The Soothing Effects of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint

llp_2Sore throats. Itchy noses. Hives. If you have allergies, you know these symptoms well. Thankfully, the bounties of the Earth are here to help! While everyone reacts differently to essential oils, many have found relief with an equal parts blend of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. Alone, each component is helpful in their own right, and together they become a powerhouse blend that is useful (and economical) to have in your medicine cabinet.

 

Lemon

Lemon fruit is grown year round around the world, from the United States and Brazil to Italy, South Africa, and China. They are harvested when ripe and the rinds are pressed for their oils in a process called cold expression. Believed to originate from India, it is said that Alexander the Great brought lemons to Europe from Asia. Lemons are a powerhouse when it comes to health. They are packed with vitamins and minerals vital for survival, which makes them quite the healing fruit. Most commonly used for detoxifying, anxious depression, and digestive problems, Lemon is also used to soothe sore throats and skin infections, which is why it is used in Spark Naturals allergy blend.

Lavender

Primarily grown in Europe and Asia, Lavandula angustifolia, commonly known as Lavender, is typically harvested midsummer, set to air dry for a few days, and then steam distilled. Ancient civilizations, including the Greeks and Romans, often used the flowers in their baths and burned it in their sick rooms. Today, it is widely used to soothe burns, rashes, and anxiety. Lavender is included in Spark Naturals allergy blend because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Peppermint

“Mentha”, is thought to take its name from the greek nymph Minthe who was turned into a plant by Persephone after her husband (Hades) affair. Hades in turn made Minthe into an herb the people loved, cultivated, and used. Today, Mentha Piperita, or Peppermint, is cultivated mainly in the United States and has been since the 1850’s. Along with being used to ease nausea, it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and a decongestant. It also is known as an adaptive essential oil. It heats when heat is needed, and cools when needed, which is unique and impressive.

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Uses

In your favorite diffuser, add 2-4 drops LLP Allergy Blend and diffuse into the air to help clear contaminants and open airways.

Place a drop or two of LLP Allergy Blend as needed onto a diffuser necklace, parachord bracelet, or small handkerchief and gently inhale as needed.

In a 10 mL roller bottle, add 25 drops of LLP Allergy Blend and top with preferred carrier like fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or rosehip oil. Gently shake and roll onto pressure points and/or on the pads of the feet, and dab under the nose. Or, if you’re not the DIY type, order the LLP Roller here.

Place 1-3 drops of LLP Allergy Blend into a capsule and take one as needed, not exceeding 2 in one day.

Precautions

Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician about possible medicine interactions.

Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

When in doubt ALWAYS dilute with your favorite carrier oil, especially on young and sensitive skin.

LLP Allergy Blend Reviews

“Arrived just in time! It’s my first day using to battle allergies and sinus congestions and I am amazed. I have been trying all day to try to clear my nostrils and nothing worked, until this blend. Just 5-7 drops in a little oil diffuser with a tea light was all I needed. Within 10 minutes I could breathe and my lungs started to feel so clear. So happy. The sun even came out as I started to breathe! 🙂 Will buy again! (in bulk if necessary) Love this oil. Thank you Spark Naturals!”~Gavin

“The very first time I diffused this blend I got immediate relief with my allergies. I diffuse in my bedroom every night now and hardly ever need to take allergy meds. My allergy symptoms are significantly diminished and I’m not getting sick from them. Love this product.”~Bonnie

“My husband suffers from bad allergies, I purchased the gel caps and add few drops and he takes every morning and said it’s working great! Thanks Sparks for a awesome blend. I only wish it came bigger then 15ml between diffusing and adding to gel caps you can go through it pretty fast!”~Angelina

“Have been suffering with constant runny nose and extremely strong sneezes were my back spasms. Been adding a few drops to diffuser at night a couple a times a week and my symptoms disappear.”~Maritza

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~The Spark Team~

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Delicious Frosted Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade is always a refreshing treat! Tangy, frosty, and sweet. Get your spoon ready – we know you’ll love this homemade Frosted Lemonade recipe! 

Quick Feature: Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil is one of our favorites – and one of the most popular oils out there. It is included in our Essential 4-Pack which is our

5 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil is one of our favorites – here are 5 reasons why you should love it too! With Lemon Essential Oil, you can:

Spark Naturals Lemon & Honey Tea

Lemon and honey in hot water is a CLASSIC natural remedy when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s EVEN BETTER when you add a drop of Shield to it – the taste improves, and you get an extra immunity boost!

