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Our Secret Wellness Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Our Secret Wellness Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season has arrived. Elevate your wellness – side-step the struggles of an aching body and incessant sniffles this year and start feeling blissful instead!


Aromatherapy tips to help you stay balanced and blissful…

Feeling stuffy and congested?

Breathe Easy Blend is a powerhouse purifier. It features a decongesting blend of pine and eucalyptus to help you replace congestion with clarity. You’ll also find lemon essential oil included in the mix. Lemon is included as a high vibrational oil that helps lift your spirits when you’re feeling fatigued.Studies have also shown it to be effective in killing airborne microbes and to possess strong antiviral and immune-stimulating properties to help you fight off infectious conditions.2,3 Thyme essential oil is featured for its offering of ‘broad-spectrum healing qualities’ and strong antimicrobial activity which is often used for the treatment of infections like bronchitis.4

How to Use Breathe Easy Blend

Let Breathe Easy Blend work its decongesting magic. Add 5-10 drops to a bowl of hot water. Position your face above the water and cover with a towel.Take a deep breath in and enjoy the benefits of direct inhalation. Keep some tissues nearby! Another great option? Diffuse Breathe Easy in your home or office to help cleanse and purify the air you breathe.

Give yourself an Extra Breathe Easy Boost

“My little girl finally slept through after days of coughing – I’m using the oil and the balm. Just love your products. ‘ – Dusty!

Breathe Easy Balm utilises the powerhouse purifiers in Breathe Easy Blend in the form of a smooth, textured balm. Made from entirely natural and organic ingredients, it helps provide natural relief when you’re feeling chesty. Feeling a little under the weather? Support yourself naturally, apply Breathe Easy Balm to your chest, throat and back and under your nose. We also suggest applying it to the soles of your feet and popping on some socks. Why? Your feet are highly absorbent and will allow the essential oils to be absorbed into your system quickly and deeply.

Sip to Soothe

‘Great if you’ve got a cold, sore throat, sniffles…’ – Saffron

Make prevention a priority! While Breathe Easy Balm does all the hard work, put your feet up and sip some warm Breathe Easy Herbal Tea. When cold and flu season hits, we love to stock up on this herbal helper and sip it daily for a natural immunity boost. This fortifying brew of echinacea, elderflower, liqourice root, peppermint, sage and thyme will help build your natural defenses and immunity.

Why Breathe Easy Tea?

The herbs in Breathe Easy Herbal Tea have been especially chosen with their unique healing properties in mind. Echinacea is known for its ability to raise your body’s resistance and to stimulate your immune system. We’ve also included peppermint to help settle upset tummies. Sage is recommended for soothing inflammation of the mucous membranes of your nose and throat.5

 

 

Your Breathe Easy Questions Answered!

Are Breathe Easy Blend and Balm safe for children and babies? Yes! Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is definitely safe to diffuse around little ones. The oils in Breathe Easy are quite powerful, so we suggest diffusing in a large, well-ventilated area and under supervision to ensure they have no complaints and do not come in contact with the diffuser or pure oil blend.

Breathe Easy Balm is an excellent plant-based chest and back rub. For children age 6 months – 1 year, we recommend applying on the back and feet. Children over 1 can use as directed. As with all products, a small patch test is recommended to ensure your child’s skin doesn’t react.

How many cups of Breathe Easy Tea can I have? Drink as needed. Anywhere up to 3 cups is fine.

What is the difference between Breathe Easy Balm and Breathe Easy Blend? Breathe Easy Balm and Breathe Easy Blend utilise the same powerhouse oils, however they differ in the way they can be used to benefit you. Breathe Easy Blend should be used in a diffuser, dropped onto a tissue, or by steam inhalation by adding a few drops to a bowl of steaming water and breathing deeply. Breathe Easy Balm is great to use as a chest, back and feet rub. It’s also excellent dabbed under the nose.

 

References

  1. Fischer-Rizzi S. Complete aromatherapy handbook. Sterling Publishing, New York, 1990.
  2. Bardeau F. Use of essential aromatic oils to purify and deodorise the air. Chirugien-Dentiste de France (Paris), 1976; 46(319): 53. Cited in Quintessential Aromatics database, 2013.
  3. Davis P. Aromatherapy: an A-Z. 2nd edn. C.W. Daniel COmpany, Saffron Walden, 1999.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Blumenthal M et al. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicine. American Botanical Council, Austin, 1998.

