Essential Oils for Seasonal Discomforts

For the past few weeks I’ve been sniffling and sneezing non-stop. The kind of sniffling and sneezing that keeps my husband up at night. And that makes my eyes and nose feel 5x bigger than they actually are. Ugh.

I’ve tried it all, complete with mountains of tissues by the bed every morning when I woke up. Finally, I turned to my essentials oils. I know, shouldn’t that have been the first thing I tried?

My go to line up for this type of seasonal discomfort and overall ickiness are Peppermint, Thieves, Lemon, and Lavender. They are all stand out oils on their own, but when used together, help me feel better and ready to conquer the day.

Fall Allergy Season Remedy

If you haven’t heard of Thieves, let me fill you in. Thieves is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils and is known for it’s purifying qualities. It can help boost your immune system and can help ward off icky bacteria and sickness.  To me, it smells like Christmas! I apply it to the bottoms of my feet, diffuse it, and put a drop or two on my tongue.

Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint when used together can help soothe the itchy, watery eyes that inevitably pop up every year around this time. You can diffuse this combo, apply topically, and even ingest them with Young Living’s new Vitality line!

I’ve also been known to swab the inside of my nose with Rosemary. It’s very similar to more traditional remedies, but without the harsh chemicals.

What are you doing to combat seasonal discomfort and overall ickiness with the changing of the seasons?

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  • I just started getting into essential oils and love diffusing them! I need to get my hands on Thieves!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Just restocked on my oils this weekend! I just found they came in the mail today so I can’t wait to make it home!

  • I use peppermint to help with migraines. Thieves sounds like it has amazing benefits. I haven’t tried any of these for allergies or any of the gunk that is starting to go around right now. But it sounds like I should.

  • Neely

    So good to know! Im a big peppermint person!

  • Krystin

    Oh I should try this! Thanks for the tips, I’m a huge peppermint lover, so good!

  • Thanks for the tips! I actually have a few of these…I’ll give them a try!

  • Lauren Falardeau Pariseau

    I haven’t tried thieves yet but I love clove and all the others you mentioned! I’m already using lavender and eucalyptus, but I’m looking forward to trying this!

  • Wow! I love these! I need some asap!

  • Thieves is my go-to oil for E V E R Y T H I N G. I love it! And I just love the freaking smell! This blend sounds like it would save me a lot of trouble over the next few weeks – I have been feeling awful!

  • Tori Dunlap

    I need to buy some essential oils — I used peppermint once for a headache and it helped so much!
    Tori || Victori Media

  • It is definitely that time of year for me too and these sound sooo good!

  • Oh yes, love this!

  • Sydney Power

    I absolutely love YL EO’s, they’re really amazing and life changing!

  • Ashley Stephenson

    I have never tried Essentials Oils but clearly I need to get on the bandwagon and try them!

  • Thieves is my absolute favorite!!

  • i really need to bite the bullet and try these! so many great ideas to use them for!

  • I’m gonna have to look into this further! I love oils. I love winter, but I have to wear all the fluffy socks, ha!

  • I need to start using my oils more. I have some but barely ever use them.

  • Brooke Pollard

    Obsessed with peppermint, lemongrass and lavender but I’ve never tried thieves – I’ll definitely have to check it out. You should also try mixing eucalyptus with peppermint. This blend helps to clear your sinuses and get rid of any virus harvesting in the body. Great post!!

  • Magen Daniella Golden

    I love my oils. I don’t know how I would live without them.

  • I’ve been burning lavender since summer as a little calm me down. You make me want to pick up some peppermint and lavender for the winter

  • I keep hearing about thieves and the benefits of it. Gonna pick up some of those oils and make my on batch to try out.