By Hillary Arrieta
I love this this time of year! The sun is shining, the birds are singing + the flowers are blooming.
I'm a big flower person so I've spend most of this lovely weekend out in my garden weeding and feeding my roses.
It's one of my regular self-care activities. I love how quiet + peaceful the outdoors can be. The sun on my skin feels so good after a long week in the dark at my wellness studio.
The only thing that stops me from enjoying my time in the yard this time of year is the big oak tree behind my house. It's beautiful but it drops the biggest, yellowest pollen ever! Burning, itchy, watery eyes + usually a nice little headache comes next. It's THE WORST!
After I've used my saline nose spray + tear drops for my eyes to get rid of all that gross, irritating pollen, I choose my favorite aromatherapy oils of lavender + peppermint. I also like to add few drops of lemon (I love the brightness of this yummy citrus oil.)
I like to make an inhaler + carry it with me but you could use this blend in any vegetable oil carrier for massage.
6 drops Lavender (angustifolia)
5 drops Peppermint
4 drops Lemon
Massage oil recipe:
10 drops Lavender (angustifolia)
8 drops peppermint
2 drops lemon
One ounce vegetable/seed oil (coconut, olive, sweet almond, or jojoba are nice.)
Use as needed when headaches begin.
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