Assessing Your Chakras

The beginning of your chakra journey…

The chakras can help us gain incredible insight into both our conscious and unconscious patterns and behaviours. By listening to our body and mind and paying attention to our interactions with the outside world, we can see where we are being held back or self-sabotaging, where we experience blockages and stagnation and where we flourish.

To begin, it’s important to understand that each chakra governs particular themes and areas of life as well as emotions and even organs within our body. Our chakras can be blocked/deficient or open/excessive. When a chakra is blocked it is in a closed-off state, meaning it is unable to receive or generate energy concerning the themes and issues associated with it. This could manifest as chronic avoidance of the issues of that chakra in question.

When a chakra is open/excessive, all available energy we have is channeled through, generated from, and geared towards that particular chakra and its related themes. An open/excessive chakra might manifest as obsession and fixation with those issues/energies.

So with that in mind, lets first assess our chakras to gain a better understanding of the chakras which are out of balance, and what we can do to bring it into alignment and balance.

Chakra Assessment

Completing the following questionnaire will give you an idea of which chakras may be out of balance. Answering yes to four or more questions associated with a chakra indicates an imbalance.

Base Chakra

• Do you feel disassociated from your body?
• Are you overweight?
• Are you underweight?
• Do you have a weak physical constitution?
• Does life on earth feel like a burden?
• Are you fearful?
• Are you disorganised?
• Are you possessive and/or materialistic?
• Are you worried about financial security?
• Are you accident prone?

If you answered yes to four or more questions, your base chakra may need some attention. Read more here…

Sacral Chakra

• Do you suppress your sexual desires?
• Do you have a negative attitude about sex?
• Does sexuality make you nervous?
• Do you lack the passion or excitement about life?
• Are you emotionally dependent?
• Does your creativity feel blocked?
• Do you feel guilty?
• Are you afraid of making a commitment?
• Are you obsessed with sexual thoughts or feelings?

If you answered yes to four or more questions, your sacral chakra may need some attention. Read more here…

Solar Plexus Chakra

• Do you have low energy?
• Do you have low self esteem?
• Are you weak willed?
• Are you easily upset or discouraged?
• Do you feel ashamed of who you are?
• Are you unreliable?
• Are you manipulative and controlling?
• Are you unable to relax?
• Do you have temper outbursts?
• Are you stubborn?
• Are you prone to digestive problems?
• Do you always like to be in control?
• Are you afraid of rejection?

If you answered yes to four or more questions, your sacral chakra may need some attention. Read more here…

Heart Chakra

• Are you anti-social?
• Are you intolerant of others?
• Do you have a fear of intimacy?
• Are you overly sensitive?
• Are you depressed?
• Are you experiencing grief?
• Are you indifferent?
• Do you have a jealous nature?
• Do you have difficulty breathing?
• Do you take care of others but not yourself?

If you answered yes to four or more questions, your sacral chakra may need some attention. Read more here…

Throat Chakra

• Do you have a fear of speaking?
• Do you have a weak voice?
• Are you unable to express your true feelings?
• Are you shy or withdrawn?
• Do you speak harshly to others?
• Do you talk too much?
• Do you tell lies?
• Are you unable to listen to others?
• Do you frequently have a sore throat?
• Do you feel you have nothing worth saying?
• Do you clench your jaw or grind your teeth?

If you answered yes to four or more questions, your sacral chakra may need some attention. Read more here…

Third Eye Chakra

• Are you out of touch with reality?
• Do you have a poor memory?
• Are you forgetful?
• Do you feel confused?
• Do you have impaired vision?
• Do you have difficulty in concentrating?
• Do you have nightmares?
• Do you often misunderstand situations?
• Do you have frequent headaches?
• Are you over-analytical?
• Do you doubt your intuition?

If you answered yes to four or more questions your third eye chakra may need some attention. Read more here…

Crown Chakra

• Are you apathetic?
• Do you feel lonely or isolated?
• Do you feel you have no purpose in life?
• Are you afraid of dying?
• Does life seem senseless?
• Are you over attached to your belongings or relationships?
• Do you have an addictive relationship with spirituality?
• Do you search for answers outside yourself?

If you answered yes to more than four or more  questions your crown chakra may need some attention. Read more here…