. It is quercetin that gives green tea its pigmentation and helps to block the immune reactions caused by pollen, dust and animal hair.  This is the base of my tea.  Then I add the following:

  • dried or fresh organic orange peel (other citrus works too): strengthens immune system: the high levels of vitamin C in orange peel offer anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory benefits. it may help prevent the release of a chemical that can cause allergic reactions. the peel also helps in cleansing your lungs that help to expel phlegm and fights off cold, flu and other respiratory illnesses. also, it helps in suppressing inflammation. thus it helps improve the immune system of the body.
  • dried or fresh rosemary: this popular herb contains rosmarinic acid, which has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.  rosmarinic acid is a free radical scavenger that can suppress the inflammatory responses of certain white blood cells, as well as allergic antibodies. 
  • tulsi (holy basil): tulsi leaves have volatile and fixed oils which can help fight allergies, infections and pathogen
  • dried or fresh ginger: many of the unpleasant allergy symptoms come from inflammatory issues, like swelling and irritation in the nasal passages, eyes, and throat. ginger can help reduce these symptoms naturally.  

#2 Local honey!

This one is a favorite with my kids! 

Grateful to live in a community abundant with bee keepers and dripping pots of honey abound!! 

* When at home, we use those same three oils in the diffuser...3 drops each

#3   Seasonal Roller: In a 5ml roller bottle

  • 6 drops of each: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint

  • Top it off with Carrier oil (coconut, sweet almond,V-6)

* When at home, we use those same three oils in the diffuser...3 drops each

Bonus lemonade recipe

6 lemons, juiced

1 lime, juiced

½ cup honey

2 drops Lavender Vitality Essential Oil

Ice water, about 10 cups

Combine lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and Lavender Vitality in a large glass pitcher. Add water to taste. Stir until well mixed. 

I don’t have any limes handy so I will use my Lime Vitality Essential Oil.  The equivalent of 1 lime is 2 TBS of juice. 

1 TBS of juice= 8 drops Vitality oil 

**I only endorse using Young Living Essential Oils, I trust their purity, their Seed to Seal Promise and 25 years of experience!!  They are the only oils I personally would use on my skin, internally, or with my family and pets! Do not try this at home with other oils!