Seasonal Allergies - Kick them in the butt without feeling like crap

Seasonal Allergies - Tips to kick them in the butt without feeling like crap

No matter what is causing your seasonal allergies : Pollen, dust, mold, insect, animal dander… They become incredibly irritating and can drastically impact your day to day living.

Long and short of seasonal allergies:
When our immune system comes into contact with allergens our body goes into overdrive, for some people they have the ability to deal with the allergen without to much discomfort, but for others the allergens cause more inflammation and then the allergies can cause blocked and runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, headaches and an impaired sense of smell, but for some people, allergies can lead to inflammation and shortness of breath.

Essential Oils & Allergies
For myself, when I take an over the counter I get to feel better but am exhausted in the process.
As mentioned above, inflammation is a big deal and essential oils can flight inflammation in your body while also helping to boost your immune system, fight infections and other bacteria. When you begin to use essential oils they will help relieve your symptoms right away, BUT using them regularly will help your body to naturally be able to fight threats (environmental or bacterial…), meaning you can be proactive with your health when you use them regularly.

Here are my top oils to use in allergy season:
Lemon Lavender & Peppermint
These three oils are a game changer for anyone who suffers from occasional or regular allergies.
Lemon: Helps the lymphatic system drain and supports respiratory recovery
Lavender: Calms the body while reduces inflammation
Peppermint: Opens airways, relieves scratchy throat

Diffuse 2 drops of each oil throughout the day.

Ingest (DoTERRA oil) - 2 drops of each oil in the morning in either a veggie caps or a small shotglass with water or a spoon of honey.

Rollerball (allergy relief on the go: 10-12 drops of each oil in a 10ml rollerball, top with fractionated coconut oil

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Other great oils & blends to help with allergies:
Easy Air - Breathe in to to reduce inflammation and congestion
Eucalyptus - Breathe in to to reduce inflammation and congestion
Basil - Use topically on bug bits

Copaiba

Copaiba
CBD oil vs BCP oil

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Copaiba Oil essential oil has become a huge hit, its been selling out and its getting lots of hype... but why? In this post i'm going to share with you the basics of the science behind the oil, compare it to CBD oil and talk about my top uses for it. So here we go...

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Copaiba is a derived from Brazil’s copaiba tree, there are a variety of species including Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera langsdorffii, and Copaifera reticulata. DoTERRA's copaiba is a blend of all three create a synergistic blend. By drilling holes into the trunk of the tree, resin is extracted and essential oil is created through a steam distillation process, similar to frankincense.

Copaiba interacts with the Ednocannabinoid system (which was discovered in the 1980's) specifically the CB2 receptor.
This system helps manage emotional tension, inflammation, and other physiological responses to different types of stress and pressure.
The CB1 receptor works with the brain and central nervous system and the CB2 with the endocrine and immune systems.

Phytocannabinoids are the cannabinoids produced by plants.

Endocannabinoids are the cannabinoids produced within the body of humans and animals.

Synthetic Cannabinoids are the cannabinoids produced in a laboratory.

Lots of plants contain cannabinoids, but not all cannabinoids reach or unlock the receptors you might be in need of reaching.

Plants that contain cannabinoids:
Black Pepper
Echinacea
Helichrysum
Black Truffles


 

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CBD (Cannabidiol) derived from cannabis or hemp, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) derived from cannabis & BCP (beta-caryphyllene) derived from many plants.

Copaiba interacts directly with the CB2 receptor and therefore helps to support our endocrine & immune systems naturally. Our endocrine system is important because of the hormones, when our hormones are not balanced our bodies can be drastically impacted and when our immune system is weakened our bodies can't fight disease and illness.

Here are some health benefits:
1. Anti-Inflammatory & Pain relief
BCP can increase natural endorphins and reduce inflammation. It has been found to help relieve chronic pain and neuropathy, reduce muscle spasms and muscle pain, can also be applied topically and locally to areas of pain.

2. Anti-Cancer
Copaiba possesses both anti-proliferative properties and anti-tumoural effects. The anti-proliferative properties of copaiba means that it helps prevent the spread of cells, particularly those that are cancerous, into surrounding tissue. A study published in the Dental Research Journal in 2015 found that copaiba was able to kill MCF-7 breast cancer cells better than doxorubicin, a much-utilized chemotherapy drug for breast cancer.

4. Improves Skin Conditions
Copaiba oleoresin, reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with chronic psoriasis & helps with acne reduction.

Other areas of note (as lots of reseach is still underway) is Oral health, auto-immune health, infection and more.

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To recap, BCP oil has a higher concentration that interact with your endocrine and immune system. BCP does not have any phycoactive affects and is pure, from a trusted source. Additionally, using essential oil over CBD will be significately less expensive because you will need to use let of it.