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Spark Naturals Lemon Honey Tea
-boiled water
-juice of 1/2 a lemon
-honey, to taste
-1-2 drops Spark Naturals Shield Blend

Directions: Pour the water into a large mug and add the lemon juice. Stir to combine and add honey to taste. Add Shield blend and breathe in the steam (be careful not to breathe it if it’s too hot!) while waiting for it to cool. Stir and drink up!
This works great with ginger tea as well!

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Lemon & Sugar Scrub

Do you love to make sugar scrubs? Want one that is light, fresh, and a great cleanser? Try this Lemon Sugar Scrub!

Ingredients:
-1 cup white sugar
-1/4+ cups Coconut oil
-15 drops Spark Naturals Lemon essential oil
-8 oz. mason jar

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Directions:
Measure out 1 cup of white sugar and place it in a mixing bowl.

Measure out your coconut oil. The amount of oil you use is up to you, but you might consider starting with 1/4 cup and going from there. In addition to smelling fantastic, coconut oil is great for your skin.

Mix your coconut oil with your sugar until your mixture becomes almost light and fluffy looking, adding more or less coconut oil until you have your desired consistency. How moist you would like your scrub to be is completely up to you!

Add your essential oils to give your mixture a nice lemony scent! Lemon is a great natural cleanser. Put in about 15 drops of this essential oil, but you may opt for more or less.

Place your sugar scrub in a clean 8 oz. glass jar. Then enjoy!

How to Use:
Scoop out about a spoonful and rub it in your hands as though you were washing your hands with soap, allowing the oil to moisturize your skin while the sugar exfoliates. Rinse your hands with cool water once you have worked in the scrub and enjoy your silky smooth skin!

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Essential Oils at The Office

Why Essential Oils at the Office

We believe that nature is our home, as such, the goal we are trying to achieve with this blog is to help you bring nature’s aromas and its powerful healing powers to your work space, whether you work in a 10ft x 12ft office, or outdoors.

Essential oils are the most basic piece of flowers, herbs, and trees, distilled into an oil form. They’re of course distinguished by their scents, but those scents differ and offer a variety of benefits for you.  For example, some might help you relax while others will wake you up.

Using essential oils for office productivity is a great idea because they can help you work better.  The way essential oils work means they will provide aromatic and physiological benefits.

Each day your mood and the way you feel will be different.  Depending on what you need and the day ahead, you can choose an oil, or blend of oils, to suit.

Need to get some energy into your day? Try peppermint, lemongrass or bergamot essential oils. Do you want to focus and concentrate on getting it done? Grab the Focus oil bottle.

Start with this list of 7 essential oils â€“ they are perfect to begin with and offer a range of benefits.  Use them alone or mix and match as needed. 

The Oils

Here’s a list with our 7 essential oils and their benefits:

  • Geranium – Balancing, mood enhancing
  • Zen – Clarity, Calmness, Peace
  • Lavender– relieve headaches, relaxing
  • Peppermint – tension reliever, energizing
  • Focus – promote productivity and concentration
  • Lemongrass – rejuvenating, invigorating

It is important to know that these are potential benefits. Each person varies with results and these benefits have not been approved for the FDA. These benefits are purely from years of using these products.

USAGE

We realize and are fully aware that not everyone will have the luxury of having a diffuser at their designated work space. Although that would be ideal for an aromatherapy perspective, there are many other simple ways of using the oils that we mentioned before. Here are some ways:

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Ahh-Choo … How To Tackle Allergy Season Before It Tackles You

Over 60 Million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies and inflammation. An allergy defined, is the body’s immune system over-reacting to normally harmless substances known as allergens. Allergies can also develop from exposure to toxins in every day products. When it comes to combating allergies and relieving symptoms, using Spark Naturals essential oils may help you avoid the side effects that are sometimes associated with allergy medications, and may help boost your overall health without the side effects.

L.L.P. Blend is a proprietary blend of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint CP PharmaGrade essential oils blended together to create an all-natural antihistamine.

L.L.P. was designed to be accessible, and ready to go wherever and whenever. All of our L.L.P. products are convenient and easy to apply. 

To Use: Apply to bottom of the feet, inside of your writsts, on your chest throughout the day as needed. Can also be rolled on palm of hands and sniffed cupping hands over nose.  

Relief – Headache Blend

A symptom caused by allergies is headaches. To try to assist this problem we have managed to create a blend that will help alleviate tension and discomfort that headaches can bring.

Relief, is a proprietary blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Rosemary, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum and Vetiver. As we created this blend we picked only the best essential oils to help calm the discomfort and tension that come with every headache. Use this blend at the first signs of a headache for best results.This blend contains NO carrier oil, dilute as needed.

Relief Blend Oil Application:

Can be used aromatically 
Can be used on the body topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin)

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