Help ward off wintertime woes with these 6 simple steps!
Colds and flus can spread like wildfire, especially at this time of year! This winter we’ve shared some great Winter Wellness blog articles with helpful tips like how to protect dry, itchy skin and which foods will help boost your immunity. Creating a clean, healthy environment is also key when it comes to staying well in winter. This month’s Breathe Easy kit will provide you with six simple ways to help keep colds and flus at bay!
Spray it away! With all that coughing and sneezing around it’s a great idea to naturally disinfect the
air in your home. Spritz Breathing Space Room Spray around your car, home or office to create a clean environment and instill an atmosphere of total serenity. The combination of fir, eucalyptus, lemon and lavender essential oils will work like a natural antiseptic to help cleanse and disinfect the atmosphere. As a bonus, it will also replace stale odours with a fresh, natural scent!
To help slow or prevent the spread of germs it’s important to wipe surfaces down at least once a day – or ideally more if someone in the home is unwell.
Try using Breathing Space Room Spray as a safe, effective spray-and-wipe solution. Spritz some onto a cloth and wipe over germ hots spots like bathroom and kitchen sinks, door knobs, light switches, remote controls and computer mouses and keyboards.
Towels and bed linen can also be crawling with germs! To help, wash them regularly and call upon Breathing Space Room Spray as a natural linen freshener. Spray it over your mattresses, pillow cases and sheets and if you’re lucky enough to experience some sunshine, pop them outside to air dry.
***Handy hint… Try adding a few drops of Breathe Easy essential oil blend and ½ a cup of bicarbonate soda into your wash to boost germ-busting and gently fragrance clothes and sheets.
Already feeling unwell? Get a boost with the purifying combination of cedarwood, peppermint and lemon in Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend – it’s nothing short of incredible!!
Breathe Easy blend is bursting with pine essential oil which is said to possess antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil acts an immunostimulant that may help your body’s ability to respond to infection! Eucalyptus is also included to assist in clearing up congestion.
We suggest adding 3-4 drops to a handkerchief and holding under your nose.Take some nice, deep breaths, really inhale the vapours. Enjoy the benefits of direct inhalation and allow the magic to happen!
For a stronger version of this, and to help clear sinuses,
fill a bowl with steaming water and add 5-10 drops of Breathe Easy Blend. Pop a towel over your head and breathe deeply, remembering to keep your eyes closed.
For purification and perfect ambiance in your home or workplace, add a few drops of Breathe Easy to your favourite diffuser or humidifier (each one has different instructions so be sure to check yours). This will help cleanse and naturally freshen and fragrance the air.
Aching body? Why not make a massage blend by using a 2.5% dilution of Breathe Easy in the carrier oil of your choice (hint: cold pressed sweet almond or apricot kernel oil work a treat!). To create a 2.5% dilution simply use five drops in every 10ml of carrier oil.
If you’re feeling a little under the weather rub some Breathe Easy Balm into your chest, throat and back. You can also pop a dab under your nostrils and take some long, deep breaths for a clearing and cleansing effect.
***Handy hint… cover the soles of your feet with a luscious layer of Breathe Easy balm and pop some socks on to allow your body to really absorb the essential oils and their properties.
While Breathe Easy Balm does all the hard work, put your feet up and sip some warm Breathe Easy Herbal Tea (why not catch up on a good book while you’re at it?) and enjoy the fortifying brew of echinacea, elderflower, licorice root, peppermint, sage and thyme. This tea was specially crafted to help ward off winter invaders and build up your defences.
It’s also soothing for sore throats and great for pesky chest coughs!
Breathe Easy Herbal Tea contains warming elderflower, soothing liquorice root as well as Echinacea which is said to stimulate the immune system.
Simply add a teaspoon of loose Breathe Easy Herbal Tea to a cup of freshly boiled water, allow to infuse for 5-10 minutes… and enjoy!!!
Hands are germ hot spots, and we all know how important keeping clean hands is in avoiding the spread of germs.
For naturally clean hands, try our sulfate-free Aromatherapy Hand Wash. It’s filled with pure essential oils of lemon, tea tree and lavender – all famous for their antiseptic properties. To use, apply a small amount to wet hands and rub them together gently to form a lather. Rinse well and repeat often.
As an extra line of defense, protect your hands with a no-rinse, totally natural Aromatherapy Hand Sanitiser. Like the Aromatherapy Hand Wash, it’s filled with lemon, lavender and tea tree essential oils. It’s a wonderful option if you travel a lot, are always on the go or would just like an extra little insurance policy against germs!
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